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Grey Group Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Great company to work for, great people, great atmosphere (in 20 reviews)

  • Fairly low-stress work environment (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Little to no work life balance (depending on department) (in 24 reviews)

  • Very long hours, lots of red tape to go through for even the simplest task (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome agency to work at"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Grey Group full-time

    Pros

    Great culture which rewards good people

    Cons

    Work could be better on some clients


  2. "Assistant Producer"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Producer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Producer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grey Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment and like minded individuals

    Cons

    Terrible pay and hard to move up

    Advice to Management

    Pay your talent more

  3. "Client Scoping + Resource Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Company wide happy hours, flexible hours (dependent on supervisor), rooftop and courtyard access, stocked kitchen and eating areas, cool work space - many meeting spots

    Cons

    Lack of clear management direction and support and puts on a persona of being emphatic, company too big with lots of cliques, ineffective town hall meetings, outsourced IT support, lack of communication on organizational structure proving difficulty in knowing who to reach out to

    Advice to Management

    If you're a manager and oversee a team, best to understand developing the skills of the team members helps you succeed and the company overall


  4. "Lots of experience, good and bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady work, gain a lot of experience if you're looking to get your feet wet.
    Opportunities to build reel-worthy work with recognizable clients.
    Awesome peers depending on what department you're in.

    Cons

    Little to no transparency from management.
    Little to no work life balance (depending on department).
    A lot of client work is disposable media fodder.
    Not much room to grow.
    Creative quality taking a dip of late.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent to your employees in order to foster communication, respect, and growth.


  5. "Not digital"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Grey Group full-time

    Pros

    Good location
    Nothing much to say
    Trying hard

    Cons

    Company without focus
    Not digital
    Leadership without vision
    Useless talent and HR department


  6. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Old School. Lots of great accounts.

    Cons

    Workload is ridiculous. Not great work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Adapt to the changing landscape.


  7. "manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    culture is very corporate strutured

  8. "Big Agency Life"

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    Current Employee - Junior Art Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Junior Art Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of social events, beautiful office space and great location in Flatiron. Generally everything runs pretty smoothly and there's no lack of resources for anything that you need.

    Cons

    Like every other big agency, it's easy to get pigeon holed as another cog in this big machine. It's easy to get stuck working here doing grunt work and leave with nothing to show which doesn't help your future.


  9. "SVP, Account Director"

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

    I have been working at Grey Group full-time

    Pros

    Great C-Suite leadership
    Some amazing accounts
    Good company culture

    Cons

    Struggle to push things through quickly due to size and over-management
    Pay and Raise Schedules


  10. "Media Planner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice coworkers
    great office space

    Cons

    HR doesn't address any issues


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