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2.8
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VaynerMedia CEO Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary Vaynerchuk
114 Ratings
Pros
  • "Benefits-wise, unlimited vacation is a huge perk(in 20 reviews)

  • "Unlimited vacation policy, great people and culture, cool brands to work on, can be a collaborative place to work(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance is non existent(in 9 reviews)

  • "It felt like I was in high school through my year of employment at Vayner(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Sour grapes"

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    Current Employee - Media in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've worked at BBDO, 72, Resolution and Huge over the past 9 years. Trust me when I say it doesn't get much better in the industry...

    Cons

    Diversity amongst senior leadership is lacking (but changing).

    Advice to Management

    Ignore the vocal minority

  2. "solid place"

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      Former Employee - Copywriter in New York, NY

      I worked at VaynerMedia full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      unlimited PTO, good snacks, nice office, fun clients, good people

      Cons

      a little disorganization/ structural issues

    • "Very, very middle of the road..."

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      Former Employee - Art Director in Los Angeles, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at VaynerMedia full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      - Overall attitude of employees was positive and professional. I think my favorite aspect of the company were the people. - Unlimited vacation and generous benefits package - There's room to both learn and teach - Fast-paced environment can be fun...sometimes - A good entry point to an agency career

      Cons

      - Upper management is constantly shifting because of competency and politics - Does not pay generously and raises are minimal - Be prepared to have to work nights/weekends/your days off - Not always the most exciting accounts - Is overall much more interested in investing in the media department, not their creative department. This is not a creative-drive agency. If you're looking for a company that places their...

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      Advice to Management

      Hire competent upper management.

    • Helpful (5)

      "If your talents lie in perception over performance, this is the place for you."

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

      I have been working at VaynerMedia full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      There's not much experience at the company from the top down, so there's potential to move up if you know what you're doing. The CEO and COO are two of the most capable and talented individuals I've ever met. The only tragic reality of that is that most of the supporting leadership underneath do not effectively share their visions.

      Cons

      The entire company is reactionary, as opposed to proactive. I understand the world of social media is "always changing", but operating. Most decisions are made without fully investing the insight and knowledge required to make them properly. Ironically, there's an overall surplus of capacity, but no apparent delegation to make proper use of worker's time. This leads to people using their capacity towards things...

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      Advice to Management

      Leadership is challenging, but it's important to spend the time and effort to listen, understand, and know the landscape you're managing. Don't operate without the details, and make short sighted decisions. Understand the people you manage, and listen to all of them, not just the ones who make the most noise. It's okay not to know everything as a leader, but don't lean on schmoozers to fill in the missing details. It...

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    • "Company suffers from leadership"

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      Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at VaynerMedia full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      The people and talent is phenomenal --

      Cons

      it is only stunted by poor leadership and a fake sense of camaraderie from People and Culture -- employees are falsely given the impression that they are cared about as an individual

      Advice to Management

      Take a moment to focus on career development and the listen to the voices of your staff. You lose incredible talent because you do not treat them with the respect they deserve.

    • Helpful (2)

      "Highly Toxic Environment"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at VaynerMedia full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      If you are a white, heterosexual man you will do well here with little to no effort.

      Cons

      The most mysogynistic places I have ever worked. The stuff of nightmares. Low pay. Disgusting environment toward women and people of color. Work life balance is nonexistent. No room for growth. Underpaying. Most of the people in HR were never trained in HR, they do nothing to help relieve serious ethical situations. GV knows about the toxic environment and does nothing to change it - he hires more men and people under...

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      Advice to Management

      Management talks openly about how the business is tanking to their own employees. While likely true it is discouraging. Hire managers who can multitask and find other ways to relieve stress in a healthy way rather than taking it out on their employees.

    • "Great Work Environment"

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      Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at VaynerMedia full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      The work life balance was great. Everyone is super friendly. The culture is a startup laid back environment.

      Cons

      Management was sometimes not so great when it came to feedback on how particular teams can improve.

    • Helpful (30)

      "Paid Media"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at VaynerMedia full-time

      Pros

      -Apple Computers -Snacks -I am required to put 5 words so I am taking up space

      Cons

      Where do I begin. I was hesitant about this company before I joined because I read that it was a "Boys Club". I thought that might be an exaggeration but it was not whatsoever. If you are not a guy or one of the few "cool" girls within the accepted "club" your career at Vayner will not be pleasant. The leaders at this organization do not pay attention to 90% of their employees and all they do is care about themselves...

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      Advice to Management

      Hire all new VPs, SVPs and Directors with real media agency backgrounds.

    • Helpful (14)

      "Tons of effort amounts to nothing..."

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      Former Employee - Art Director in Chattanooga, TN
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at VaynerMedia full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      -Some co-workers were great -Some projects were fun -Dog-friendly office

      Cons

      -High employee turnover -Frat-like office culture -Senior Creatives have a toxic superiority complex -Often times large amounts effort amounted to nothing... Junior creative team was usually spinning their wheels for weeks (or even months) to generate and flush out new ideas/directions for projects, only to have some of the best concepts completely decimated by Senior Creatives. After a while, it becomes hard to pour...

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    • Helpful (5)

      "Some things were great, others were not"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at VaynerMedia full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      - Fast-paced opportunity with opportunities to grow and develop new skills - You will always have the name of Vaynermedia to support you and your resume - Some managers are great and really care about the team - Although it is an agency, it is a "people first" and not "sales first" mentality - Unlimited PTO + sick time

      Cons

      - Management style can be inconsistent and oftentimes people can find themselves promoted too young, especially those who have been there for many years - The pay is below industry standards and promotions/reviews offer little chance to increase that - Retention: I saw many people move on during my time at Vaynermedia - 401K and healthcare could be better

      Advice to Management

      Pay your employees better, Look for ways to encourage happiness with employees (snacks are nice, but not the way to people's hearts), and have management training

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