UM Reviews

Updated May 29, 2020

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3.6
68%
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89%
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UM Global Chief Executive Officer Daryl Lee
Daryl Lee
124 Ratings
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  • "Long hours on all accounts leads to very little work-life balance(in 48 reviews)

  • "If you're looking for work life balance - this might not be the best fit(in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager, Integrated Investment in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at UM full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with, good work/life balance, unlimited vacation time, great benefits, very diversified company, gets involved with the community

    Cons

    Low pay - the pay scale is under the average for the industry

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    UM2020-05-16
  2. "Great culture"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Assistant Media Buyer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at UM full-time

    Pros

    Very fast moving and fun culture.

    Cons

    Very large organization that is constantly changing. Can be confusing what department/company your team is under.

    UM2020-05-08
  3. "Decent"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lax and very nice people More lenient as it is Media A lot of benefits/perks (Snack Day Thursday/ Unlimited PTO/ Jeans to work

    Cons

    Low pay Career Growth is slow

    UM2020-05-15
  4. "Senior Associate, Integrated Investment"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UM full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very fast-paced environment Good perks - free food, 401K employer match, free coffee/snacks/drinks, gym Cool, modern office Learn SO much and supportive coworkers

    Cons

    Long hours Good pay, but not greaat

    UM2020-04-20
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sweatshop hours, toxic culture, low pay"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UM full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    High profile clients (amex, spotify, estee lauder)

    Cons

    1. Overwork employees to the bones. 10-12 hour workday is normal. Promote competition among employees and promote those who work at nights and weekends. Send emails after business hours and expect work to be done during non business hours. If you're not fast enough, they fire you. Pay minimum wage in new york. 33k for associate and 58,500 for senior associate. Senior Managers, Directors, SVPs gossip about employees clothes and hair and say mean comments among each other like "she'll never get a promotion with that hair"

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    UM2020-05-05
  6. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Media Planner in Birmingham, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at UM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, flexibility, lots of perks

    Cons

    Tend to promote younger people with little experience to senior positions

    UM2020-03-27
  7. "Manager review"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Analytics Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at UM full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Supportive upper management that cares about my career growth

    Cons

    Typical media agency hours and pay

    UM2020-03-27
  8. "Your Team Makes your Time"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Media Planner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UM full-time

    Pros

    unlimited PTO, many accounts, free coffee if in HQ

    Cons

    Teams change quickly like in all of media, creative and strategy are hard to get into

    UM2020-03-19
  9. "Good work environment"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Portfolio Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UM full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment with a very bright atmosphere

    Cons

    Low entry level pay, and you work lots of hours

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    UM2020-03-09
  10. "Great large scale agency to continue your career"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Media Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Culture, upward movement for long term employees, great client list

    Cons

    Long hours depending on your team, some lack of transparency from upper management

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    UM2020-02-29
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