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Updated Nov 23, 2021

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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Lots of great people with amazing creative potential willing to go above and beyond their craft to deliver good work.(in 416 reviews)
  • "The culture is great and very laid back.(in 179 reviews)
  • "Interesting work and great colleagues(in 90 reviews)
  • "Great team and resources to top talent(in 81 reviews)
  • "Good benefits (for full(in 75 reviews)
Cons
  • "hard to get promoted/ turn over rate high/ overtime working/ low salary/ lack of trainning(in 163 reviews)
  • "Low Pay and everything else is fine(in 119 reviews)
  • "no work life balance at all (have to work on weekends and gets whatsapp texts after 10pm)(in 116 reviews)
  • "Long hours and demanding.(in 107 reviews)
  • "the team i was on dissolved pretty quickly because of poor management(in 87 reviews)
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  1. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Working at Ogilvy in Nairobi

    Nov 21, 2022 - Account Director in Nairobi
    Recommend
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    Pros

    They are very community driven and work towards making sure there is a solid team working on projects

    Cons

    You will struggle having a work life balance since you may work into the night to churn out client work.

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  2. 1.0
    Former Intern, less than 1 year

    working at my dream company was a nightmare

    Jul 31, 2022 - Creative Intern in Singapore
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - free coffee - nice office - can work from home whenever you like - relatively nice colleagues (if they like you) - good for people who are really just starting out (because they give you everything to do)

    Cons

    - toxic culture (everyone is in cliques, interns are outcasted) - talked about mental health and was seen as a burden - no work life balance at all (have to work on weekends and gets whatsapp texts after 10pm) - no secrets at all (gossip culture is encouraged) - there is almost like a cult mentality where everyone thinks the hustle/grind is just part of the “agency life” if you can’t take it then you’re not meant to be here - sky high expectations for an intern - just don’t work here if you value your mental health

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee

    AM

    Mar 18, 2016 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great company culture. The work is fun and exciting.

    Cons

    No work and life balance at all

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Ogilvy NY is a mess

    Jun 6, 2021 - Producer in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good people and not much else.

    Cons

    Poor leadership. No work life balance and takes years to get promotion/raise. Lack of support.

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Things

    Aug 12, 2015 - Account Director in Ho Chi Minh City
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good international company with good people

    Cons

    Lots of work and strange life balance

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great Teaching Hospital

    May 1, 2022 - Associate Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Learning from top execs in the communications industry supportive and empowering community great place to start your career

    Cons

    pay isn't great promotion cycles happen yearly rather than at need bases work/life balance isn't great

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good employer

    Aug 10, 2021 - Account Manager 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good culture and flexibility is one of the best things about the agency apart from the amazing reputation when attached on your resume

    Cons

    Working at the agency becomes really draining bcos of their long working hours which makes it difficult to balance work and life outside of work

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  9. 3.0