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VaynerMedia Reviews

Updated June 6, 2018
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VaynerMedia CEO Gary Vaynerchuk
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Pros
  • "Benefits-wise, unlimited vacation is a huge perk" (in 19 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)

  • "I was underpaid by industry standards, atmosphere was high school-ish at times" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Loved my time there - lots of fun and learned so much.

    Cons

    You must be proactive to help yourself succeed.


  2. "Well-intentioned, but work to do"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VaynerMedia full-time

    Pros

    Gary is a good person and wants to foster a positive work environment. Perks like free food, unlimited pto, etc.

    Cons

    Young HR people who aren’t accountable, little to no consideration of who is best suited to work on what. Tl;dr, talented folks being used the wrong way, for the most part.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times"

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    Former Employee - Creative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Creative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VaynerMedia (More than a year)

    Pros

    HR, benefits, free food at all times, core company structure, people, the CEO, the office, good company size and decently sized creative dept.

    Cons

    The CCO, certain Group CDs, the creative architecture team sucks, the CCO again, not too diverse, cronyism and bro-iness abound.

    Advice to Management

    Either destroy the creative department completely and work exclusively with VM studio or put it in the hands of someone competent. The slow death wasn't fun.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Fast, dynamic, finding its feet and becoming a force"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Creative Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Group Creative Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VaynerMedia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you have talent and drive you can do anything you want. No barriers if you have vision and rationale.

    Cons

    Still finding its feet and structure. Can be chaotic at times, but if you are strong and single minded you can push through these.

    Advice to Management

    Communication between leads and then to the wider team could be improved.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Amateur in every way"

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

    I worked at VaynerMedia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice offices, my pay was very good although I certainly can’t say the same for everyone. They have a good Xmas party. Ummm... I’m trying here!

    Cons

    Constant layoffs. Terrible, I mean terrible creative and production is even worse. Commercial production Dept run by reality tv guys - all men. They fired the two amazing women who were running production and replaced them with men.

    Young, inexperienced, entitled kiddos heading depts. just no good work out of this place.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to work if you're not afraid of change"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VaynerMedia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Unlimited vacation policy, great people and culture, cool brands to work on, can be a collaborative place to work.

    Cons

    Lots of change, sometimes not for the better, but Gary is willing to admit when he's made a mistake and will change things back (or for the better). Not every role has mentorship and growth trajectory, but I believe this is being worked on.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people and the creative pool method doesn't work.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Worked at Vayner Full Time"

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

    I worked at VaynerMedia full-time

    Pros

    - Good PTO, Great People, Some cool clients, Laid back atmosphere on a lot of teams, get to work on a wide range of projects

    Cons

    - Underpay lower level employees, a lot of chaos in terms of management, lack of mentorship, up and down workload

    Advice to Management

    Formulate a plan and stick to it. Add more transparency so employees don't feel like they're constantly left in the dark about what the 6 month plan is.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "production coordinator"

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

    I worked at VaynerMedia full-time

    Pros

    unlimited vacation, limited supervision on work, different client opportunities.

    Cons

    little to no supervision from upper management, policies in place without being followed (insurance/vacation/family policy)

    Advice to Management

    Care about the people that work for you.


  9. Helpful (26)

    "One of the worst employment experiences"

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

    I worked at VaynerMedia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most of the team is young
    Hip, beautiful office
    Wine Wednesday

    Cons

    Creative directors are terrible. Not creative at all.
    They sell a nonsense to clients and if you say anything, you get ostracized
    No freedom at creativity
    Micro-managed by old creative directors
    Salaries are barely livable

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the creative game. Stop selling snake oil to Fortune 500 companies. Yo app and Peach were garbage and you still sold these to clients as marketing practices


  10. Helpful (5)

    "jr art director"

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    Current Employee - Junior Art Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Junior Art Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at VaynerMedia (More than a year)

    Pros

    met some of the most talented creatives I have ever worked with

    Cons

    I was underpaid by industry standards, atmosphere was high school-ish at times


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