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Updated February 11, 2017
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  1. "Great Agency"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GMMB full-time

    Pros

    Great people and dedicated partners

    Cons

    Can be disorganized at times.


  2. "ultimately disappointing career experience"

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

    I worked at GMMB full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    some great causes, some truly committed people, cool office space

    Cons

    They will suck you dry if you let them, but don't expect to be rewarded for working hard or for creating good work. Success here is mainly determined by how tight you are with the partners. Account-heavy -- creative has always been a bit of a red-headed stepchild here, though it has improved somewhat. Very uneven management. Drinking culture (which I suppose could qualify as a "pro" for some!). I was not surprised by some of the negative reviews here. I do wonder about the über-positive ones.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to be better managers (training)? Invest in professional development for staff. Treat people fairly.

    GMMB Response

    Feb 15, 2017 – SVP, Human Resources

    We are disappointed to hear that your experience with GMMB left you feeling unrecognized as this certainly is not our intent – we value and respect all of our employees’ ideas, opinions and ... More


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GMMB full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, vacation time, you work with very likeable

    Cons

    Very top heavy, very set in the hierarchy and office politics


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    "Great values/people, relentless & demanding environment"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GMMB is a magical place full of progressive professionals all filled with valuable passion. Senior staff was communicative with junior staff. The staff becomes family.

    Cons

    It is not healthy or sustainable to expect staff to be on call 24/7. Passion can be subdued when pushed too hard.

    Advice to Management

    Cut back hours & invest in staff gatherings


  6. Helpful (1)

    "meaningful work"

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

    Pros

    great people, meaningful work, lots of variety

    Cons

    working in a client focused environment can be challenging


  7. "Inspirational Environment"

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

    I have been working at GMMB full-time

    Pros

    Great Clients
    Awesome colleagues
    Lots of experience

    Cons

    Strong hierarchy
    Hard to move up
    Lower levels may feel underappreciated at times.


  8. "Great Place to Intern"

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    Former Employee - Production Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Production Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GMMB (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I owe my whole career in politics and video production to this short internship. You do good work, for the right causes, and meet great people. Their internships are also paid.

    Cons

    I had to edit on Avid instead of Premiere. That may be changed by now.


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    "Good Leg Up"

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    Former Employee - Media Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Media Assistant in Washington, DC
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very intense, looks good on a resume. Free food.

    Cons

    The things you'll learn will have no application to anything other than media planning. You'll work 60 hours a week towards the end. Very few people got hired after everyone worked as media assistants. Saw a lot of people cry. You will not get the vacation time you're promised.


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    "gmmb"

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

    Pros

    Passionate people who are trying to make a difference in the world. Some of the output is world class. Some if mediocre.

    Cons

    Management is quite uneven - verging on insidiously unfair. For some reason, poor managers are not given the support they need to improve.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your parent companies - FH + Omnicom - for ideas on how to better train staff and especially managers. It will be worth the investment.


  11. "GMMB - Amazing Clients, Amazing Work, Amazing Firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GMMB (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work environment at GMMB is truly one of a kind. I feel very special to be a part of this firm. The work I do changes lives, as does the work of my colleagues.

    Cons

    The only con I see is that I wish that I started working for GMMB sooner!

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for being so open to ideas and suggestions. It means so much to all of us who work here. We are all part of the success of this firm.



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