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Updated February 9, 2017
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  1. "SVP, Account"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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 Culture, Great People, Great Clients

    Cons

    I have no cons about working at FCB


  2. "Innovative & Supportive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FCB Global full-time

    Pros

    Always supports their creative people, continuously challenging them to do their best.

    Cons

    Often requires overtime work.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Account Executive"

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

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

    Pros

    Really cool, talented people work there

    Cons

    Not a lot of training and the hours can be crazy without any overtime pay

    Advice to Management

    train your new employees better and pay them for the work they do


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  5. "Great place to work"

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    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 a year)

    Pros

    Great clients to work with, not for. Good atmosphere and culture, everyone is in it together. Strong learning environment to better everyone's skills.

    Cons

    I currently have no cons for this agency.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the learning programs, possible expand them out of the office: talks, seminars, etc...


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fcb review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Intelligent co workers, renovated office

    Cons

    Poor work life balance, long unpredictable hours

    Advice to Management

    Better communication is needed


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Innovative yet Insular, Distinguished yet Divided"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager
    Former Employee - Finance Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The FCB office design and layout lends itself to the creative environment and contributes to a very innovative culture. The company is extremely community-based and finds opportunities to give back to local charities as often as they can. The executive team does a great job of sharing client reviews and inspiring the account teams to produce top-notch ad work.

    Cons

    The finance and operations department is disorganized and lacks structural integrity. The team is quite disjointed which promotes an isolated, competitive culture. There is minimum training or procedural support which has developed a regressive team dynamic with sink-or-swim mentality. Plus, there is a lack of any motivational incentives besides a gracious PTO/holiday schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage the finance team to open up communication and develop a more inclusive culture which rewards innovation and efficiency by sharing successful practices as a team. Which will help promote collaboration and the innovative processes necessary for the team to progress and develop as a whole.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "VP, AGS"

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    Former Employee - Vice President, Account Group Supervisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President, Account Group Supervisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great clients. Art team is fantastic. Teams are great.

    Cons

    Senior VPs are way too old. Loyalty is rewarded even if it isn't deserved. Long long hours. They pitch the shop at 24/7/365. They mean it.

    Advice to Management

    Bonuses would be nice given all your time is spent at work. Saying no to a client is forbidden. Work life balance should be permitted or giveouta decent bonus


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Hard to move up"

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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

    Great office, wonderful co-workers and interesting clients

    Cons

    Promotions are hard to come by, creatives usually stay on one client, no real opportunity to work on different projects.

    Advice to Management

    Allow creatives to work on different clients


  10. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FCB Global full-time

    Pros

    great people, great environment, work hard/play hard

    Cons

    you have to fight for raises and promotions


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Toxic Culture of an Agency on the Decline"

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    Former Employee - Creative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Creative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The most talented and hard-working art directors and copywriters anywhere. The recruiters are seriously doing a great job. Whatever they're getting paid, it's not enough! You will learn so much, laugh so hard, and grow your network when your creative partners inevitably leave for other agencies.

    The pay is slightly higher than the industry average. But working here will cost you.

    Cons

    They lost their most profitable clients in 2015 and were unable to win enough new business in 2016. This is public record. Just check AgencySpy. Creatives are stretched thin and are miserable. Newcomers notice the fear and negativity immediately. Some actually throw up on their first day. Many develop ulcers later. Nobody talks about it openly.

    Account, creative, and strategy are all on different floors making communication difficult and teamwork non-existent. Titles and status are more important than serving the clients and their business. Senior creatives freely dump their own assigned work on juniors and flaunt their right to do so. Communication is one-way with creative directors barking orders at their underlings. It's kiss-up, kick-down.

    Creatives get no recognition for extraordinary triumphs that win clients or grow business. Instead, they are punished and berated by insecure middle-managers who are threatened by anyone else's success. Everyone is afraid to share ideas.

    The high-level creative execs jockey for position and back-stab one other for plum accounts. They praise and reward employees who do the same. Everyone is obsessed with their own ranking on their big boss's constantly-shifting hierarchy of favoritism. If you focus on the quality and quantity of your own work, whoever is the current "rock star" will get all of the credit for it. It's no picnic being the "rock star" either. They instantly become a target for everyone else's anger and frustration.

    Advice to Management

    Read the old Harvard Business Review classic 'Marketing Myopia' by Theodore Levitt. Start thinking about new revenue streams. Be fair and honest and you will be rewarded with loyalty.



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