UM Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Dec 8, 2020

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  • "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. "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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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Worked to the bone"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Decision Sciences Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great experience at a respected agency. Friendly and kind coworkers

    Cons

    Experience varies by account, but my current account is highly demanding and requires long hours. Pay is terrible and is not aligned with amount worked. Practically no benefits. This company will work you to the bone and leave you little to show for it (at least at the jr levels)

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  3. "Solid work environment, low pay"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, flexible hours and time-off,

    Cons

    Lots of turnover, low pay, occasionally long hours

  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

  5. "Great Place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate 

    I have been working at UM full-time

    Pros

    The People are great and easy place to learn

    Cons

    Long hours, low starting pay

  6. "Portfolio Manager"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fun culture, busy, nonstop, lots of perks

    Cons

    Long hours, competitive, account there one day, gone the next

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Very Political Environment"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice office, free coffee, easy to get to

    Cons

    Long hours on all accounts leads to very little work-life balance No desks - have to keep everything in a locker Very political environment, people only seem to be promoted when they are favored by higher-ups who are not approachable

  8. "Senior Associate at UM"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at UM full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fun people, good benefits, forward thinking agency.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth, expected to work lots of overtime and long hours.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointing"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big name clients. Entertainment focus. Established senior leadership. Good learning experiences.

    Cons

    Long hours. If you're looking for work life balance - this might not be the best fit No onboarding or training programs for new hires. Sink or swim mentality. EVERYTHING is done manually via spreadsheets and archaic systems. No investment in technology to help make junior staff life more efficient. Little involvement from leadership in developing and nurturing junior staff. Little investment in training and development programs to help develop mid-level talent. There's a lack of "fun" activities. Culture is not great. No fruits or healthy snacks are provided. Internal politics and in-fighting is distracting Turnover is high

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "The Epitome of Corporate Culture in America"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Discretionary time off (DTO) is nice if you have a manager willing to let you take it. - Happy hour on Thursdays - Competitive agencies will gladly poach you

    Cons

    - Exploitative of younger/lower-level workers, lowest pay of any SF agency - Senior management takes no accountability for mistakes, lower-level employees often take the fall/get fired - Hard work/long hours often overlooked, you really have to make your work visible because management will never feel obligated to pay attention. - cutthroat work environment - Heavy favoritism - Superficial culture of "inclusivity"

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