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Starcom Worldwide Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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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 36 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of work/life balance; Caddy office politics (in 39 reviews)

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

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  1. "Good overall"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Big clients, cool people, great benefits. Lots to learn about the industry and mentors are available. Higher up employees are willing to teach.

    Cons

    Some desks have much more work than others, and some have much less. Job description does not really reflect the actual responsibilities of the job. Low salary.

    Advice to Management

    Place employees more appropriately to their backgrounds and skill sets. Find the employees who are being under utilized and help them excel.


  2. "AMD"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits and vacation including a sabbatical after many years with the company

    Cons

    Chicago is main hub so other offices are secondary.

  3. "Starcom LA"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people, Great place to learn, Great exposure to other companies and related industries

    Cons

    Not much mobility, hard to end up doing what you're actually interested in, they put you where they need you or position you based on your background experience

    Advice to Management

    Better transparency will help build trust with your employees.


  4. "Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Had a great team that gave me real associate work. Given a real world project. Activities planned for Interns.

    Cons

    Sometimes didn't have work to do. Group project got tedious.


  5. "None"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Starcom Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, great work perks, great people. Best in class training. Beer taps open at 4PM on Thursday and friday for all employees to enjoy.

    Cons

    Don't expect a raise or a promotion. Even if you are the best employee, you will be given the run around for at least a few months before you are even put into a position to get a promotion. That is if you are lucky. Was given great reviews 2 years running and when pressed multiple times, was given a minimal raise.

    Expect to work long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you can go keep your good employees. Other agencies are taking your talent because of the unwillingness to promote from within and give raises.


  6. "Ok Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Vacation days,

    No Mircromanaging

    Cons

    Terrible pay,

    No advancement

    Like other media companies


  7. "Media Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Starcom Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    It can be pretty fun and I enjoy the atmosphere.

    Cons

    I love my job but I am Not satisfied with the pay for the amount of work and time I put in.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest better training for managerial positions.

  8. "Digital Media Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment! Team members were always helpful, and management and people in director level positions were down to earth and very understanding.

    Cons

    Very typical office environment--it's a con if you don't enjoy sitting down and looking at a computer for most of your day.


  9. "Great way to get into media"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Media Supervisor in North Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Media Supervisor in North Hollywood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Training in media and management
    *Fun, youthful office culture (i.e. themed parties, regular happy hours, team outings)
    *Impressive executive and management

    Cons

    *Compensation not as competitive as other agencies
    *Not many high profile accounts to work on
    *A lot of "fresh out of college" hires that require a lot of training
    *High turnover

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to freely move to new accounts to avoid burnout and broaden their media experience. Also, avoid creating a culture of long hours the norm as it is very easy for people to feel overworked and burnt out quickly.


  10. "Vice President, Brand Content"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunity to move around to different areas of the company

    Cons

    Because it's a big company, takes awhile to get things like raises, promotions to take effect.


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