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Updated May 9, 2018

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Lee Newman
18 Ratings
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 14 reviews)

  • "Great people (excluding upper management)(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great Shop"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mullen

    Pros

    Excellent Agency - Great People - Smart

    Cons

    None - Hard Work like any agency

    Advice to Management

    Invest in New Biz

    Mullen2018-05-09
  2. Helpful (10)

    "Mismanaged in Los Angeles"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mullen full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    • Great people (excluding upper management) • Great location with great view!

    Cons

    • No work-life balance. 60-80 hour weeks are the norm • Low pay. Not on scale with LA salary comparisons. • Company was not prepared to take on an account the size of Acura. Great at small accounts (in Boston) but management doesn't understand what it takes to run a large automotive account. They are in way over their heads. • Almost everyone working there is looking to get out • No HR Manager on site. Boston HR... team only comes in to fire people and does not understand the problems facing LA based resources. • Culture of fear. Sr. Management is in way over their heads and it makes all employees fear that the client will be lost and they will be left without jobs.

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    Advice to Management

    • Hire an HR Manager for Los Angeles • Recognize that if your employees are regularly working every weekend and late every night that you probably are understaffed. Do something about it! • Listen to the reasons why people are leaving. There is a reason that there is such an enormous amount of turnover and it's not just because people are finding better jobs. Some people leave for less money just so they can get... their lives back. • Sr. Management needs to be revisited.

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    Mullen2015-03-07
  3. Helpful (11)

    "Awful, awful place."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mullen full-time

    Pros

    Met a few great people. Once in a while a good opportunity comes along.

    Cons

    Awful bosses. Upper management have no ethics. Culture of fear and shame instead of encouragement and support.

    Mullen2014-10-09
  4. Helpful (7)

    "Great for your resume, bad for your soul"

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    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mullen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent location. A handful of great people. Lovers of any excuse to break out champagne at 10am. Perfect for newbies who don't know their arse from their elbow.

    Cons

    The "new" management team doesn't care about their employees. They only want awards and will do whatever it takes to get there. Promotions rarely occur and if one is given don't expect this sweat shop to reward you financially.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that this great agency is going downhill quickly as word gets out that it is willing to push labor laws to edge and not compensate accordingly.

    Mullen2014-03-11
  5. "The intern program is very rewarding and the agency has a great energy and culture. Its paid too!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mullen for less than a year

    Pros

    The atmosphere is great. People are very excited to help you learn and get involved hands on. One of the few paid internships out there. Insight series allows you to have lunch every Friday and meet with a high up person from each department for a presentation and Q/A so you get to know about the entire agency instead of just the department you're working in.

    Cons

    They make it seem like it's extremely likely that a lot of you will get hired right out of the internship program but it's really only a small number depending on if there is room in the agency. -Not much else to complain about though! Great experience.

    Mullen2013-09-12
  6. Helpful (6)

    "Entrepreneurial creative marketing opportunity suppressed by combative executive leadership culture."

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    Former Employee - Account Director in Boston, MA

    I worked at Mullen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, talent and freedom.

    Cons

    Focus on money, control and individual success versus winning as a team.

    Advice to Management

    Look in the mirror.

    Mullen2013-03-12
  7. Helpful (7)

    "This was a place that put its people first 3 years ago and was changing the game. Now its all about $$ and new biz."

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    Former Employee - Associate Creative Director in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mullen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Everybody pitches in. There isn't a lot of separation between management and staff and creative talents come from anywhere, any department. Some really great people work here. Free coffee. And you're gonna need it! At least until you start drinking in the office at 3pm to manage your sanity. Great fraternity-like parties if that's why you go to work every day.

    Cons

    The same trappings that this horrible industry perpetuates. Incredibly long hours and weekend that burn anyone out after a few years. And if you are over 30 with a spouse and kids, don't even try to find a work-life balance. This is about the least family friendly agency I have ever worked for. I STRONGLY recommend that anyone with kids stay away from this place. Management could care less and keeps hiring 22... year olds that look hot in a skirt but know little. Because they are malleable and CHEAP.

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    Advice to Management

    Making people work 70 hrs a week is bull%$#. It's just advertising. And outside the industry NO ONE cares that much about the creative product that any agency puts on a pedestal. So keep collecting your bonus but know the walls are held up by the people who make the agency work. Not the thrill of having a 1 in 5 chance of winning new business without respecting the current client relationships.

    Mullen2013-03-07
  8. "It was fun....once"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
     in Boston, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mullen

    Pros

    Great people, creative and vibrant environment. It’s definitely a place where you can, if you’re lucky, work on some great client work with smart people. In my department, people work on multiple clients where you get exposed to a lot of different work. It however does take it’s toll where you may be spinning too many plates at once.

    Cons

    I came to the organization to do great work, be creative, and work with great people. There are some amazing people there at Mullen but the tides are shifting and it is losing a bit of magic. Yes, the company is winning work, but it is coming at the expense of the great people. No work-life balance and to say that it's a boy-club is to put it lightly. Frequent hallway conversations let by senior execs disparage... working parents, former employees, and lead people to believe that there is little concern for work life balance. It's sad, really. It used to be a great place to work.

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    Mullen2011-04-20
  9. "Great"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
     in Winston-Salem, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mullen

    Pros

    Beer Cart Thursdays, bagel Wednesdays, great people. Nothing bad to say except that the upper management seems to be a bit spotty.

    Cons

    Long hours, and relatively low pay for new positions. Overall it is a great company but they are understaffed a lot.

    Mullen2011-01-05
  10. Helpful (6)

    "Very Political"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Winston-Salem, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mullen

    Pros

    Great people, great city to raise kids, great understanding of the needs to move to digital, very entrepreunial

    Cons

    extremely political, upper management is very old school (this is for the Winston Salem office), need a thick skin to work here

    Advice to Management

    none

    Mullen2009-11-05
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