Campbell Ewald Reviews

Updated 14 Sep 2020

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3.7
68%
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27 Ratings
Pros
  • "The work is busy, great people and awesome space to work in(in 14 reviews)

  • "The employees make CE a great place to work because they create a down-to-earth, family vibe(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "LA office is understaffed resulting in long hours and low morale(in 14 reviews)

  • "It wasn't always the most glamorous stuff, but that's pretty much the norm in Detroit(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Work/Look Elsewhere"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Campbell Ewald full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Unlimited PTO, Happy Hours, Sometimes free food, Decent benefits, Office is closed during the holidays

    Cons

    Employees are two-faced and everyone is immensely underpaid for the hefty amount of work/hours. PTO is unlimited, but you're judged for taking days off longer than 10 days out of the year. HR pretends to be nice and act like they care, but they don't take action on anything that they talk about in the agency-wide meetings. They even laid off 1/3 of their employees, including those who have been with the company over 40 years...

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Perfect Stepping Stone"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Media Planner in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Campbell Ewald full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Environment and company culture is amazing - big on training - learn as you go - in house training on different media techniques/systems with other sister agencies - have the potential to grow

    Cons

    - PAY IS THE ONLY CON. THEY DON'T PAY AS MUCH AS THEY COULD. - it feels like an agency to just get trained and they go somewhere, because i would love to stay there longer but I live in LA and I need LA rent money lol

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  3. "Amazing Growth"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Frontend Developer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Campbell Ewald full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    + Learning environment + Supportive company + Fun + Challenging and rewarding work

    Cons

    + Compensation could be higher but working there is worth it

  4. "Work life balance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Media Supervisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Campbell Ewald full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance and thoughtful yet challenging clients

    Cons

    Senior leadership can improve, limited accounts

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  5. "Great talent and overall good people"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Campbell Ewald full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    talented people in mostly all departments

    Cons

    low salaries and high turn over of good people

  6. "Great people working hard...sometimes in spite of clients"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager of Brand Planning in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Campbell Ewald full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are great, some of the best I've worked with in Detroit The space -- working inside Ford Field and being downtown was pretty awesome Management is typically quick to fix problems internally Work/life balance was ok (depending on what client you're working on)

    Cons

    Because they're still trying to recover to previous "glory/strength" management doesn't say no to client requests enough. As with many agencies, communication regarding new business/agency changes is slow and many hear this news secondhand/through the grapevine. Creative leadership was lacking when I was there (they've since changed creative leadership). Personally, I felt that there wasn't someone who could provide feedback and an agency POV on all creative that really held the work to the highest standards. Creatives were often unsure if they were on the right track. They strive to be culture forward but I think they need to focus on becoming culture experts.

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    "Lack training"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive 

    I worked at Campbell Ewald full-time

    Pros

    Being around this fast past environment help me understand the advertising business.

    Cons

    No proper training. Lack of communication

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    "Dysfunction and chaos"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Campbell Ewald full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some great, talented employees that work hard. Beautiful office, free snacks, espresso machine, some fun events.

    Cons

    Management is disorganized and chaotic. The agency is understaffed and creative resources are overworked and stretched too thin. There are constantly changes in the company organization and processes, and layoffs are common, creating a fear-based culture. Younger employees are greatly underpaid and often the work gets put on them due to poor upper management. Turnaround is high. Working at CE caused me a lot of stress and affected my mental health, forcing me to leave. Know what you're getting into before you join the company.

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    "Bad culture"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Strategic Planner in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Campbell Ewald full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Used to be some really quality and smart people working here. Has an amazing office.

    Cons

    Horrible agency management. Everyone always fearful of losing their jobs. No real growth structure in place. An agency on downward trend vs upward trend.

  10. "Great place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Supervisor in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Campbell Ewald full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart people who are willing to answer questions and teach you about their roles

    Cons

    I can’t think of any.

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