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Young & Rubicam Reviews

Updated August 29, 2018
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Pros
  • "Y&R San Juan is socially exciting" (in 22 reviews)

  • "Great people and great atmosphere" (in 22 reviews)

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

  • "Fast paced, work life balance can often fall more towards work" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to spend your work day"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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. "Account director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion 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.

  3. "Great, fun and collaborative work environment."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice to come in every day where the culture is so warm and friendly.

    Cons

    Highly unorganized. Technology department is offsite and generally unhelpful. No formal review process, and notoriously bad about providing feedback and career advice. Forget about career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Create a formal review process. Even if it is once or twice a year.


  4. "Associate Project Manager"

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

    I worked at Young & Rubicam full-time

    Pros

    Nice place to work, great and very supportive boss.

    Cons

    no clear career path. a lot of people in the same role for a very long time


  5. "Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Young & Rubicam full-time

    Pros

    A lot of days off , summer Fridays , floating holidays

    Cons

    No raises at all. I haven’t gotten a raise in over three years!

    Advice to Management

    Need to communicate with employees better. Better to Retain employees than go to staffing agency.


  6. "Good to learn, not long term"

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

    I worked at Young & Rubicam full-time

    Pros

    Fun place to start your career. Good for account management/biz side of the industry, great benifits

    Cons

    not the most creative shop, talk the good talk but not creating ground breaking work. if you want to build a creative career, you are better at a different shop. promotions are nepotistic, rewards the loudest person in the room

    Advice to Management

    Invest in all of your talent, not just the loudest ones


  7. "Stuck in quicksanf"

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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

    Good people. Decent culture.

    Cons

    Too many holding company restrictions. Can’t get of one way. Low credibility in new spaces.

    Advice to Management

    Trust and empower your workers.

  8. "Traffic Coordinator"

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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

    Pros

    The company is great and innovative. Salaries are competitive. Most of the people are great to work with. Great sense of teamwork.

    Cons

    Do not work for Pamela Murray in Traffic. Any other department is great!


  9. "Junior Business Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Thirsty Thursdays in the office

    Cons

    No room for growth oportunity


  10. "A good shop"

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    Current Employee - Group Planning Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Group Planning Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of great talent and strong work knocking around. Respectful of personal life and family. Passionate about growth and better work. Great culture and camaraderie.

    Cons

    Struggle to make nimble, lean work. Not everyone cares to learn to be digital savvy. No tech in house. Creative work is always a big campaign. Still haven't figured out how to price and execute smaller projects in their mix.
    Very outdated infrastructure (IT, process, expenses, etc) to the point its a huge waste of money and time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on growing beyond B2B and Healthcare


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