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Grey Group Reviews

Updated November 1, 2018
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Pros
  • "Mostly really great people to work with" (in 22 reviews)

  • "It is a very comfortable work environment" (in 19 reviews)

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

  • "require long hours but very good for newcomer" (in 38 reviews)

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  1. "Planner"

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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

    Grate place to learn and grow as a plannee

    Cons

    The same of all agencies. Short deadlines and long days


  2. "Corporate Atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grey Group full-time

    Pros

    Organized, access to tons of resources, ultra professional staff.

    Cons

    Corporate Atmosphere, buttoned up, stiff.

  3. "greyt!"

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    Former Employee - Writer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Writer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    awesome people! great location! shake shack!

    Cons

    not the same since Tor left


  4. "SVP, Planning Director"

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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

    They are very committed to strategic planning

    Cons

    You worked long hours on a regular basis


  5. "As traditional as they can get"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Grey Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people in my department are great folks. Good place if you're looking for a traditional agency.

    Cons

    Stuck in the traditional world. Not seeing any investment in digital opportunities by the senior management. Feels like this company is years behind all the trends of the best agencies out there now.


  6. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big agency and good clients

    Cons

    Interns get no recognition, unpaid

    Advice to Management

    No matter their nationality, interns should be included more often in the projects


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "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


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