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Updated November 27, 2018
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  • "No work life balance, client focused" (in 29 reviews)

  • "Long, long hours, not for the working parent at all" (in 42 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Account Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed my time here. Nice people, decent processes, decent hours. Loved the on-site coffee bar.

    Cons

    Nothing you wouldn't expect from an Ad Agency


  2. "Great place to work but too many small bad things."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FCB Global full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, challenging work, fast pace

    Cons

    Some lack of direction that leads some excessive work and time. Management can have "all for one " mentality

    Advice to Management

    Spoil those that actually work not the ones that looks good on paper

  3. "Senior Art Director"

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    Current Employee - Senior Art Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Art Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities to grow, and to work on a variety of clients.

    Cons

    Management is questionable. Hours are very, very long. Consistent weekend work.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people. Listen to your employees.


  4. "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at FCB Global full-time

    Pros

    People
    Space
    Accessibility to Sr. Leadership
    Coffee Bar
    Town Hall

    Cons

    Resources
    Work/Life Balance
    Mean Account People
    Low pay
    Bad benefits


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Traditional agency still behind the times"

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    Former Employee - Digital Designer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Digital Designer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - cheep coffee/smoothie bar
    - nice views (if you go up to the 44th floor)

    Cons

    - their digital teams (development, design and UX) are hardly respected and given no resources
    - the UX team has the hardest working employees and spread super thin across clients
    - management doesn't push back enough on clients who don't know what they're talking about
    - "flexible PTO" and WFH is non-existent and will be counted as PTO
    - they encourage not being at your desk but there's barely communal work spaces


  6. "Account Executive"

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

    I have been working at FCB Global full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The team camaraderie at FCB is great!

    Cons

    Hours are long, but this is typical of an agency.


  7. "Creative Director"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People, clients, convenience, briefs, freedom

    Cons

    Overworked, tight deadlines, politics, distance, leadership

  8. "Sr. Copywriter"

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

    I worked at FCB Global full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Gifted Designers • Accessible Senior Leadership • Some Top Planners • Smart Shopper Marketing • Smart Writing Leadership

    Cons

    Some senior creative leadership valued TV over all other creative • Posers welcomed • Need more fostering of talent and internal training on trends

    Advice to Management

    This place has great bones. Some smart leaders. Teach everyone that each piece of every campaign either adds or subtracts to your reputation. There is a giant potential for greatness here. Listen. Elevate employees, groom them with the right tools and learn from your mistakes. I still love this place.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Smart Planning Department in CHICAGO"

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President, Planning Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President, Planning Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Honestly, it's the smartest planning department I ever worked at. The leadership in that group is truly smart and inspired. Loved working there and felt it was collaborative and fun...fast paced on occasion, but in a good way.

    Cons

    The creative department back then was a little weird...for some reason, the creative was rarely brilliant. I don't know why, but it certainly was frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Be bolder. Simpler creative that takes bigger shots.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Not good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Coffee Bar
    Some great people
    Great view from building

    Cons

    No growth
    One sided leadership. Basically they do not care about their employees.
    Not organized.
    Everything is URGENT.
    Unorganized business pitches.
    Executive leadership RUDE
    Finance department is terrible

    Advice to Management

    Give a damn about your employees.
    Re-org