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Updated July 28, 2017
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  • work life balance was a disaster (in 20 reviews)

  • There are long hours but very satisfying (in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Solid agency to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FCB Global full-time

    Pros

    Great people, large room for growth

    Cons

    Can be a hectic work environment


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Large Agency with a Young Workforce"

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    Current Employee - Project M in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project M in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FCB Global full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Young workforce! Award-winning agency! Nice people! Great creative. Feels like a good place to grow.

    Cons

    Lack of formal project routing processes. Still figuring out the best ways to enhance efficiency by bringing in project management. Onboarding for new PMs could use some work.

    Advice to Management

    None; senior management is great! Just needs some constant fine-tuning of processes, just like all big agencies.

  3. "Chicago employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at FCB Global full-time

    Pros

    Great shop to work at

    Cons

    Same office politics that you will find everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Great job with agency


  4. "Senior Client Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Client Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Client Business Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at FCB Global full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work environment provides relaxed feel with many perks. Good community to engage with outside of work.

    Cons

    Work load not necessarily well compensated.


  5. "Review of FCB Chicago"

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

    I worked at FCB Global full-time

    Pros

    My team was good about work hours.
    Great relationship building opportunities
    Benefits are good
    Big clients to work on

    Cons

    Higher ups favor groups of people and give them all the praise and disregard the accounts that actually bring in the money.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about all employees not just some.


  6. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FCB Global full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, average to above average pay. work life balance is positive. The style of work is managed well.

    Cons

    When you enter the work force you kind of expect people to have grown up and be above all the high school antics.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Don't Bother (Chicago Specifically)"

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    Former Employee - Art Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Art Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FCB Global (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not much. Free beer (after 5 p.m.).

    Cons

    Let’s see: they put massive teams of 20 people on digital / OLV pitches…a huge waste of time and resources. They don’t win.

    Leadership has worked in Chicago for years. Very narrow view on advertising. The good guys are gone and they're not coming back.

    They recruit heavily from Chicago Portfolio School. That’s not a way to turn an agency around.

    They put WAY too much stock in awards. They do a ton of fake work and enter tons of pieces into Cannes each year. That kind of emphasis is not on the day-to-day work. They have more of a "just get it done" mentality than I've seen anywhere.

    Really struggling to find good writers. There are not many good writers at this place. It’s a huge problem. They compensate by having a team of freelance comedians from Second City. Those guys are funny, but their in-house creative team gets really lost. Every other idea is a flash mob or a Twitter takeover.

    FCB will soon be a pharma agency.

    Advice to Management

    There's a reason Chicago advertising has a bad reputation. Change it.

  8. "Interesting Accounts, Long Hours"

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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 FCB Global full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoyed working at FCB (or formerly DraftFCB). They did account management education and fun after work activities to keep morale high.

    Cons

    The creative teams rule everything when it should be client driven. We shouldn't be rolling our eyes at every change the client wants. Embrace their suggestions and see if you can improve upon it. Also, hours were out of control.

    Advice to Management

    Really need to set the tone of being more open to client feedback. As an account person, we're constantly taking the heat for client changes.


  9. "Project Manager"

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

    I worked at FCB Global full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, smart co-workers, awarded projects

    Cons

    Overtime, poor management on the digital department


  10. "Instagram Campaign"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company, I would work for them again.

    Cons

    Would have liked a little more time.


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