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Ogilvy CommonHealth Reviews

Updated September 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work environment, Awesome/creative employees (in 11 reviews)

  • Management is supportive of work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • You may face unexpected long hours (in 13 reviews)

  • No reasonable work life balance (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great culture, terrible work-life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Planner in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Brand Planner in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture: fun, laid-back, always free food & drink around
    Lots of interesting work and more chances to "make your mark"

    Cons

    Upper-management seems to make questionable choices; terrible work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Get the facts straight before making a call.


  2. "Ogilvy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ogilvy CommonHealth full-time

    Pros

    Great Company with a lot of opportunities to move forward.

    Cons

    A lot of "No my job not my problem" outlooks in the company.
    Teams need to work on teamwork and how each position supports other positions

  3. "2017 Ogilvy Internship"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are very welcoming and want you to succeed. Great place to gain experience in advertising. Learned a lot and made great connections.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Do not be afraid to use the interns in more client work.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ogilvy CommonHealth full-time

    Pros

    The team dynamics can vary, but mostly great people to work with.

    Cons

    Salary was not as competitive with market place


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Loosing a lot of business"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Copy Supervisor in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Copy Supervisor in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There's some decent people who know what they're doing and really do care about the work and co-workers.

    Cons

    Like any place it's political and they're many who take credit for work they didn't do or had very little to do with. Those same people quickly blame others when things go wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about utilization and concentrate on doing the job correctly.


  6. "Project Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful working environment. Energetic, hardworking and brilliant people!

    Cons

    Long hours and average salary.

    Advice to Management

    Assistant Account Executive


  7. "Finance Intern"

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    Former Employee - Finance Intern in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Finance Intern in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ogilvy CommonHealth (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Got to work in many different parts of the department

    Cons

    None was great experience cannot think of any!

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Account Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ogilvy CommonHealth full-time

    Pros

    I have worked at three agencies prior to OCH...this is the most efficient place i have worked at so far.

    Cons

    The New York office is on the 11th ave...so far away from subways!


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Light Sucking Company"

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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 Ogilvy CommonHealth full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ogilvy CommonHealth was once a good place to work. Morale was high, and the company kept the employees happy. This is no loner the case. There are no pros for working at Ogilvy CommonHealth.

    Cons

    This place will suck the light out of you. Unless your nose is incredibly brown, there is no place for you here. You will be extremely taken advantage of, with zero recognition for your work. And when they finally do give you a "promotion", it's actually just a slight title change with no salary increase. Your hard work will never be recognized by your revolving door or managers. "Bonuses" are non existent, though you're told "I always give bonuses to my staff", when you're hired. Annual increases also do not exist because the company has done poorly and "cannot give increases" again another year, but there are certain employees that get 10k+ increases every six months. These are the brown nosers as previously mentioned. If you are overtime elegible, you are only paid at half time, not time and a half, because it's legal to according to the IRS, because standard hours are 35, not 40, however, no one works under 40 hours anyway. The finance department requires you to be a member of a "committee". This is pretty much just a way to get you to do much more mandatory work for no additional pay, recognition, or reward. If you last two years, that is long, especially in the finance department. There are no incentives for employee retention. They will bleed you dry and still expect more.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with the respect that they deserve. Don't take advantage of good, hard working employees, because you can. Favoritism is visible.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Ogilvy NOT"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ogilvy CommonHealth full-time

    Pros

    Ogilvy CommonHealth NY is nestled in the heart of the Ogilvy & Mather NYC office, The Chocolate Factory. Ogilvy is synonymous with advertising and is the premier agency with a brilliant history of unparalleled achievement and dedication to brand building and creativity. Ogilvy is advertising royalty.

    Cons

    Ogilvy CommonHealth is the pharmaceutical arm of O&M. But to be sure this company is NO Ogilvy & Mather! Its principles are that of CommonHealth, a weak evolutionary business model of Ferguson Associates. Its leadership does not understand advertising and less about creativity. Management strokes it's own ego with an old boys club mentality and poorly dressed suits. If you love the history of advertising and honor creativity this is not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    I challenge management to promote a creative to partner. No need to say more.


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