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Omnicom New York City Reviews

Updated January 9, 2017
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Omnicom President, CEO, and Director John D. Wren
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Pros
  • Great pay, great people, great job (in 5 reviews)

  • Good company to work for with good benefits (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, communication problems with clients and partners (in 7 reviews)

  • Career growth can be limited for those who are not willing to consider switching teams or evolving with the role (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Creatively driven agencies"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Omnicom (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the most creative staff in the industry.

    Cons

    Creatives don't always listen to Account feedback. It feels like a set up as when you go see the client they make the same comments. Creatives get discouraged.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring sub par SrVPs. Run workshops so account and creative learn to be on the same page during client mtgs.


  2. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    great ppl, great enviroment to work in

    Cons

    poor management but great learning experience

    Advice to Management

    good people


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Consolidated Data Services (CDS)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Omnicom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Looks great on a resume since CDS is part of Omnicom. Decent benefits. Opportunity to build your professional network and learn about all things advertising and marketing.

    Cons

    CDS is still an immature company and the employees are the ones who feel it the most. If you've worked at Ominicom for many many years or are friends with someone in management you're golden, otherwise watch your back. Don't count on career growth - there's no investment in training and little focus on advancement unless you have friends. Communication within the company is terrible - rarely are there company-wide meetings, no training, just work as long as they tell you to - you may or may not get comp time no matter how many extra hours you put in. Some areas are overstaffed with expensive friends, other areas people are scrambling to get the job done.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "IT Project Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Valley Stream, NY
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Valley Stream, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Omnicom (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Pay - Nice People

    Cons

    Was contracted so no benefits

    Advice to Management

    Get a new CFO


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great for the Logo"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Omnicom full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very Corporate feel, and exposure to large deals and corporate contacts. There is some prestige and a huge opportunity to network.

    Cons

    Depends on the department but there is very little appreciation for the contributions of many of the employees, especially if you're young, a woman, or of ethnic background. People are viewed as expendable resources and they will try to squeeze every last ounce of value out for as little as possible.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the talent at your disposal, give credit where credit is due, be more transparent and open about the management structure and style.


  7. "Omnicom Review - Ok company to work for if you have a god manager and team"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in Bronx, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Omnicom (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunch everyday at Greenwich, CT office. Good medical benefits. Summer half day Fridays. Dress down Fridays. Free breakfast Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays.

    Cons

    Arrogant co-workers, high turnover in some areas of the company

    Advice to Management

    Be honest to employees about their job responsibilities


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Worked for a cut-throat subsidiary of Ominicom Group"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Pros

    Learned a few things along the way because my supervisor was positive. Also learned to never work in an advertising/media company again.

    Cons

    very low pay in accounting dept. never got raises and never got bonuses since day 1, and it got depressing very fast when salaries were cut to pay for executive bonuses. yeah, I found out. nothing is hidden these days. job got even more difficult as more company assets were added. 12-16 hour days, work all weekends.

    Advice to Management

    no advice. great job on paying six figures to morons taking clients to lunch to drain even more media money from them. maybe you should teach your sales people to get clients to pay their bills instead of wasting accounting's time.


  9. "Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Pay, Friendly and accessible management, organized, fair hours. An all around great place to work. !10% positive experience.

    Cons

    I have no cons to share. As a summer, the hours were a bit long. Well worth it though in terms of over time pay and invaluable experience


  10. "good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Omnicom full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great pedigree
    Good work culture

    Cons

    challenging work environment
    Long hours

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  11. "As Agency Networks go...one of the best"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Director in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Account Director in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Omnicom full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of career opportunities across the network

    Cons

    Byzantine management structure at the holding company and no real authority to the individual operating co's.



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