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Organic Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Time off and work life balance is awesome (in 10 reviews)

  • There are some really great people that work there, although many have sadly left (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • You will keep reading this in other (honest) reviews because it is true: senior leadership is a "boys club" (even though one is a female) (in 7 reviews)

  • We all know the bonuses all go to upper management (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Creative"

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    Former Employee - Creative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Creative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and people are talented and nice
    Time off and work life balance is awesome. I felt like they really cared about the staff

    Cons

    The work is mundane and unappealing. Although temporary with location sucks. I left to work on more exciting stuff. They need better accounts rather than crumbs from the parent agency

    Advice to Management

    Culture & talent good...accounts bad! It sucks working for BBDO


  2. Helpful (2)

    "There is nothing. It's all a lie. Don't believe a word."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Organic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance. Because there is no real work.

    Cons

    Management = Liars. Womanizers. And they're just plain crass. Throw in stupidity and undue arrogance for a real lose-lose situation.

    Advice to Management

    Take a looooong look in the mirror. Then break it.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Abomination"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Organic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free bagels and discount massages....ain't worth it.

    Cons

    It's appalling that this company has the nerve, to showcase their greatest work on their new site. The work that they continue to take credit for, was done by a group of women that were bullied, sexually harassed and undermined. The leadership of this company has become only men, in almost every department. And the creative department is nothing but a few mediocre bullies that have long scared off the female talent that did their homework for them.

    Advice to Management

    Have the character to applaud the women that gave you a leg to stand on. You should all be ashamed of yourselves. Many of you have daughters.


  4. "Great experience overall"

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    Former Employee - ACD in New York, NY
    Former Employee - ACD in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good environment of talented and friendly people.

    Cons

    Like most agencies the hours can be difficult at times. Plenty of late nights prior to pitches and presentations.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Copywriter"

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    Former Employee - Senior CopyWriter in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Senior CopyWriter in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Organic (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people. Great culture.

    Cons

    They promise more than they can deliver to new clients in new business pitches.

    Advice to Management

    Don't promise more than you can deliver. It always backfires and the company winds up looking foolish and immature.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture & great people!"

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

    I have been working at Organic full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fair Pay
    Strong Leadership
    Great work life balance
    Feels like a family rather than a company

    Cons

    Sometimes feels a little unorganized
    Identity of the company feels a little confusing at times
    Can feel a little disjointed when working across the network

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, we've gotten back the strong energy from years ago. Keep winning work and looking to grow the business.


  7. "Operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Organic full-time

    Pros

    It is a great place to work

    Cons

    There are no cons to the job just that is a different environment than most companys

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place."

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate, Delivery Management in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, Delivery Management in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Organic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is fair.
    The random bagels and beer stuff like all agencies.
    Friendly people.
    Pro for me that the office is closer to where I live and not downtown.
    Management and leadership are friendly and open.
    Comfy chairs.
    Flexible work schedule.
    Summer Fridays.
    Lots of patience for parents with kids.
    Fair amount of PTO.
    Did I mention friendly people?

    Cons

    I could see how some people would think the work is boring.
    Promotions and raises are hard to come by, but, well...that's like every agency in town.
    We answer to the NYC office, but I don't see them very much.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. I love Organic. True story.


  9. "Great Internship!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Learned so much about the advertising industry, especially in the emerging world of digital advertising.

    Cons

    Sometimes sat with nothing to do if mentors were busy.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Good agency but seemed to be slipping in engineering"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Organic (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good culture
    Good collaboration with creatives
    Excellent when they would do Camp Organic
    Taught a great amount about company empathy
    Allows you to try and learn new things

    Cons

    Seemed to not be as strong technically as they once were
    Not sure they are getting the best clients and more and the strength of them financially
    Can be difficult to get promoted - I needed to leave to move up

    Advice to Management

    Focus on career management more. Allow people to move up and make sure to continually pay at market rate


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