Jack Morton Reviews | Glassdoor

Jack Morton Reviews

Updated January 22, 2019
140 reviews

Filter

Filter


3.4
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Josh McCall
64 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • "Great people, amazing history, opportunities for work around the world" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Great culture, teams and collaboration" (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, stressful but hey that's the biz we're in" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Work load can be very heavy with limited staff" (in 5 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Great place to learn"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jack Morton full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and smart people

    Cons

    Top heavy management leads to lots of VPs

    Advice to Management

    Provide clear growth plan for middle level managers.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Preplexing to say the least..."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Jack Morton full-time

    Pros

    Location is in the heart of the financial district. Seemingly lots of talented creative people.

    Cons

    Top heavy with VPs. I've never seen so many people with the title of VP in an agency in one location, some with the egos to match. Lots of millenials, who are not really interested in welcoming newcomers into the fold, especially if you are a freelancer/contractor. Not equipped to onboard properly, which leaves people ill-equipped to work effectively. Had such high hopes for working here, but alas they were dashed in record time.

    Advice to Management

    Treat freelancers/contractors like they are part of the pack. Leave the egos at the door. People that want to work for you do so because of your great work, don't let cliques dictate your culture. Build and foster a great culture and then stick to it.

  3. "Pros and cons"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jack Morton full-time

    Pros

    Great perks, working on cool stuff

    Cons

    No work like balance at all. They will work you to death for little pay.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Learn Experiential Marketing and strategy"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - EVP in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - EVP in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jack Morton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Big budgets to work with, to do great things. Young people get lots of responsibility and experience. Good co-workers. Caring management team. Good pay.

    Cons

    Clients are run by the sales department and fickle on the value of "Marketing" in general, let alone Experiential Marketing. Expect to work weekends (that's when events happen!) In the long run however, the auto business is changing. And when cars become a "service," budgets will fall. Client and company needs to adapt.

    Advice to Management

    Work closer with Social Media. Events can be great content generation for social platforms and extending the reach of events beyond attendees to improve the ROI.


  5. "Business Development Intern"

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

    I worked at Jack Morton full-time

    Pros

    Great international experience with higher level management

    Cons

    Not so great stateside


  6. "Great Place to Learn"

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

    I have been working at Jack Morton full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great business/ place to learn and grow, they want you to succeed

    Cons

    Long hours, travel required, stressful work load... but that is the business we are in!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!


  7. "Producer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Producer in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Producer in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jack Morton full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fabulous experience! Great talent, great people! Generous salary

    Cons

    Long hours, stressful but hey that's the biz we're in!

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Copywriter"

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

    I have been working at Jack Morton full-time

    Pros

    You are given a lot of opportunities to touch a alot of different brands. The team really values young creative voices.

    Cons

    They need to staff projects a little better. Sometime the processes do not work.


  9. "Senior Production Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jack Morton full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The staff and office environment were always two of my favorite things! It was a great place to be, and there were so many talented people working on various parts of the business that offered me the opportunity to learn & grow on a daily basis. I truly enjoyed my time with the company - would definitely recommend it if you're in need of something in the event & marketing industry! :)

    Cons

    Not sure I would call this a true 'con' but in being a global agency it's sometimes hard not be a siloed company. There were things that could have been shared in a more productive manner, but again, that will always be something that employees will have to deal with to some extent.

    Advice to Management

    Keep John Howard around in the Detroit office. He was a great leader, approachable & a fantastic collaborator - something I don't believe is very common for folks at the top.


  10. "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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

    I have been working at Jack Morton full-time

    Pros

    Great people
    Supportive management
    Nice work environment
    Friday afternoon happy hour

    Cons

    The office is open plan so can get noisy