VML Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2020

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3.6
68%
Recommend to a Friend
93%
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VML Global CEO Jon Cook
Jon Cook
186 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. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work + Amazing Benefits"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VML full-time for more than 5 years

    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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  2. "Pretty good culture"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IOS Software Developer in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at VML part-time

    Pros

    Relaxed culture, very easy to get along with colleagues

    Cons

    The pay isn't the best

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

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

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

    Pros

    Culture. Collaboration. Leadership Support.

    Cons

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

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Client Engagement Specialist 

    I worked at VML full-time

    Pros

    Loved the office, built for millennials, always something fun and exciting

    Cons

    Not a very serious work environment, low efficiency

  5. Helpful (7)

    "Software shop is offsite now"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Senior Front End Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits were good. A week off for Christmas.

    Cons

    They way they handled off layoff is poor. Your are called in the office with no notice to leave the same day and can't go back to your desk to get your things. They keep your FSA Medical money that you didn't used. You can't submit new medical bills either.

  6. Helpful (11)

    "Fake"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VML full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, some cool perks, nice office

    Cons

    Pay is just ok for the demands they put on people, filled with a bunch of fake people, feels like high school and little cliques, they "say" the right things but don't really follow through with it, the public appearance of stuff to look good and the reality of what it really is, are two different things. Just like this so called diversity stuff, what a joke.

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  7. Helpful (6)

    "ant colony"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Creative Director in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    they attract big clients & good talent

    Cons

    they burn their employees out

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, great people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VML full-time

    Pros

    Great people - kind-hearted and smart. Great leadership. Best benefits I have ever seen.

    Cons

    Projects tight on timeline sometimes

  9. Helpful (6)

    "Soulless, Corporate and Bland"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VML full-time

    Pros

    I worked at VML as a creative on a few of their "decent" accounts. Everyone I worked with was nice.

    Cons

    There was never a push to do anything original and great, but rather to do things that reminded everybody of great things they'd already seen. And as an office, it had the feeling of being an anonymous, bland corporation. There was no character, no personality, no culture. VML was housed in the offices of Y&R which made it feel even more bland as it felt like they were leasing floor space from a company with an actual history and character.

  10. Helpful (4)

    "Its the advertising churn"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at VML full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Exposure to large vendors and clients.

    Cons

    In a world of start-ups and talent needs, this is an arm of the Walmart of the advertising world. Find a local shop.

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