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Interpublic Group Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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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 12 reviews)

Cons
  • There are constant budget meetings where senior management and the accounting team review the budget in detail once per month (in 6 reviews)

  • Advancement opportunities are lacking, some management needs to be developed (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good and bad"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Interpublic Group full-time

    Pros

    - Good salary and bonus for non-revenue generating positions
    - People are generally good to work with
    - Good diversity program

    Cons

    - Bad hiring decisions of mid-level managers has created chaos and frustration for too many team members
    - Team members are increasingly overworked and the company shows less and less appreciation for it
    - Flat organization, there's nowhere to go.


  2. "Sr Business Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Interpublic Group full-time

    Pros

    There is opportunity to grow, if you are in the right department

    Cons

    low level manager / supervisor do not have authority and won't support you when it comes to issue; you have to fight for yourself and get supports from senior management.

  3. "Avoid this toxic place!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The office is in downtown SF.

    Cons

    Be prepared to be used, abused, and discarded. I worked there for over 7 years and the only raises I got were only because I threatened to quit. Even then I was paid at least 10% below average. Management is a big joke both locally and from NY. Walking away was the best thing I could have done. Very little career growth, they prefer to hire from outside than promote from within.

    Advice to Management

    Work with your people not against them. Hire enough support staff and pay them better.


  4. "Senior Vice President/Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Interpublic Group full-time

    Pros

    Automomy to manage client on my own. Budgets, staffing, planning is independent. It is also good to have sister agencies to partner with when there are specific services that are needed to complete an assignemtn

    Cons

    Pressure for review is very intense at IPG. There are constant budget meetings where senior management and the accounting team review the budget in detail once per month. It feels very overwhelming with 10 people questiioning the numbers.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to have a less corporate conglomerate feel to the agencies. It feels like we are just a big machine versus being part of an independent agency. Also the salaries are all determined by the corporate HR group with little ability to reward for superior performance.


  5. "Great Company, Great People"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Enterprise Service Desk Analyst in Centreville, VA
    Former Employee - Enterprise Service Desk Analyst in Centreville, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Interpublic Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great management, no micro management. Good communication and laid back atmosphere. Fun place to work

    Cons

    Telecommuting could be more of an option with certain positions


  6. "Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good energy and mostly nice people
    Decent benefits
    Strong commitment to diversity
    Relatively flat hierarchy
    Performance good after turnaround
    Fairly flexible (depends on department)

    Cons

    Some departments stressed such as finance
    New offices awful

    Advice to Management

    Try to offer corporate employees some of the same benefits as agencies such as stimulating physical environment, holiday time off
    Work on building corporate culture more
    More diversity at the top
    Invest in training and development for corporate employees


  7. "Interpublic Group of Comanies"

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

    Pros

    - Awesome people to work with
    - Management very understandable

    Cons

    - No bonus for our department

  8. "Great team and atmosphere"

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

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

    Pros

    Great team and atmosphere. Some teams are less encouraging but others are very welcoming. Great company and stable

    Cons

    Should offer more flexible hours to work from home once a week at least.


  9. "Great place to work with great beenfits"

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

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

    Pros

    Great environment, fun people to work with. Extremely knowledgeable team. Lots of days off to begin with.

    Cons

    New office on Third Ave is not as central as the previous location.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage team building and cross department training


  10. "Payroll coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company culture makes it an awesome place to work.

    Cons

    I cannont think on any.


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