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Wunderman Reviews

Updated May 26, 2017
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  • Work life balance is hit or miss (in 19 reviews)

  • Senior management didn't fully understand some of the products they were responsible for (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Sweat Shop"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Grove, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Grove, MN
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    If contracting the pay is good.

    Cons

    Under appreciated, Over worked, sour environment


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Low morale, high turnover and lacking in strong leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wunderman full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very social environment with lots of parties. Most employees say that it's the people that keep them there. Good place to get your feet wet and some experience in the agency world.

    Cons

    No diversity in clients and work. There are some very creative and talented people, but they are not being utilized to their fullest potential.

    No process, training, or on boarding. It seems like management is constantly reinventing the wheel when there's plenty of good, existing processes and tools that can be adopted.

    No clear career path, no raises. The agency is driven by numbers; they don't invest in their people. All the parties just feel like a bandage to boost solidarity.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to make change. You can be a lot more effective than you currently are.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great company name, but bland clients"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wunderman full-time

    Pros

    – Wunderman is a global company with a respected name.
    – Friendly people & nice environment with a great space.
    – Work/life balance is good and most people leave by 6pm.
    – Alcohol and party snacks are plentiful during birthdays and holidays!

    Cons

    – Room for advancement limited and salary raises seem non-existent.
    – Upper management seems clueless w/ old-school mentality.
    – Creative driven by clients = boring work
    – Keeping employees that are useless or bring nothing to the table.
    – Once you're working on a specific account, doubtful you'll have opportunity to work on anything else.
    – Office politics and favoritism of certain employees.
    – Overall atmosphere going downhill with loss of clients, current employees leaving and many recent layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    – Communicate with your employees and actually get to know them on some level.
    – Be honest, cut the BS and keep employees informed with what's going on within company & clients.
    – Do a full overview of each employee's role and get rid of the dead weight.
    – Seriously... how many VPs are really necessary?


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  5. "A good place to learn how to navigate a corporate landscape."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Creative in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and autonomy.

    Cons

    Client retention & stagnant growth.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing it safe. Risk is good and necessary for growth, corporate and individually.


  6. "Great place to start"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone here is a professional. Dedicated to producing quality work.The culture is not as collaborative.

    Cons

    The culture is not as collaborative.

    Advice to Management

    Think about work life balance of your employees.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great Environment, Horrible Pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Administrative in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoy coming to work every day and I look forward to the day. We have a lot of fun, like spontaneous dance parties lots of fun activities to create culture and just a bunch of super awesome people to work with. My job is low stress and the environment is easy to work in. I have seen job growth and promotions, along with people moving to different departments to better utilize their skill set. This positive growth and recognition is so important!

    Cons

    I am technically a contractor, as most of the employees are. We get low pay, no paid holidays (and the office is closed A LOT of holidays). Contractors don't get to participate in summer Friday's either. In my time here I have learned that there is a very low moral in the office across all departments. Many of the departments communicate poorly, this is improving with new leadership but its still an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Fight for your people! You preach to seeking out top talent, yet we are all contractors who aren't guaranteed the same benefits and security as the rest of your employees. Give us performance reviews to help us grow


  8. "It's a great place, if you're in a revenue generating position."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wunderman full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The amount of Time Off is fantastic, inflow of new technologies, innovative 'green' office and some great perks like free food.

    Cons

    Lack of wage increase for over 3 years.
    If you are not in a revenue generating position you can forget about any extra training.
    Flip flopping management with promise action but then not follow through.
    Huge turn over rate.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Now, under new leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    An enjoyable work culture with many smart people.

    Cons

    Leadership had its head in the sand for a long time. New official leadership should remedy some of the issues.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in new ideas, talent, resources.


  10. "A great, established company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Copywriter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Copywriter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the leaders in the space, you will gain great experience from seasoned pros here. A great place to start a career and learn the ropes. Direct response has a little bit "science" behind it, which can help you learn to be more responsible developing messaging and approaches for client business.

    Cons

    Like any big agency, long hours and politics from senior management. Being a public company, this can limit salary growth.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in your talent and keep delivering cutting edge solutions to your clients.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Office culture and learning from talented peers and new accounts. Management will typically move you onto new work after a fiscal year if you request. Summer Fridays are a nice bonus, plus the week after Christmas the office is closed.

    Cons

    Career growth, salary, management disconnect with employee frustrations

    Advice to Management

    Broaden your business to withstand major account shifts. Management should promote and give salary increases to retain good talent.


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