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Politically Challenging
Managing Director (Current Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 7, 2017
There are a lot of talented people who produce amazing things at GroupM. But loss aversion plagues upper management in these times of rapid change, which can slow down progress.

Working on a client for a Groupm operating company, such as Wavemaker, Mediacom or Mindshare is great, but working for operations at the Groupm holding company level is tough.
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great company
Print/Out-of-Home/Broadcast Traffic Coordinator (Current Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 18, 2017
Honestly was an amazing adventure, taking on new responsibilities and working with an amazing team. Learning new and different type of things to be ready for future jobs, Just a shame our work is done.
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Confused and rough
Managing Director (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 26, 2017
It's big and they have a lot of power in the industry, that's a huge perk. But they make decisions based on feeling versus business rationale. And that's the biggest hurdle.
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Productive but difficult to shift outside of specialty medium
Print Analyst (Current Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 2, 2017
I worked particularly with Print as a medium. You make plenty connections throughout the industry but have difficulty moving up or laterally.

Very friendly work environment.
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Used to be good
BROADCAST NEGOTIATOR (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAAugust 1, 2017
This used to be a great place to work. Some perks, definitely not what it used to be and benefits are decent. The growth process is very slow and as a result, talented people leave for other opportunities. Management tends to stay behind closed doors and needs to work on their communication skills.
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extremely fast paced and energetic
Managing Partner, Human Resources Director (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 8, 2017
It is a fast paced energetic environment that requires someone who is able to handle multiple responsibilities and change directions easily without loosing sight of company deliverables. Exciting place to work!
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Too Large
Marketing Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 25, 2017
This company has many great clients but the work /life balance basically non-existent. Too large of a company in my opinion and very cut- throat. Upper management was terrible and rude.
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Good work/life balance
Assistant broadcast buyer (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 17, 2017
Manageable day-to-day work. Simple 9-5 job. Pay is a bit low, but there are plenty of vacation/personal days you can take.

Good experience right out of College.
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Upper Management does not train
Broadcast Negotiator (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 20, 2017
Most people are hard working but upper management does not train you to do your job. Most people end up leaving to go to other jobs. I would consider this a stepping stone job.
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Has changed alot
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 18, 2017
Not as great as it used to be. No loyalty to hard working employees and everyone is easily replaceable and made to feel as such. Nepotism runs high and unless you are great buds with senior management promotions are years and years in the making if at all. Glad to have left!!
Pros
holidays and generous paid time off and great medical benefits
Cons
Management, training, advancement, compensation, easily replaceable
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Disorganized
Digital Finance Associate (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 17, 2017
Wonderful work/life balance but management is extremely disorganized. Terrible salary and very little room to grow. Overall not a great experience.
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Fun and fast workplace
Media Planner/Buyer (Current Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 7, 2016
GroupM is truly a great company and an a awesome place to start off your career in media and learn about the industry as a whole. Laid back and relaxed work atmosphere and very welcoming environment.
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GroupM
Broadcast Negotiator (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAOctober 20, 2016
Overall, GroupM is a great place to work, but bad communication between upper management and employees. Direct supervisors were great in Atlanta office.
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Productive and fun workplace
Account Coordinator (Current Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 5, 2016
A typical day here in the office includes checking buys to make sure that correct day-parts are being used, correct spot lengths and approved programming is used. Also to make sure that buyers are spending budgets correctly.
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In general is good place to work
Comptroller (Former Employee) –  Guaynabo, PRApril 11, 2016
A typical day of work one must do many different things and constantly learning on the job. Management worries for the employee health. The hardest time is the last few days of the month where situations occur that are out of one's control. There were different relationships between employees but my favorite thing would have to be the activities.
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Fun place to work
Executive Assistant for CEO (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 27, 2016
enjoyed meeting and working with great people; clients are respectable; room for growth; great location; demanding work hours.
Pros
Able to work from home
Cons
no comments
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Big
administrative (Current Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 25, 2015
Very big and matrixed organization. Good opportunity to learn at the biggest player in the media space. Space is a little outdated, but moving to world trade area in 2018
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Great place to work
Director (Former Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 18, 2015
Best people in the industry, job security. Dynamic and fast paced environment. Opportunity to work in smaller divisions of a large holding company which offers the best of both worlds.
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International company with a lot of moving parts with interesting and diverse people.
NA Service Manager (Current Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 1, 2015
GroupM is a very large company with many moving parts. It was a very rewarding place to work. There has been a major reorganization worldwide and at the moment there is very little direction and no leadership.

Being here I have learned a great deal about office automation development within SharePoint. My coworkers have all been very friendly and helpful and my team of direct reports were very easy to work with. As was my overseas development team

The hardest part of the job is also the most enjoyable. The various projects I have either managed or developed myself can be (and most were) very difficult but so rewarding when they are successfully completed.
Pros
Work culture at a media company is very casual and fun. Also lots of free food
Cons
Difficult to get everyone on the same page
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Excellent place to learn new technology and get hands on experience
Senior Global Infrastructure Engineer (Current Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 16, 2015
The organization is an excellent place to learn hands on. Always trying to stay ahead of the curve on cutting edge technologies.

Working for the organization I learned a large number of technologies such as Cisco ASA, Checkpoint, 3Par Storage Citrix Netscalers, EMC RSA Atuhenication Manager and VMware.
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