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Mullen Reviews

Updated July 3, 2017
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Pros
  • Most of the folks in the creative department are some of the best and most talented people I've ever had the pleasure of working with (in 13 reviews)

  • Very smart people in the office (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance can be tough sometimes with everyone expected to work long hours and be available outside of work to answer emails, etc (in 24 reviews)

  • Very disorganized, low entry-level pay, long hours (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "A building full of smart, ambitious people, sometimes lacking in leadership and guidance."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is incredibly smart and hard working. I've never worked with anyone who half-assed even the most inane projects. Office environment is fun and modern with a big open concept and a fridge full of beer on Thursdays and Fridays.

    Cons

    The environment is a little erratic. Clients come and go which can necessitate lots of abrupt ends to long term projects or having to immediate ramp up on something new.


  2. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mullen full-time

    Pros

    The people are very welcoming

    Cons

    Incredibly difficult to switch accounts

  3. "Creative Director"

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    Former Employee - Creative Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Creative Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Commitment to cool work. Refusal to make anything lame, even if client doesn't mind.

    Cons

    Need new business, but so does everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Pros and Cons"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mullen full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and overall place to work. Advancement possible

    Cons

    Tough management structure to navigate.
    Lack of information flow
    Work/Life balance lacking


  5. Helpful (2)

    "A place that teaches you a lot"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Typical agency with tons of work that pushes your limit. You can definitely learn a lot and get alone with your peers.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Young kids often work day and night with terrible pay. There is not much room to grow but polities and dramas.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect and appreciate their hard work with appropriate pay.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Where is senior leadership?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the most creative people in the business. I've been nothing but impressed with the ideas that people bring to the table. The work is the best in the business.

    Cons

    Terrible culture. Lots of talking down from senior managers. No one is set up for success. Senior leaders are never present. No one knows what Mullen stands for, what the mission/vision of the company is. HR processes for reviews are a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Where are you? Stand up and talk to your people. Give us hope that there is a future with this company.


  7. "Digital Art Director"

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

    I have been working at Mullen full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly and my Manager while working there was a great mentor.

    Cons

    Efficiency & consistency was not always noticed or rewarded.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Not as good as led to believe"

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    Former Employee - Senior CopyWriter in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior CopyWriter in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Creatively driven shop with good culture that draws inspirational, smart people across all departments, not just creative.

    Cons

    Hubristic leadership not in touch with reality. The talk coming out of the creative leadership teams sounds great, but they're unable to deliver on growth, awards, opportunities. Specifically inside the creative dept, they value hours spent at the office, whether it's actually working, or just watching internet videos, as long as you're in the seat and appear busy.

    Advice to Management

    They wouldn't listen if I offered any.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Account Executive"

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

    I have been working at Mullen full-time

    Pros

    - Fun office environment
    - Big name client accounts

    Cons

    - Office is very political
    - Lack of structure when it comes to professional growth, development and reviews
    - If you want a work life balance you need to be the one to make that a priority, working nonstop through nights and weekends is the expected norm


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great position to gain disciplinary skills."

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

    I worked at Mullen full-time

    Pros

    Great community with the opportunity to touch some global clients.

    Cons

    Not a lot of respect is given to the design process. Work sometimes follows a backward flow with a high value on winning awards.


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