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Updated July 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work environment, truly achieves work/life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • Senior managers are always helpful and you can learn a lot from them (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay & work/life balance can be improved (in 45 reviews)

  • Long hours working with work load (in 66 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OMD full-time

    Pros

    Growth, Training, Benefits and Culture

    Cons

    Compensation (at assistant level but quick promotions)


  2. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work life balance at OMD west coast is pretty good. As an ad agency, it has summer fridays.

    Cons

    The management and organization structure is messy, which results from the fact that people is highly under paid, which caused high turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Management training should be part of training.

  3. "Division is tolerated."

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

    I worked at OMD full-time

    Pros

    First class office. Convenient to subway.

    Cons

    Hired to audio team, no real expectations were laid out by management to signal achievement. I joined a small team and I was stunned at the number of cliques within the group.

    Sink or swim mentality was shocking considering this is the only team in the company. They drive people hard with too much work and the expectation that long hours, a tacit policy that was deafening, are expected.

    Environment for learning the process was haphazard.

    Advice to Management

    The issues of rank and file are not primary concerns.


  4. "OVerall good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OMD full-time

    Pros

    great life work balance and good employees

    Cons

    improve the low starting pay


  5. "Low pay, hard work, not a good social/work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OMD full-time

    Pros

    - Good experience working on a diverse team with many people
    - Learned a lot about advertising and media spots
    - Good perks of working for good clients

    Cons

    - Long hours
    - Not a lot of time for a social life
    - Takes awhile to move up in growth


  6. "The experience depends on the account and team you are on"

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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

    Good benefits, bagels twice a week (there was a 5 word min in this section)

    Cons

    No work-life balance, terrible management, unpleasant work environment

    Advice to Management

    Make sure teams are not understaffed, stop the constant push to spend budgets within the internal programmatic partner- it does NOT work!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Assistant Media Planner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OMD full-time

    Pros

    Big accounts will look good on your resume.

    Cons

    No incentive to get promoted because you will lose your OT and will be asked to stay longer since you no longer receive OT. People are very cliquey and will find a reason not to like you. Happened to me and a few other people who were not veterans on my team. Everyone talks sh*t about each other at some point or another. High school was more enjoyable, hell middle school has a better culture than this place. Pay is terrible and they don't believe in raises unless you counter offer.

    Advice to Management

    I actually really like upper management, but they don't pay enough attention to office culture.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Director, Business Development"

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

    I worked at OMD full-time

    Pros

    No pros. It's awful, don't work here.

    Cons

    Don't work here unless you enjoy places where everyone hates their jobs, management literally either doesn't know you exist or yells at you, and there are dozens of documented instances of harassment + physical assault in the workplace... and HR is in on it all.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Digital Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Digital Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Digital Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was on a really great team for Nissan/Infiniti, but NIssan moved to NY and I didn't want to move there so thats why I left, but overall helpful team, HR was fairly good. It just really depends on the individuals and culture that make up your own team.

    Cons

    HR could be more responsive both internally and externally, but that's an ad agency for you, they all act the same way.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really.


  10. "Associate Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OMD full-time

    Pros

    the going in pay, holiday schedule

    Cons

    lack of transparency, lack of opportunity for growth, losing accounts, talent going to sister agencies, culture


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