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Starcom MediaVest Group Reviews

Updated July 3, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great Work Life Balance, Work is generally simple" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Great people and interesting client work, excellent work/life balance" (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance depends on the team" (in 28 reviews)

  • "Long hours but if you are in this industry, you already have accepted that there will be" (in 37 reviews)

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  1. "Activation Associate"

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

    Pros

    Great Environment to work in

    Cons

    None to be said atall


  2. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Keep up the good work man!

    Cons

    Not much to say about this

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  3. "Your talents are better utilized elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Technology Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Technology Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Starcom MediaVest Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good networking in 35WW building. You can certainly find some leads to a better job.

    Cons

    An intense 'pass-the-buck' mentality poisons the culture.

    Advice to Management

    Great leaders hold themselves accountable.


  4. "Associate Director, Media Strategy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Starcom MediaVest Group full-time

    Pros

    Great people and interesting client work, excellent work/life balance

    Cons

    Challenging marketplace for media agencies, poor compensation


  5. "Overall a Great Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Starcom MediaVest Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Culture was great, amazing people who are talented and fun to work with.
    -The parent company was great and CEO was a great leader.
    -Great perks like remote work and flexi-time. 20 days holidays, plus a week off at Christmas

    Cons

    -The salary like with most media agencies was incredibly low.
    -Overall management was great but my particular manager was a micro-manager and difficult to work with.

    Advice to Management

    -Ensure that someone who is made a manager is capable of dealing with people and doesn't demotivate their employees.


  6. "Associate II"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Starcom MediaVest Group full-time

    Pros

    Great people and great learning opportunities

    Cons

    Pay is normal probably lesser than other companies


  7. "Awesome So Far"

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    Current Employee - Media Associate in North Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Media Associate in North Hollywood, CA

    I have been working at Starcom MediaVest Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Seems like a great company started a couple weeks ago

    Cons

    In North Hollywood, Living is expensive

  8. "event staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Starcom MediaVest Group part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    felxable hours, work when you want

    Cons

    no benifits and low pay


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Media Associate"

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    Former Employee - Media Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Media Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Starcom MediaVest Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are none I can think of.

    Cons

    I would give a 0/5 if I could. Crazy work hours, hostile coworkers, there's nothing positive I can say.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people with a soul.


  10. "SMG"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Starcom MediaVest Group full-time

    Pros

    Very good place to be!

    Cons

    Lots of shifting around in agency


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