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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work atmosphere; stifling career growth

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT in Omaha, NE (US)
    Former Employee - IT in Omaha, NE (US)

    I worked at Interpublic Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work environment is great in the IT area; casual, relaxed and actually fun. Management is easily accessible and provides great support for problems or issues.

    Cons

    Career growth in IT at the time I was there was non-existent. IT department was under two different VP (Business area and IT area) and neither was on the same page as the other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put all of your IT under one VP and come up with a cohesive direction on where IT should be going. Develop career paths for those who want to move horizontally or vertically.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Interpublic Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Easy to manage personal and work. Laid back atmosphere. Good benefits. No dress code. No time clocks to punch.

    Cons

    Pay raises are rare and no bonuses.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome culture, Work ethics but Career progression almost null..

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Interpublic Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Work life balance is excellent
    - Freshers/College grads can learn to a reasonable extent
    - Awesome culture and respect
    - Easy to approach Managers and Senior Management
    - Remote working as required

    Cons

    - Career progression does not seem promising, seems like a cap already.
    - Learning opportunity for seasoned professionals is very minimum
    - Not very systematic or stream lined processes followed
    - It is complex to establish processes as the company is global
    - Compensation not matching market rates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Enjoyed my time there

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - IT Intern in Omaha, NE (US)
    Former Intern - IT Intern in Omaha, NE (US)

    I worked at Interpublic Group as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    There were lots of employee morale events. Holiday parties. Themed work events.
    Comfortable work environment. Shorts in the summer. Spacious desks.
    Lots of vacation for full time. Paid holidays as well for interns.
    Managers and coworkers genuinely wanted me to succeed even if that meant leaving the company

    Cons

    Less direct compensation than similar jobs in the Omaha area (Both as an intern and as a entry-level full time employee.)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful company - Wonderful people - Wonderful Career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Financial Accountatn in Omaha, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Junior Financial Accountatn in Omaha, NE (US)

    I have been working at Interpublic Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very laid back enviornment with flexibility for working parents, Benefits are great, management is the best I have ever experienced

    Cons

    Pay and compensation are considered low compared to other companies in the area with similiar benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing - focus on flexability, family, progress, and career advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people - great business

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Management in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Management in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Interpublic Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart, creative people doing fun and interesting work
    Good, interesting clients
    Positive atmosphere: fun, challenging, engaging
    The creative bent of the company, and frequent turnover, allows plenty of opportunity for innovation.
    Very relationship driven organization, you will need to make and keep friends everywhere

    Cons

    Far too reactive vs strategic
    Solid financial management overshadowed by lack of operational strategy
    Still too much division among the brands
    Relationships count as much as productivity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more focus on long-term thinking

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Interpublic Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding company to work for. plenty of opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    No cons but Can be difficult to navigate for a novice since its made up of multiple agencies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long satisfying career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Interpublic Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A very energized company with terrific senior leadership. A lot of potential for career advancement and personal growth. A regionally diverse company with people from many cultures.

    Cons

    Very much subject to changes in the economy which affects client spending. This of course affects annual budgets. Sometimes, hours can be long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep improving and growing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    IPG's Corporate IT Group Competent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Interpublic Group full-time

    Pros

    Favors strong project management and process improvement. IT executives/leaders are unusually good. Mid-level managers are hit or miss. Strong benefits and PTO. Challenging environment because of complex, global structure of 100+ partially or wholely owned companies to service. Great place to build your resume if you're motivated and ask for stretch projects. They do not fire employees easily. Overall, a good place to work...but see cons below.

    Cons

    Employee training determined by local managers (there is no real centralized HR training program). Omaha office is notably more fun than NY. You need to know how to develop yourself professionally. If you're a mediocre performer, you'll languish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emphasize professional development and people skill development.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Interpublic Group full-time

    Pros

    fun group of people to work with

    Cons

    long hours.
    low pay
    drinking problems among senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get pass the midlife crisis

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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