Mindshare Work Life Balance FAQ

Read what Mindshare employees think about work life balance at the company and make sure this fits your lifestyle. Employees have questions about everything from the work from home policy, overtime and flexibility.

Mindshare has a work life balance rating of 3.3.

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11 February 2021

What is working from home like at Mindshare?

Pros

Flexible work from home policy

Cons

Hard to grow in career

Flexible work from home policy

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9 December 2018

How is the work/life balance at Mindshare?

Pros

Great people, great leadership, work life balance, perks, office culture

Cons

Hours, sometimes understaffed, promotions, turnover

Great people, great leadership, work life balance, perks, office culture

9 December 2018

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19 March 2021

What is overtime like at Mindshare?

Pros

This is an amazing company to get into if you're interested in working in Media. I have met some of the smartest and most amazing individuals at Mindshare who I can now consider my friends. I think it really depends on the client team but my team is amazing. My manager, my director and senior director are super great and amazing people that have given me lots of opportunities to learn & grow within my role. Mindshare is an awesome company like I mentioned if you really want to learn/grow in media and become a media expert.

Cons

The turnover rate is high and it's due to the very low pay. From what I've heard, they're also very strict up top in management and don't allow teams to hire more people (create new positions) to help with the workload, which could be overwhelming on the other members of the team. Additionally, because of the high turnover, often there are gaps in the teams which other team members need to fill so you end up working extra hours to finish that work (with no overtime pay). Mindshare could be very successful if they they matched everyone's pay to the market average pay in Toronto. They would keep more talent and not waste resources on training people and teaching them new skills only to watch them leave the company for their competitor.

Advice to Management

Revise the pay for all staff and base it off the average market salary. Everyone, even directors are not paid enough for the long long hours and commitment that they put into their work and towards their clients. Additionally, add in bonuses or yearly cost of living raises are you are a pretty big company located in Toronto.

Additionally, because of the high turnover, often there are gaps in the teams which other team members need to fill so you end up working extra hours to finish that work (with no overtime pay).

19 March 2021

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30 May 2019

How are flexible working hours at Mindshare?

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

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31 May 2019

What do employees say about the location of the Mindshare office?

Pros

Good office location. You get a lot of free food

Cons

Con about the free food- you get fat, especially because this job eats up almost all your free time, so you have limited time to workout. If you get placed on a bad team with poor management or a bad client, it is a living nightmare to get acclimated. There is no formal training process, but they place a lot of pressure on Associates and Senior Associates to perform 100% error free work. On some teams, new employees are thrown in with no guidance only to face harsh repercussions for their mistakes. They also keep bad employees in the management level, despite multiple complaints and poor performance.

Advice to Management

Stop letting people who clearly have no people or management skills continue to manage a team. If your aren’t going to have a formal training process, you at least need competent and supportive management.

Good office location.

31 May 2019

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