Ogilvy & Mather

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Ogilvy & Mather Reviews

Updated 28 January 2015
Updated 28 January 2015
405 Reviews
3.7
405 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work / Life balance is pretty good and you get the X'mas / New Year week off (in 11 reviews)

  • Amazing and diverse clients, great work environment, incredibly smart people (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • Impossible to have a work life balance due to work pressure and insane expectations from employees (in 26 reviews)

  • Giving your best might mean work long and long hours in the office (in 24 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Ogilvy Sydney - going through growing pains

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    Former Employee - Account Director in Sydney
    Former Employee - Account Director in Sydney

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people, as in many agencies, are great - pretty much across the board (with the odd jerk)

    Cons

    Opportunities seemed limited; some 'ol' timers' rusted on and never to forsake their positions of comfort

    Still feeling the stain of the change from Singleton Ogilvy and Mather - culturally and structurally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going - keep pushing - but do much more to recognize its the people inside the business that drive success

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with top notch clients and colleagues, high expectations, good training.

    Cons

    Like all agencies, long-hours and low pay are the norm.

  3.  

    Overall, very good, good working environment and good organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Lisbon (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Lisbon (Portugal)

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The facilities and equipment are very good and so is the equipment.
    Everyone is nice to each other and there doesn't seem to be much rivalry among co-workers.

    Cons

    It's missing a plan to give certification to employees and courses/workshops in specific areas that may grant employees advanced knowledge in upcoming technologies.

    Overall, compensation is just average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better saleries, more courses, more open mindedness to new technologies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather

    Pros

    Nice clients are a good thing.

    Cons

    Bad management is the killer of your day here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know and value more your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Happy to associated with Ogilvy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Finance in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Performance valued sometimes, friendly environment,

    Cons

    Growth & performance not related. Distribution of work among employees is pathetic. So are too loaded and some are idle....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep going ...u rock...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Experience but could be improved on some fronts

    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Extremely talented colleagues, lots of freedom to learn new skills on the job, ability to seek mentorship if you see it out

    Cons

    Can be pretty bureaucratic at times, not as collaborative in some departments, however, if you work in a great team, you can benefit a lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job at employee retention and training,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Would Rather Not Say in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Would Rather Not Say in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, lots of opportunities and great accounts to get experience on. Great place to grow your career.

    Cons

    Location is the worst - there is not much on 11th Avenue but that area is building up with places like Gotham West market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    great environment to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice office building, friendly colleagues

    Cons

    very complicated structure, long feedback channel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More benefits for staffs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    REVIEWING O&M

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather

    Pros

    Creativity, teamwork, clients, work hours not too long

    Cons

    Work is boring, people aren't very smart

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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