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Ogilvy CommonHealth Reviews

Updated May 25, 2018
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Pros
  • Great work environment, Awesome/creative employees (in 12 reviews)

  • Many people who work there have for over a decade so I think that says a lot about the company (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • s unrealistic expectations for working long hours (it (in 15 reviews)

  • Upper-management seems to make questionable choices; terrible work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great people, great agency"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ogilvy CommonHealth full-time

    Pros

    Awesome talented hard working smart people, authentic leaders. Andrew Schirmer is the new CEO and is already making a difference! Lots of opportunity to make a difference and see the impact of hard work.

    Cons

    Need to get better at performance management. Healthcare advertising is a volatile and dynamic business that requires agility to manage frequent changes in this client driven business.


  2. "CEO a welcome addition!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ogilvy CommonHealth full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    After a year without a CEO, Andrew is a breath of fresh air. We are already seeing the benefits of his leadership. He’s a welcome addition and I can’t wait to see what the future holds with him as our leader.

    Cons

    Everything takes time. Hopefully he will be given the opportunity to enact change with realistic expectations.

  3. "Moving in the right direction."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ogilvy CommonHealth full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Smart, talented people who are very dedicated to what they do and producing great work. New CEO is onboard and quickly making a positive impact.

    Cons

    Lots of change. Company realignment takes time.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure managers are focusing on employee development.


  4. "Do not work here"

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

    I worked at Ogilvy CommonHealth (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice office, some great coworkers who work very hard

    Cons

    Do not work here. This place is a sinking ship with unethical business practices. They pitch “big ideas” which are really just fairy tales that cannot be implemented, then chase their tails to try to implement, running their staff ragged until everyone leaves. They reward those who embellish capabilities to clients and do not hold the right people accountable for failing to deliver results. Incentives are completely misaligned, and management has no control over the future of their teams- all decisions about raises and promotions are controlled by a handful of people who have no line of sight into the actual work being done on the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Start rewarding integrity and hard work and maybe people will actually want to work here.


  5. "n/a"

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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 Ogilvy CommonHealth full-time

    Pros

    Close to home. Many wonderful coworkers.

    Cons

    The company doesn't care as much about the employees as it should.

    Advice to Management

    They need revise the way employees are compensated across the company. Some employees are very well compensated others don't get raises for years or even a bonuses.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic Enviro"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Brand name sticks out on resume, office is nice, clients are major players in the healthcare industry

    Cons

    Fighting between departments, temper tantrums, talking behind others' backs, work-life balance non-existent, no lunch, poor communication amongst departments, room for growth seems minimal


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Long hours, backstabbing and plenty of stress"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good salary & benefits; Lots of team-building

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations; Upper management out of touch with understanding of day-to-day environment; Performance reviews too long & don’t properly reflect employee achievements, skills, etc.Long

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Creative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ogilvy CommonHealth full-time

    Pros

    Great production team that does all the work but gets none of the credit.

    Cons

    Petty, political backstabbing people who will do whatever they can to keep their job. Talent is feared here as a threat to those sitting on pensions.

    Advice to Management

    Run.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Mixed feelings"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ogilvy CommonHealth full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Attracts great talent. Has mentorship and leadership programs in place to help nurture and grow junior-level staff. Top contender when it comes to creative awards and agency recognition. Willing to invest in good people and new technology. Great onsite gym in the building. Organization offers a lot of support to local community and promotes charity sponsorship and involvement. They invest multiple times throughout the year in spurring internal comradery and offer on/off site team building activities for employees. Put plainly, this place knows how to throw a party! Excellent health benefits and employee savings plans. One of the few companies left in the Agency world who does a 401k match and pension option.

    Cons

    Back in the day (7-10yrs ago) this place was Top In It’s Class! Unfortunately with the recent shifts in leadership and ever-smothering parent company/network it’s safe to say this company is in a real transition stage right now. Employee morale is low. Takes forever to make any changes or improvements. Almost no flexibility when it comes to working remotely or scheduling a vacation day. This is due to upper management’s unrealistic expectations for working long hours (it’s looked down upon to work from home and considered a half day when you leave the office at 5pm) and notorious understaffing efforts.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not living up to its name"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great client list. Network resources, beautiful offices. The ogilvy brand is big and can open a lot of doors. Some interesting work happening.

    Cons

    Ossified, incompetent and self-serving leadership. Very top heavy and hierarchal. No management whatsoever. Lifers who won’t make room for anyone else and enjoy lording over their subordinates. No trust. No sense of motivation.

    Advice to Management

    A new CEO is on board but don’t stop there. Replace the leadership and work towards a more nimble, flexible, diverse approach to the work and a culture of true collaboration.


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