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Energy BBDO Reviews

Updated September 27, 2017
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  1. "Fun place to work with great company culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Energy BBDO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great company culture, great place to learn the industry from very smart and seasoned people.

    Cons

    slow room for growth depending which department you're in.


  2. "Great people, but comes at a cost"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Energy BBDO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - AWESOME people, some of the best! Including vets in the business who have be in advertising for 20+ years
    - Some fun events, like the annual agency summer party or holiday party, and agency events/meetings throughout the year

    Cons

    HR. If you get a "high" competitive offer, they won't match it. BBDO is known for offering some of the lowest salaries in the industry, plus they don't provide any bonuses (ever). HR is unhelpful and sometimes rude, it's very disappointing and frustrating. Frankly I don't know what they do every day but the agency is rapidly losing people and it's mostly due to the lack of HR support & salary increases. Don't be afraid to stand up for yourself or your work, and what you deserve to be paid. Because even if your boss looks out for you, it doesn't mean HR will.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a new HR team who is truly about the people

  3. "Great culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Energy BBDO full-time

    Pros

    The work has continually become better in the last few years, a lot of that due to the creative leadership.

    Cons

    The account leadership...not so much.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to stop playing favorites


  4. "Art Director"

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    Current Employee - Art Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Art Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get what you put in, if you work hard you'll get noticed

    Cons

    Clients aren't open to big ideas, but that's an argument you can say about a lot of Chicago agencies


  5. "Fine"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big name clients, nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Bad pay, boring workload, traditional agency lame-ness.


  6. "Communication Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Energy BBDO (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The team is fantastic—you couldn't ask for a better group of people to learn from and work with!

    Cons

    As with all ad agencies, it's a high pressure environment. Energy thrives on hard work and creativity, which can be a lot of pressure.


  7. "The Work, The Work, The Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Energy BBDO full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Longstanding clients, big creative production, good office location, decent company perks including Summer Friday's

    Cons

    Too much hierarchy and top-heavy decision making, moves slowly, not digital/social focused creative

  8. "Sr. Broadcast Business Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Broadcast Business Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Broadcast Business Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Energy BBDO (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great morale boosters to compensate for lack of rasiies and interdepartmental support.

    Cons

    No support form upper management in some departments.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Account Management Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing people. Awesome culture. The work is superb and the experience was priceless. Highly recommend doing an internship if you can or working here.

    Cons

    None. You should check them out.


  10. "Overall a good spot"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Energy BBDO full-time

    Pros

    Great people, some of the most creative and talented in the industry

    Cons

    The ability to move up in the company can be challenging


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