Ogilvy Reviews

Updated May 7, 2021

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Ogilvy Global CEO Andy Main
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Pros
  • "Good work environment, hands-on work(in 151 reviews)

  • "Great people work at this company(in 103 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "lots of long hours and late nights(in 217 reviews)

  • "Be prepared for long working hours, the HR can do much better(in 72 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year
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      Business analyst

      Nov 15, 2020 - Business Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Cool benefits, great leadership, good projects

      Cons

      Nothing really. Good place to work

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Apr 23, 2021 - Account Director in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work at

      Cons

      Promotions are limited depending on manager

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Ogilvy Experience

      May 7, 2021 - Video Producer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing people, culture and work life balance

      Cons

      No internal promotions or raises

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      In the midst of so much transformation, it's easy to feel lost.

      May 5, 2021 - Executive Creative Director in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Ogilvy has a heritage that's undeniable. Has been a place where one could flourish and do great work.

      Cons

      New management, new everything. Hard to know where the agency is headed or if it will even feel like Ogilvy any more.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Experiences, but difficult to grow career

      Apr 21, 2021 - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great experiences to add to your career and great client portfolio

      Cons

      Very challenging to grow your career at Ogilvy (i.e. raises and promotions)

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good people

      May 6, 2021 - Art Director in Miami, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good people, good team feel. Good benifits

      Cons

      Insane workloads long hours, little time considering

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company

      Apr 23, 2021 - Associate Strategy Director in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People are great to work with

      Cons

      Lack of innovation at the local level

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Just ok.

      Apr 23, 2021 - Account Supervisor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I met some really great people here! There is an undercurrent of really great talent that comes through.

      Cons

      - Senior leadership is non existent for employees below the VP level. You don't see them, you don't hear from them and they don't know you exist. - the brand name of Ogilvy is great but they spent zero time on development - Not a great place for women, the men are very toxic.

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Very cool clients eclipse poor culture

      Apr 5, 2021 - Social Media Strategist in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You get exposure to super cool brands, pitches, and 'sexy' work; lots of big ideas and sometimes even an ample budget to make it happen; the name is flashy and holds weight in the industry

      Cons

      It lacks diversity; the practice itself is very disorganized; there is a very weird 'i work more late nights than you work' competitive culture; little visibility from execs as I never know what is going on at work until a Campaign or AdAge article breaks the news; little room for work/life balance as a junior employee

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Favorite advertising agency!

      Apr 15, 2021 - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - People - Culture - Clients - Office environment - Talent

      Cons

      - Work-life balance - Limited career growth opportunities

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