Mindshare Career Development FAQ

Read what Mindshare employees think about career development at the company. Employees have questions about everything from promotions and mentoring to job security.

Mindshare has a career opportunities rating of 3.6.

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7 English questions out of 7

16 December 2019

How are the career development opportunities at Mindshare?

Pros

Everyone I met who worked there was kind, smart and driven.

Cons

Not much room for growth, lots of red tape for promotions etc., nonexistent work life balance, not much of a company culture—felt very corporate. Always lots of promotions or rotations among GroupM leaders but even regular accounts rotations seemed hard to come by

Not much room for growth, lots of red tape for promotions etc., nonexistent work life balance, not much of a company culture—felt very corporate.

16 December 2019

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7 October 2020

What kind of career opportunities exist at Mindshare?

Pros

Great office location, small team and collaborative.

Cons

No room for mobility unless you are well connected to company leaders or work extra hours to prove yourself

Advice to Management

Promote the good talent or they will leave

No room for mobility unless you are well connected to company leaders or work extra hours to prove yourself

7 October 2020

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1 June 2020

Does Mindshare have any sort of mentoring programme?

Pros

Training Friendly Staff Helpful Boss Regular Incentives

Cons

Salary Sometimes Lack of personal mentoring Long hours

Sometimes Lack of personal mentoring

1 June 2020

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19 March 2021

Why do Mindshare employees quit?

Pros

Clout for your resume if you work on the Facebook account.

Cons

Super long hours, and if you don't completely sacrifice your work life balance and work until 11pm every night and work through days where you're sick they think you're not "trying hard enough" for a promotion. You receive 0 guidance and training under the guise of "oh just jumping into tasks is the best way to learn!" Not when there are extremely tight deadlines and millions of dollars and legal contracts on the table. I think people don't even know what they're doing themselves, because they're terrible at explaining it to newcomers. You basically have to fight for time off. Each team member is so extremely overworked that if 1 person leaves for a couple days, it screws everything up. That's not the way it should be. I felt a lot of hostility when I requested time off to go to the doctor's, even though I was well under my time off limit and was getting all my tasks done. I was transparent with my management and disclosed that I have chronic illness and they made extremely inappropriate and tone-deaf comments about it. People brag about partying and going on vacation during COVID-19 like it's something to be proud of, and that gives you insight to the types of "peaked in highschool" people who work here. Then they wonder why you're in a sad mood and not "peppy" enough, when 2 of your family members have died of COVID because of people like them who can't stay home. They're all on a power trip. They could go elsewhere and make 2x the amount of money but they don't have the actual skills to get any other jobs, since the only reason they've moved up at Mindshare is brown-nosing. Management talks down to you like you're a preschooler, even though they do terrible, sloppy work and just post on Instagram all day and shove tasks onto other people who are already overworked. I was constantly biting my tongue. All the genuine, cool people have left for better opportunities, as they should. Because they realize how absolutely ridiculous and disorganized this company is. Everybody left is an absolute zombie that's been working at Mindshare their entire career so they're jaded and they don't realize that companies should treat their employees better and that work shouldn't be extremely stressful and overwhelming 24/7 for a super low salary. They've accepted that this whacked out culture is the "norm". When I try to (professionally) raise my concerns to my "friends" at the company, to see if they relate and are also struggling, they literally respond with things with "that's just the way it is, Mindshare is a top company so they're doing everything in the best way. They're signing my paychecks so I can't complain about feeling overwhelmed." WHAT???? I feel like I'm talking to a brick wall reading off an HR corporate script. It literally feels like being on the Truman show. I feel gaslighted every day, higher-ups ask for your honest opinion on things and say "we want to help you" but then twist your words and make you look bad. Again, most people haven't emotionally matured past a high school level.

Advice to Management

Hire more people. Update procedures and programs to match the industry standard. Our programs and procedures are like 2002 technology. What we do is irrelevant in the grand scheme of things. Pay us more than Starbucks baristas, I can't afford my medical bills. Not everybody in their early 20s can live at home with their parents and have help with bills, that's the expectation for your first 3 promotions at this company.

Everybody left is an absolute zombie that's been working at Mindshare their entire career so they're jaded and they don't realize that companies should treat their employees better and that work shouldn't be extremely stressful and overwhelming 24/7 for a super low salary.

19 March 2021

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26 January 2021

How are promotions handled at Mindshare?

Pros

Vendor Perks, great experience, culture

Cons

Low pay, very long hours, low opportunities for manager+ promotions

Low pay, very long hours, low opportunities for manager+ promotions

26 January 2021

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