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Updated December 2, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work environment, truly achieves work/life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • great people, great culture and team environment (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay & work/life balance can be improved (in 53 reviews)

  • Long hours at times and high staff turnover (in 83 reviews)

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  1. "Digital Performance Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OMD full-time

    Pros

    International, great clients, digital focussed

    Cons

    Long unpaid working days, few trainings


  2. "Analyst - Finance"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OMD full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great collaborative team environment, generous benefits/time off, very laid back office

    Cons

    work/life balance is poor, lack of communication, career growth

  3. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OMD full-time

    Pros

    Nice people
    Work life balance can be good depending on your team
    Big brands / some cool campaigns

    Cons

    Enertia
    Not too interesting
    Too many higher ups that don't care about the little guys
    Sad media people who have been at the industry for years are condescending and patronizing
    No way to get more money other than quitting

    Advice to Management

    Get modern, be more digital, try harder to keep your employees happy so there will be less turn over
    No company culture


  4. "Fun environment, long hours"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director, Analytics in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Director, Analytics in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at OMD full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun environment and espirit de corps and decent pay

    Cons

    Long hours, lots of busywork, somewhat useless work, too many meetings

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to not get squeezed on margin and find better ways to generate incremental revenue other than by using Accuen


  5. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Supervisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OMD full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    ability to work autonomously, so those who thrive in a hands off environment will do well

    Cons

    Not a ton of support when it comes to upper management (AMD/Group Director)
    Lack of staffing across accounts
    Lack of transparency with account information (account review, etc)


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    "Assistant Strategist"

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

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

    Pros

    Vendor perks -- You basically get to dine at the best restaurants, attend concerts, get mani/pedis, etc. for free through relationships with sales vendors
    Mobility -- Once you're in the company, its extremely easy to move around

    Cons

    Low pay ($34K+OT for assistants), long hours, no compassion for work life balance, upper management consistently making promises to clients without regards to the team

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your team and listen to their feedback


  7. "Assistant Digital Strategist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OMD full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment, very young vibe, growth opportunities

    Cons

    Not great pay, a lot of turn over, long hours, tough work/life balance, somewhat unorganized

  8. "Experiences May Vary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OMD full-time

    Pros

    Brand name clients, some nice coworkers, some good client events and company professional activities.

    Cons

    Lack of training, no transparency for junior employees, it's hard to know what middle management is thinking, low nyc office morale, certain teams are seen as priorities while others left on the sideline, incredibly high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that junior employees can provide value and insights and reward their efforts. Communicate strategic decisions. Realize that high turnover is not insignificant and should be addressed.


  9. "What you put in is what you get out"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Well known, innovative accounts
    -Rotation opportunities
    - Smart, determined employees

    Cons

    -Culture has taken a hit due to loss of recent business


  10. "Associate Media Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at OMD full-time

    Pros

    Agency invests in itself, employees, and resources. Aims to always be on top of the industry.

    Cons

    Not specific to OMD, but ad agency culture in general - long hours are expected and become a way of life.


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