Worst agency in all of NC
Account Manager (Former Employee) – Winston-Salem, NC – January 11, 2013
When you do your research on Mullen, you find they are a top agency and have some decent clients. Then you realize that's just the Boston office. When you dig deeper and find out about the horrors they allow at their southern office in Winston-Salem, NC you will want to run.
1) The client list is terrible. They have second rate clients and are lucky to have that.
2) They are located in an area that has several national brands, but none of them want to work with them. HanesBrands is right down the road, but they can't win them as client. They lost the Bojangles pitch to a 10 person shop, they can't ever get past the first round with Lowes. VF is 30-40 minutes away and wants nothing to do with them and the list goes on.
3) They say they are creative, but they don't do great creative work. The creative director is sub-par and could be better, if him and his department weren't being hamstrung by mr Fitzgerald who is so scared to do anything out of the box. Who won an award for doing something in the box?
4) No job security. Basically you work scared for your job. They have layoffs at least once a year. The ones who do have job security are the shining stars of management. The ones they can push around, who will do their work for them, not speak their mind, kiss their a** and/or blackmail them.
Mullen WS is hiring right now, and my recommendation is to not work them. Unless you are looking to beef up your resume and move on to something better.
nice people, free parking, free food sometimes
very long hours, lazy management, no job security