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Marc USA Reviews

Updated May 22, 2019

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Found 52 reviews

2.9
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66%
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50%
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Michele Fabrizi
19 Ratings
Pros
  • "Pittsburgh folks are nicer than the folks in Chicago office(in 8 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is great, i know not for every employee here though(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "No work- life balance and environment based on who kisses up the most reaps the most rewards- with little regard to talent and skill(in 5 reviews)

  • "Only upper management is safe, even if it is their fault the contract wasn't renewed(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Marc USA full-time

      Pros

      Work life balance is great, i know not for every employee here though. Flexible work environment.

      Cons

      None that I can think of

      Marc USA2017-11-29
    • "Meh"

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        Former Employee - Creative 

        I worked at Marc USA full-time

        Pros

        Ok work/life balance, some folks nice enough.

        Cons

        Poor decision making at top, not a very conceptually progressive place.

        Advice to Management

        Get real and wake up,

        Marc USA2019-05-22
      • "Don't Do It"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at Marc USA full-time

          Pros

          You get to work with large clients

          Cons

          No training. Sink or Swim. Constantly hiring because people are constantly leaving.

          Marc USA2018-11-28
        • "It's all about the people"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I have been working at Marc USA

          Pros

          There are a lot of great people here, with so much to share.

          Cons

          Finding the time to learn from everyone around me.

          Advice to Management

          Create talent and experience sharing sessions across disciplines on a more regular basis.

          Marc USA2018-06-26
        • "Great and Terrible"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I have been working at Marc USA full-time

          Pros

          Friendly Experienced Staff Convenient location Work-life balance is great

          Cons

          Not great at training at junior-level Company communication is not very good.

          Advice to Management

          Training system

          Marc USA2018-06-05
        • Helpful (5)

          "Overall Negative Experience"

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          Former Employee - Account Executive in Pittsburgh, PA
          Doesn't Recommend
          Neutral Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I worked at Marc USA for more than a year

          Pros

          Interesting, creative people. MARC USA has created some good campaigns, and has some awesome creative leads. Other employers know that if you can make it at MARC, you can make it anywhere.

          Cons

          High turnover, high-stress culture, low support/training, horrendous work/life balance, bad overall leadership, no/low regard for anyone under the executive level, entire teams are laid off if client's leave, and the account team runs the show.

          Advice to Management

          Spend more time investing in employees. Boomerang awards (awards for employees who have quit and come back at a later time) are not positive; they are indicative that employees can only gain promotions by moving to another agency for the title, and then back to MARC.

          Marc USA2018-03-14
        • Helpful (2)

          "Incredible place to learn and grow."

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          Former Employee - Search Marketing in Stoneham, MA
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I worked at Marc USA full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          If you’re looking for a place to learn and grow the Boston (Stoneham) office is the place to be. I worked here for about a year with some of the most passionate dedicated and sincere individuals around. The mentality of the team leaders is rarely found in the advertising/corporate world- they find every way possible to grow each individual and don’t put you down for any faults or lack of knowledge. The people (especially...

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          Cons

          The MA location needs to be just as incredible as the teams at the office, they deserve better than working in a boring doctors office. The CEO of MARC (Pittsburgh based) is really really really really out of touch. She was my #1 reason for leaving, in multiple company-wide meetings she made incredibly offensive and inappropriate comments. The hours are long, and it’s easy to get burnt out. Just keep in mind, you’re...

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          Advice to Management

          Have the CEO visit each office with encouraging words, an open mind, and a smile. In the year I was there I never met or saw her in person and she rarely acknowledged the Stoneham office. Have the CEO take sensitivity training courses.

          Marc USA2017-12-05
        • "lots of positives"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Marc USA full-time

          Pros

          many smart people who care about the company and each other

          Cons

          a lot of internal politics

          Advice to Management

          listen more

          Marc USA2017-12-09
        • Helpful (8)

          "The worst"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I worked at Marc USA full-time for less than a year

          Pros

          The potential to actually be a good agency is there. They are invited to participate in a lot big opportunities. (lots of great pitches and really cool assignments) They pay well when you join. The Miami office is strong.

          Cons

          They consistently blow these opportunities because of agency culture and politics. Managements main job is to make sure that they still have a job and no star shines brighter than their own. They are a culture of yes people. The only way to keep your job (and not even move forward) is to do what you are told, and not question any direction given, even when it doesn't make any sense. They are an agency built on...

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          Advice to Management

          Fresh Blood. Shake things up. Get rid of the politicians. Find an actual creative to lead creative. Find leaders who inspire people. New blood will come in and turn things upside down, and say things you don't want to hear, but continuing to do things "the MARC way" is going to keep you on the path you are on - being an agency of the past. The opportunities are there to be taken advantage of. Is management brave...

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          Marc USA2017-11-26

          Marc USA Response

          December 5, 2017SVP - HR Director

          Hey, we hear you and we’re genuinely sorry you didn’t have a good experience here. While not everyone is going to find their place here, we hate to have people walk away with such a negative POV. We don’t agree with everything you shared, but we’re open to feedback even when it ...

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        • Helpful (3)

          "Great place, needs to evolve"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Approves of CEO

          I worked at Marc USA full-time

          Pros

          Amazing team support where your coworkers truly care about your success as well as the clients success. There weren't many moments working there where you felt like you couldn't speak up and share your opinions on a topic. HR and supervisors encourage people to have personal lives and are understanding to work/life balance. Really fun work/team environment!

          Cons

          Old fashioned. They are an old agency that still sticks to outdated agency tactics, it can be very frustrating as a younger employee to truly have your ideas used. The upper-management is all old and likes the way things are. Very "living in the glory days"-esque.

          Advice to Management

          It's time to let the younger employees have a voice and move into the new century of advertising.

          Marc USA2017-09-12
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