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"Overworked"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Media Associate in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Media Associate in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great place for someone looking to get industry experience; not a lot of places will hire you right out of school.
Will gain lots of networking experience working with leaders at huge brands and media companies.

Cons

No work /life balance. You will be working about 47 hours weekly on a slow week with no overtime.
Extremely low pay for the hours they want you to work. It tops out at around $11/hourly.
An unholy amount of inner office politics. People who you think you can trust will turn their back on you to those higher up.
Women run the whole show. As a woman myself, I first found this empowering, but in reality it's gossip and behind-your-back cattiness.

Advice to Management

They wouldn't listen anyways and are too busy tending to online shopping while the peons are busy doing Their work.

Other Employee Reviews for Starcom Worldwide

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great career growth when the company was thriving, opportunities dwindled when things went south."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong training, good culture, great people. A great place to start a career.

    Cons

    From a personnel standpoint, Starcom is undergoing some serious "growing" pains at the end of 2010 despite some new biz wins. We're seeing a lot of strong supervisors/AMDs leave the agency for greener pastures (better hours, more money). Those that remain are asked to do more and put on a happy face. Putting on that happy face is getting more diifficult as outside hires are brought in to build Starcom's "digital credibility" and promotions above the supervisor level are more rare than bonuses and raises. Not sure when this cycle ends but hopefully soon.

    Advice to Management

    Consider investing in your people a bit more. Every outside hire drives 2 internals away. Internals are well trained, cheaper and good for morale.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Bright People, Casual Working Enviornment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Search Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Search Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -vacation days
    -work/life balance
    -smart people
    -supportive and caring management
    -diverse client base

    Cons

    -low low low starting salary
    -no bonus

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