Ogilvy & Mather
3.7 of 5 306 reviews
www.ogilvy.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Ogilvy & Mather Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.7 306 reviews

                             

84% Approve of the CEO

Ogilvy & Mather Global CEO Miles Young

Miles Young

(157 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Work / Life balance is pretty good and you get the X'mas / New Year week off"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Teamwork oriented culture, very friendly and pleasant working environment"
    in 14 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work/life balance not easy to find (never is in this industry)"
    in 21 reviews
  • "Giving your best might mean work long and long hours in the office"
    in 21 reviews
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Big name. Big ads. Big politics

Copywriter (Former Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsGreat accounts to work on. In house production teams. Good people to work with.

ConsPolitics. Less pay. Take a long time for promotions

Advice to Senior ManagementTry keeping good people from quitting

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Best Company to be associated with

Art Director (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather full-time

ProsFreedom and Exposure at its best

ConsToo much freedom some times lead us in wrong direction

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease dont change.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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a place where creativity has no limits.

Senior Interactive Art Director (Current Employee)
Mumbai

I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather full-time for less than a year

ProsThe best place to work in the advertising fraternity.

ConsNo cons. Unless you have chosen a wrong career.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A great place to learn the business of advertising, while handling a portfolio of impressive clients

Intern (Former Employee)
Chennai

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

ProsPeer learning is immense - You will be surrounded with some of the most talented people in the industry

ConsThe work culture is highly novel, and may require a little time in adapting (especially if you come from a strictly corporate background)

Advice to Senior ManagementNA

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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good work.

Senior Art Director (Former Employee)
Mumbai

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

Prosbest work. good opportunities. good culture. good name.

Constoo big. and thats why there is distance between ECDs and mid level/junior level people.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Client Servicing (Former Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsGreat place to work
Excellent work environment
No stringent dress code

ConsAs an intern little work is given
No pay

Advice to Senior ManagementTake more interns

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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great company great learning

Marketing Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Ogilvy & Mather full-time for less than a year

Prosyou learned lot and find something creative at every step

Conscreativity is must if you are not than company not for you.

Advice to Senior Managementwork little more

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Pretty bad experience with Ogilvy & Mather, even after getting recruited in Campus recruitment drive

Executive Marketing Communications (Public Relation) (Former Employee)
Chennai

I worked at Ogilvy & Mather full-time for less than a year

ProsFew of the colleagues have been very nice and helpful

ConsThe organization behaves as if it is owned by the senior management and they run it on their whims and fancies.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease keep the brand as high as it is considered by the new entrants. Your employees are ruining it at the Chennai office. I am sure, all of you seniors know that the biggest brand building tool is the "Word of Mouth".

I had to quit because of a horrible lady boss. Even though I joined after completing my MBA, I was being paid peanuts. Only to realize shockingly later that the HR dept and the Bombay office was told that I had demanded extra money to stay back. Got is clarified later though.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company and people; need to go through the grind at the entry level to make your life comfortable.

Account Executive (Former Employee)
Bangalore

I worked at Ogilvy & Mather full-time for less than a year

Pros* The people, people and people. Creative colleagues with a genuine passion for advertising.
* Forum or platform to showcase ideas
* Brand reputation
* Post work parties
* Creative energy in the workplace

Cons* At the entry level, the salaries are the worst in the industry. Eventually this will weed out people who are not truly passionate about advertising, and so it works for the company.
* Creative folks with infinite egos, but hey, it's advertising

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Bangalore

I worked at Ogilvy & Mather full-time for less than a year

ProsIt is the best Ad Agency to work for.
You get the opportunity to work with many clients from different areas.
Collaborative work with teams from other part of the work

ConsIf you want to do pure analytics work then may be this is not the right place as here most of the analytics work done is just a helping hand to other media teams as well as help other world wide teams in their work.

Advice to Senior ManagementGetting projects to be fully executed from India would have been good.

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