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McCann Erickson Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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Pros
  • excellent work environment, great people and management (in 10 reviews)

  • renowned creative director brought in a lot of experience (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance does not exist (in 9 reviews)

  • Accounts are never staffed correctly, extremely long hours, open work space and not enough conference rooms (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "great place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facilities Coordinator in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Facilities Coordinator in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McCann Erickson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    excellent work environment, great people and management.

    Cons

    building space and parking could be much better

    Advice to Management

    management is very approachable


  2. "basic"

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

    I have been working at McCann Erickson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    friendly atmosphere, free coffee, free beer, in house cafe, can work remotely, flexible schedules, assigned accounts.

    Cons

    weak account teams, weak HR department, open work environment, no privacy, lack of communication

    Advice to Management

    work on the account teams. they should not constantly be afraid for their jobs. saying no to a client is not the end of the world. time lines are negotiable.


  3. "Typical ad agency"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President, Account Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President, Account Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McCann Erickson (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, good benefits, beautiful office space. People work hard for the most part.

    Cons

    Accounts are never staffed correctly, extremely long hours, open work space and not enough conference rooms!


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  5. "Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - New York (NY) in New York, NY
    Current Employee - New York (NY) in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McCann Erickson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its a great work environment and the people work well with each other

    Cons

    The hours can be long at times and the teams are not always staffed as they need to be.


  6. "Good place to work."

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

    Pros

    Great location. Very friendly staff.

    Cons

    Advertising - when accounts leave so do the people


  7. "I like it here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McCann Erickson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great attire policy. Dress code is basically "look neat", very comfortable. Lots of room for growth, and the McCann name is strong as a launching bad for moving elsewhere if you choose to do so. Beautiful office space.

    Cons

    I want to say salaries.. but who out there in marketing is content with their pay? McCann is probably very close to industry-standard.


  8. "Account Supervisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McCann Erickson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing management, strong creative, beautiful office and great culture

    Cons

    No work life balance, will certainly wear you out. Compensation like all advertising agencies is low.

    Advice to Management

    The agency is performing, reward the employees and at least provide yearly salary increases for inflation


  9. "Amazing vibe, and great work ethic!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Art Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Junior Art Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, Good Work, Great People.

    Cons

    None I can think of!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Best Job I Ever Had ~ McAnn-Erickson Detroit in the Top of Troy Building"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President, Group Account Director in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Vice President, Group Account Director in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McCann Erickson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Given freedom with responsibility, to build a business within the group I supervised. Lots of talented hard-working people. A mature culture that blended fun with work. Advertising on behalf of Buick Motor Division that has stood the test of time. A real sense of family and a genuine respect for the people who helped build the business. Award winning catalog program. A great work environment with professional offices and amenities.

    Cons

    The job security can be disheartening because of the dynamic changes in the way General Motors sources their agency work. By General Motors treating their ad agency's work like commodities that are no different than buying nuts and bolts, they prevent the establishment of a stable work force that buys their products. The car allowance was way under what it cost to own and operate a Buick Motor Division vehicle under three-years old.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the car allowance to reflect the lease rate on a new Buick Motor Division product, plus an allowance for maintenance and insurance.


  11. "They value the creative people the most in the company, these are the ones that get the best pay...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant Records Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant Records Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at McCann Erickson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    numerous events at work
    free food at events
    met some great people

    Cons

    pay was not good
    work teams were very cliquey


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