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OMD CEO Florian Adamski
Florian Adamski
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Pros
  • "Nice team and colleagues plus nice working environment; Nice work life balance(in 21 reviews)

  • "great people to work with; interesting projects(in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not a great work/life balance during the week(in 65 reviews)

  • "Welfare can be better if people are going to work long hours(in 97 reviews)

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  1. Great media shop

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OMD full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    One of the best agencies I’ve worked at for media professionals. Excellent benefits and numerous opportunities for growth and advancement.

    Cons

    Hours can be long but that’s advertising, not unique to OMD. This is actually one of the better places to be able to have a life outside of work.

  2. Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OMD

    Pros

    A lot of resources Fortune 500 brands Nice office

    Cons

    Too many cooks in the kitchen Poor management Slow promotion and raise

    Advice to Management

    Start knowing what the lower management is doing

  3. Great company to kick start career

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    Current Employee - Assistant Strategist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, clients, people and work place. It is a great first job out of college. There are plenty of resources, learning webinars and mentors that want to help you. Fully immersed into the media world and learn fast.

    Cons

    Low pay , long hours, not much culture

  4. Reputable agency and accounts, but siloed structure threatens to leave some behind.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OMD full-time

    Pros

    As a leading and giant media agency, OMD gives its employees access to a ton of tools, trainings, and resources. OMD has some of the largest pieces of business out there and working on those accounts looks good on a resume. OMD also really prioritizes promoting from within if they can.

    Cons

    OMD is a legacy media agency, so there are still a lot of teams working solely in traditional media. Because the agency is really siloed, it’s hard for offline teams to get exposure or ownership of digital, and there’s a LOT of fear that people will be left behind/unemployable once they finish the (necessary) work of carrying broadcast, print, and other offline channels to their graves.

    Advice to Management

    Breakdown the offline and digital silos so everyone can have relevant skills moving forward.

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    Holding Company Mentality Wins Out

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

    I worked at OMD full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great, very smart people, good facilities (NY Office), great access to programs, trainings, software, decent benefits, well-known shop in the industry. OMD NY President is doing her best to try and change the culture and improve upon some past pain points of the industry, she truly seems to care and take it seriously.

    Cons

    Holding company model is losing them very good talent, which in-turn is losing them accounts, which is losing funding, and the cycle continues. If you are an external hire you will be fine in terms of compensation, but internal promotions are met with abysmal and embarrassing increases that don't compare to other shops in the industry. They have also been on a raise freeze since 2014, so ensure that your salary is high...

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    Advice to Management

    With the exception of the President and CEO, some other C-suite positions in the NY office are personally responsible for longstanding employees leaving. Treat your good talent well and reward loyalty, don't punish it. Your clients are starting to notice the people they trust heading for the door.

  6. Its A Good Starting Job

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    Current Employee - Assistant Negotiator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good exprience in media industry

    Cons

    Not the best team work amongst teams.

  7. media planner

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at OMD full-time

      Pros

      You get go work on cool accounts

      Cons

      there is no room for growth and people are overworked

    • it was ok

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at OMD full-time

        Pros

        decent place to start out your career

        Cons

        minimal room for growth and opportunities

      • Media Planner

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          Current Employee - Media Planner in New York, NY
          Recommends
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at OMD full-time for more than 2 years

          Pros

          Great work environment and interesting work

          Cons

          Not a great work/life balance during the week

        • Great company , very ambitious .

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          Current Employee - Digital Analyst in New York, NY
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I have been working at OMD full-time for more than 2 years

          Pros

          Co-workers end up being a great team. People are grateful for hard work.

          Cons

          Low promotion benefits Organization/structure No training program for assistants

          Advice to Management

          If an account is short staffed, find resources to not let them feel like they need to survive every day.

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