VaynerMedia Reviews

Updated May 15, 2020

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3.2
54%
Recommend to a Friend
59%
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VaynerMedia CEO Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary Vaynerchuk
134 Ratings
Pros
  • "Social aspect here is a huge plus, unlimited vacation(in 21 reviews)

  • "Gary is a good person and wants to foster a positive work environment(in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hustle mentality can be draining but that’s what you get when you want to work with Gary vee(in 26 reviews)

  • "As quick as Vayner says they are, things take time here as the company still tries to figure out the best process for some things(in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Media Analyst"

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

    I worked at VaynerMedia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I really loved working for VM, although I didn’t want to work at an agency. This company fosters a great environment for young employees. Learning is encouraged and direct superiors are encouraged to be accessible and to be mentors. The culture is great and it’s easy for colleagues to become friends, a great pro if that’s something you care about.

    Cons

    Limited access to superiors that are not direct superiors. A little cliquey, and once you learn solid core skills there isn’t much to continue learning.

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    VaynerMedia2020-04-20
  2. "Overall, was a good place but be prepared for cliques."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Media Director in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got to work on some good businesses and the people overall are friendly and nice.

    Cons

    You have to be "in the club" to really succeed here.

    VaynerMedia2020-05-15
  3. "Great teamwork & Culture"

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

    I have been working at VaynerMedia full-time

    Pros

    Feedback from coworkers and managers / Transparency and communication are key in this company's culture / Collaboration across teams and within teams / Opportunities are present: everyone wants your best within the firm for you to grow, learn and deliver.

    Cons

    Not enough time to see any and don't believe there are any

    VaynerMedia2020-04-15
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Spineless Management"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at VaynerMedia full-time

    Pros

    None. There is no benefit in joining this company.

    Cons

    Spineless management/Supervisor. The company is not meant to grow.

    VaynerMedia2020-05-08
  5. Helpful (12)

    "The only benefit was the paycheck, and even that was low"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at VaynerMedia full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Full-time salary and benefits - That's it

    Cons

    - Senior management is straight-up not good creatively. Ideas are often out of touch and everyone on the team is forced to work on something that isn't actually good for the brand - Only people who are rewarded or encouraged are those who live at the office and show no boundaries for work/ life. - CEO Gary's ego is seen absolutely everywhere. Rooms are named after his personal and random favorite things with seemingly no relevance to anything other than his whims, art on the walls are cringey and out-of-touch motivational quotes from Gary (lots of "money doesn't matter at the end of the day", "work until you're near-death" propaganda that's very telling about the culture - People are not inherently that creative here and it shows in the work - Low flexibility with working remotely - Client expectations are set with zero communication to the ones actually doing the work in often unrealistic timeframes - Unlimited PTO is not actually encouraged. You will be side-eyed for taking vacations. - Terrible locations - No sense of friendship among co-workers

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    VaynerMedia2020-03-05
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Forward-thinking agency -- you're in the right place"

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

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

    Pros

    In 5 years, Vayner experience is going to look like what a degree from Harvard should. People are very very nice here.

    Cons

    The pay can be low. Although I hear some people are getting paid?

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    VaynerMedia2020-01-30
  7. Helpful (1)

    "great place to learn and grow"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VaynerMedia full-time

    Pros

    the production department really gives you the tools and experience to grow in your career

    Cons

    due to the dramatic layoffs that happen, there was a constant fear of being let go

    VaynerMedia2020-01-08
  8. Helpful (6)

    "Training wheel agency."

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

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

    Pros

    Good Salary. No Adults around so hard to find accountability.

    Cons

    They preach culture, but the culture is more like a sorority than a business, so pro's usually leave on their own or are forced out by cliques. Feels like a ton of people that were picked last growing up that now get to be popular and best friends. Private company with a corporate level of fake smiles.

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    VaynerMedia2020-01-03
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fun"

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

    I worked at VaynerMedia part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nothing like it fun environment room to grow

    Cons

    Not professional and biases

    VaynerMedia2019-12-06
  10. "It is what you make it"

    4.0
     

    I worked at VaynerMedia

    Pros

    Vayner is always willing to try new things to stay on the bleeding edge.

    Cons

    Being so forward thinking means many processes and consistent best practices are few and far between.

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    VaynerMedia2019-12-10
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