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Starcom Worldwide Reviews

Updated October 13, 2017
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Starcom Worldwide CEO Lisa Donohue
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Pros
  • Work/Life Balance is highly valued and it is a great place to enjoy your twenties (in 17 reviews)

  • Great people and opportunity to create your career path, learn and grow (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • Not enough manpower/headcount to achieve work-life balance (in 38 reviews)

  • no work/life balance, long hours (in 52 reviews)

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  1. "not what it used to be"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice people that are too afraid to leave as there are no senior jobs

    Cons

    poor training, no vision, worry about how strong the management team is, lots of conflict noted by staff

    Advice to Management

    Bring ap back


  2. "Great Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Associate Strategy Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Strategy Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great senior leadership and benefits

    Cons

    Difficult to rotate to new opportunities

  3. "Great place to begin and grow media career."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Media Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Media Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rotation program- exposes employees to all different parts of the business. Everyone wants each other to learn as much as they can and succeed.

    Cons

    N/A - great place to work.


  4. "Sr Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Starcom Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Work load on the lighter side and a lot of paid holidays

    Cons

    They negotiate salary hard. 90% of the time you're not getting what you asked for.


  5. "Strategy Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Starcom Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Culture, resources, client portfolio, global company
    Resources to be able to move across lines of business. Also, being part of a global company there is opportunity to travel across countries

    Cons

    Global company, bogged down by global process. Makes it more difficult to move around, be promoted, salary increases, etc.


  6. "Media planner"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment to work with

    Cons

    Overall work is too tight


  7. "Confidential"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Starcom Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great people. Great perks if you’re in right department.

    Cons

    Just a desk to some managers.

  8. "Fun, but slow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance is highly valued and it is a great place to enjoy your twenties.

    Cons

    Personal growth can be slow and compensation is below market rate

    Advice to Management

    work on creating a better incentive structure for those that wish to work hard and pay better attention to those that are delivering higher results.


  9. "Best Option!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Starcom Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Best in class clients, training, and tools

    Cons

    Challenging pay structure that isn't always competitive with the market


  10. "Media Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Starcom Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Good environment.

    Cons

    None. A great place to work.


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