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Updated May 12, 2021

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UM Global Chief Executive Officer Daryl Lee
Daryl Lee
149 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great place to work and great people(in 31 reviews)

  • "Fun people, good work life balance(in 24 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours depending on your team, some lack of transparency from upper management(in 50 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is challenging(in 34 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Just okay

      Mar 24, 2021 - Senior Associate in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Unlimited time off, fun social events

      Cons

      Overworked, underpaid and terrible training

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good People and Culture

      May 12, 2021 - Senior Associate, Portfolio Management in Los Angeles, CA
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      Pros

      I really enjoyed my time at UM and found the employees were the heart at all my passion for staying. Everyone goes above and beyond and I always appreciated how helpful people were at any hour of the day.

      Cons

      One of the main reasons I left was because internal promotions seemed hard to come by. I saw so many deserving people passed up time after time. I didn’t want to be one of those people who were there 5+ years and stayed stagnant.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great agency - toxic team

      Apr 30, 2021 - Senior Associate 
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      Pros

      + Unlimited DTO + Full agency and account transparency, frequent town halls + Knowledgeable and caring account and agency leaderships + LOTS of educational resources + Accommodating upper management; detailed onboarding process, clear outline of responsibilities and expectations

      Cons

      Outside of a non-competitive pay and benefits, I found myself in a very toxic team environment. First of all, open and repeatedly emphasized lack of acceptance was a major red flag. The team displayed too much unreasonable hierarchy: immediate team members above ignore your existence, leaving everything in the hands of inexperienced and inconsistent managers whose only concerns are establishing their dominance and playing humiliating games to show you your place. This total lack of relationship and condescending treatment from people above your manager leaves you with no point of contact to express any concerns to. Everything listed creates a sense of not being safe, secure and supported, while showcasing favoritism and side taking. The overall morale of the account was very low: no one seemed to like their job, their client and each other.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good stepping stone for your career

      Mar 22, 2021 - Associate 
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      Pros

      Office and perks are a plus. WFH transition was a smooth process. Interesting accounts and fun work if you’re on the right team. UM is a great place to begin your career out of college—it has a great name, you are immediately exposed to the ins and outs of media, and it can be a fun place to work at points. Unlimited DTO is an amazing bonus.

      Cons

      Internal mobility is non existent. If you’re focused on your career, don’t be prepared to spend more than 18 months here. Compensation is very low for entry level but that seems to be an industry wide problem. Promotions not given to those who are deserving. Some management should not be in the role they are in as they are clearly not qualified nor capable. Teaching and employee growth, especially for entry level hires, is an after thought. Sometimes expected to know it all just weeks after graduating college. Their way of training is throwing right into the fire which can work, but their level of patience is extremely thin.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Manager at UM

      Apr 27, 2021 - Manager in New York, NY
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      Pros

      I worked with some of the smartest people

      Cons

      There lacked proper management at UM

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      A great place to work

      Apr 26, 2021 - EVP in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Smart management Great Benefits Collaborative workplace Flexible with WFH (even before the pandemic) Employee centric

      Cons

      Abusive clients Margins dictate teams vs workload

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to work

      Apr 20, 2021 - Partner, Integrated Planning in New York, NY
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      Pros

      They take care of their employees and make sure their health and well-being is at the priority.

      Cons

      Not every team respects the opinion of junior team members.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Post-Graduation Opportunity

      Apr 9, 2021 - Portfolio Management Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I've gained a lot of valuable experience regarding media planning and buying

      Cons

      There can be times where the team is disorganized due to unclear communication around which teams are managing which deliverables

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Review

      Apr 13, 2021 - Associate, Integrated Investment in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team chemistry. Very helpful team and shows you all aspects. Help with any questions you have

      Cons

      Very long hours at times

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      It’s alright

      May 5, 2021 - Registered Nurse 
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      Pros

      Nothing special; a place to work.

      Cons

      Typical treatment of nurses like anywhere else.

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