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Jack Morton Reviews

Updated August 8, 2018
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Pros
  • "Work/life balance is typically pretty good (managers are understanding if you have a doctors apt or need to work from home)" (in 8 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Work life balance was difficult to manage during busy projects" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Definitely underpaid, Long Hours, Manager mentorship at a minimum" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to learn"

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    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. "Producer"

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    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

  3. "Copywriter"

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    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.


  4. "Senior Production Manager"

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    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.


  5. "Great place to work"

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    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


  6. "Great learning experience, growth is limited"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jack Morton full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Own programs
    -Large responsibilities
    -Work on National programs and events
    -Great people working at the company

    Cons

    -Do not get rewarded based on work
    -Promotions and raises can only occur once a year (if you get one at all)
    -24-7 job, this is not a 9am-5pm, be prepared to be available

    Advice to Management

    -Put more value into the people who work so hard to give this company a good name


  7. "Fun environment if you can ignore bad management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jack Morton full-time

    Pros

    I worked with a lot of fun, young people. They had fun office activities and outings.

    Cons

    Terrible working environment. There were clear favorites who would get all of the promotions and excel quickly. Management took credit for work they did not do. Did not value their employees at all.

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    "Exceptionsal place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun People & Good Culture

    Cons

    Inefficient at times. Too many channels of input.


  9. "If you're a skilled worker go elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Robbinsville, NJ
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Robbinsville, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free bagel on friday .

    Cons

    "freelancers" are not freelance. You're a glorified temp . Too much of a divide between departments. People with authority are utterly clueless. Lousy pay

    Advice to Management

    Pull your heads out of the sand and stop letting skilled employees leave and rewarding friends and relatives of friends. Reward all your employees not just your chosen few! start time is 8:30 should apply to everyone!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great learning opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Jack Morton full-time

    Pros

    Most of the people are really great, you work on some really interesting projects and can gain work experience in a broad spectrum of areas depending on what clients you work on. Work/life balance is typically pretty good (managers are understanding if you have a doctors apt or need to work from home). Obviously there will be late nights, but it's agency life so that's to be expected

    Cons

    Pay is on the lower end and promotions can be hard to come by. It's a publicly traded company so when numbers aren't hit, lay-offs happen (seems to be on a roughly 3-year cycle, give or take). You can tell they feel guilty when it happens, not sure that really makes it any better!

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the long-term. If management shows loyalty/appreciation of their talent perhaps there would be less turnover


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