Hill Holliday Reviews

Updated 29 Jul 2020

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3.5
62%
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88%
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Hill Holliday Chairman & CEO Karen Kaplan
Karen Kaplan
107 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great management and great people to work with , easy to learn(in 28 reviews)

  • "A fast-paced work environment where you get exposed to a lot of new things(in 16 reviews)

Cons
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great People. Great Work. Great Place to Be."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - EVP Managing Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hill Holliday full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Culture. Creativity. Committed to Helping Clients. Great Environment for Talent to Grow and Thrive. Smart, Decent Humans Passionate About Great Work that Matters.

    Cons

    None really. Agency life requires constant energy and commitment. If you've got that, it's all good.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great People"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hill Holliday full-time

    Pros

    You could not ask for a better team of people to work with - across all levels and departments.

    Cons

    Same con as every advertising agency - this industry is a roller coaster. There are layoffs, you win clients you lose clients and thats the nature of advertising.


  3. "Excellent legacy, uncertain future"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Director in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hill Holliday full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great place to learn the business and industry. Warm, family-style culture. Excellent strategic, creative, media and account people over many years and clients

    Cons

    Missed too many chances to make significant changes and to modernize. Leadership hasn't held itself accountable.

  4. "Okay"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some people are really great

    Cons

    Lack of management training and poor leadership

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Hill Holliday full-time

    Pros

    Excellent talent and mentors who are interested in my career path and success. Great culture. Executive team is engaged with all functions of the agency.

    Cons

    High turn over as with any ad agency and long hours.

  6. "Account"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Account 

    I worked at Hill Holliday full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment. a lot of growth opportunities

    Cons

    Rude employees. Did not make me feel welcomed. I can’t stress this enough, they were just really rude, terrible people.

  7. "Long hours but great opportunity to learn."

    3.0
    Former Employee - New Business in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hill Holliday full-time

    Pros

    Facetime with senior leadership. A fast-paced work environment where you get exposed to a lot of new things.

    Cons

    Long hours. Not everyone was a team player.

  8. "Enjoyed my time here"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    I worked at Hill Holliday full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company to experience working for and learned a lot from my team.

    Cons

    Accounting software never seemed to work properly.

  9. "Great people, management structure is struggling"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Producer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hill Holliday full-time

    Pros

    Smart and caring people. Creative work environment.

    Cons

    Finances not managed well and we are now terribly understaffed for heather amount of work we have.

  10. "A fun place to work!"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Media Buyer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hill Holliday full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A lot of benefits (401k match, happy hour on Thursdays and Fridays, company parties) and the people are really great. A lot of young professionals! It also looks great on a resume for future jobs.

    Cons

    You work a lot and don't get paid nearly enough.

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