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FCB Global Reviews

Updated September 16, 2018
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  • "work life balance was a disaster" (in 27 reviews)

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

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Waste of time"

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

    I worked at FCB Global full-time

    Pros

    It takes only about a month to realize how pathetic the agency is

    Cons

    Open office means that its really loud. If you like working in a loud noisy office all day, this place is for you. No privacy. lots of micromanagement. Too much attention to awards, not the day-to-day work. Not diverse at all. Lacks culture. Fighting between account and creative is common. Late nights and weekend work was the norm.


  7. 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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at FCB Global full-time

    Pros

    small sized agency within a larger global company

    Cons

    unorganized, lack of supportive, collaborative environment


  9. "Nice place."

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

    I have been working at FCB Global full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to create your own path

    Cons

    Lot of process and people though not too hard to navigate

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop and nurture jr talent


  10. "Great C-Suite Leadership"

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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

    I loved working for nearly all of the c-suite leadership. They were kind, smart and cared about me both professionally and personally.

    Cons

    Some leadership were more interested in the optics of looking important, busy and in charge than actually leading.


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