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Pros
  • Great environment, tons of PTO, competitive pay and benefits, great training to enhance your soft skills, work/life balance is great (in 8 reviews)

  • Casual work environment, fun co-workers (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Increased transparency from senior management and less politics when you deal with corporate in NY (in 6 reviews)

  • There doesn't seem to be any advancement opportunities (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Canned The Whole Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Well, they sure do offer great benefits! We were so excited to be a part of an amazing, global firm.

    Cons

    You may never get to use those benefits if they acquire the company you are working for because they take all your clients and show you the door.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. "Nice coworkers; horrible org structure"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Papillion, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Papillion, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Excellent PTO.

    Cons

    You'll want to use all of your PTO immediately to get away from the management team. The executive staff seem very kind, but they promote chaos in the name of creativity

    Advice to Management

    Put in some real structure. Grow your performance management program. Spread the love among the staff and not just your directors.


  3. "Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Interpublic Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Huge corporation, good benefits, not a startup

    Cons

    constant turnover, hard to stand out with so many employees

    Advice to Management

    Need to fix retention


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  5. "Diversity Issues"

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

    I have been working at Interpublic Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice culture, nice people and solid perks

    Cons

    They don't promote minorities into senior level roles

    Advice to Management

    Remove the glass ceiling


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Your mileage may vary (YMMV)"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Casual dress code.
    *Fun industry. You get to see the Agencies' output every day.
    *Buildings aren't too old, agencies have much nicer spaces.
    *Most people are nice, but that doesn't mean they are good to work with...
    *Decent amount of time off - most holidays, 18+ PTO, Summer Fridays.
    *Small pockets of great managers/leaders.
    *If you work for a supportive manager, internal mobility is possible (even if you do not know the area).

    Cons

    It really depends on who you work for. Not the right place if you want to work for a high-performing team or are aggressive about your career.

    *Not much relevant training or development.
    *Lack of development opportunities. Some managers are harsh and unforgiving. They didn't seem to have managerial experience.
    *Lack of direction.
    *Shortage of competent staff. Obvious deadweight on teams.
    *Long hours.
    *Weak collaboration within and outside of team.
    *Space constraints while a lot of offices are empty because many people work mostly from home and occupy office space.
    *Blatant favoritism/discrimination within a team.
    *Cost consciousness skewed.
    *Poor benefits.
    *Not everyone gets to work from home.
    *HR is pretty non-existent. At least they have work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    *Management who lack leadership skills will drive away talent. Not every manager has leadership qualities.
    *Senior management is more reactive vs strategic.


  7. "Corporate Out of Touch"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-Workers and some supervisors. Nice location.

    Cons

    Don't care about lower level employees, . Only take care of upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Think about the whole picture and not just a small group.


  8. "There are good people there, but the systems, data, and processes need improvement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Interpublic Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Location (midtown NYC), work-life balance (in most functions), employee diversity resource groups

    Cons

    Systems and processes need considerable improvement; takes lots of effort and time (and patience) to accomplish anything; integrity is lacking at the senior executive levels

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent


  9. "Stable job, No clear job path"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable job, decent pay, friendly employees

    Cons

    No clear job path or upward mobility with certain job functions.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a program to cultivate top finance talent and present continuing opportunities to advance their career.


  10. "limiting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    as a whole, IPGs offerings through its new specialty agencies are highly strategic enabling new opportunities for strategic growth and development. the challenge has been at the management level in making these offerings tangible and accessible.

    Cons

    lack of growth and development
    inconsistent direction and competing vision
    general lack of creativity
    management pigeon holds great ideas as they feel threaten


  11. "Still analog"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The companies in the umbrella provide a generally moderate pace of work.

    Cons

    No advancement in digital groups.
    Analog creatives rule the roost.
    Experienced employees are not valued.
    Forward Movement is more important than management skill.
    Technical support is abysmal.
    Bean counting controls everything.
    No conferences, education, or supplementary tools.
    Not enough staff, for most groups. An exit-culture.

    Advice to Management

    if you are ever going to be truly competent in digital, then you have to change from a job-to-job management approach to building a lasting team and then using it as a powerhouse to generate new business.



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