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  1. "great every one was nice to work with."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in North Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Dock Worker in North Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very clean , pleasant people , long lunch breaks , company picnic , X-mass party, family outings .

    Cons

    old drafty building , no extra employ parking , poor lighting in some places ,

    Advice to Management

    no benefits , poor ac in summer time, need bigger parking lot , better safety programs.


  2. "Long distance communication with boss"

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

    Pros

    Campus ambassador program is easy to complete in school while searching for a real internship. Your boss is not located in your city (as this is based at your school).

    Cons

    Compensation is decreased if you do not meet minimum requirements. You are forced to work with people you don't know at your university which can be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a boss near the university's. Maybe one centrally located between larger school's to access marketing materials.


  3. "Amazing Culture. Lack of Development & Diversity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing client brands
    Fun work environment
    Smart people
    Exciting medium
    Parties

    Cons

    Low support from management on projects
    Too much going on
    Lack of care towards employee development
    Infusion of Madison Avenue types diluting culture
    Lack of diversity

    Advice to Management

    Slow down and focus on improving your work
    Pay more attention to your employees
    Stop hiring off Madison Avenue


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  5. "Waste of time, but a resume builder"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy, can set your own hours, work as hard as you want (you'll lose money if you don't work super hard though), gain real experience in "guerilla" marketing.

    Cons

    If you aren't working your a** off you aren't going to make any extra money. Some people get really into the program and you can't really compete with that if you aren't willing to devote all your time to this. Weekly conference calls are awful and a waste of cell phone minutes if you don't have a home phone.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep your workers around by giving them some real interaction with an upper level manager. Phone and email doesn't really count - it's too easy to be impersonal. I felt no allegiance to the company and would skimp whenever possible.


  6. "Great Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Little oversight, you had direct control over everything.

    Cons

    Ran parallel to semester, tough classes meant less time on work.


  7. "Long hours, low pay, no appreciation."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mr. Youth full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    On paper it's a hip and great place - barista, nice people, a night out on the corporate card every couple months.

    Cons

    Juniors are completely underpaid. Seniors overvalue the work they do. Everyone works 12 hour days and sacrifices any life outside work.

    Advice to Management

    23 year olds aren't slaves.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Fun, exhausting, entertaining and different"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mr. Youth full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Biz Dev, Marketing, and Creative teams are on their A-Game
    CEO has strong vision and direction
    Fun people, good times

    Cons

    Imbalanced prioritization of pitch work over client work
    Long hours. Sometimes high stress
    Too much "fake it 'till you make it" not enough honesty


  9. Helpful (1)

    "horrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Would Give IT Away If I Said
    Former Employee - Would Give IT Away If I Said
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mr. Youth full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    if you're young and can drink the kool-aid and believe the bs, go for it.

    Cons

    Expect long hours, people fresh out of college calling shots on project deadlines, people with inflated egos.

    Advice to Management

    stop watching 'Mad Men' and pushing all the employees to vote your company as the best place to work for Crains NY survey.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Let's be real."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mr. Youth (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Barista, some friendly colleagues, awesome office with great views, some notable brands.

    Cons

    The work sucked the life out of you. All talk and lack of appreciation. Entry levels are slaving til late nights thinking that's what work life is. Senior level management rarely interacts with you. I had 3 amazing colleagues that kept me sane, but needless to say none of us are there anymore. Oh yeah, they force you to take the crain's best place to work poll - ain't that cheating?

    Advice to Management

    Be real. Take action when needed. Let's get some STRUCTURE.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Smoke & Mirrors"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mr. Youth full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are talented, hard-working, and awesome. It's very much a work hard/play hard collegial atmosphere that's easygoing and not very corporate.

    Cons

    There is a complete lack of structure and strategic vision. Processes throughout the agency are ad-hoc at best and one very much feels like it's a bunch of children running around without adult supervision. This place is a hot mess when it comes to conducting business properly - the CFO refuses to internally circulate a professional rate card, for example - and the leadership of this agency has a lot of growing up to do. MRY is full of talk but a lack of follow through or substance. It's also famous for underpaying and overworking - bottom line, don't start your career here. They treat management incredibly well and overpay them while working junior level employees like slaves and underpaying them consistently.

    Advice to Management

    Stop proliferating a cult of personality, buckle down, grow up, and introduce proper structure and compensation.


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