Media Buyer - Mars/Wrigley Account (Former Employee) – New York, NY – February 6, 2018
Compensation a plus but no real work culture because the agency is so small in New York. Management was not very influential while I was there. A plus was working on the upfront since my directors were portals. A recommendation would be to work more closely with Mediavest and ensure employees can move fluidity between accounts so there is more incentive to stay at the company.
Media Planning Supervisor (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – December 28, 2017
Agency life is never easy but Starcom is a great place to start and get a good footing in the industry. You'll learn a lot but you'll also work a lot depending what account you are on. I've had nothing but amazing and supportive managers up until my last rotation- which was someone new hired from outside the company. Otherwise, I have nothing but positive experiences when it comes to Starcom. Just expect to manage your own professional growth. Promotions aren't handed out easily.
Sales (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – November 2, 2017
It was a very relaxed environment. I loved dealing with clients. There were a lot of incentives, gifts and things to keep us motivated to do well. My coworkers were very easy to get along with and it was a very professional setting.
Radio Broadcaster (Current Employee) – Albany, MN – January 9, 2017
The co-workers are the best part of working with Starcom. Individuals go out of there way to help each other out, and it's a true team effort to get the job done. However, ownership is a complete joke. They refuse to update equipment, they deny raises to any employee, they cut benefits - health insurance is insanely expensive, and doesn't cover much. I would not recommend this environment to anyone who cares about the future they are pursuing.
Deliver Associate (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – March 13, 2016
Starcom is a major player in the Chicago media agency world. Everyone knows that they provide great training to employees, however they also do not value their associates enough to pay them competitively and end up losing a huge amount of them to other companies that are willing to pay a reasonable salary.
Young company, opportunities to learn many valuable skills, work on large clients
Work life balance is completely dependent on where you land in the company and can be terrible, also the worst compensation package of media agencies in Chicago
Operations/Media Planner (Current Employee) – Detroit, MI – January 7, 2015
The start of my day normally starts with a team status meeting to go over weekly assignments, goals and updates. A big part of my position is project management, I have schedule projects that I am assigned to manage from start to finish. I receive phone calls and emails regarding status updates on projects, client request, billing issues or any issues that need trouble shooting. My management is laid back and very approachable, we have an open door policy at my company. My management have taught me to use every experience to the fullest. I have learned so much working in my current position. I have picked up alot of skillls and experiences within the company that will allow me to apply them as I grow in my career.My co-workers are very welcoming and friendly. The company tries its' best to make all their workers happy. The hardest part of the job is driving into work because of the congestion in our downtown area, otherwise the job is great and the people are great.
Inspiring and motivating culture - makes you love work
GROUP HEAD (Former Employee) – Pakistan – May 4, 2012
I enjoyed working at Starcom most because of the organizations' inspiring culture and management, they makes you feel like work is not work which drives and motivates you to keep raising the bar. The most important thing i learned at Starcom was how to best touch the hearts of my audiences by connecting with them in ways they can relate to and reach them when and where they are most receptive. As a people's person, i love leading teams, collaborating efforts with agency partners and most of all handling clients. Handling clients and selling them my ideas was one of the most challenging part of my job but at the same time one of the most fulfilling parts as well. I loved working at Starcom.