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FCB Global Reviews

Updated June 14, 2018
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  • "work life balance was a disaster" (in 26 reviews)

  • "Long, long hours, not for the working parent at all" (in 41 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "The best"

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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

    The culture, the people, the work, THE OFFICE.

    Cons

    Don't really have any cons.


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "Build career plans"

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    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Friendly agency environment, good support from mentors

    Cons

    Not fully integrated as a global network

    Advice to Management

    Build career plans for leadership trainees


  6. "Heartless Leadership"

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

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

    Pros

    Pottery Barn furniture in the lobby.

    Cons

    The leadership cares only about the leadership. It is extremely cliquey, with only the senior echelon getting rewards or a sense of belonging. You will be used as long as you are useful, and then you will be let go in one of the "secret layoffs," which are done one by one, spread out over time, and without an announcement, in the hopes that no one will notice. The Healthcare group in particular lacks humanity -- or healthcare expertise. If you are a client, know that all this agency cares about is winning awards. If you are not beer, cars or cable TV, you will also not get any attention from leadership except to come to your meetings when you are in the office for a 5 minute greeting.

    Advice to Management

    Grow a soul.


  7. "Account Executive"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great accounts & really solid creative

    Cons

    Very toxic, sorority/frat environment.

  8. "Not great"

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

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

    Pros

    Big creative players; lots of experience on both creative and account sides; award-thirsty agency.

    Cons

    The most political place one can work. Zero regard for working parents, personal life or work-life balance. They don't nurture talent or assistance to move departments or find new roles where you can succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees beyond work.


  9. "Very cliquey and not for working parents"

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

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

    Pros

    - Cool office
    - Interesting people
    - Good parties
    - Coffee bar

    Cons

    - EVERYTHING was a fire drill. I mean everything.
    - Every decision that was made needed to go through layers and layers of people
    - Very cliquey, many teams like strategy, analytics and even HR have favorites who will be rewarded time and time again and all others are not valued as much
    - Long, long hours, not for the working parent at all
    - High turnover
    - Very old school agency. They think they're changing the world but they have a long way to go...


  10. "good agency with promise"

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

    I worked at FCB Global full-time

    Pros

    focused on creative product, culture is fun

    Cons

    little access to executive leadership, not groomed, hierarchical

    Advice to Management

    give your people more opportunity to grow


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