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MediaCom Worldwide Reviews

Updated July 5, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good entry-level position, media event perks, and surrounded by fun people" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Great impressive client roster with some talented people" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Doesn’t understand the work/ life balance that it advocates" (in 25 reviews)

  • "No appreciation for hard work and long hours" (in 24 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great place for international opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MediaCom Worldwide (More than a year)

    Pros

    -After 2 years employment you are given the opportunity to transfer to a foreign office.
    -Young relaxed friendly atmosphere
    -Opportunity to work with the top brands in the world
    -Relaxed time off approval, and lots of vacations days. Full last week of the year off.
    -Career growth opportunity. You will learn a lot and improve your skill set astronomically.
    -Being a part of WPP gives you endless opportunity to eventually work on many different clients, travel and work in other offices/sister companies.
    -Snack time at 2pm. Always a lot of free food and alcohol

    Cons

    -Sometimes you will have to work late, but that is expected with a salaried position


  2. "Regional Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MediaCom Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Friendly and fun work environment

    Cons

    No upward mobility and very low pay compared to the same position in other companies

  3. "Assistant Negotiator"

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

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

    Pros

    Fun work perks, Upfront parties, Happy Hours, Great vacation time

    Cons

    Not great management, lots of drama, you only move up if there is a spot open.

    Advice to Management

    Take more interest in lower management workers


  4. "Growing Chicago Footprint with Lots of Opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MediaCom Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    - Team that genuinely cares
    - Reactive to knowledge gaps and listen to team needs
    - Numerous internal promotions demonstrate opportunity for growth
    - Chance to impact agency culture and be heard, due to size and open door mentality by leadership

    Cons

    Growth of the company is coming from new clients, which is GREAT. However, with new business, means new process, and steep learning curves. Nailing down process and making sense of info from previous agencies can be frustrating and and lead to long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the positive work environment and listening & responding to team needs/concerns. Few agencies really listen to their employees, but MediaCom Chicago does! As the office continues to grow, ensure you stay involved in team needs and concerns.


  5. "Overview here"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MediaCom Worldwide part-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, good foods, good location

    Cons

    Nothing much, work, repeating, boring

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Media Negotiator"

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    Former Employee - Negotiator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Negotiator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MediaCom Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Perks, upfront parties, lunches, holiday break

    Cons

    Longgggg hours, terrible pay, bad management, bad promotion schedule

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more of a focus on creating a competitive pay scale to the industry standard. There is no set time for promotions and could take 2 years to go from assistant to negotiator, with terrible pay during that time. The raises are done through a random pool drawing which means someone who started a year after you can get a raise before you do. The industry is great but I would recommend working at any other agency possible and only work here if you are desperate for a job.


  7. "Overall Positive"

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    Former Employee - Communications Planner in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Communications Planner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MediaCom Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Overall experience was positive. Office perks. Company/superiors were truly invested in their employee’s personal and professional growth.

    Cons

    Same as any other agency, work life balance at times is non-existent.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Management is more concerned about awards"

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Poorly staffed teams, but some very talented people.
    -Couple people on executive team are scared to get hands dirty and train so they fire upper and mid level mgmt. There was one excellent leader and he left, so MC was maybe a resume builder for most?
    -Overall nice perks, bad desks (supposedly moving to wtc but that promise never happens).
    -The best of the group M in terms of integration for cross device attribution.
    -close to penn for commuters

    Cons

    -Poor integration and dymaics from media to Account team
    -Analytics is not involved enough in day to day they should be FTE on all accounts they are on
    -Scopes are poorly built
    -Thin staffing
    -Long hours
    -Awful elevators and cafe
    -Incredible amount of drama- more than any other agency on the block.

    Advice to Management

    Please train and retain!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Immature work environment"

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    Former Employee - Media Buyer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Media Buyer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MediaCom Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many perks but only because you can't afford to do anything on your own with the salary they pay you.

    Cons

    Catty employees, immature, bad communication, terrible pay, no overtime once you get promoted. People quit constantly to try and get offered a higher salary elsewhere. You end up focusing all your time on applying to new jobs instead of focusing on your work.

    Advice to Management

    Offer better salaries or more overtime.


  10. "Digital Media Planner"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    big agency allowing lots of resources such as trainings, free breakfast, snack hr

    Cons

    no bonus, low pay, long hour, slaves to clients

    Advice to Management

    give bonuses for work


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