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Young & Rubicam Reviews

Updated November 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Y&R San Juan is socially exciting (in 22 reviews)

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

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

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

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  1. "Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Project Manager in San Juan, PR
    Current Employee - Digital Project Manager in San Juan, PR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Young & Rubicam full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Y&R San Juan is socially exciting. Every single day could be different and rich in knowledge.

    Cons

    Y&R San Juan is in need of some cultural changes.

    Advice to Management

    Could improve in breaking a single-minded culture and establish a all-in-deck perspective.


  2. "Bonafide Agency"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is the place to be to work on great brands and learn a lot about the agency world.

    Cons

    Can get lost in the corporate shuffle sometimes.

  3. "Who's running the show?"

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    Former Employee - Senior Creative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Creative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Had a lot of early nights, which was a nice change of pace after being at real agencies.

    Cons

    Clients are crap.
    No leadership.
    No one could sell in a decent idea to save their life.

    Advice to Management

    What management?


  4. "Leaving Soon"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Young & Rubicam full-time

    Pros

    Location, nice building/facility, job stability

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility, they don't take care of their own, no diversity/inclusion initiatives - just say they do

    Advice to Management

    Start showing you value your employees


  5. "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


  6. "Former Employee"

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

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

    Pros

    Unfortunately, I never found any.

    Cons

    Never seeks out big idea.

    Advice to Management

    Stop rewarding yourself for mediocre work. Take a look at staffing from bottom up and figure out if people are there because of internal relationships or because they actually deserve to be.


  7. "Accountant @ Y&R"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "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.


  9. "No Training, Guidance or Feedback"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "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.


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