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Updated Jun 8, 2021

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3.6
68%
Recommend to a Friend
89%
Approve of CEO
VML Global CEO Jon Cook
Jon Cook
189 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people - kind-hearted and smart(in 21 reviews)

  • "Flexible work/life balance (BUT you have to ask/establish those boundaries yourself)(in 18 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Be expected too work long hours(in 20 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance is trying sometimes, but I feel like I have permission to recharge once the heavy lifting is over(in 19 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      May 25, 2021 - Analyst in Kansas City, MO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Strong sense of team morale

      Cons

      Often demanding and time-consuming workload

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great teammates and lack of strong leaders

      Mar 25, 2021 - Senior QA Engineer in Kansas City, MO
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Everyone is helpful and you learn a lot

      Cons

      C level management lacks leadership and egos are out of control.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Review

      Jan 8, 2021 - Reviewer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great place to work, very nice

      Cons

      many hours to do small tasks

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Worked 60-70 hours a week only to have position "eliminated'

      Feb 23, 2021 - Solutions Delivery Director 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good benefits, strong culture in Kansas City only

      Cons

      Too many young kids running accounts, smaller offices run rogue from Kansas City, offshore attempts never worked out

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      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Nice people, weak agency

      Sep 16, 2020 - Strategic Planning, Director in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture, really nice people

      Cons

      Not well operated. Kansas City is the HQ and other offices are second fiddle.

      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Pretty good culture

      Apr 16, 2020 - IOS Software Developer in Kansas City, MO
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Relaxed culture, very easy to get along with colleagues

      Cons

      The pay isn't the best

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Place to Work + Amazing Benefits

      Aug 1, 2019 - Talent Acquisition in Kansas City, MO
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Feel valued I have experienced more career growth @ VMLY&R than I have at any other company Benefits are rich and cost is minimal Surrounded by the best in the business doing amazing work for our clients Supportive management Strong and influential leadership Sensitive to work life family balance

      Cons

      Does it say something to the fact that I have been trying to think of "cons" for the last 15 minutes and have yet to come up with anything?

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      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Bad Apples in Upper Management

      Oct 27, 2018 - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun events throughout the year, some good clients

      Cons

      Some bad apples who are toxic for the work environment, many of whom are in management, though not all. (Unapproachable and extremely rude senior women in management who want to appear as if they are pro women in leadership, yet stomp on younger women - junior women beware.) Lack of transparency and politics in upper management. Managers and directors keep getting promotions and raises, whereas lower or junior staff members gain little or no traction in the career ladder upwards. No clear or real forms of career development offered by company. No real way up the promotions ladder unless you have an ‘in’/friend in management. High performing individuals are not valued. Company seems far behind in the industry on performance rewards aspect. Some of the worst project managers and account leads I have ever worked with who are not team players or good leaders.

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      18 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Unlike any other culture! Truly a great place to work.

      Jul 24, 2019 - Managing Director in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Culture. Collaboration. Leadership Support.

      Cons

      Need more clarity around the plans for how the business will integrate with Y&R.

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Director of Operations

      Dec 10, 2018 -  
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great work environment with some amazingly talented people. You will learn quickly in the competitive agency environment.

      Cons

      You are often not compensated for the role you believe you play inside the company. To get things accomplished, you will need to embrace navigating a politically driven organization. Over time, it can become exhausting.

      10 people found this review helpful
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