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Ogilvy & Mather Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2014
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3.7 333 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

Ogilvy & Mather Global CEO Miles Young

Miles Young

(168 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work / Life balance is pretty good and you get the X'mas / New Year week off (in 10 reviews)

  • Great people who really work hard to try and make the company successful (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Impossible to have a work life balance due to work pressure and insane expectations from employees (in 23 reviews)

  • Giving your best might mean work long and long hours in the office (in 22 reviews)

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    Great place to learn from not to stay for long.

    Senior Account Executive (Current Employee) Mumbai

    ProsIntelligent people to learn from. Great brands and work to give your contribution on. Ideas are valued and shared with people irrespective of whom they are coming from.

    ConsRidiculously working hours and for ridiculously low money. Impossible to have a work life balance due to work pressure and insane expectations from employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMeasures need to be taken to motivate employees and help them grow in the organization.

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

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    Good Place to Work

    Assistant Account Executive (Former Employee) Bangalore

    Prosgood place to work, fun loving people, good company rules

    Consseniors are partial to foreign candidates

    Advice to Senior Managementplease pay equal importance to indian employees as well. A lot of times they hire expats with no or little experience in senior roles.

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

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    Big name. Big ads. Big politics

    Copywriter (Former Employee) Bangalore

    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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    Good work, but underpaid

    Copy Supervisor (Former Employee) Mumbai

    ProsGood level of structure and the lack of it. You have the space to develop your ideas. Good to be very onboard and closest to people dealing with the client, rather than further down the chain to keep up with the development of the project. Your own enthusiasm and contribution can take you up fast.

    ConsVery low pay. Surprising considering it is the best agency. It's like - We are giving your the chance to work here, so what if for peanuts. Atmosphere can get political. Good to smart, aware and sharp. They make staying late a virtue.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best Company to be associated with

    Art Director (Current Employee) Bangalore

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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)

    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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