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Updated December 9, 2018
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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 96 reviews)

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  1. "Great media shop"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at OMD full-time (More than 5 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. "it was ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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

  3. "Good experience"

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

    I worked at OMD full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    learn media ins and outs

    Cons

    low pay for most positions

    Advice to Management

    increase pay for money managers


  4. "Media Planner"

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

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and interesting work

    Cons

    Not a great work/life balance during the week


  5. "Great company , very ambitious ."

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    Current Employee - Digital Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Digital Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Negotiator"

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    Former Employee - Negotiator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Negotiator in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    “Top Media Agency in the industry”- Can look good on a resume if you can sell it.

    Cons

    It’s far from the top Media Agency in the industry.

    Depending on which account you end up your looking at long hours for very low pay in an extremely toxic working environment.

    No training at any level outside of some new technologies the firm introduces that become mandatory.

    High pressure work environment on large accounts with minimal technical support services.

    Advice to Management

    Use your financial resources to invest in Human Capital. Training makes your employees have a stronger skill set which in turn makes them more valuable.

    Don’t delay the hiring process on large accounts. Teams with larger accounts have middle-Lower tier employees making bigger mistakes because they are managing too much on their plate.

    Promote from within and develop your employees through training programs.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "OMD is just another big agency with bad culture."

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

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

    Pros

    They have had a long standing reputation as being a part of the largest media company in the world.

    Cons

    No opportunities for growth unless you fight for them. Senior management is just as unhappy as you are. Horrible culture. No work life balance.

  8. "Negotiator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OMD full-time

    Pros

    There are a good amount of days off

    Cons

    most teams are understaffed and underpaid


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Associate Media Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    made some friends and I was able to leave

    Cons

    Toxic work environment, no raises, no staffing, no training. Average time people leave is 8p. Heavy upper management with 7 figure salaries. Majority of employees that are working on 50% staffed teams get paid less then $100k

    Advice to Management

    invest in your people not your figure heads


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Looking for analytics? Look elsewhere"

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

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

    Pros

    -getting some of the media planning team’s perks
    -casual dress
    -gained some technical skills

    Cons

    -long hours (10 hour days were the norm)
    -very underpaid for analytics skills. I switched to consulting and got a 30% salary increase and have far more interesting and meaningful work. Yes, advertising has notoriously low-pay, but if you want the in-demand data talent, competitive pay is important.
    -analytics leadership (at OMD, does not apply to annalect) is full of hot air
    -cliquey, indifferent culture

    Advice to Management

    Hire more technical data science people - and having leadership spewing buzzwords is not impressive. Revamp the culture to be more friendly and less siloed. (eg have teams get together for brown bags.)