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Updated February 20, 2018
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Pros
  • I'm also getting to learn a lot about the trade as well as the time frames in which they are done (in 25 reviews)

  • This is a fast paced environment that keeps you busy (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • You will have no work-life balance (in 30 reviews)

  • Long hours but not untypical for agency life (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Provided the best one"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Zimmerman consists of a great experienced team. Their service is the very best. Our projects were very well planned, unique, stylish and completed in a timely manner. Zimmerman provided the best one on one consultation needed on any multimedia publications.

    Cons

    I didn't find any problem


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Be fearless! There is no room for wimps!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Media Buyer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Media Buyer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Growth (if you speak out about it and pursue it)
    -401k match program
    -PTO
    -Paid holidays
    -Bonus (it was under a rock this year, but a bonus was still given)
    -Dual screens
    -Free coffee and soda
    -Impressive clients

    Cons

    I find that after analyzing my salary, I am being undervalued according to market value, but I have been taking on more and more workload and will be requesting a higher salary soon.
    -Some people say 24/7 is a con, but that's how this business became a billion dollar one
    -Lacks communication between integrated departments

    Advice to Management

    My management; in particular, is solid. My experience shows that if you don't ask you won't receive. I've been living by it and everything seems to be working out to my benefit.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company and staff"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zimmerman Advertising full-time

    Pros

    Very professional attitude and caring towards the employees. Bonuses and compensations are great. All in All, high-quality environment to work.

    Cons

    Formal structure and rules need to be adopted at times.

    Advice to Management

    Accurately perfect management layers. They are comprehensive enough and don't need much to advise.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Underachievers need not apply"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Integrated Media in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Integrated Media in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We are one big family. I have a great department and a great Supervisor. Great leadership who understand our goals and will climb mountains to get things done for us. The Founder comes into the office everyday and works so hard to ensure the success of the company. Company is always picking up accounts so job security is great.

    Cons

    * The downers - Those workers that want something for nothing. The agency will eat you up if you are not one of the overachievers.
    * Can get loud if you sit in a cubby area.

    Advice to Management

    Try to weed out underachievers or scaredy cats before they are hired.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting Challanges"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    The agency leadership is constantly challenging the employees to find new and innovative ways to solve our clients problems.

    Cons

    Long hours, but engaging work


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to grow"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Always something new to learn, and an experienced team to learn from.

    Cons

    Limited staffing and tight client deadlines.


  7. "The truth..from an employee who works here and hasn't been fired"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Social Media Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Social Media Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sunny, modern and clean facility
    Central AC
    Clean Bathrooms
    Free Soda and Soft Drinks
    Competitive benefits
    Nice facilities
    I like working here..

    Cons

    Sometimes the AC feels a little cold
    Would like a few more places to take a break, even some recliners...

    Advice to Management

    Life Work balance can be tricky and they need to understand that more. Especially when you have a family, pets or are single and have lots of chores to do.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing Company and People"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Zimmerman Advertising full-time

    Pros

    One of the most welcoming and best places I have ever worked. Everyone here is an expert in their field.

    Cons

    Long hours but not unusual for agency life


  9. "Just ok"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Creative in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to start out
    Free soda and coffee, sometimes food
    Nice environment, most coworkers are great
    If you’re on a big account, you’ll have a better experience all around (a huge con if you aren’t, obviously)

    Cons

    Salary. Everyone says it for a reason. Negotiate the highest you can and get everything in writing. The base salaries for junior positions are appalling and completely unlivable for the area. You’ll be lucky if your rent is only half of your income.

    High turnover rate. Lots of people use this place as a stepping stone, for good reason, and upper management doesn’t seem to care about keeping any kind of team integrity. It doesn’t make for good morale when your team is constantly changing; you start to worry about job security, which leads more people to look for new jobs and quit.
    Also annoying when new hires are incompetent and/or aren’t being trained properly, which adds up to a lot of wasted time and effort, always on your end and never on theirs. But then again, I guess you get what you pay for... or don’t.

    Time management? Never heard of it here. It’s either 0 or 100 and you never know what it’s going to be, so be prepared to stay late or work on weekends without any notice. Almost every big project we start is given to us on Friday afternoon and needs to be done by Monday morning... then we wait days for approvals and do nothing. I know part of it is “the industry” but there has to be a better system than this.

    Junior creatives have no voice. You do what you’re told to do, how you’re told to do it, with zero creative freedom. There are so many talented people here; utilize them instead of putting them in a creative straitjacket.

    Valet, which sounds nice but in reality is a pain. They whip the cars around like bumper karts in an arcade and damage them frequently. Everyone constantly complains about it, but since it impresses the clients we’re all forced to use it anyway.

    The lighting is migraine-inducing, especially after 8+ hours. And there’s nowhere to really get away, either. A few of those nap pods would make a huge difference. At the very least one room with lower lighting and comfy chairs.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees more. Listen to them and make them feel heard by actually addressing their concerns.


  10. "Traffic Coordinator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    It is an entry level position. You get to understand the account services contribution in the advertising process. It is the finial steps for the media before it is send out to stations.

    Cons

    None at the moment. It is an entry level position which will help you learn and get your foot in the field.

    Advice to Management

    None


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