BBDO Reviews

Updated 13 Jan 2021

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BBDO President, CEO, and Director Andrew Robertson
Andrew Robertson
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  1. "Senior Brand Executive"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BBDO full-time

    Pros

    Complete Creative Agency with great minds.

    Cons

    No Cons its worlds best agency

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Join only if you like working 24*7"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Strategy Planning Director in Mumbai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BBDO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - BBDO is very well known brand globally - Has some very good large clients - Globally the firm has a culture of excellence - Mad Men was based on BBDO so you can throw that as trivia around at parties (if you ever find time to attend one)

    Cons

    - Extreme work hours. I worked 12 hour days on an average and at least 7-8 hours on Saturdays and Sundays. Most people don't have a life outside of work. - Almost all the employees in the creative team are rich bombay kids for whom the bad pay and bad hours don't matter as they are just looking for a cool gig to get extra pocket money - Only writers are respected, everyone else is a side show - No scope for strategic thinking in India office - Extremely toxic environment where Chairman and CCO India constantly gas lights, backstabs, and demeans employees. He even shouts like a maniac, gives extremely unrealistic deadlines, shows zero appreciation for your work, and constantly seeks ego massages for every little thing he does - No employee support in terms of HR, Canteen, etc. - Extremely disorganised way of working

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  3. "Work place"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BBDO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Best Ad agency and some cutting edge work

    Cons

    Toxic work culture and no growth strategy

  4. "Great creativity"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BBDO full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good place to learn new things

    Cons

    Late nights and bit hectic eat times

  5. "Work On Your Own Risk"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BBDO

    Pros

    Big Agency Full freedom to creativity.

    Cons

    They dont give you experience letter when you leave

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  6. "CSD"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Csd in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BBDO full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    freedom, no politics, good brands, global exposure

    Cons

    small team, limited talent pool,

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  7. "Great opportunities for advancement"

    4.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Troy, MI
    Recommends

    I worked at BBDO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good support from management with ample opportunity for career advancement

    Cons

    Long hours during product launches

  8. "Overall good"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Seoul
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at BBDO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    the playful working atmosphere, nice people.

    Cons

    the lower benefit compared to other companies.

  9. "Large, Busy Environment"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive 

    I worked at BBDO full-time

    Pros

    fast paced, quick, innovative and agile

    Cons

    large, lost in the commotion of a large company

  10. "Great opportunities to work with fantastic Creatives"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Executive Producer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BBDO full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic work, intelligent people, quality Clients

    Cons

    Cut throat, long hours, rarely had reviews.

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