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Zimmerman Advertising Reviews

Updated June 25, 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 20 reviews)

  • Great people and learning environment (in 29 reviews)

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

  • Long hours and the pay is really minimal (in 25 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Get Experience Then Get Out"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome opportunity to learn the ins and outs of major retail advertising

    Will be trusted with tremendous amounts of responsibility and independence if you demonstrate competence

    Cons

    Pay is low (even for an agency), you are essentially paid in experience

    Promotions are hard to come by, turnover leads to more new hires and not upward growth for existing employees

    Advice to Management

    Increase performance reviews to every 6 months


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Zimmer-intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zimmerman Advertising (Less than a year)

    Pros

    overall positive experience, good access to upper-level management and information for Interns, pace is perfect for the highly competitive, good opportunity for those who are self-motivated

    Cons

    Gap in company culture--employees either love it or hate it but both tell you just as loudly, low pay at most levels for the south florida zip code

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, the openness made this a great experience, continue to reward good employees.

  3. "Exciting Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Open atmosphere, where you are able to learn and absorb as much as you can. People are easy to work with and open to help when you ask. Zimmerman also works with big name clients, which is also a plus!

    Cons

    Everything is going great so far!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - California in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - California in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company to work for.

    Cons

    Benefits are a challenge in relation to Insurance.


  5. Helpful (27)

    "If you have other options (literally any, like a garbage man or something) take it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zimmerman Advertising (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not going to lie, the building is pretty cool. Also, due to the high turnover rate, co-workers are generally young and fun to work with.

    Cons

    1) The pay is terrible. Worse than terrible. Laughable wages. Literally... My girlfriend laughed at me.
    2) The work is terrible. Very few people on even fewer accounts have the opportunity to conceptualize good creative. From account services to the creative department, it isn't about producing good work... It's about producing a lot of work, very fast. You have no pride in the work you are doing and you don't learn how to properly conceptualize projects here. It wasn't until I left for a real agency that I learned how good advertising is made.
    3) Zimmerman is a tool... Once I shared an elevator ride with him and thought I was having a conversation with him until I realized he was just talking on a Bluetooth headset and never actually acknowledged my presence.
    4) Promotions - you think this would be a pro, not a con... But they just offer promotions to keep you around. I was promoted twice yet the type of work and responsibilities I had remained constant... There was just more of it. They also throw pennies at you each time so you can feel like you're getting a raise, but the pay is still crap.

    Advice to Management

    Have some pride in the work. Want more for your clients. Don't settle and push the norm. It's not always about what the fastest, what's the easiest, what's the cheapest way to get something done. Put some thought and value into the work and maybe employees would think about valuing this job more. Also, to state the obvious, you have to pay more. Wages are not livable.


  6. "Cool Agency to work at"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant/Trainer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Consultant/Trainer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zimmerman Advertising (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful location/offices in Sunny Ft. Lauderdale FL.

    Cons

    Alligators in pond out front


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Account Services @ ZADV"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Zimmerman Advertising full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Zimmerman offers plenty of opportunity to learn and develop your career.
    Great building and workspace.
    Big brands and big work.
    Great people.

    Cons

    Low starting salaries, questionable culture (has improved majorly in last few years), rich, eccentric founder that's very disconnected from real life.

  8. Helpful (13)

    "Account Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Zimmerman Advertising full-time

    Pros

    Fellow co-workers were great, office location was also a bonus. Office snacks, monthly birthday celebrations.

    Cons

    Insurance -very high premiums, no time off until it accrued, set hours - no deviation. Zero flexibility. Reimbursement for travel - no company cc. Only reimbursed for gas no mileage or wear & tear. No training. Don't expect to be appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being complacent, grow/mentor your employees. Stop taking all the credit for work you don't do.


  9. Helpful (13)

    "Account Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot in a short time frame

    Cons

    They are endless. If you have no desire to be in Advertising, do not take the job. It is only (somewhat) worth the hours/terrible pay/stress if you want to be in NYC one day working for a top agency.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more, respect a reasonable work-life balance, and teach your managers to know what they're asking their subordinates to do.


  10. Helpful (14)

    "Several Departments"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zimmerman Advertising (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Literally just the fact that it's not in Miami.

    Cons

    Every single other aspect. Antiquated, disorganized, disrespectful, delusional, divided. If clients had any idea how that business is actually run, and who runs it, they would stay away at all possible cost.

    Advice to Management

    Go join your brothers in the museum.


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