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Ogilvy CommonHealth Reviews

Updated January 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work environment, Awesome/creative employees (in 9 reviews)

  • Great company, excellent work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • High utilization rate, gives you opportunity to work on more things, but also requires long hours (in 9 reviews)

  • No reasonable work life balance (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great place,great people, great environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best work environment ever. The place is crawling with positive vibes.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say about this company at all.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Great group of people, need to re-focus internal priorities"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth within. Stable / secure for employees in good standing. Fair compensation. Able to network with a group of very talented people.

    Cons

    Financial constraints limit creativity / ability to collaborate. More time spent managing internal than focusing on client deliverables. Stagnant. Poor employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce focus on financial metrics for majority of employee body to improve morale. Should be a focus for the organization, but shouldn't set the tone of everyday work.


  3. "Copywriter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Owner in Port Saint Lucie, FL
    Former Employee - Owner in Port Saint Lucie, FL

    I worked at Ogilvy CommonHealth (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent working environment among talented, motivated people.

    Cons

    Too much snow up there! (I moved to Florida.)

    Advice to Management

    Provide a little more instruction on writing assignments.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Assistant Account Exec"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great People and Culture-makes you want to go to work

    Cons

    sometimes hard to be promoted-does not pay all that well

    Advice to Management

    take care of your people and your people will take care of the business


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Heaven or Hell"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    OCH is a large company with a lot of great in-house resources. Depending on what team you're on, you could work with a lot of great, smart, respectful, people. The amount of work they have is great, and because they're "Ogilvy" it has a bit of a "wow factor." As far as NJ goes, this is the best ad-agency feel you'll get. Award shows, cool parties, etc.

    Cons

    Its Pharma. That could be a good or bad thing, depending on who you are. Some of the people that work here are downright rude. They walk, talk, and act like they are gods gift to advertising. That's both the account and creative side. OCH will low ball you on salary. That's a fact. Finally, they WILL overwork you: late nights, weekend work, etc are common. They are moving into a new space and eliminating cubes, opting for the open-floor plan instead. Some of the creative directors and ACDs on the creative side have a tendency to be very full of themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that work-life balance is ESSENTIAL to a happy employee population. The excuse, "well that's advertising" is a joke, one that isn't very funny at that.


  7. "NA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company, excellent work/life balance

    Cons

    Benefit packages, timing of reviews

    Advice to Management

    NA


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Terribly run company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big name company, hard workers

    Cons

    Terrible management, no training, no way to move up, unfair pay, no one had any idea what they are doing, catty account teams, strange management hierarchy,


  9. Helpful (1)

    "What would David Ogilvy do?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful offices. Great coffee. Pleasant people.

    Cons

    Never met Creative Director. My first week no senior people were around. My second week none of the people I'd worked with the first week were around. A major piece had to be revised in a few hours. Otherwise it was churning out revisions.

    Advice to Management

    Senior level means someone who is older that 25 who can manage their client's expectations and clearly communicate what they want. The writer before me said they also had a problem understanding the Account person's requests.


  10. "2 years so far so good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great mentoring program
    collaborative environment
    fortunate to work with great account leads
    support supervisor
    employees tend to stay awhile at OCH compared to other agencies

    Cons

    pay is pretty average when compared to the market value of most positions

    Advice to Management

    encourage more out of the box thinking.


  11. "Great company culture and growth opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly and although so many employees have been here for years, there is a welcoming spirit for new people joining the company. There is a true appreciation for hard work and people are judged by their contributions.
    Numerous opportunities for career growth and development.
    Management is supportive of work/life balance.

    Cons

    It takes a little time to get to know everyone and understand processes and procedures.

    Advice to Management

    Employees appreciate the open communication.



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