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Updated January 11, 2018
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UM Global Chief Executive Officer Daryl Lee
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance in remote offices (in 16 reviews)

  • great people willing to help advance your career (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • hours can be long, which impacts work/life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • long hours to make deadlines meet (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to grow within the Media field"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Media Planner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Media Planner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Amazing people to work with
    - Countless opportunities to learn and grow
    - Fair compensation
    - Values Work/Home life separation

    Cons

    - higher rate of turnover


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    "Employee Friendly"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    HR definitely works with you if there are any issues, fun people, great work life balance.

    Cons

    Hotel seating can be tough.

  3. "Media Planner"

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

    I have been working at UM full-time

    Pros

    Good first job, fun perks, great happy hours

    Cons

    Upper management is super unorganized and sometimes you have to teach yourself certain things, because they don't know it.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the people working under you and make them feel appreciated!


  4. "Very chaotic. Nice people overall"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most people are good.
    Fantastic PTO policy
    Free food on a lot of days
    Lots to learn
    It’s better if you join at a manager level or above

    Cons

    Very chaotic
    Long hours
    No long term strategy
    Very high employee turnover
    If you’ve joined the company at an entry level, you’ve gotten a raw deal in terms of salary

    Advice to Management

    Need to have a long term vision. Almost everyone is simply scrambling to get the job done for the day


  5. "Senior Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Working at an agency is a great first job out of college for people that aren't sure of what they want to do. It is young and not too stressful and you learn skills that can get you into many different industries

    Cons

    Incredibly unprofessional and gossipy. I had a terrible experience with a manager of mine that no one should have. If you are on a good team, you're lucky.

    Advice to Management

    Turn over is too high, advice won't do much


  6. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UM full-time

    Pros

    -Very young culture. Great right out of college
    -Work-life balance generally good. Depends on what team you get hired for

    Cons

    -Depending on what team your on, you could be working anywhere from 8 hour days to 11 hour days
    -Hard to move up past senior associate/buyer level


  7. "Lack of diversity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UM full-time

    Pros

    Team driven work environment, great room for growth

    Cons

    The was a lack of diversity

  8. "Best place for media planners and buyers"

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

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

    Pros

    Highly professional work methodology .
    Wide selection of clients. You get to learn about lots of business verticals.
    High paced, job, sometimes can be stressful.

    Cons

    Salaries at entry level are low but they tend to change after 1 year.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in trainings, especially for the new digital channels.


  9. "UM review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of different positions in case you want to transition to something different. You also work with a lot of people.

    Cons

    There's a ton of work you don't always get compensated for. Took too long to get promoted. Salary isn't the greatest for the amount of work you do.


  10. "Good Perks but Underpaid and Understaffed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UM full-time

    Pros

    perks, nice office, some good managers

    Cons

    long hours, pressure, lack of opportunities to grow


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