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Wunderman Reviews

Updated January 9, 2018
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Pros
  • Great value to work/life balance (in 37 reviews)

  • You get to work with great people on decent accounts (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is hit or miss (in 18 reviews)

  • Very long hours, consistently short-staffed (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Associate Creative Director"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Creative Director in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Associate Creative Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere full of talented people. There is not a better place for working alongside amazing people.

    Cons

    Raises and promotions do not come often and you can be stuck without the ability to move up.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Wunderman Seattle"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Woodinville, WA
    Former Employee - Director in Woodinville, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wunderman (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Able to focus on digital and direct marketing projects for good clients. Great colleagues to collaborate with.

    Cons

    no career growth opportunities. Not agile enough to work on project based business model. Too highly dependent on large retainer business.

  3. "Good for experience but not the long haul"

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    Former Employee - Associate Creative Director in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Associate Creative Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wunderman (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun work, interesting people, company parties, chill out room, 2 bathrooms

    Cons

    Long hours, bad client management, lack of client diversity, mostly retained work

    Advice to Management

    Get account managers that will stand up for creative excellence and push creative, Continue to expand client roster, Get more project work, Check in with employees more often, Diversify clientele


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Drugs, Booze, and Production Work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Art Director in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Art Director in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Wunderman (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The party culture
    The free booze
    The friendly atmosphere
    The work is easy
    Basically it's like working in a University Frat/Sorority House. Think "Animal House"

    Cons

    • Management on the Creative side is loose, irreverent, and sporadic. There is a total lack of goal-setting or level planning. Basically the complete diametric opposite of Amazon :)
    • There is an extremely low bar for creative work in this office. The focus is on production work (re-sizing, sms messages, etc), although the Senior Management parades the company as the most creative and talented agency in Seattle.
    • The Account and Finance Team leads the Creative.
    • The Creative and Design Dept is brought in at the last minute, rather than being briefed at the onset of the projects
    • Co-workers are often drunk or high, during work hours. This can be kinda fun, and funny, but can also be a detriment to getting work done during business hours.


  5. "Account Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wunderman full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Worked in the Chicago office. Lots of resources. Great creative and account services team.

    Cons

    Not a lot of support to our office from other WPP offices.


  6. "Pharma..."

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    Former Employee - Copywriter in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Copywriter in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wunderman (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are well-compensated but it's not very creative.

    Cons

    Very stale writing brochures and other collateral for pharmaceutical products.


  7. "Solid company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great
    Austin office has great culture and people...no egos
    Great view

    Cons

    No raises, promotion
    No real effort to get new business.
    Not very creative-driven.
    No innovation or focus on digital.
    Dell as main client. Main work is on dell catalogs.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst, Marketing Intelligence in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst, Marketing Intelligence in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are friendly, young and energetic. It's a fast paced environment and you get to learn a lot. Great place to start your career in marketing/advertising.

    Cons

    Typical with most Ad agencies where your job responsibilities depend on the account you are working with. Your job is only secure as long as the economy is going good and the company has a client to work on.


  9. "A really amazing place to work!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Supervisor in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Management Supervisor in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    So many pros, but the top of my list is the amazing group of people I get to work with every day.

    Cons

    Continued professional (and compensation) growth can be a challenge

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within, reward your team when appropriate, we lose amazing people because they feel like they have to leave to get recognized.


  10. "Wunderman--Land of Zero Raises"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Wunderman full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Good pay
    -Good benefits
    -Parking provided
    -Enjoyable atmosphere
    -Free food and booze

    Cons

    -No raises
    -Not much chance for advancement
    -No support from upper level management
    -Free booze--its provided at almost every even and yet they can't provide raises? I'd rather have the cash than the beer!
    -Not great work life balance

    Advice to Management

    -Provide more training opportunities for employees
    -Find a way to incorporate raises into financial planning for the future


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