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Zimmerman Advertising Reviews

Updated August 15, 2018
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Pros
  • "You'll learn a lot while having fun with the rest of the staff" (in 26 reviews)

  • "It's fast-paced and there's lots of moving parts" (in 37 reviews)

Cons
  • "No work life/balance or growth opportunity" (in 32 reviews)

  • "Hours - Expect to work long hours" (in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Account Coordinator"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Account Coordinator
    Current Employee - Digital Account Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zimmerman Advertising full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn. Very fast paced, so if that's how you work best its definitely a pro.
    You're trusted with your position and your responsibilities.
    Office culture is really great, not to formal.

    Cons

    Not everyone can handle the fast pace, so sometimes there are people on teams that fall behind and that affects your work load.

    Advice to Management

    When hiring higher positions (executives, directors, etc) hiring within would be helpful. In my short time here I've learned it is A LOT of information to learn and retain, so trying to lead a team can be challenging.


  2. "Zimmerman Advertising Review - Chicago"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Chicago office is great! Everyone there is pleasant to be around, leadership is strong, it's a good atmosphere and the location is convenient. The Account Director there will allow you to showcase your strengths while installing confidence in you to succeed at a high level. You'll learn a lot while having fun with the rest of the staff!

    Cons

    Because it's a field office, you're excluded from several HQ fun events. Zimmerman also does not allow their employees to work remotely - never - and this seems to be across the whole agency.

    Advice to Management

    I really loved my job, the clients and the people in the Chicago office. I had no intentions of leaving; however, people are leaving the company because the pay isn't competitive (for several positions). There is a strong disconnect between HQ and regional offices - regional offices are not included in events/celebrations that HQ participates in. There also needs to be WFH perks... not every day, but rules need to be in place to allow for more flexibility. Summer Fridays, which are something that several employees looked forward to, were taken away which was a mistake. I think it'll be hard to keep good, young, up-and-coming employees at Zimmerman because the policies aren't in line with the rest of the advertising world. But I do hope that the company figures it out because there's good people still there and I want them/Zimmerman to be successful.

  3. "A great start!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zimmerman Advertising full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    High energy and a unwaivering commitment to what is best for their clients.

    Cons

    Workforce is spread out across the country.

    Advice to Management

    Make every office as special as the home office.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of moving parts"

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    Current Employee - Junior Account Executive in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Junior Account Executive in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zimmerman Advertising full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    worked on a great account and was exposed to some awesome jobs.

    Cons

    confusing company structure, lack of communication


  5. "Account Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zimmerman Advertising full-time

    Pros

    strong support from upper management

    Cons

    fast-paced so it takes a bit to learn internal processes

    Advice to Management

    include process training as part of orientation


  6. "The Agency"

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    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zimmerman Advertising full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people here are amazing. Within departments, among peers, and throughout the building, people here make the job. The atmosphere here is also a major bonus, its a hard working environment with many driven individuals.

    Cons

    The processes here seem to be somewhat blurred and not communicated all that effectively at times.


  7. "Mediocrity Incorporated"

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    Former Employee - Creative in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Creative in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Somehow this shop is part of Omnicom though you'd never know it. It's run like a malevolent Mom and Pop shop whose sole focus is delivering revenue to the executive team and running the rest of the agency very, very lean (as in lowest salary you will ver earn. Learn what you can and then leave!

    Cons

    Far too many angry/frustrated/ scared bullies in the mid and upper management ranks . This shop has little strategic marketing sensibility but does have a burning desire to squeeze every nickel and dime from their clients before they live (and they all do leave)

    Advice to Management

    Fire the senior deadwood. You know who they are as well as I do. Pay a living wage. Aspire to be something more than a giant ATM machine.

  8. "Junior Media Planner (Atlanta)"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Media Planner in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Junior Media Planner in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Zimmerman Advertising full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible and understand to personal life style needs

    Cons

    There is a lot of drama that needs to be better controlled.

    Advice to Management

    Control the drama


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Executive team is THE WORST"

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    Former Employee - Associate Media Director
    Former Employee - Associate Media Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Absolutely none honestly... can’t wait to find a new job. The people that have written good reviews have something to gain or really like their direct boss.

    Cons

    Upper management and executive team run the show based on personal like or dislike of people. They are not business savvy and scam clients every chance they get. If you are smart you don’t last. It’s intimidating to the executive team that wants the owner to only think they are good, if he only new. Or maybe he does and supports this embarrassing behavior. Clients definitely deserve better.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro-managing and be leaders. Give credit to the people doing the work. Need to learn how to respect people and be professionals. You attack people and go after them by making up lies, intimidating them, threatening them, and cornering them. Pretty sure some of these tactics are illegal. Omnicom should be ashamed to have this company in their portfolio.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Prepare to be empowered."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Director in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Account Director in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zimmerman Advertising full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Empowering, Fast-Paced, Creative, Hub Focused, Collaborative

    Cons

    Team Morale (hard work no hard play), Limited Training, 24/7

    Advice to Management

    Management does an excellent job of being accessible and present to the staff. Big plus! Would like to see more 'fun' pulsed into the culture to melt life with work, further reducing turnover. Overall, keep being motivating and pushing the teams forward, it makes us all better.


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