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Updated December 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Cooperative environment within Editorial, work-life balance, great location (in 7 reviews)

  • Agency is made up if great people who know how to collaborate and have fun while doing good work (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Like every other shop in the city, work-life balance could be better (in 8 reviews)

  • No respect of senior management, President of Phase Five was let go without saying goodbye to staff (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great agency to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior CopyWriter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior CopyWriter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at greyhealth group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun people who work hard/play hard, amazing location, decent perks.

    Cons

    Nothing you wouldn't run into at any agency.

    greyhealth group Response

    Nov 6, 2017 – CEO

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I agree that we have a team of fun people who work hard and play hard. We have a ton of opportunity to build on our great staff, and that is what I am focused on all... More


  2. "GHG"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Workplace was nice and people were good too.

    Cons

    There was nothing bad. Not necessarily bad

  3. "Phase Five is a supportive and dynamic place to be"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at greyhealth group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart, passionate, strategic professionals, and responsive leadership. I’ve worked closely with the senior leadership at phase five and couldn’t disagree more with recent reviews. They have always been very responsive to employee needs—but those needs must be communicated. Getting frustrated and burnt out without saying anything doesn’t help anyone. In my experience, this company and leadership will WORK to give you the growth and opportunities you’re looking for if you just ask.

    Cons

    Like every other shop in the city, work-life balance could be better. There have been a lot of changes recently—some for the best, others poorly conceived. Regardless, the workload is no worse than anywhere else, and leadership stands ready to reward talent with opportunities for rapid advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the new-found transparency...and work to include a wider range of individuals in your planning decisions.

    greyhealth group Response

    Nov 27, 2017 – CEO

    Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts, and your advice. I think it is a good idea to include a wide range of team members in our planning, and have been trying to solicit input through... More


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Inadequate Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at greyhealth group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Strong creative, studio, tech and editorial teams

    Cons

    - Very, very weak PM and Acct Directors (in terms of leadership capabilities and overall knowledge of work functions)

    - Director-level leadership does not teach/train their subordinates and frequently acts on emotions rather than factual occurrences

    - Directors do not have their employees back (in other words, they are weak-willed and pushovers when toughness and grit are required)

    - Rather than promote and reward quality of work, fiscal responsibility on accounts and solid internal communication, the corporate culture is laden with 'politicking' and showers accolades on those who are well versed in the art of brown-nosing

    - Disturbingly high turnover

    - Entirely too many internal meetings (most are pointless) which interferes with daily work output and hinders the ability to leave the office at a reasonable hour on most days -- this really adds up on a weekly basis

    Advice to Management

    Relieve yourselves of duty and let more competent, logical, mentally-capable leaders take the helm.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Still struggling after 2017 Petya malware data breach 6 months later"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at greyhealth group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy and relatively quick commute

    Cons

    Lost business and client trust has negatively affected company revenue and direction. After 6 months since the cyberattack, the company is still not back to normal, and it may take years before normalization and pharmaceutical clients return in full force. Unfortunately, management is trying to fake that everything is all right when it clearly is not. Fake happy p.r. tidbit emails from new management only prove that the cover-up is alive and real.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop emailing ghost-written fake p.r emails claiming life is hunky-dory. It is not. Instead please concentrate on running the company efficiently, as you were hired to do.


  6. "New CEO brings Clarity, Vision & Fun"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategic Account in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Strategic Account in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at greyhealth group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Under the new greyhealth group leadership, ghg is a totally different and much better agency. The vibe and feel of ghg are night and day from the previous leadership. There is complete transparency with how we are doing and what we can do to address concerns we (employees) may have.

    Cons

    Not able to hire as quickly as we would like.
    Managers need to do a better job of completing performance reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. The ghg Con meeting for the entire agency was a great start to bring everyone together to share goals and vision of the agency under our new CEO. Let's keep that connection ongoing with more agency updates.

    greyhealth group Response

    Sep 21, 2017 – CEO

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and share your perspective. I'm glad you enjoyed ghgCon, and can tell you that the meeting is the model for ongoing communications updates moving... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Best Agency in the Industry"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at greyhealth group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Extremely supportive environment where everyone is happy to help. New CEO is amazing and know she will do whatever it takes to elevate the experience for all employees.

    Cons

    Not enough collaboration between business divisions, but confident that will change with new management.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent and continue supporting employees.

    greyhealth group Response

    Sep 21, 2017 – CEO

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, and for your support. Our greatest strength is our amazing team, and our leaders are completely focused on creating a collaborative and... More

  8. "Associate Digital Strategist"

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

    I have been working at greyhealth group full-time

    Pros

    Really smart and talented people working with you!

    Can't beat the location.

    Cons

    IT is an absolute nightmare

    Advice to Management

    A more extensive training program for new hires/ interns to gain a better understanding of pharma and ghg.

    greyhealth group Response

    Sep 21, 2017 – CEO

    Thank you for taking the time to comment on your experience at the agency. I agree with you that we have very smart and talented people! I can also tell you that the IT transformation plan is well in... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good culture, embrace the change"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at greyhealth group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great office, great location, smart people, good creative capabilities. I have worked here for some time now and have really enjoyed my time. There is a new CEO in place and change is inevitable. Why keep things constant when they aren't working. I applaud them for shaking things up to try and make an impact. First initiative to be more transparent was moving towards mini town halls. Weekly Leadership updates to keep staff informed on upcoming work/events. BRAVO

    Cons

    Some departments became understaffed and have to take on more and more work. Ancient financial systems and constant IT issues come to mind. Will always have challenges that need to be solved when reporting to a Holding company. This agency is no different than any other in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend that the management continue to keep the culture as good as it is but consider focusing on retention as a way to keep employees. Make sure the entire company is on the same page. As an employee of ghg I like the direction company is headed.

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    greyhealth group Response

    Sep 21, 2017 – CEO

    Thank you for taking the time to share your review, and for your thoughtful advice. We are in the midst of transforming our business, and are delighted to have you as a part of it. Please continue to... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Intern program review"

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at greyhealth group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - great experience unparalleled at similar agencies including pitch project
    - supervisors care about your goals and interests and provide meaningful work
    - company culture is friendly and welcoming
    - open floor plan allows for great collaboration and understanding among team members
    - provide various opportunities for networking
    - social events provide company cohesiveness
    - compensation is good compared to other internship programs

    Cons

    - time frame of two months (by the time the internship ends you just start to grow accustomed to GHG)

    Advice to Management

    n/a


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