PR Manager, North America (Former Employee) – New York, NY – August 31, 2015
Great perks: Beer Thursdays (beer coolers on multiple floors that can be enjoyed on Thursday afternoons), Bagel Fridays (great follow-up to Beer Thursdays), On-site Nurse (The nicest woman in the world), On-site Gym (because it's a pain to spend a ton of money to commute some more), Great HR Team (They go above and beyond to enhance employee satisfaction!).
Media Administrator (Current Employee) – New York, NY – August 14, 2015
It was fun and challenging at first, but once you got the hang of it it got boring and some of the people here are childish and still act like there are in High School and i mean Grown Adults! You have your good days and you have your bad days, The other people here are Great and the perks we have here are Awesome, and you have so much at your fingertips. you can meet some famous people here as well.
Great place to network, meet new friends
Childlike behavior, cliques, no advancements, no overtime pay
Account/Planning (Current Employee) – New York – July 31, 2015
Zenith has very high turnover, and the people who are not leaving are talking about leaving. The majority of the office space is outdated. Since the company is made up of primarily millennials, employee appreciation is given by proving free Bud Light and Budweiser, and tailgate parties. It's unfortunate they don't spend this money on bonuses or networking events that senior staff would actually attend.
Free lunch (leftover from meetings- Zenith considers this a perk!)
Enjoyable work experience with good departmental goals
Assistant Planner, Media Strategy (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 23, 2014
I enjoyed working at ZenithOptimedia a ton and it was an extremely valuable learning experience. They put new trainees through a rigorous training program that prepared me for the everyday agency duties within my team and department. My team was extremely good to me in terms of teaching me and bringing me to events and seminars that allowed me to expand my knowledge within my department.
Work Environment Depends on Your Account and Position
Global Search Supervisor (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 19, 2013
A typical day at work: It varies, which is the best part of my job. Hours are long and there is no work/life balance.
What you learned: I received a different outlook of other types of media and how they interact with each other. The integrated teams is the best part of agency structure.
Management: Overall there is a mix of ineffective and inexperienced leaders with highly capable and hardworking employees that pick up the slack for the rest. I would like to see them invest in leadership training and provide clearly defined job descriptions.
Co-workers: Smart and capable but hard to retain due to lack of room for advancement
Hardest part of the job: Working in an efficient manner is difficult because of the lack of organization and job descriptions.
Most enjoyable part of the job: I work on a large account with a client that treats us as a part of a team instead of “the agency”. My views and recommendations are taken seriously.
Beer Cart, Tons of Vacation, great location
Inexperienced management, There are multiple job descriptions for the same position depending on the office
Planning (Former Employee) – New York, NY – September 19, 2011
A small DR group, part of ZenithOptimedia.
Very involved CEO who is more or less running a DRTV Buying operation. Little to no planning and strategic insight is welcomed as most business is pitched on the ability to secure "cheap rates". There is no new media integration and recommendations to do so on my part were often pushed back on. Further I was often accused of being unsocial as I would put my job responsibilities ahead of the nightly rep events that the buyers and vp's of buying would take advantage of.
This is a place for DRTV buyers who just want to place DR inventory and then leave at the end of the day. If you are a planner or an account manager I suggest skipping Zenith Direct
good location, decent pay, good life/work
horrible ceo, buying shop, no new media, lack of management leadership