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Fun Big Agency for Young Professionals
Account Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 11, 2017
Great place to cut you chops in PR, gain valuable experience and meet future leadership in the industry. The DC office was fun and vibrant. A great place to work. Only downside would be the salaries are on the low side to live in a major city.
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Change needed
Senior Copywriter (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 19, 2017
The culture suffered because of a poorly managed environment. They have a very old school leadership style that results in stunted career advancement and wasted time.
Pros
decent client list
Cons
Terrible Leadership, toxic culture
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No Room for Advancement
Client Finance Analyst (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 19, 2017
Your experience at Ogilvy really depends on the team you end up with. Thankfully, my team/managers are pretty amazing. However, it seems like the company is constantly going through budget cuts and hiring freezes, which is a huge downside when you're trying to afford to feed yourself in NYC. Don't expect to get any sort of raise or growth opportunities.
Pros
Summer Fridays, work/life balance
Cons
Low pay, no growth
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Dynamic work culture
Intern (Public Affairs) (Current Employee) –  Playa Vista, CAJuly 14, 2017
Ogilvy & Mather is a multinational agency and there is definitely a lot to learn. The most sincere advice I can give is to be prepared to work in an environment that changes day to day. Also, the account directors/executives can get very busy at times. Be patient and send friendly reminders to your project manager about your projects and progress.
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Productive work environment, culture issue
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Kaiserslautern, DEJuly 10, 2017
Productive work environment, culture issue. Language barrier, made it difficult for advancement, therefore making the job a little harder to do at my best level of capability.
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Mediocre
Anonymous (Former Employee) –  Parsippany, NJJuly 10, 2017
Ogilvy was "OK" at best. They don't really value their employees and they expect you to work long hours without compensation. Raises and bonuses are few and far between and compared to industry averages employees are underpaid. A lot of those in senior management positions are hardly qualified to lead a group of people, as they have a "me first" attitude. Also, depending unless you are on the account side of things advancement is difficult. Speaking from personal experience, my superiors often excluded me from opportunities that could have helped me learn and grow. The facilities are really nice but that is the best thing about the company.
Pros
bagel mondays, nice offices, summer fridays
Cons
work/life balance, no recognition, poor compensation
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One of the best marketing agencies in the world.
Senior Account Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NY and San FranciscoJune 20, 2017
Cutting edge work came from Oglivy over many years. Art department and suits together created advertising and marketing programs that delivered as promised.
We worked hard but had fun.
Pros
Being surrounded by top people in the field
Cons
Not always enough hours in a day.
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A great place for Freelance talent
Freelance Retoucher (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 6, 2017
Had a great experience on several freelance projects, with different Art directors. Clear communication and set goals for the projects made it easy to work in a stress free environment toward fix deadlines.
Pros
Fast turnaround on invoices
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A decent place to work
(Freelance) Account Supervisor/Program Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 1, 2017
Ogilvy seems to go through a lot of ups and downs, at times it felt like a rudderless ship. The offices are nice and modern but not located in a great area as it is hard to get to and not much around for lunch or after work events.
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Good agency
Junior Art Director (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 31, 2017
It was a privilege to work at Ogilvy. It really depends on the team you are working with if you are going to enjoy your time there. Met some great people there though.
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workplace culture is still the same in spite of new leadership
Account Group Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Parsippany, NJMay 30, 2017
the culture unfortunately emphasizes monetary importance over employee happiness. They haven't learned yet that employee happiness is what drives success. it does not encourage integrity and support of other colleagues.
Pros
free Monday breakfasts, occasional public music events, volunteer day is unique and is worth taking the day to participate.
Cons
leadership
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Great part time job
Field Marketing Representative (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 19, 2017
As a field marketing rep for this company, you work when you want and as often as you choose. This works out well for those with multiple obligations.
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Great first job
Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXMay 16, 2017
This was my first job out of college and it was pretty cool. Ogilvy was kind of stuffy as ad agencies go (there were no ping-pong tables or video games in the break room) but everyone was cool and happy-hours were often pretty epic.
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Good Company If You're Starting Out
Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 20, 2017
My experience with Ogilvy was with a very "non-standard" account so my personal experience isn't worth commenting on. But those starting their careers seemed to like it and were given many opportunities to learn.

As someone who has worked many other corporations but not in advertising, I thought the organization was a bit cultish and spent a fair amount of time patting itself on its back.
Pros
cafeteria in building - nice because they're practically in the Hudson
Cons
Not very digital
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Sql bi developer [ssrs/ssas]
SQL BI Developer [SSRS/SSAS] (Former Employee) –  Parsippany, NJMarch 15, 2017
i got good team here and i have worked with good team and Ogilvy Common Healthwas a good firm where they encourage us to get project well and good and the environment was good
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Professional, creative places to work
Freelance creative director/art director (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 13, 2017
Ogilvy & Mather was a very good large agency experience. Creative work matters. Professional, nice place to work.

Kirshenbaum Bond was a very good smaller agency experience. Creative work matters. Scrappier in feel. Good place.
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Wonderful work environment
Creative/Design Intern (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 9, 2017
Very warm and welcoming environment to work in. Learning of all sorts was encouraged and facilitated. Everyone had a very proactive work ethic and demonstrated a great deal of collaboration.
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Productive workplace with unique culture
Media Planner (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 1, 2017
The workplace culture is second to none. The leadership team does everything it can to keep everyone informed on the direction of the company. The hardest part of this job is its learning curve.
Pros
happy hours
Cons
employee turnover
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Great learning experience
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Parsippany, NJFebruary 28, 2017
While working at Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide I learned so much about how a project needs to be run in order to be successful. My time as a project management intern was some of the most fun I had over the summer and I think that work environment creates a collaborative work environment. Additionally the skills they taught me have served me well in school and should serve me well in future employment.
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Laid Back
Switchboard Operator (Former Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 21, 2017
A typical day at work was very to the point. Answer phones all day.
The work atmosphere was basically laid back.

People were friendly when you get to know them.
Pros
Evrything to your disposal
Cons
Far away from transportation
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