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Updated January 17, 2018
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Ogilvy & Mather Global CEO John Seifert
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  • Difficulty in work / life balance (in 71 reviews)

  • Nothing bad, some long hours but nothing insane or outside what's normal for agency life (in 78 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Make Brands Matter"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Supervisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Management Supervisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great founder culture company with a long view. Leadership is invested in Diversity & Inclusion.

    Cons

    It's a big company and as a result a little slow, sometimes...not all the time. They could pay better, too.

    Advice to Management

    Invest a little more in your people and keep on that diversity and inclusion kick, the broader our backgrounds, the better off we'll be.


  2. "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great international environment. Open minded co-workers.

    Cons

    Work can be intense and you have to miss your weekends

  3. "Decent agency to work at"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather full-time

    Pros

    Communication with management is pretty open.

    Cons

    Bonuses are not guaranteed, but they are for upper-level management.


  4. "GOOD PLACE TO WORK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture at the agency is good

    Cons

    The agency can be very slow - Slowogilvy

    Advice to Management

    Transparancy


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Pros and Cons"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Wide range of capabilities; great maternity leave and medical benefits

    Cons

    gender gap in salary. I've been doing the same job as a man was doing 3 years ago and i still don't make what he made. I make $71k, he made $77k

    Advice to Management

    Close the salary gap with gender


  6. "Presentation Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great!!! For the most part people are fairly easy going. I would recommend this organization to anyone. You learn so much!!!

    Cons

    The hours can be grueling, stress levels can be extremely high. Compensation not great, unless you are a senior person.

    Advice to Management

    Be more cognizant of work-life balance for employees. It is, of course, the industry that does not always permit this considersation, but it would be appreciated.


  7. "Strategic Brand Planner"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Strategic Planner
    Former Employee - Senior Strategic Planner
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Access to Data and the ability to challenge yourself in this position

    Cons

    Limited by decisions from the creative department

  8. "Great People"

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    Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People; Opportunity to grow; Big clients

    Cons

    Must fight for promotions and raises


  9. "Great people. Hard to keep."

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    Former Employee - Front End Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Front End Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The culture is fun as are the people.

    Cons

    Management doesn't ask enough of its team and so folks leave frequently. If you don't trust the people you hire - don't hire them!

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people and treat them with respect or they'll leave. Keep your ego's in check!


  10. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather (Less than a year)

    Pros

    salary benefits excellent , vacation time also good.

    Cons

    location location location... worse ever..


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