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Grey Group Reviews

Updated September 4, 2017
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Pros
  • Great company to work for, great people, great atmosphere (in 20 reviews)

  • Plenty of social events, beautiful office space and great location in Flatiron (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • a sweat shop - cannot believe some of the other comments posted here about work/life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Long hours including weekends whenever they need you (in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture is a lot of fun with a very creative vibe.

    Cons

    Compensation is very low compared to other NYC agencies.


  2. "Seriously? It's pretty awesome!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Fantastic work w/ brilliant, creative and genuinely awesome people!

    Cons

    As with any company in the 'service industry', salary/bonuses/raises can be less than desired.

    Advice to Management

    Continue being flexible with the needs of the company and its employees. Doing great so far!

  3. "Account Executive"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    wonderful culture. great teamwork and creativity

    Cons

    outgrowing office space. jr position salaries slightly lower than desired/expected


  4. "Simply the best of the best advertising agency"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Artist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Graphic Artist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most talented team of creative professionals in the US and around the world

    Cons

    Very competitive environment for junior staff

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you are doing


  5. "Fantastic place to start at!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nurturing work environment which encourages learning and growth

    Cons

    None in my experience while working there


  6. "It is really as great as they say"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Such a creative place to work... it inspires everyone and ultimately develops great work. And people are genuinely nice, which makes work feel a little bit less like work.

    Cons

    It is owned by WPP so salaries are not as good as you would like. Definitely try to negotiate as much as possible upfront.


  7. "work here!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    my co-workers are extremely helpful and kind

    Cons

    I do not have any negative comments about Grey

  8. "Production Coordinator"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in San Juan, PR
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in San Juan, PR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best company I ever worked. Flex time schedule. And I had the best mentor

    Cons

    There was very little opportunity to advance into a better position


  9. "I had a great experience working with grey. I learn a lot about advertising,it was very fast pace"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work on my own, I had a great supervisor. It was just a great place to work we had a lot of
    fun. The perks were awesome.

    Cons

    The cons was with communication with upper management. Some were lacking communication skills.

    Advice to Management

    Management should always know how to communicate with their workers. They should know
    how to be understanding with empathy.


  10. "Great company and great office space"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Digital Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Digital Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Overall, good leadership and good sense of direction
    -Won every accolade imaginable recently (Ad Age Global Agency of the Year, Ad Week Agency of the Year)
    -Company has worked hard to change their values and culture which has transformed Grey as a top tier agency that's constantly winning new business (if not the top)
    -Office space and location are great

    Cons

    -Flat level organization so less chance for promotional opportunities
    -Have outgrown office space so some people sit in less than ideal locations
    -Some departments seem overworked


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