Ogilvy & Mather Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
366 Reviews
3.7
366 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work / Life balance is pretty good and you get the X'mas / New Year week off (in 11 reviews)

  • Amazing and diverse clients, great work environment, incredibly smart people (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Impossible to have a work life balance due to work pressure and insane expectations from employees (in 25 reviews)

  • Giving your best might mean work long and long hours in the office (in 23 reviews)

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  1.  

    Ok Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good place. nice people, good company to learn wkor

    Cons

    management is quite biased and often promotes sexual harrassment

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    Intern at O&M

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    Former Employee - Intern in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Intern in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    BRAND HYPE, Location, easy support

    Cons

    Late Nights, senior pressure, Bad mouthed studio.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please treat people as living beings ... They also have life!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Account/Senior Account Executive at Ogilvy

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Bangalore

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There is a good cultural mix among the employees, a friendly place to work at.

    Cons

    Low Salaries
    Low Work Satisfaction
    Almost no Perks/Poor Infrastructure/Office Campus

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to learn from not to stay for long.

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Mumbai

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Intelligent 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.

    Cons

    Ridiculously 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 ManagementAdvice

    Measures need to be taken to motivate employees and help them grow in the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Bangalore

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    seniors are partial to foreign candidates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Big name. Big ads. Big politics

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    Former Employee - Copywriter in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Copywriter in Bangalore

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Politics. Less pay. Take a long time for promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try keeping good people from quitting

    Recommends
  8.  

    Good work, but underpaid

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    Former Employee - Copy Supervisor in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Copy Supervisor in Mumbai

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

    Pay better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best Company to be associated with

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    Current Employee - Art Director in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Art Director in Bangalore

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather full-time

    Pros

    Freedom and Exposure at its best

    Cons

    Too much freedom some times lead us in wrong direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please dont change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    a place where creativity has no limits.

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    Current Employee - Senior Interactive Art Director in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Senior Interactive Art Director in Mumbai

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The best place to work in the advertising fraternity.

    Cons

    No cons. Unless you have chosen a wrong career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

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

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    Former Employee - Intern in Chennai
    Former Employee - Intern in Chennai

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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