Ogilvy & Mather
3.7 of 5 312 reviews
www.ogilvy.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Ogilvy & Mather Reviews

Updated Apr 22, 2014
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Ogilvy & Mather Global CEO Miles Young

Miles Young

(161 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
  • "Great people who really work hard to try and make the company successful"
    in 15 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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Good Place to Work

Assistant Account Executive (Former Employee)
Bangalore

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

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

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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Good work, but underpaid

Copy Supervisor (Former Employee)
Mumbai

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

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

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)

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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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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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