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McCann Erickson Reviews

Updated December 18, 2017
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  • Work life balance does not exist (in 11 reviews)

  • Long hours /weekends/ holidays, big workload and short deadlines (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Jr at McCann"

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    • 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 McCann Erickson full-time

    Pros

    Great culture.
    Good Work.
    Overtime for Jr staff.

    Cons

    Strategy could use some work.
    Lack of Diversity


  2. Helpful (1)

    "account coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    culture, people, fun, creative, original

    Cons

    pay, management, careers opportunities, communication, clients, optimism.

    Advice to Management

    give your employees more of a challenge; you don't even need to go to school for this job which is upsetting.

  3. "Regional Field Marketing Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McCann Erickson full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and most salaries are good

    Cons

    Too much redtape in trying to get through the system


  4. Helpful (1)

    "basic"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  5. "aren't all agencies the same?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    more global than most agencies

    Cons

    Like all agencies, a lot of work


  6. "great place"

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    • 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


  7. "Assistant Controller"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at McCann Erickson full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great work!
    AGM was cutting edge in Healthcare Advertising.

    Cons

    Big brother was too involved.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Typical ad agency"

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    • 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!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "UX Lead"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefit package they offered me at sign-on was very nice for the industry.

    Cons

    The management is trying hard to make changes. Unfortunately middle management is very ego-driven. Many people disliked working for them but had the feeling they could not voice it. The turn around was high. I resigned since I saw no opportunity for a healthy growth.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on building strong and healthy teams. They will deliver if they are well fostered.


  10. "Account Executive"

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    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.


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