Mindshare Diversity And Inclusion FAQ

Read what Mindshare employees think about diversity and inclusion at the company, and if their workforce is comprised and supportive of individuals of varying gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion and other attributes.

Mindshare has a diversity rating of 4.1.

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Does there seem to be diversity at Mindshare?

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30 May 2019

Pros

Intelligent people, challenging work, emphasis on diversity, unique culture of provocation and honesty, flexible hours, global mobility, great perks, centrally located office

Cons

Honestly can't think of any.

Intelligent people, challenging work, emphasis on diversity, unique culture of provocation and honesty, flexible hours, global mobility, great perks, centrally located office

30 May 2019

Reviewed by: Anonymous (Current Employee)

20 May 2021

Pros

Great people, inclusive culture and very forward thinking

Cons

There isn't always a monetary value for those that stay long

Great people, inclusive culture and very forward thinking

20 May 2021

Reviewed by: Programmatic Director in Chicago, IL (Current Employee)

14 December 2020

Pros

I've made some of my best friends here. This is also a Bootcamp to learn all things media investment. Just use this as a stepping stone to grow your career, but then leave as soon as you can because they don't value/appreciate you.

Cons

Mindshare was the most toxic place I have ever worked for in my career. Here are 13 reasons why I left: 1) Had several mental breakdowns and have cried multiple times both in/outside of the office 2) A lot of false promises have been made to me in order to keep me going and retain me to do the job that no one else wants to do. I would get told things like "Your hard work isn't going unnoticed", "There's light at the end of the tunnel", "help is on the way" 3) There's no accountability for poor managers or leaders, so people who are stuck with these people won't get to learn as much, burn out, and taken advantage of 4) Promotions have always been so vague and never clear how to achieve one. In addition to that, every account is so different that others have an easier time to get a promotion because of where the bar is set. I was on an account with very high expectations and was told the work I was doing wasn't enough to garner a promotion or even a raise 5) Due to COVID they had a hiring/promotion freeze which frustrated a lot of people. On top of that, they stopped 401K matching. I was one of the many people who was asked to take on ANOTHER ACCOUNT for the same pay 6) I have repeatedly told my manager, director, HR, paid social lead and digital investment lead that I want to leave my account because I was very unhappy, yet, nothing came to fruition for another year until I was kicked out and put on another account 7) I had a manager who was allocated 50% on my account, thus I really had no one to lean on for support and a lot of things often fell on my plate. Later found out that everyone knew that the account I was on was understaffed and that I SHOULD have had a full-time manager, yet nothing was done in time. 8) I was micromanaged by my director and didn't realize it until I was forced to take one of these HR trainings. I would constantly get pinged on where I'm at with things (we got so many last-minute ad hoc requests from our client) and sometimes would text me on weekends/nights. 9) There was a point where I realized that all I was doing is building campaigns/ads and not really being groomed to take on manager type of responsibilities. How was I supposed to get a promotion when I wasn't given any opportunity to be client-facing, build tacticals or help with strategy? I felt like the guy stuck in the workshop doing a lot of the groundwork while my manager and director got sung praises for their great work. 10) There's no work/life balance. You always feel pressured that you have to be on constantly and that it shouldn't be a problem to work long hours. Taking time off is also a challenge as I always got push back 11) Diversity/Inclusion was lacking and if there were any conversations about it they were performative. I didn't notice any actions taken to improve the lack of diversity in the roles of managers or above. Additionally, I've noticed a lot of POC people are placed on smaller sized accounts where there tends to be a lack of growth opportunities. 12) Everyone is siloed to their own accounts so there isn't an opportunity to get to meet your other co-workers, especially in the same department as you. You're pretty much stuck with this forced family you get adopted into. 13) Training & development is severely lacking. This year they just introduced a yearly review process for all employees and a Sr. Associates training program. Also, depending on your account, you're pretty much thrown in without proper onboarding At the end of the day, Mindshare created their own bloodbath and lost a lot of great talent to other agencies.

I didn't notice any actions taken to improve the lack of diversity in the roles of managers or above.

14 December 2020

Reviewed by: Senior Associate in Chicago, IL (Former Employee)

29 April 2021

Pros

Great company culture especially with the new CEO (not Helen McRae). Lots of focus on mental health and well being. Flexible hours and good benefits. Strong push into diversity and inclusion over the last year. Late start and early finish on Fridays.

Cons

Great talent at graduate and manager levels. Huge talent loss at higher levels due to complete lack of pay structure and no clear path to career progression. Department heads are poor especially outside of media planning and buying. Pat on the back rewards instead of financial incentives. Head of one department may/will pretend there is a pay freeze while employees of other departments get promoted/pay rises during the same time. Some long term employees (c. 10 years tenure) with very little talent but strong political influence. Promotions often based on politics and friendships. Account directors and higher levels always replaced by graduates who are paid very little and sold on benefits.

Advice to Management

Change company policy to retain the best talent.

Strong push into diversity and inclusion over the last year.

29 April 2021

Reviewed by: Business Director in London, England, England (Former Employee)

8 November 2020

Pros

Great people to collaborate with

Cons

Terrible diversity and inclusion program! Leadership could be liken to the era of trump

Advice to Management

Diversity and inclusion are critical to future growth, invest in it.

Terrible diversity and inclusion program!

8 November 2020

Reviewed by: Director in London, England, England (Current Employee)

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