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Ogilvy & Mather Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Its a very chilled place and fantastic work environment (in 67 reviews)

  • Amazing people, great work-life balance, cool opportunities f you can find them (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Difficulty in work / life balance (in 61 reviews)

  • Long hours, reluctance to hire additional staff to pick up the slack (in 59 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Make Brands Matter"

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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.

  3. "The Best Agency I've Worked At"

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

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

    Pros

    - Incredibly smart people, whom are experts at their craft
    - Always ahead of the curve when changes come to changes to the industry and new technologies/platforms.
    - Very collaborative work environment.
    - Top notch creative talent.
    - Inclusive, diverse and welcoming culture.

    Cons

    - Pay raises have become very difficult to attain - due to holding company pressures/pay freezes.


  4. "Account Executive Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The most intelligent people in the industry.

    Cons

    Location is a bit out of the way.


  5. "Advertising"

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    Former Intern - Hardware Technician in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Hardware Technician in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have a great staff, great problem management, and great food.

    Cons

    Because of my position, i was placed in the basement. It got pretty stuffy at times.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees, and your employees will take care of your clients


  6. "Management Supervisor"

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    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, incredible opportunities to learn from industry experts, lots of diverse accounts.

    Cons

    Everything moves slower- promotions, raises, getting things done. Lots of red tape but not as much as other big agencies.


  7. "Solid"

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    Current Employee - Group Planning Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Group Planning Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart and grown-up with great resources

    Cons

    The location in Hell's Kitchen!

  8. "More than just a name"

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

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

    Pros

    -amazing office
    -great culture
    -cool, SMART coworkers

    Cons

    -you need to fight for yourself here, nothing will be handed to you. which really could be seen as a pro also


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Summer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Summer Inter (Planning) in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Inter (Planning) in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - great, organized program with speaker series, social events, and trainings that help you familiarize yourself with the industry
    - i worked in the strategy department (planning) on global accounts and enjoyed working with senior planners to uncover insights that ultimately inform advertisements on TV / digital

    Cons

    - the ad industry is an interesting place to be right now. especially for a young person, your agency really has to adapt to digital to stay relevant. i think ogilvy is doing a lot to stay current but also has a long way to go

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to change and expand the digital parts of your business. It's part of WPP so it's undeniably held by other interests. Still, the culture is great and i enjoyed every day i worked there


  10. Helpful (1)

    "working at ogilvy and mother"

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    Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I loved the working environment which was full of fun.

    Cons

    sometimes working for long hours


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