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Grey Group Reviews

Updated September 18, 2018
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Pros
  • "Mostly really great people to work with" (in 22 reviews)

  • "Grey has a amazing work environment and accepts input from their employees on a regular basis" (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance is not a factor of consideration" (in 28 reviews)

  • "require long hours but very good for newcomer" (in 36 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Grey Group"

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    Current Employee - Office Services Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Office Services Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Grey Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Grey has a amazing work environment and accepts input from their employees on a regular basis

    Cons

    Many employees have a sense of entitlement.


  2. "cd"

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

    I worked at Grey Group full-time

    Pros

    smart people, and great team

    Cons

    difficult to get moved on to better work

  3. "Good Experience"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    Pros

    Big budgets, big campaigns
    Tons of experience

    Cons

    Long hours
    Little room to grow within
    Lower pay


  4. "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grey Group full-time

    Pros

    Lots of PTO and social work gatherings

    Cons

    no room to grow poor benefits plan

    Advice to Management

    Need to direct employees better communication


  5. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Grey Group full-time

    Pros

    Lots of retainer clients, good company perks, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Lot of "hoops" to jump through for promotions (i.e. it's not up to Grey to promote you, teams need to get the okay from WPP based on how overall company is doing vs team), teams try and act like family vs professional mentors, strict policy about overtime for junior staff

    Advice to Management

    More transparency


  6. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Grey Group full-time

    Pros

    The culture and the people are amazjng

    Cons

    Depending in team, growth can be difficult


  7. "VP ACD"

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

    I worked at Grey Group full-time

    Pros

    Professional, well-run company with great opportunities

    Cons

    Entirely dominated by account people

    Advice to Management

    Break up the politics

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible Agency"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Grey Group full-time

    Pros

    -Impressive client list
    -Nice area & location

    Cons

    -Lack of on boarding for new hires
    -Low morale in the agency
    -Very unfriendly people who think too highly of themselves
    -Too much gossiping and politics in the workplace, just all around VERY cliquey especially on the fourth floor
    -Lack of work/life balance, obvious that people are overworked
    -Rarely give out raises

    Advice to Management

    -Treat your employees with respect and show that you value their hard work


  9. "Great Place to Start Your Career in Advertising"

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    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grey Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really great training fro AAEs. Lots of fun parties and events to connect. Mostly really great people to work with.

    Cons

    As with all big agencies they work you to the bone when you're first there. They don't really care about account mgmt compared to creative. When you get promoted you won't make that much more. Better to get the title and jump.


  10. "Good place to grow"

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    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart group. Care about employees

    Cons

    Depending on the group you could work a lot

    Advice to Management

    Keep on trucking


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