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Updated June 21, 2018
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OMD CEO Mainardo de Nardis
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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 31 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work Life balance is a joke when on" (in 60 reviews)

  • "Be prepared for long hours - but that is agency life" (in 88 reviews)

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  1. "Associate Budget Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice Co-worker, fun environment, Cafeteria onsite, Friendly mangement

    Cons

    Not that I can think of


  2. "Assistant Strategist"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Strategist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Strategist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a very social work environment with great colleagues. This is a great first job out of college -- you learn a lot about media and have fun at the same time.

    Cons

    Sometimes it feels like there is either too much going on for junior team members to pitch in. Other times it feels like there's too little. Can be slow at times.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to really invest in Assistants and Strategists. We are eager to jump in.

  3. "Strategist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OMD full-time

    Pros

    Big company with lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Need to be more clear about how to advance to the next level


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Opens New Opportunities, but Don't Stay Too Long"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quick growth from entry-level roles
    Highly desirable talent coming from agency when looking to move externally
    Many account teams to potentially move to
    Agency perks from vendors (gifts, concerts, sports, dinners/happy hour)

    Cons

    Woefully underpaid, considering cost-of-living in NYC and frequent 50-hr weeks
    Frequent employee turnover at all entry- to mid-level positions
    Raises or promotions for mid-level positions require external moves to other agencies
    Difficult to move to other roles/teams without promotion

    Advice to Management

    Do more to retain employees at all levels, encourage managers to develop their direct reports' desired career goals, and take action immediately when teams are understaffed


  5. "It's Okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at OMD full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and time off

    Cons

    Salaries are a bit low


  6. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people to work with; interesting projects

    Cons

    what you can do and learn is very limited; you have a very specific job


  7. "Senior Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great clients, bright colleagues, collaborative environment, lots of time off outside of PTO

    Cons

    high turnover, lack of feedback/communication with management

  8. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OMD full-time

    Pros

    Great group of people and will learn a lot about media.

    Cons

    A little disorganized with on-boarding and must ask for hands on work.


  9. "Strategist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OMD full-time

    Pros

    - Work Life Balance isn't so bad (Dependant on account)
    - Good amount of PTO
    - Friendly Staff

    Cons

    - Inability to manage and divvy clients across teams
    - Need to recognize employees more.
    - Scope more work without merit and compensation. Seen very often.

    Advice to Management

    Cherish your employees and recognize hard work or you will continue to see high turn over rates.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great People.... Toxic Management.Culture"

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

    I worked at OMD (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Smart people
    - Learn a lot early in your career
    -Learn what not to do as well

    Cons

    - Toxic culture
    - Don't treat employees like real people

    Advice to Management

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