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Jack Morton Reviews

Updated May 12, 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 group of people, treat everyone as part of the team, which is unusual in Freelance world (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance will depend on the needs-size of the project (in 7 reviews)

  • Definitely underpaid, Long Hours, Manager mentorship at a minimum (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  7. "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!

  8. 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


  9. "Regional Marketing Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Jack Morton full-time

    Pros

    - You travel a ton so you can build up your flight miles and hotel reward points
    - if you love the agriculture industry and coordinating youth sporting events, you may enjoy this career

    Cons

    - You travel way more than 25% of the time; you're actually gone nearly the entire summer for youth baseball events, and in the fall for state fairs, county fairs, farm shows, and auto shows. Not exciting in the least bit unless that's what you're into.
    - Job is very process driven. You have to insert a ton of info into multiple systems just to get an event going. It's tedious, frustrating, and slows down a lot of things
    - High turnover in this job, so when you come into it, your on-boarding process is incomplete because you quickly need to pick up the work the other person left behind.
    - HR is located in Detroit, so if you're based in a. regional office, it's very difficult to express concerns and get the assistance you need
    - The regional offices are completely different from Jack Morton Worldwide. Don't be swindled by what you see Jack Morton do on their website, versus what you'll actually execute at a regional level

    Advice to Management

    Be patient with new employees and properly onboard them to reduce turnover down the line.


  10. "Director level"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jack Morton full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great clients, leadership is transparent and committed to evolving the agency as the industry changes

    Cons

    Public company puts pressure on financials that can sometimes lead to short term staffing decisions


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