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Updated February 13, 2017
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  1. "Overall a good/fun place to work"

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    Current Employee - Associate Portfolio Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Portfolio Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company culture, a lot of perks with food drinks lunches exc. Won a lot of new business recently so the company is trending upward

    Cons

    Not a lot of clarity when it comes to growth within the company. No clear cut plan or update on promotions. A lot of late nights.


  2. "Not for the ambitious heart"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UM full-time

    Pros

    Decent work-life balance and a lot of happy hours

    Cons

    Poor leadership and promotion of individuals that knew how to play the game rather than how to do the work


  3. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Universal McCann Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Universal McCann Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UM (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with. Plenty of paid time off and extracurricular activities as a company.

    Cons

    Lack of financial compensation for good work - especially at the lower levels. It often seems like a waiting game for a senior person to leave to able to be promoted.


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  5. "Associate, Integrated Investment"

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, room to grow within, great place to learn

    Cons

    Hours can be really long depending on the time of year

    Advice to Management

    NA


  6. "Associate Integrated Investment"

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    Current Employee - Associate Integrated Investment in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Integrated Investment in New York, NY

    I have been working at UM (More than a year)

    Pros

    integrated team
    friendly work environment

    Cons

    I do not have any cons


  7. "Good company culture, high turnover"

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    Current Employee - Manager, Integrated Investment in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager, Integrated Investment in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Senior leadership is top-notch, recently came off of some significant wins such as Coca-Cola, J&J buying, and retaining BMW/MINI. Great to see our work winning awards worldwide, employees are encouraged to attend industry events and trainings. They do promote a lot from within, which is great! I love working with the people here--they are smart and driven

    Cons

    High turnover (maybe it's the nature of the industry), workload across accounts varies--be careful which account you choose and make sure it's a good fit! There are accounts which are fairly balanced in workload (usually you leave 6-7pm), and other accounts where you regularly stay or work past 9pm. Really depends on the team.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an eye on your employees' personal developement--I will say that UM is great with promoting from within and fostering an inclusive, diverse community. Transparency with senior management is good--we regularly have town halls and celebrations, which I think are good for the company culture


  8. "UM for beginners"

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    Former Employee - Media Planner in Sydney, KY
    Former Employee - Media Planner in Sydney, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    fantastic culture, excellent training and opportunities for staff especially at entry level to progress internally .

    Cons

    Difficult to facilitate international transfers and access opportunities in other markets


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Media Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    innovative, collaborative, analytical, integrated, great accounts

    Cons

    some teams are understaffed and lack of growth opportunities


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    "On a Roll!"

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

    Pros

    Recent shakeup of SF management team has really changed the course of the agency....new management is sincere and really tries to keep us in the loop of what's happening. A couple of recent new business wins on brands people actually want to work on is exciting. A lot of new blood in the office as bitter folks have said their goodbyes and the feeling in the office is we're moving on up!

    Cons

    They need to do more employee training live, but they do have a lot of online training modules - if you ever get time to do them.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing - win more accounts so we have more opportunities to advance.


  11. "Meh..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Started off really really good. The people are honestly the greatest part, everyone is very involved with one another on both a professional and personal level. For the most part hours aren't bad, but this really depends on the account and management for that particular account.

    Cons

    Lots of empty promises, in regards to promotions, opportunities, raises, etc. Sometimes hostile, unclear what managements stance is on certain things and comes off passive aggressive. Once again, specific to certain teams. Underpayment and under appreciation of lower tier employees, although this is somewhat endemic to the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your low level employees, pay them as such. As the people who are truly in the thick of most of the grunt level work that is crucial to the business it is important they feel valued. Also, keep to your word. If promises or words are given, follow through.



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