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Updated February 19, 2018
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Pros
  • Reasonable work-life balance; staff rarely OT beyond unreasonable hours (in 28 reviews)

  • Friendly work environment and teams (in 44 reviews)

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  1. "Big ideas welcome"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovation and entrepreneurial opportunities abound and are encouraged.

    Cons

    bureaucracy of media can sometimes bog down great ideas


  2. "Media Planning INtern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company, a lot of good clients

    Cons

    not great supervision, a lot of down time

    Advice to Management

    make better program supervision

  3. "Work Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mindshare full-time

    Pros

    Benefits; networking opportunities; friendly people

    Cons

    Poor pay; bad work/life balance

    Mindshare Response

    Feb 15, 2018 – Global Talent Leader

    Thanks for the review. Let us know how we can help you with the struggle of the balance in work and life.


  4. "Good Company, Great Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are a part of something bigger, great PTO and Insurance benefits, office transfer opportunities across the globe.

    Cons

    Not good at listening to employee concerns, high employee churn rate.

    Mindshare Response

    Jan 16, 2018 – Sr. Recruiter

    Thank you for taking the time to review us! We work hard to ensure that employee feedback is taken seriously and want every employee to have a voice within Mindshare. We will pass this feedback along... More


  5. "Pros and Conts"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mindshare full-time

    Pros

    - Provides great flexibility and opportunity to work across various disciplines
    - Invests in employees education and growth
    - Agile work schedule
    - Holiday schedule and vacation days are generous

    Cons

    Increased compensation is not provided frequently to employees
    There can be silo between accounts
    There have not been many new account wins in the past year, while the company has been losing business.

    Mindshare Response

    Jan 14, 2018 – Global Talent Leader

    Hello, thanks.. Flexibility seems to be key work in your review and good to hear that it works well in your office. Not sure what office you are working for and if the global win of eg pharmaceutical... More


  6. "Love it here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mindshare full-time

    Pros

    Really great people, they help you along the way and they become your friends.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth, low pay at first.

    Mindshare Response

    Jan 10, 2018 – Global Talent Leader

    Thanks for your nice comment on our people. Developing our people is a crucial role of our leaders and so not sure why your growth plan did not worked out well. Let's pick up when you want to rejoin.... More


  7. Helpful (3)

    "hard to leave"

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    Current Employee - Account Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The people who work here are some of the brightest, grittiest minds in the business, and they create a culture of hard work that's infectious.

    Cons

    Internal and GroupM barriers seem to make it hard for Mindshare to provide competitive compensation. It's a tough time in a competitive industry, but talent is often forced to look outside of the company for any significant improvement to their salary.

  8. "Senior Associate, Planning and Strategy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mindshare full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Great culture - some WFH benefits (dependent upon team)
    Growth opportunities

    Cons

    Company needs to hold upper management more accountable

    Mindshare Response

    Jan 10, 2018 – Global Talent Leader

    Great that you took the time to write this review. Not sure on your "cons" but for sure we make our leaders responsible for leading the business, clients and our talents. KPI's are set on this and so... More


  9. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Visibility to leadership is pretty high

    Cons

    work life balance isn't the greatest

    Mindshare Response

    Jan 10, 2018 – Global Talent Leader

    Thanks. Working culture is a big challenge and high priority for 2018. The balance is not an easy one to solve given the pressure on our clients, the speed of changes, etc. But we do acknowledge that... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Too big and no focus"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mindshare full-time

    Pros

    Mindshare brand is perceived as strong and they are part of a strong network.
    Small pockets of greatness. Fully depends on the team you work on.

    Cons

    Overly hostile individuals in senior roles.
    There are many sub-brands within Mindshare that are constantly in pitch mode but do no real work. The teams that do have client work are under-staffed and over-worked.
    Mindshare is unable to be agile and there is no formal training or process which is odd given the size.

    Advice to Management

    Do not reward or allow a bully leadership style.
    Have formal training for every level of employee.
    Operate with a small shop mentality vs. "too big to fail" approach.
    Promote a work/life balance for your employees
    Get rid of people who work on nothing and just self-promote through politics.
    Do away with the sub-groups and have one team

    Mindshare Response

    Dec 7, 2017 – Global Talent Leader

    Do feel you don't experience Mindshare as most of our now 8.000 employees do. No good news and happy to learn more from all your very specific comments. Please reach to me on my corporate email... More


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