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Young & Rubicam CEO David Sable
David Sable
90 Ratings
Pros
  • "Y&R San Juan is socially exciting(in 26 reviews)

  • "Great people and great atmosphere(in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • "Fast paced, work life balance can often fall more towards work(in 11 reviews)

  • "Y&R San Juan is in need of some cultural changes(in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to spend your work day"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Young & Rubicam full-time

    Pros

    The place is always buzzing with great creative energy, with people working collectively to create amazing work.

    Cons

    Review process, promotions and salary increases are seemingly non-existent.

  2. "Miami office - Excellent culture"

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    Former Employee - Junior Copywriter in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Young & Rubicam full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Some of the best people to work with and great agency culture. Hours were good, only stayed late from time to time.

    Cons

    Salary was on the lower end for Miami

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, you guys helped shape me.

  3. "Great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Senior Art Director in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Young & Rubicam full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great group of creatives, account management, and project managers.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency regarding the business health and on client relationships.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest!

  4. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Young & Rubicam full-time

    Pros

    Supportive managers, family-friendly, generous time off

    Cons

    Constant hiring and compensation freezes

  5. "Good experience and good clients"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Young & Rubicam

      Pros

      Good remuneration and work and life balance

      Cons

      Work and life balance and lack of culture

    • Helpful (1)

      "Does Y&R even exist?"

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

      I worked at Young & Rubicam full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Casual environment, good business location for commute, that's about it

      Cons

      Last I heard it got folded into VML and became something called VMLY&R. WPP bought Y&R in 2000, which was kind of the beginning of the end. Last year Sir Martin just got himself forced out of WPP the company he founded, probably for good reasons. In recent years, everybody is just there for his own, if he can keep the job keep it or move on, nobody cares about the company, maybe rightly so as the company...

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      Advice to Management

      Y&R was founded in 1923. And congratulations, you just run the company to the ground, almost. Hope you got your bonus and golden parachute. You should be proud. The CEO likes to write articles to show his insights on the industry while the CCO likes to go to Cannes to try to win some self congratulatory prizes. Sycophants couldn't wait to praise their works. If they are any good I mean any good at all, Y&R...

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    • "Small but good."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Young & Rubicam

      Pros

      Smart, small and nimble. Good people with talent.

      Cons

      Lack of new business growth and long term strategy.

    • "Great Team"

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      Former Employee - Strategy in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Young & Rubicam full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      The Agency is working hard to transform and become a more modern representation of what the industry needs. Not an easy job when you are the size of Y&R and have the global footprint that they have.

      Cons

      With change comes uncertainty. In time, that will go away but for now it leaves many people uncertain about their roles and their future.

      Advice to Management

      Keep doing what you are doing.

    • Helpful (1)

      "Disappointing"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at Young & Rubicam full-time

      Pros

      I was excited to begin my career at Y&R based on their reputation. I had very high expectations based on how long the company has been around and how large the company is. It is a global advertising company so I expected there to be structure to say the least.

      Cons

      Y&R is completely disorganized and no one likes to take responsibility for it. Instead they point fingers at each other and no one is doing anything to improve it. Your opinion is not wanted nor valued. HR stresses the importance of “candidate experience” yet mine was horrible. The people they presented theirselves to be during the recruiting process is not who they really are. There’s no training yet you are held...

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      Advice to Management

      Lack of structure, lack of culture! Value your employees, they are who make the company!

    • "Account director"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Young & Rubicam full-time

      Pros

      Location and wpp network. Nice office and environment.

      Cons

      Very old school. Bad creative.

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