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MediaCom Reviews

Updated December 7, 2018
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Pros
  • "Work life balance for most of the planning teams are great" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Plenty of opportunities for training, good working environment" (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Bad management and terrible work/life balance" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Occasional long hours, opportunity for growth is extremely limited" (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant media planner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MediaCom full-time

    Pros

    Good people and fun work culture

    Cons

    Bad management and terrible work/life balance


  2. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Negotiator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Negotiator in New York, NY
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    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Gifts, Lunches-Dinners with Clients, extensive holiday parties and happy hours. Free food. Excellent for a first job out of college. Experience in multiple accounts is common.

    Cons

    Occasional long hours, opportunity for growth is extremely limited. Incompetent managers, hard work is never noted. Work is dull and very repetitive.

    Advice to Management

    Pay can use an increase. Possible commission could work as well.

  3. "Tech solutions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people.. Family culture gteat

    Cons

    Sales and work weekends always


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sacrifice your social life for some invaluable experience"

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    Current Employee - Integrated Media Planner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Integrated Media Planner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The structure and rigor behind all of the work makes MC one of the best agencies. With top clients and talent, the experience and knowledge you gain here is invaluable, esp. for assistant/planners starting out in the industry.

    Cons

    Usually just roll my eyes when people say "work life balance," but have truly never worked at a place with such low standards for it. Standard hours run until 6 PM but most people will not even attempt to pack up until 7 on a good day. If you enjoy finding out what time they shut the lights off in the building, MC is for you!

    Advice to Management

    Value employees instead of burning them out. Survival of the fittest isn't always the best business model.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "One of The Better Agencies in NY"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MediaCom full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance for most of the planning teams are great. There will be those late nights, but management has actually found that there is a balance that needs to be struck. Most people in the office are friends and the new offices are beautiful. The work is pretty fun as well. Finally, it's always fun working at a successful agency. The NY office this year has been on an absolute roll with new business. They've won some exciting and huge accounts. When that happens, it makes the work environment much better.

    Cons

    It sounds weird but the new office seating structure isn't my favorite, but some people love it. The office is open seating. This means that when you get in in the morning, you can sit wherever you like. Unfortunately, sometimes that means no open desks with monitors if you come in late, or you have to sit on the other side of the office away from your team. You also don't get a 'home base' to put your stuff, so you're stuck using lockers. The offices are gorgeous now, but it feels like you're working in a library since you don't have a desk.

    Advice to Management

    Resist the urge to change things while they're going well. We obviously want to evolve where we can in order to keep up with the times, but employee satisfaction is high.


  6. "Love It Here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MediaCom full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere that cares about their people and has so many resources to help you do your job well. People are also awesome.

    Cons

    For me, I can't think of any at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  7. "MediaCom NY Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MediaCom full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and teams

    Cons

    Lower pay than other agencies

  8. "Very laid back"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Not a stressful environment. Everyone is very positive.

    Cons

    Work takes a while to get done. People are lazy.


  9. "Analytics Mediacom"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    -Good work life balance
    -Educated team

    Cons

    -Slow growth within company
    -Average Pay offered


  10. "Good place to learn when starting out"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MediaCom full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn
    Good people
    Industry perks

    Cons

    Teams are often overextended due to lowballing the clients re: scope
    Health insurance could be better