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McCann Worldgroup Account Executive Reviews

Updated May 26, 2017
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McCann Worldgroup Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Harris Diamond
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Pros
  • Great people and beautiful offices (in 18 reviews)

  • It forced me to learn quickly in a dynamic and fast paced work environment (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours for both creative and account teams (in 25 reviews)

  • Better work-life balance and benefits (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent company and culture-Can become stagnant if you dont make connections"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, people and environment is very welcoming.

    Cons

    Can become "stagnant" in your career if not careful. Hard to get promoted or get a raise.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of hiring outside, promote within.


  2. "Good Work/Life Balance l Boring Culture"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Didn't have to work too many long hours as an Account Manager.
    Pretty good benefits. Had summer days. Rooftop & space is amazing!

    Cons

    Very little company culture. The agency rarely puts on events for everyone to get to know another. When they do, very little turnout.

    Advice to Management

    Disconnection among various accounts. Take the time to know your employees & show genuine care.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "It was a good experience"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Fort Knox, KY
    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Fort Knox, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    *4 summer Fridays off - and you got to choose them. The company I left McCann for gave us 4 Fridays off but they were based seniority, client need, and you had to work an extra half hour each day to redeem them - it wasn't "free"
    * Dec 25-Jan1 off, but if you worked that week you received 3 days off in 1Q for each day you worked
    So say Christmas fell on Sunday and you opt to work M-F instead of vegging out, you'd have 15 days of to use before Mar 31 the next year
    Benefits, technology perks/discounts, global reach

    Cons

    Being a young professional on a field team, I would've liked more regular interaction with HQ, maybe an annual NY trip for training, meeting the folks I'm talking to regularly, and expand my outlook and perception of the company. Training locally should've been more formalized, especially since the local leadership was threatening retirement


  4. "Publicly traded advertising hell"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, free training and bagel mondays

    Cons

    They work you to death
    They rarely promote - You have to move out to move up

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to your workers
    Promote from within


  5. "Disatisfied"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work with large, well-known brands. Agency serves a diverse portoflio of companies so is relatively stable in hard economic times.

    Cons

    Pay, as with all agencies, is very low for the amount of time and effort expected. In the world of ad agencies, it has been called "a dinosaur." Is not as hip and current as other agencies.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize those who are working working hardest and longest. Encourage communication/team work between account groups to encourage fresh ideas, new thinking and boost morale.


  6. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing work environment
    Great offices
    You participate in diverse campaigns

    Cons

    Depending on the account, they tend to overload
    This happens in the advertising industry in general, not just here, you always spend more time working. I usually would leave the agency after 7 or 8 p.m.


  7. "Account Executive Intern"

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    Former Intern - Account Executive Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Intern - Account Executive Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at McCann Worldgroup as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The environment is great and people are nice, mostly doing competitor research, summary analysis, which give you a sense of real working atmosphere

    Cons

    - the salary is too low to survive in Shanghai
    - If you are a task-seeker, it would be a great place to work; if you prefer staying quietly, you are not gonna get anything out of it

  8. "agency's overview"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Bucharest (Romania)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to international clients, competitive projects, creative people.

    Cons

    Extensive workload. You were expected to work beyond your contracted hours.


  9. "Senior account executive"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    open and friendly working environment.

    Cons

    salary could be higher.
    work over time happened often.


  10. "Lots of learning, lots of fun and great friendships but very long hours."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work culture is fun, relaxed, agency like
    You learn How to work as a team or nothing gets done
    Reasonable hours (compared to other agencies)
    12 days off during holidays is great!

    Cons

    Low payment
    Lots of "last minute" crisis
    You have no control of your time

    Advice to Management

    should care more about your personell happiness by recognition of your work
    We work a lot and not get paid enough