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Momentum Worldwide Reviews

Updated April 5, 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)

  • Everybody on the senior management team is a liar and they're all out for themselves (in 8 reviews)

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  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. "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.

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "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.

  8. "Account Manager"

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

    I worked at Momentum Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Awesome place to work. Great people, great management, great opportunities. Fun work environment - everyone works hard and plays hard.

    Cons

    Little growth but a comfortable place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Who wouldn't want more money?


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good, not great"

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

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

    Pros

    Exposure to other agencies, departments at Momentum, vendors, sports teams, and departments at the client

    Cons

    Low salary, always too many chefs in the kitchen, expectation to work 10.5 hrs/day, yearly promotion cycle where out of cycle promotions are impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Promote out of cycle


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great at party planning.

    Cons

    Non collaborative co-workers. Constantly creating drama when there does not have to be.


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