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VaynerMedia Reviews

Updated April 12, 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. "Still happy after 4 years and 2 teams at VM"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VaynerMedia full-time

    Pros

    Great people, amazing opportunities, if you find your footing here and the right team, it's awesome!

    Cons

    We are growing very fast, so there are long hours compensating for bodies who could help


  2. "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.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  5. Helpful (23)

    "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


  6. Helpful (4)

    "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


  7. Helpful (2)

    "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.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "A place for winners"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Planning Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Planning Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    First of all, you get to work on a fantastic client roster with some of the brightest people in the industry. Secondly, if you're ambitious, intelligent, and looking to cut your teeth on some next-level marketing, this is the place for you. And finally, it's the real world, sure there are cliques, sure there are some politics, whatever. Welcome to being an adult.

    Cons

    Not for people looking "for a job" this is a place for people looking to build a career, a life, and a personal mission.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure good people don't get bored b/c they're more efficient than others.


  9. Helpful (25)

    "Jonestown on VitaminWater."

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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

    You'll have a story to tell if you run into another Vayner Refugee.

    Cons

    Just about everything. I can't think of a redeemable aspect that a young, hungry creative could possibly learn in this Kafka-esque post-high school labor camp. You won't learn design or writing skills. You won't learn any usable craft in the real world, unless you get a job with the Kardashians.

    Advice to Management

    Admit that other people have cooler shoes than you, stop filming yourself and go sell more wine.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Global Clients, Great People, Good Pay"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary and huge budgets for projects. Tons of kind and talented people.

    Cons

    Could use more company perks, celebrating wins, and rewards for hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more diversity in leadership roles, encourage work life balance.


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