Awful managers and managerial system
Program Manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – December 2, 2017
This company herds recent college graduates in like cattle to become Portfolio Associates or in reality, assistants to media buyers. The pay is really low. Depending on how long you last or choose to stay, you can rise to Senior Portfolio Associate, when the pay is only a little better, If you stay at this for a few years you will possibly get to become a Portfolio Manager, or media buyer. This way of advancing wasn't entirely for me, and I don't know if it is for everyone else because there were constantly new faces in the office and a very healthy turnover rate.
My big issue was with how inadequate my manager was at being a manager. My manager did not know how to utilize me and basically wasted my talents. Though the workplace is really relaxed, and you can wear jeans and sneakers to work, the managerial system is really bad there!