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Zimmerman Advertising Reviews

Updated August 7, 2017
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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 21 reviews)

  • Fast paced and quick learning environment (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is a constant challenge, as in all client service based businesses (in 26 reviews)

  • very low pay compared to other internships in the area (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "A lot of good, but a lot of bad"

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

    I have been working at Zimmerman Advertising full-time

    Pros

    Casual work environment
    Many opportunities for free food
    They want to teach you a lot about the all-around business and company
    Prestigious clients
    A lot of value and responsibility placed on every role, including entry level
    They genuinely do want you to succeed
    A good place to have on a resume

    Cons

    Pay is minimal (had to move back in with my parents)
    "Live to Work" culture - 9am-6pm every day. Seems like no time left in day to do anything else but have dinner and go to sleep and start again
    They attempt to mask that you are really working a corporate job at a computer for long continuous hours by framing the company as an edgy creative environment
    Tend to hire people to departments that need quick filling rather than one's that they are most qualified for
    Expected to stay long hours after work to finish stuff
    Slow learning process - have been here for a while and still do not know how to do most things. I am a quick learner and adapt fairly easily, but they do not really do a good job at showing you what you should do. Continuously feel lost in what's going on
    Company struggles to maintain employees, and the burden on other employees is greatly increased when they leave
    Benefits don't begin until 3 months in to work
    Valet is actually more of a hassle than it is a convenience
    Usually end up working 45+ hours a week with no overtime pay because you're so busy that you need to work through lunch with no overtime pay
    Asked to do things that you have never learned or been asked to do, with a very short deadline
    Your bosses and superiors tend to leave you hanging
    Glorify being innovative and using apple products, but make you use a PC

    Advice to Management

    Have better guidelines for orienting new employees to their positions
    Take care of your employees a little better when you know you have the ability to, so that they don't have to spend the few hours of the day where they're not at work wondering how they're going to make ends meet, pay their bills, and pay off student loans


  2. "Intersting internship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zimmerman Advertising full-time

    Pros

    super friendly/talented people! everyone is willing to help if you just ask

    Cons

    very low pay compared to other internships in the area
    i understand that you want all the interns to experience different areas of the agency but the weekly rotation is too much and doesn't let some of us learn what we're actually interested in

    Advice to Management

    the management in creative is pretty good but just listen to the younger people more, you may have many many years of experience but things are different now

  3. Helpful (2)

    "GET READY TO GRIND - SERVE ITS PURPOSE"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Here is the bottom line: If you are ready and willing to work your butt off, are self motivated, don't get aggravated easily then you'll be fine at Zimmerman. If you are fresh out of school and looking to pursue a career in advertising, public relations or marketing then I'd recommend giving Zimmerman a shot as they will give you the opportunity to work hard and learn. They will work you to the bone. You will learn useful skills that'll translate later on, regardless of what job you go to next. The attitude at the office is whatever the client wants, they get, no matter what it takes or how long it takes.
    The people who work at Zimmerman are awesome and nice/fun for the most part.
    -Beautiful office
    -Young and energetic employees for the most part
    -You will learn a lot

    Cons

    -Could be a pro depending on who you are, but INTENSE work environment
    -Very low compensation
    -No overtime pay that I'm aware of
    -Work life balance is...it depends. "24/7" seriously is on your business card and depending what department you're in, they mean it.
    -My experience involved little involvement with my upper management, which was very frustrating
    -You get promoted (in some departments) via attrition (other people quitting)

    Advice to Management

    -Pay more attention to the people who are actually doing the work for you and moral will increase
    -Understand the tasks your employees are doing so you can better manage YOUR expectations as well as CLIENT expectations!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Post Producer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zimmerman Advertising full-time

    Pros

    The benefits and the people

    Cons

    Long hours, demanding projects and very tight deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    Better manage client expectations and allow proper time frames to complete projects. This would allow employees to produce a better product and work more manageable hours.


  5. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zimmerman Advertising as an intern

    Pros

    Always something exciting going on in the agency, never a dull day at the Z.

    Cons

    Pay could have been better


  6. Helpful (2)

    "My 2 years with ZADV"

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

    I worked at Zimmerman Advertising full-time

    Pros

    Great place to get integrated into the industry. Work experience was a definite plus. I learned a lot from my time working there during my two years.

    Cons

    Zero opportunity to move up within the company. Managerial structure was highly inefficient. As a young employee straight out of college, i learned that there was minimal opportunity to move up in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Consider promoting more from within the agency. Reinforces loyalty & trust among employees. Will lead to greater moral in the office.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Fun Environment, Poor Morale"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zimmerman Advertising full-time

    Pros

    Entertaining work place. Fun clients to work with. Growth opportunities. Good management.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities are few and far between. Pay is below industry average.

    Advice to Management

    Give recognition when needed or turnover will continue to increase.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Account Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Zimmerman Advertising full-time

    Pros

    The clients are well-known and provide great experience.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible and employees are incredibly rude.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Good for starting career in advertising"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zimmerman Advertising full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, if you are starting out of college, most co-workers will be around your age.
    Really good internship program, gives valuable experience working in the different departments.
    Cool building, fun activities for employees sometimes like an ice cream truck in the summer.

    Cons

    Very little creativity when it comes to client work, feels really repetitive.
    Tons of turn over, it felt like there was 3-5 new people every week, most people leave after a year or two, even those at executive level don't last very long.
    Low pay.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Account Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment and culture.

    Cons

    Starting salaries do not compare to the amount of work they have you do.


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