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UniWorld Group Reviews

Updated Jun 14, 2019

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UniWorld Group CEO Monique Nelson
Monique Nelson
25 Ratings
  1. "Great Interview"

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    Former Employee - Office Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UniWorld Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The staff was very personable and friendly.

    Cons

    None that I can think of at the moment,

    UniWorld Group2019-04-04
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Don't Do It...Reconsider"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UniWorld Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get to work with a multitude of talented individuals and you'll probably work on some well known brands.

    Cons

    People work their butts off until they get in a management position and then they don't have to fear reprisal for anything. Ultimately, whatever bad behavior they have on display is "just the way they are." If you're not a manager, you're replaceable. Once, I went to the bathroom and came back to two of my coworkers having been fired. They pretty much made the remaining creative team double their workload to make up for...

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    Advice to Management

    Your employees are your life blood and the people who actually make things go. Trickle down economics doesn't work in real life and it definitely doesn't work here either.

    UniWorld Group2019-06-11
  3. "High Turnover, Directionless, Small World"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UniWorld Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    In hindsight, it was empowering to have a black female ceo to learn from and look up to (as a entry-level professional).

    Cons

    Although the agency has stayed afloat and is about to celebrate their 50th anniversary this year, there will be barely any people to celebrate with as most of those who have produced, created and slaved for this company have been fired over the past year and counting. That’s sad. The best thing you can leave UWG with is your own personal portfolio and contacts.

    Advice to Management

    Advertising agencies are owned by few holding companies...a former employee today can be your competition tomorrow. HR and CEO should not be so quick to let go of those who have shown their commitment to the company.

    UniWorld Group2019-06-14
  4. "Stay Away"

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    Former Employee - Full Time in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UniWorld Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Seemingly working for a multicultural agency.

    Cons

    No one is held accountable to their actions. Senior management are ring leaders to the chaos.

    Advice to Management

    Fire everybody, especially Detroit.

    UniWorld Group2019-05-13
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Worst Agency On the Planet"

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    Former Employee - ACD 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UniWorld Group full-time

    Pros

    Lmao. The best thing about this place is the day you leave for good.

    Cons

    Gangsters in suits. HIGHLY unethical. Monique and her cronies are bunch of liars. They don't care about you or the work. The safest most boring idea is the one they will support. They are cheap and won't produce anything even remotely disruptive. They just want the checks to keep coming from the client. Avoid at all costs.

    Advice to Management

    Go sell used cars.

    UniWorld Group2019-03-27
  6. Helpful (4)

    "It's just the way it is here."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UniWorld Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Make good friends, as you bond partly over how terrible this place is -Some people are gems, making it bearable for others -Depending, you get to work on some really great things -Good for entry-level positions -Paychecks came on time without issue, unlike another multicultural agency -Some perks (lunches, tickets, gift items) that come from media and total market partners

    Cons

    -Scapegoating -Belligerent management and senior staff -Ever changing direction and temperament from management -Toxic culture -Drab office space -401k vesting period is 6 years. Not bad in itself, but the environment makes it hard to last that long. Some aggression and abuse tactics from management, inclusive of changing or unclear expectations for teams, and a certain amount of rule by fear. Poor structure...

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    Advice to Management

    -Encourage a better work environment, and lead by positive example. -Foster a positive environment and stop the scapegoating. -Be transparent with teams and stop the whisper games. -Increase and enforce accountability. Hopefully things get better for the few gems there.

    UniWorld Group2019-01-23
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Stay Away...Truly Sinking Ship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UniWorld Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some of the non-senior management people are brilliant, talented, and passionate. They truly embrace and take you in as a family, however, the bond is usually over a shared misery of working here.

    Cons

    Poorly run, Poorly managed, High Turnover (Many chiefs, but the Indians don't last long here) , Scapegoat culture, Constantly fighting to keep the lights on, No job security, decisions about culture being made by a highly problematic few, no communication about changes from management, crabs in a barrel mentality

    UniWorld Group2018-12-03
  8. "Administrative"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY

      I worked at UniWorld Group full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Great work and life balance

      Cons

      Open the lines of communication

      UniWorld Group2018-09-20
    • Helpful (8)

      "Sinking Ship"

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

      I worked at UniWorld Group full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Steady income and a handful of good people.

      Cons

      Toxic as toxic can be. Directionless, with no accountability from leadership when projects don't turn out well. Doesn't help that nepotism here means senior leadership hires their friends, but then doesn't hold them accountable when they don't deliver. Instead they play hot potato with blame and pit different departments against each other. Everyone also talks poorly of others, from the CEO to the junior creatives. I...

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      Advice to Management

      Maybe don't hire your friends? Or provide checks and balances so that when they screw up, those below them don't suffer?

      UniWorld Group2018-05-06
    • Helpful (7)

      "Toxic work environment with rampant scapegoat culture. Stay away."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Steady paycheck and good experience depending on what you work on.

      Cons

      Rampant scapegoating from leadership team and co-workers. Public shaming and putting folks on blast happens regularly, and seemingly with great relish from leadership team and others alike. Entirely too much gossip and nonsense from adult co-workers about others. No mentoring from leadership team. Fear and blame culture perpetuated by management. Non collaborative work environment encouraged by leadership. Poor leadership...

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      Advice to Management

      There's a higher than usual turnover rate for a reason. The toxicity that is being perpetuated is is staggering.

      UniWorld Group2018-05-05
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