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Grey Group Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people and plenty of room to make your voice heard (in 17 reviews)

  • Fairly low-stress work environment (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • a sweat shop - cannot believe some of the other comments posted here about work/life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Long hours including weekends whenever they need you (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Loved it"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work and people are really nice

    Cons

    The pay and moving up is hard


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grey Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great fun place. Great people

    Cons

    Long hours, and no appreciation

    Advice to Management

    When you have a loyal employee, you should be loyal in return. Don't turn your back on your people.


  3. "Grey is fine"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Grey is a fantastic, reputable agency with a phenomenal roster of clients.

    Cons

    The accounts operate in in silos


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  5. "Associate Creative Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President, Associate Creative Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President, Associate Creative Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grey Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Well respected, national brand, always profitable.

    Cons

    Not known for creativity. Many layers of approval.


  6. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grey Group full-time

    Pros

    Great environment and atmosphere and people

    Cons

    Slow upward mobility and progress


  7. "Innovative but exhausting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grey Group full-time

    Pros

    Innovative atmosphere, great team members, diverse work experience

    Cons

    Very long hours, lots of red tape to go through for even the simplest task

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people on the large accounts!


  8. "AAE"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees, Vacation time, engaging work

    Cons

    Salary, benefits, hierarchical, career progression

    Advice to Management

    Way too hierarchical and barely any benefits; senior management can be way too snobby and condescending


  9. "Global Account Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Unique working environment focused on showing the best of your knowledge and experience.

    Cons

    Very competitive. Excessively demanding clients and agency pressure


  10. "Account"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grey Group full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunity for client relationship building

    Cons

    No real PM support or processes in place - this leads to sloppiness. Acct is expected to wear mutli-hats from Strat, to PM, to actual Acct Mngmt work. This leads to account team having to take on a multitude of additional responsibilities, taking focus away from work and client care, and ultimately leading to no real work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Give greater appreciation to all team members/new hires and help them acclimate to the culture more. Be receptive to the fact that, as you scale, you need to be willing to pivot and be open to new and improved recommendations/processes. No one team member can do it all. This can and does lead to burn out. There is a very obvious feel that if you didn't "grow up" in the Grey environment, you are at a loss. Proper on-boarding and support would be appreciated and go along way.


  11. "It Was Cool"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very employee oriented. Always a good time for the employees. They cater to their employees. Gives more than enough days off. Work Hard, Play Harder kind of environment.

    Cons

    High turnover rate. H.R. department is not structured enough.



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