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Great first job
Jr. Digital Media Planner/Buyer (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXSeptember 20, 2017
Learned about google double click advertising and billing. Enjoyed the people I worked with. Workplace was filled with supportive management. Great first job right out of college.
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Great Community Environment
Copywriting Intern (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLSeptember 13, 2017
The people at this agency are incredible. They have such a passion for what they do and work really hard. Most work long hours, but most didn't complain.
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24/7 Literally
Associate Director (Current Employee) –  Miami-Dade County, FLJuly 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!)
Pros
employees get clients' dicounts
Cons
management, work/life balance, wack expectations
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In a word, Aweful Experience
Media (Former Employee) –  DallasJune 29, 2017
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.
Pros
None
Cons
Anything uou can think of was bad here
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Great experience
Senior Traffic Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLMay 9, 2017
Positive environment, great culture and abundant experience. it is hardworking environment with plenty of team work across the company. It is a joy coming into work everyday
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Computer Systems Specialist (Current Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLMay 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.
Pros
No
Cons
No
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Fast Paced and Competitive
Junior Video Editor/Graphic Designer (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLApril 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.
Pros
Learn how to sink or swim
Cons
Learn how to sink or swim
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Creative environment and fun workplace
Regional Senior Account Supervisor - Nissan (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLFebruary 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.
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Fun learning environment, little room to grow
Production Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLJanuary 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.
Pros
Free jamba juice, great 401k benefits
Cons
Long hours, little salary
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Start up job
Senior Media Billing Coordinator - Full Time (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLJanuary 4, 2017
Always busy, never a dull moment
Learn how to deal with difficult tasks
Management not the best
Great co-workers
Hardest part of a job, not having structure
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
poor managment
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Great for short time experience
Media Planner (Former Employee) –  Ft. Lauderdale, FLDecember 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.
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Account Services- Intern (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLDecember 5, 2016
Great internship. Looks amazing on resume and is such a great company. I couldnt say anything bad about the internship. DO it if you get the chance. You will not be let down.
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Good Starting Point..
Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLOctober 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.
Pros
Great people
Cons
Pay, life/work balance & the rarity of true creativity
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A lot of learning, very poor upper management
Senior Account Executive - Nissan (Former Employee) –  Oak Brook, ILSeptember 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
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Great department
Credit Manager (Current Employee) –  FloridaSeptember 1, 2016
Great company. love the department I work in. Everyone works well together. Upper management always keeps us well informed.
Pros
Great company morale, managers are friendly and helpful.
Cons
More pay
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Nice new building
Digital Sales Director - Automotive Retail (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLAugust 29, 2016
This is a traditional media advertising agency trying to integrate digital products into their package offerings.

Hellish hours, management is rooted and not budging out of 1993
Pros
Free dunkin donuts coffee, valet, free food all the time
Cons
Getting texts at 12:30am that you have to respond to
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Fast-paced environment with great coworkers and fun and interesting clients
Account Services Intern (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLAugust 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.
Pros
Nice large building, helpful and accessible mentors, foosball and video game area
Cons
Some departments provided more instruction than others, depending on the department it can feel a little repetitive
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Rotten place to work-stay away
Director, Talent Acquisition (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLJuly 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.
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None
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Abusive work environment
Senior Copywriter (Former Employee) –  Ft. Lauderdale, FLNovember 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.
Pros
Experience
Cons
Abusive work environment.
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Awesome place to work with an xbox and foosball table to unwind
web design (Former Employee) –  Ft. Lauderdale, FLNovember 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.
Pros
valet parking, lounge area, food truck fridays, soda machine with every coca cola beverage
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