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Zimmerman Advertising Reviews

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

  • "Very fast paced, so if that's how you work best its definitely a pro" (in 38 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. "Surrounded by Talent"

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

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

    Pros

    I have been with Zimmerman less than 3 months but I can tell you I am very happy with the Zimmerman agency as a whole. On a daily basis I am surrounded by intelligent individuals who are truly experts in their field. Zimmerman is really a machine and I look forward to my journey ahead.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons as of right now.


  2. "Great Agency!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zimmerman Advertising full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for growth!

    Cons

    Haven't been here long enough to comment.

  3. "Overall fun and fast paced work environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are so many perks, great co-workers, the office is very well kept and an overall fun work environment, there are a lot of options to continue learning internally and externally, and allows you to grow within the company.

    Cons

    The pay isn't THAT great but the overall experience, clients, and coworkers make up for it.


  4. "Great Place to Work!"

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    • 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

    Great office, wonderful people, and a driven mindset

    Cons

    Communication between departments, but that's at every company

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  5. "A Word to the Wise"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Creative in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing here is what it appears to be --behind the car jockeys, the glass building, the modern office, the hard sell spiel is one of the worst agencies on the planet. Seriously

    Cons

    This shop gives mediocrity new meaning. Strategic and conceptual thinking do not exist. Pay is low. Culture is grounded in fear. Top management is inlay in it for the money -- literally, for themselves. Very few stay -- clients or staffers.

    Advice to Management

    Why not drop advertising from the company name and replace it with something more appropriate -- like sweatshop. Factory. Im unconvinced anyone cares or has the courage to say the Emperor has no clothes.


  6. "Media Payable Coordinator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Everything so far is great there is absolutely nothing that can be changed about this company

    Cons

    There is nothing bad to say about the company beyond Amazing


  7. "Challenging yet rewarding"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the facility/office. Everything you would ever need to succeed at your job is there. Great coworkers who are eager to help in any way they can. Most remember what it was like when they started and how quickly you are thrown into the action here. The ease to learn about different departments is very useful as well. If you were interested in learning how something works in a separate department from yours, there will almost always be someone who is willing to explain. With this ability, you will definitely learn more at this company than any other you've already worked for.

    Cons

    Very demanding in terms of the overall amount of workload you will receive on a daily basis. However, this is the advertising industry and you should expect that.

  8. "Initial Hire Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Media Planner
    Current Employee - Media Planner
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full Benefits (after 3 months)
    Room to grow
    People are great
    There are a ton of resources that help you learn along the way
    The people that are higher up are extremely knowledgeable and are always willing to help
    Great support system

    Cons

    Not competitive pay
    Being owned by Omnicom, they have a lot of control of how things work


  9. "Zimmerman Advertising Review - Chicago"

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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.


  10. "Account Coordinator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


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