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Ogilvy & Mather Reviews

Updated September 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Its a very chilled place and fantastic work environment (in 69 reviews)

  • Culture is amazing - very family oriented with a good work-life balance (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • Difficulty in work / life balance (in 65 reviews)

  • Long hours and takes time to get up the ladder (in 64 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The NYC office is diverse and full of great opportunities. They focus heavily on company culture and making it a great work environment.

    Cons

    They are working on integrating their several different sub-companies into one. This will help with internal communication and knowledge!

    Advice to Management

    The HR and management are great resources for younger employees. They are eager to help, listen and offer guidance to those who are newer.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Smart, reasonable colleagues, but so big, easy to get overlooked"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather full-time

    Pros

    As a group, the smartest and kindest group of people I've ever worked with. Felt like working at the Ivy Leagues of Advertising.

    Cons

    Enormous global operation dominated by three enormous global clients so it's easy to get overlooked.

  3. "Managing Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather full-time

    Pros

    Creativity, Sector, People, Career,

    Cons

    Work life balance and workload, politics, slow process and lack of agility


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Talented People, Fun Culture, Laid Back"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great, talented people. The culture is great and very laid back.

    Cons

    Upper management is not great or transparent with us. No raises or promotions. You have to hop jobs to receive adequate compensation. Hard to feel valued.


  5. "It's Fine"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather full-time

    Pros

    Noteriety - Lot's of opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Slow crawl up a shallow ladder. Crazy hours. Intense work envirnoment.

    Advice to Management

    Relax


  6. "project management team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    quick-pace yet cozy working environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes need to work from home after work time.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good for me.

    Cons

    The training is horrible, There is no trust, loyalty or growth in this company. From the HR department right to the top management.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing is confident. There is no loyalty and you are treated poorly.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great people/work...not good career growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather full-time

    Pros

    The people are great, hours are flexible, good work/life balance...and the work itself is engaging

    Cons

    Career growth is lacking. Ogilvy & Mather is a great place to work if you want to stay in the job you are in. If you want to move forward or laterally to a new type of position that may prove difficult.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Media Planner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great environment , cool office and benefits

    Cons

    poor management, lack of leadership, and guidance

    Advice to Management

    better leadership and work assessment


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid OgilvyRED"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather full-time

    Pros

    nice views of the Hudson from the office

    Cons

    This review is for OgilvyRED only.

    People hate working here and are desperately trying to get out. This is a hostile and toxic work environment. Despite several complaints to HR about workplace hostility and harassment by several employees, nothing has changed. Managers treat their employees extremely poorly and have very little respect for them.

    If you’re considering joining OgilvyRED, I beg you not to come here. Don’t let the recruiter and RED’s marketing materials fool you, this place is falling apart. Just take a look at the other glassdoor reviews on OgilvyRED.


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