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Interpublic Group Reviews

Updated May 24, 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 11 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)

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

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  1. "Best place to work in Omaha"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic company and interesting industry
    Great culture at Omaha office
    Ability to participate in global projects
    Great benefits and TONS of time off
    Very casual dress in Omaha - jeans everyday and shorts in the summer
    Really enjoyed the people I worked with - best office atmosphere I've experienced
    I would HIGHLY recommend IPG

    Cons

    Nothing major. Increased transparency from senior management and less politics when you deal with corporate in NY.

    Advice to Management

    The corporate focus on diversity was a little over the top and could be toned down a bit.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  3. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall good culture, people, hours

    Cons

    Not every group follows the overall culture, indecisive management

    Advice to Management

    Needs to have a better thought out company strategy so less upper management turnover


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  5. "Stable job, No clear job path"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


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    "Great work atmosphere; stifling career growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - IT in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work environment is great in the IT area; casual, relaxed and actually fun. Management is easily accessible and provides great support for problems or issues.

    Cons

    Career growth in IT at the time I was there was non-existent. IT department was under two different VP (Business area and IT area) and neither was on the same page as the other.

    Advice to Management

    Put all of your IT under one VP and come up with a cohesive direction on where IT should be going. Develop career paths for those who want to move horizontally or vertically.


  7. "Wonderful company - Wonderful people - Wonderful Career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Financial Accountatn in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Junior Financial Accountatn in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very laid back enviornment with flexibility for working parents, Benefits are great, management is the best I have ever experienced

    Cons

    Pay and compensation are considered low compared to other companies in the area with similiar benefits

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing - focus on flexability, family, progress, and career advancement


  8. "Great people - great business"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Management in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Management in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart, creative people doing fun and interesting work
    Good, interesting clients
    Positive atmosphere: fun, challenging, engaging
    The creative bent of the company, and frequent turnover, allows plenty of opportunity for innovation.
    Very relationship driven organization, you will need to make and keep friends everywhere

    Cons

    Far too reactive vs strategic
    Solid financial management overshadowed by lack of operational strategy
    Still too much division among the brands
    Relationships count as much as productivity

    Advice to Management

    Need more focus on long-term thinking


  9. "Great company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding company to work for. plenty of opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    No cons but Can be difficult to navigate for a novice since its made up of multiple agencies.


  10. "IPG's Corporate IT Group Competent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Interpublic Group full-time

    Pros

    Favors strong project management and process improvement. IT executives/leaders are unusually good. Mid-level managers are hit or miss. Strong benefits and PTO. Challenging environment because of complex, global structure of 100+ partially or wholely owned companies to service. Great place to build your resume if you're motivated and ask for stretch projects. They do not fire employees easily. Overall, a good place to work...but see cons below.

    Cons

    Employee training determined by local managers (there is no real centralized HR training program). Omaha office is notably more fun than NY. You need to know how to develop yourself professionally. If you're a mediocre performer, you'll languish.

    Advice to Management

    Emphasize professional development and people skill development.


  11. "Great place to work.... pay stinks"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, great hours, good benefits, casual dress, education assistance

    Cons

    Pay is horrible and unfortunately that's the name of the game in this day and age. You have to have a livable wage.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your employees and I don't mean with a coffee mug.


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