Associate Director (Current Employee) – Miami-Dade County, FL – July 3, 2017
24/7 literally is their tag line and they make sure they honor it. Be ready to work around the clock. They don't care about families or sick people. You are expected to answer emails at 12am and pull reports on Sundays if they just ask for it ( no need, no urgency they would just like to see..becuase they can't wait until Monday for some reason!)
There is no work/life balance. The pay and benefits at terrible. No one seems happy. It's really not an ad agency. Some of the people are so beat down that they seem strange. Atypical day was chaos and useless meetings that got cancelled or stopped abruptly. I didn't really learn anything new. Management was never around, came in late, left early. There is no culture. The hardest part of the job was getting anyone to answer a question without seeming annoyed. There was nothing enjoyable.
Computer Systems Specialist (Current Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – May 7, 2017
Advertising is extremely fast paced and very stressful at times. An account is lost and 40 jobs can be cut immediately as an example. Because of this you never really ever feel a sense of comfort or security.
Junior Video Editor/Graphic Designer (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – April 12, 2017
Typical day consisted of producing a minimum of 6 car spots a day. Learned many motion Graphic skills. Management was ok. Workplace culture is fast paced and competitive. The hardest part of job was the time spent there. The most enjoyable part was that you learn many motion graphic skills.
Regional Senior Account Supervisor - Nissan (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – February 14, 2017
Managed, led and drove Nissan’s regional Hispanic advertising efforts and growth in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, including overall management, strategic planning and creative direction. Developed and led client meetings. Provided sales updates and reports on active markets as well as key Hispanic industry insights, market trends/updates, and creative recommendations to Clients.
Production Coordinator (Current Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – January 16, 2017
I have learned so much working for Zimmerman Advertising, as it is a fast-pace agency and you constantly have to be on your toes. They aren't kidding when they say their motto is "24/7" because, you cannot expect to have a life outside of the building once you reach a relevant position. It is very hard to move up in the company, seems like they want to keep everyone pretty stagnant, and everyone is always afraid to give advice on how you can move up in the company, because they feel threatened as if you will take their position. Overall great workplace, and the environment though chaotic, is really awesome.
Media Planner (Former Employee) – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – December 30, 2016
Wouldn't recommend staying for more than a year, there are hardly any benefits and the pay sucks. They expect you to work overtime but don't even treat their employees with respect. There's a reason why they're always hiring.
Account Executive (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – October 14, 2016
Good place to start your career because of the many perks and learning experience. The entry level pay is almost a slap in the face so it is best that you get the experience and leave as soon as possible.
Pay, life/work balance & the rarity of true creativity
Senior Account Executive - Nissan (Former Employee) – Oak Brook, IL – September 29, 2016
You learn a ton, and get great exposure to advertising basics. in office culture is good, upper level management seems very detached from low level employees. work/pay balance is very poor. benefits are poor
Fast-paced environment with great coworkers and fun and interesting clients
Account Services Intern (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – August 9, 2016
Zimmerman Advertising puts a lot of effort in providing real world experience for their interns. For rotating through the different departments to creating and "pitching" a mock advertising campaign, It can feel a little overwhelming at first, but everyone is so helpful and by the end of the three month program, Zimmerman interns gain a wide variety of skills and experience.
Nice large building, helpful and accessible mentors, foosball and video game area
Some departments provided more instruction than others, depending on the department it can feel a little repetitive
Director, Talent Acquisition (Former Employee) – Fort Lauderdale, FL – July 1, 2016
CEO is repugnant
I will start by saying I'm really disturbed that reviews on Glassdoor have been wiped off this site because the "agency" doesn't want you to know the truth. It's shameful Cons People are treated like cattle here. Middle Management fears those above them and upper management thinks only of money. Those down below work like dogs on incredibly forgettable and simplistic work. The pay is a joke. No one stays: staff or clients. Who can blame them Advice to Management If you have nothing to hide and all is well in the Z building then why so paranoid that many of us can't wait to move on? This is a disturbed company. Not a machine as they say but a sweatshop.
Senior Copywriter (Former Employee) – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – November 19, 2015
Horrible macho business culture where managers take pride in belittling bossing employees. It is not just tolerated by upper management, that is where it comes from. Everyone I know who worked there hates it actively and passionately.
Zero severance, zero notice healthcare is cancelled by Monday.
The only bright side is because it is a sweatshop where they work you to death, you gain lots of experience.
If you go here, go knowing they are bad and have savings exit plan.
Awesome place to work with an xbox and foosball table to unwind
web design (Former Employee) – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – November 3, 2015
I loved working there, I wish I was hired as full time employee. I was contracted to help with a big project with an upcoming deadline. I worked from 9 to 7 every day while employed and enjoyed every minute of it.
valet parking, lounge area, food truck fridays, soda machine with every coca cola beverage