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Updated February 24, 2018
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  • work life balance was a disaster (in 22 reviews)

  • There are long hours but very satisfying (in 38 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. "FCB Chicago"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FCB Global full-time

    Pros

    Unlimited time off, casual work environment

    Cons

    Huge office can get overwhelming

  3. "FCB CHI"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to build your portfolio, an awesome office space, smart people, top-notch clients, opportunities to WFH, very socially conscious, opportunity for awesome trainings, work/life balance is probably better than most top-tier agencies.

    Cons

    High tolerance of aggressive/disrespectful behavior. There's almost no encouragement and support when an employee is struggling - they're just seen as a liability, with this feedback even going up to EVPs. Accounts get way too big with so many account managers who overpromise to the point where there is no clear direction and creativity suffers.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that your employees are human beings and not automatons. Account management needs to manage client expectations so the scope of work doesn't devour employees and decrease creativity. There are so many layers of management that juniors are often left helpless and criticized for things that are out of their control.


  4. "On The Fence"

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    Former Employee - Facilities Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Facilities Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the people, so many different personalities always something new.

    Cons

    Not the best managers

    Advice to Management

    Be better


  5. "Account Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    FCB has lots of resources within the company, great company to work for

    Cons

    I honestly have nothing bad to say about the company


  6. "Good culture, good work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Account Management in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director, Account Management in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    FCB has been doing increasingly better work each year, it's really turned a corner since the rebrand from Draft/FCB to FCB, the move, and refocusing on the creative product. Leadership does a pretty good job of keeping employees in the know.

    Cons

    Like many large agencies, it can feel like moving mountains to get something through the system. It's just not as nimble as some of the smaller places.


  7. "Advertising Agency with great vibe"

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    Current Employee - Strategy
    Current Employee - Strategy
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Their is a great vibe and although the network is huge, the lines are short so it feels small network

    Cons

    Salary, opportunities to grow. Offices are very independent.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Junior Copywriter"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at FCB Global full-time

    Pros

    Work/life balance is great for advertising

    Cons

    Incredibly disorganized
    Not a creatively-led agency


  9. "FCB CHICAGO"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Art Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Art Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere is great at FCB. People are generally collaborative and enjoy working with coworkers

    Cons

    The work could be better


  10. Helpful (4)

    "High Turnover esp in Analytics"

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

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

    Pros

    The $1 coffee and the $2 lattes at the coffee bar (mind you there is NO FREE coffee anywhere).
    The location
    The people you actually do the work with are pretty neat.

    Cons

    - Emphasis on using new technology, but then always having to do everything in excel which is way slower because directors could only digest excel formulas not real tech.
    - Actual job did not match job description.
    - Manager too gave tasks well below my abilities like due to the fact that they were afraid I'd execute them better and more accurate than they did.
    -Everything and i mean EVERYTHING was an emergency, fire drills are exhausting.
    - There was very little respect and support from managers
    - The managers were self proffessed experts, but the data management in the department is lacking.
    - People are leaving and new hires are slow to come as the department is too picky about who is a perfect fit. So existing staff is over burdened.

    Invest in time and energy into some good training instead - not just a quick hit the first few weeks of work. Continual training...

    Advice to Management

    Notice what is going on with this department... you can stop the bleeding.


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