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McMillan Overview

Ottawa, ON (Canada)
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Advertising & Marketing
$10 to $25 million (AUD) per year
McMillan is a creative agency. We help global businesses articulate their unique and authentic value, tell their most compelling stories, and elevate their customers’ entire brand experience.

We make and remake brands. And then we bring them to ... Read more

Mission: Our core purpose is to be a trusted advisor to our executive clients.

Our mission is to earn the trust of the C-suite of our clients. When the CMO and the CEO turn to us for counsel, they are acknowledging that we have something of value to provide and from ... Read more

McMillan Reviews

  • Helpful (3)

    "Identity crisis?"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McMillan full-time (More than a year)


    Talented people, accessible execs, wide range of experts from who you can learn from, great office spaces and openness to new ideas, fun no-drama colleagues, events outside of work.


    We position ourselves as a brand experience agency, but we often accept work/projects that are disconnected from our strengths. It takes a lot of time to even know where we are going in terms of projects or processes. People are strong-willed, committed to great work but disorganized to make it happen. Nobody really knows who owns what, roles are unclear so too much time is taken before we do what we do best.

    Advice to Management

    Clarify roles. Simplify processes. Reduce the number of communication channels with clients but make them better. Roadtest all this more quickly and communicate results more often, even informally. Don't take months cooking something up before even communicating or testing it with us, in the loop.

    All the right people are here, all the right elements are in-house but a good team without roles will somewhat always suffer from an identity crisis.

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McMillan Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at McMillan (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in March 2016.


    The interview was done through Skype and was very straightforward with no BS. The questions were mostly about why I am comfortable working with B2B clients and why I'm interested in moving to Ottawa. The interviewers were kind and warm, not intimidating at all.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you feel about working with B2B clients?   1 Answer
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McMillan Awards & Accolades

  • Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards, Applied Arts, 2016
  • Interactive Awards, Applied Arts, 2016
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