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Young & Rubicam Reviews

Updated August 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Exposure to other departments at Y&R (in 20 reviews)

  • Good atmosphere, very nice people and fun culture (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Y&R is more like the clients b*tch than anything (in 18 reviews)

  • This place has zero work-life balance (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "business development"

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    Current Employee - Business Development in Jordan, MN
    Current Employee - Business Development in Jordan, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Young & Rubicam full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I think this company that i can use my experience on it to the fullest

    Cons

    My be some of cover information about the operation and prosesure of the company

    Advice to Management

    you'r do god job and you do better if you investment over jordanian young


  2. "Accountant @ Y&R"

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

    I have been working at Young & Rubicam full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice benefit package in terms of days off. You get a day off on your birthday or your birthday month.

    Cons

    Upper management seriously take advantage of staffers. Aside from doing job assigned, and saving it in the SHARED drive where it is easily accessible by the whole team, you have to literally spoon feed the Management because they are too lazy to open the files to find the answer. My superior is constantly talking about his personal business and is on the personal PHONE CALLS all the time. Delays the whole team by holding on to the work we do because he wouldn't sign off on the work we submit. Finally when he signs off on the work we submit we find that he just signed the work without actually checking it first.

    Advice to Management

    Pick up your own stuff. You want staffers to do more work, pay more money.

  3. "review"

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

    I worked at Young & Rubicam full-time

    Pros

    Gorgeous office in a great location. Friendly people.

    Cons

    Terrible, terrible management. No work-life balance. Open office layout.


  4. "No Training, Guidance or Feedback"

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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 Young & Rubicam full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You receive invaluable agency experience.

    Cons

    This place has zero work-life balance. Late hours due to workload is one thing; late hours for the sake of staying late is another. Some account executives need to practice better time-management on their projects.

    Advice to Management

    The first few weeks of a new employee's job are crucial in getting them set up for success. Make sure they know basic things like who their manager is (don't have a new manager and their employee start on the same day) and clear expectations on deliverables.


  5. "Good experience but could be better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team of people
    Projects worked on were exciting

    Cons

    Many moments where I felt useless even though I asked multiple times for work.


  6. "Y&R ---A lot Like the Mets"

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    Former Employee - Creative Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Creative Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Young & Rubicam full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Supportive of their people, still doing good work in different areas, great place to start

    Cons

    Mgt,, both financial and creative, had high turnover for at least the first decade of the 21st century. Uneven output — If the client is smart, the work is smart. If the client is dumb ...

    Advice to Management

    Reach down the organization table to find the bright comers.


  7. "great experience at a price"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Young & Rubicam full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great experience with very smart and talented people.

    Cons

    low pay especially for research and media depts. long hours expected

    Advice to Management

    promote and give raises more readily

  8. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Young & Rubicam full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work culture! Worked in major cities before, and this is the perfect, laid back culture that will make every person envious of your job

    Cons

    For a major ad agency, pay is not as competitive as it should be. Salaries are not that much more than the small shops around the area


  9. "Excellent work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Young & Rubicam full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    laid back, flex work schedule, good teams

    Cons

    Open concept and sometime lack of privacy


  10. "Corporate giant, some good accounts"

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    Former Employee - Creative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Creative in New York, NY

    I worked at Young & Rubicam full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent salaries if you're a good negotiator, chance to work on a broad range of clients, nice people in the creative dept

    Cons

    Extremely noisy open office makes hard to get work done, some accounts are pretty boring, C-suite is very detached from the employees they sit among.


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