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Fallon Worldwide Reviews

Updated January 21, 2017
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  1. "Content Studio Untern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Student in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fallon Worldwide (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interning at Fallon this past summer was absolutely amazing! The people there are all so great, talented and inspiring. I never felt like I was the "intern". They always made me feel like I was part of the team and they never doubted my skills and abilities.

    Cons

    The only con was that the internship was only 8 weeks long. I wish I could've spent more time there!


  2. "Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, great culture, comfortable, inviting. Continually growing, does admirable work and is dedicated to creativity.

    Cons

    Some of the admin work can move slow at times, but that's the nature of being part of a larger holding company.

  3. "Lots of energy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fallon Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hella nice people, good creative work.

    Cons

    The wifi's so, so broooooke


  4. "lots of overtime"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fallon Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment, lots of room for creativity.

    Cons

    Lots of overtime and unpredictability of schedule.


  5. "Awesome place to intern."

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    Former Employee - Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Got to do real work, not intern BS. Funny people with great attitudes. Awesome creative shop on the rise. Amazing office culture and some great clients as well

    Cons

    Long nights not uncommon and they didn't offer jobs to that many in our internship.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Clueless work factory + mostly b squad"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Creative in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fallon Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The common areas and work zones are designed and have a fantastic mid century vibe happening. Best reputation of a Minneapolis agency nationally. Jeff kling is an outstanding dude with a visual style, unabashed edge, and experience that I really appreciate. Some really great people to work with. I think this agency is probably the most creative in the city. Everyone talks like a sailor. It's fantastic and inappropriate and fun for the first 8 hours of the day. A huge opportunity to own large projects at all levels of the agency.

    Cons

    Disorganized and outdated. Management has no real connection to the people creating the work. Little to no employee perks or benefits. In the middle of a downtown office wasteland. Pay is flat out not competitive. Prefers to hire from the outside as opposed to providing employee growth. A complete expectation to cancel your evening plans for months on end because of tight timelines. This is outside of a pitch setting. Because of this, work life balance is absolutely horrible. I've seen younger employees break down in tears in a mixture of frustration, sleep deprivation, and burnout.

    Account team js fearful to pushback on clients which has caused major creative tension and even unsold work. There is, and I'm being serious, no project management department. Account managers are clueless at coordinating digital asks. Creative team is spread so thin that some designers and CDs are simultaneously leading multiple campaign launches virtually solo.

    Advice to Management

    Fire b squad employees. Promote internal development and advancement.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "OK if you don't want a life outside of work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Creative in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fallon Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Can be some good opportunities if you get lucky.
    A lot of the people are smart, fun, and awesome to work with.

    Cons

    Horrible track record in picking creative leaders
    Absolutely zero work-life balance
    Some huge, undeserved egos in positions of management
    It's extremely rare to feel appreciated there.
    Culture has really changed a lot, and not in the right direction.

    Advice to Management

    Don't view your employees as robots/slaves.
    Consider promoting from within as opposed to hiring outsiders who are supposed to "save" the agency, and usually end up being there for the money and hurting the dept.

  8. "Great creative culture, facing challenges."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Account Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fallon Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people. Smart, creative, open, dedicated. Simply the best people I have worked with.

    Cons

    Has not hit its stride in new business. The agency is better than its new biz team.

    Advice to Management

    Take more chances in shaking up people who don't work.


  9. "Great experience with a team of extremely talented individuals."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, smart people, good benefits and plenty of opportunity.

    Cons

    High stress environment, fast-paced, and a few bad egos.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Hard work without much recogntion"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Great reputation which helps you get noticed by other future employers and recruiters
    - Amazing mid-level employees
    - Great benefits

    Cons

    - Poor managers
    - Long hours with no recognition
    - No training/learning opportunities to enhance professional growth
    - Excessive egos among junior and higher level employees
    - Highly political

    Advice to Management

    Start thinking of employees as long-term commitments instead of short-term relationships that are expendable. Genuinely recognize employees and team for good work.


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