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Energy BBDO Reviews

Updated January 12, 2017
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  1. "Art Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "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.


  3. "The Work, The Work, The Work"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Political"

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    Former Employee - Planning Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Planning Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people, made great friends

    Cons

    Strange, political management; really strange

    Advice to Management

    They wouldn't listen even if I shared ideas.


  7. "good agency, nice brands and clients"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Marketer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Digital Marketer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Energy BBDO full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great culture, fun perks for employees

    Cons

    long hours and heavy demands

    Advice to Management

    more communication and management of staff


  8. "Met great people but lacking work/life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Operations in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture and people I met here were great, but there was a huge exodus that happened around the same time because everyone was dissatisfied with the company. So all those great people eventually left and went on to other agencies.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. Working till 10pm is a daily experience. Mismanagement of accounts so they didn't staff appropriately.

    Advice to Management

    They need to have better management and transparency.


  9. "Energy BBDO Creative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are extremely creative and the culture is laid back.
    Summer hours. The salons are great too. Mailroom :)

    Cons

    Late, late hours and some weekends. The Wrigley location was amazing.

    Advice to Management

    Professional development should be encouraged more.


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    "Creative Constipation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Energy BBDO full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The People. The People. The People.

    Cons

    Every thing but the people. Not making stuff. The constant process. Nothing ever happens. Favoritism! Old school approach to advertising.

    Advice to Management

    Integrate!


  11. "Great agency with eye on making great advertising"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Energy BBDO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Leadership - Good leadership that focuses on putting out good creative work and running the accounts well. Staffing plans sometimes suffer (see Cons), but the company is full of smart people who do good work.

    Cons

    Staffing and Compensation issues.

    Staffing - Teams are regularly understaffed or, when employees quit, positions are not filled.

    Compensation - Employees are regularly given promotions without raises, often waiting nearly a year for a raise.


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