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VaynerMedia Reviews

Updated December 6, 2017
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  • 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. "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. "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

  3. "Global Clients, Great People, Good Pay"

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    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.


  4. "A place for winners"

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    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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Not For Me"

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

    I worked at VaynerMedia full-time

    Pros

    Cool clients, fast paced, beautiful offices

    Cons

    It felt like I was in high school through my year of employment at Vayner. If you're looking for new friends, this is the place for you... if you'd like to advance in your career- look elsewhere.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "SAE"

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

    I worked at VaynerMedia full-time

    Pros

    A lot of experience with clients. Get to do a lot at a young age. great stepping stone or first job out of college

    Cons

    Work/life balance is non existent. they work you to the bone and pay you nothing. speaking out will only hurt your growth. culture has gone in the toilet bowl. managers dont have the balls to give feedback. no one is qualified to be a manager. even the HR has 0 training

    Advice to Management

    pay employees more if you expect them to give you their lived for 1-5 years

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Juvenile"

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

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

    Pros

    Free snacks and coffee. Is that five words yet?

    Cons

    It's like being in the dumbest cult ever. You're supposed to act like social media is rocket science, or that the basic true-isms and outright falsehoods shouted by the CEO are meaningful.

    Looking past that, there did used to be hungry young talent MAKING things and willing to try and possibly fail. Now I think everyone's afraid to rock the boat or maybe all the good people have left?

    They seem to have eradicated or sidelined strong women from the agency.

    Advice to Management

    Surrounding yourself with "yes" men and dummies doesn't actually make your ideas good ; ) Just saying.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Empower Leaders, Not Soldiers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good external positioning in the largely messy agency, digital and social spaces

    Cons

    It's a cult.
    What is sold is not what is true.

    Advice to Management

    Empower leaders, not soldiers.
    Fix your boys' club/fraternity problem.
    Value people.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great for growth"

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    Current Employee - Senior Art Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Art Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get opportunities you wouldn't get at other agencies. The environment is supportive and collaborative. I feel like I'll always have a connection there even if I leave.

    Cons

    Lack of strong leadership, creative work tends to be mediocre. In a way, the company doesn't feel like a real job, but more like school. You learn a lot and are supported, but when it comes down to it, the work suffers from lack of experience and senior level people are not equipped to lead successfully.

    Advice to Management

    Hire strong leaders, don't over promote


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