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Momentum Worldwide Reviews

Updated June 17, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good work life balance (depending on your role)" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Big name clients that look good on a resume" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Easy to take on too much work that may require long hours at times" (in 11 reviews)

  • "The level of kowtowing that senior management does for them is borderline asinine" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunity for growth"

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    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 Momentum Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, lots of exposure to big clients, lots of opportunities to grow and progress in your career. Great vacation policy and benefits offered. Free fitness classes offered.

    Cons

    One or two long days however Momentum does offer flexible work arrangements


  2. "Event Producer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Momentum Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere and interesting clients

    Cons

    Pay is below industry average

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good way in at entry-level"

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    Former Employee - Account Management in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Management in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Impressive client list.

    Low-drama and dedicated coworkers that are equally fun on and off the clock.

    Occasional opportunities to get involved with pitch work or collaborations across the McCann agencies.

    Cons

    Pay is abysmal, and the average age and experience of the design and account teams reflects that. Promotions or raises are unaffiliated with work product, and happen on a 12-month (or in my experience, 18-month, or totally arbitrary) cycle.

    Consistently understaffed; you can expect to be there 10+ hours a day on an average week, and weekend and late-night work is simply expected. Minimal, if any, rewards or recognition for those who hustle.

    Management runs the gamut from deeply involved to totally checked out. HR was disorganized and walled-off from the rest of the organization.

    This is a great place for your first job in the industry, but I have absolutely no idea why a talented early- or mid-career person would stay.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in strategic-minded and hungry middle management who have the skills to supervise and mentor the hordes of 23-year-olds.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Would not recommend to my enemy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Momentum Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    client list, really cool events

    Cons

    poor leadership, extremely high turn over, underpaid, backstabbing culture, cowardly employees

    Advice to Management

    care for your employees


  5. Helpful (1)

    "So close to being great..."

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

    I have been working at Momentum Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, fun people to be around, and often at the forefront if industry brand activations. It can truly be a fun place to work when you look at what you're producing.

    Cons

    Terrible pay. Out of touch HR department. Disconnect between senior leadership and the worker bees. Creative leadership is lacking and most of the creative department are precious & defensive vs. collaborative and inspiring.

    Advice to Management

    INVEST IN YOUR TALENT and hire creative leaders who can have productive conversations without getting defensive about their work.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "good workplace but..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Momentum Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Good office environment
    Great co-workers
    Good work life balance (depending on your role)

    Cons

    high turnover
    low/minimal raises, even when given promotions

    Advice to Management

    Reward employees with proper raises to prevent good employees from leaving


  7. "Great Experience but not for the long run"

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

    I have been working at Momentum Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Great work for portfolio and some of the teams are quite nice

    Cons

    Pay is quite low for the, extremely often, long hours and without any reward.

  8. "Creative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Momentum Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Nice variety of national and global brands. Diverse work in a broad spectrum of disciplines. Local office leadership cares and walks the walk.

    Cons

    Detached senior most leadership at the headquarters level. Top heavy on the account leadership side of business and poor new business development team.
    Creative has no voice at the top level of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop checking boxes and bring in some new fresh thinking at the senior executive levels.


  9. "Work Over People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great talent. Great clients. Great work.

    Cons

    Definitely a culture issue where the work takes priority over the people. Win at all costs and people are replaceable is the attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Realize putting the people first makes the work better.


  10. "Work here if you want to spend your life at work."

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    Current Employee - Creative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Creative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great creative work opportunities.
    Good leadership.

    Cons

    Weekend work and long hours are the norm. It's a sweat shop.

    Advice to Management

    Make people the priority. Work-life balance has to be more than something that gets talked about on all-agency meetings.


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