Ogilvy Reviews

Updated Jun 1, 2020

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Ogilvy Global CEO John Seifert
John Seifert
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  1. Featured Review

    "The Teaching Hospital of Advertising"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ogilvy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Exposure to senior leadership. -Established mentor/mentee program. -Devoted program management team to monthly learning and development programs. -Competitive salary for an entry-level position in the advertising program. -Opportunities to rotate through some of the industry's biggest brands. -Unlike most entry-level jobs, you are not silo'd to a certain team or craft. The program is designed to expose you to different parts of the agency with the goal of applying each lesson to your next rotation.

    Cons

    -Highly competitive interview process (e.g. two phone screens, final round is a marathon interview day where the only thing you can do to prepare is be yourself)

    Ogilvy2019-11-20
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Ogilvy"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Group Creative Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ogilvy full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great Creative work, intuitive Creative leadership

    Cons

    Long hours, emanin wor etic

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    Ogilvy2019-07-27
  3. "Good Experience"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Ogilvy part-time

    Pros

    Staff was friendly and creative

    Cons

    in my experience no specific cons

    Ogilvy2020-05-20
  4. "It was ok"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at Ogilvy full-time

    Pros

    401k match, Benefits, Decent Pay

    Cons

    Huge company, very siloed environment

    Ogilvy2020-05-30
  5. "All depends on clients and your team"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ogilvy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very smart and creative people all in one building

    Cons

    Need to have a network of people internally to know what clients/projects are coming down the road

    Ogilvy2020-05-15
  6. "great place to learn and grow"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategy Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ogilvy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    amazing culture and people to work with

    Cons

    promotions and pay increases are hard

    Ogilvy2020-05-10
  7. "Smart people, challenged leadership"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ogilvy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart people who know so much and can teach you.

    Cons

    Top leadership at global level is clueless and lives in the 1980s ad world.

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    Ogilvy2020-05-24
  8. "Entry Level Marketing"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Entry Level Marketing in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ogilvy full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    creative, bubbly, bold, caring, open-minded

    Cons

    low salary, not quant nor data-driven

    Ogilvy2020-04-30
  9. "Working There"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative Services 

    I have been working at Ogilvy full-time

    Pros

    some cool people that work there

    Cons

    lack of leadership and career opportunities

    Ogilvy2020-05-13
  10. "Culture"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Associate 

    I have been working at Ogilvy full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is very welcoming and wants to help you out.

    Cons

    Big company, so not everyone is aware of all the specifics or on going work happening.

    Ogilvy2020-04-15
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