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Ogilvy Public Relations CEO Stuart Smith
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  • "long hours; what work-life balance(in 38 reviews)

  • "Long hours, restructuring hampered growth, below average salaries(in 41 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "One of the best agencies out there"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Ogilvy Public Relations

      Pros

      Having worked as a contractor for several agencies over the past year, I can say that Ogilvy PR is one of the most exciting places to be at the moment. There are many great employees, especially many young and innovative employees that constantly bring new ideas and make sure the company is ahead of the curve. They work with some interesting client that give the opportunity to work on exciting projects, plus the...

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      Cons

      Despite appearing to allow a better work-life balance than many other agencies, things can get pretty busy at certain times and occasionally long hours of work were necessary. I had a feeling the company was operating almost at capacity and therefore often relies on contractors and freelancers.

      Ogilvy Public Relations2016-04-27
    • "Good agency"

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      Current Employee - Account Director in London, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Ogilvy Public Relations full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Take good care of you, big team, lots of new business wins, great office space, friendly people

      Cons

      you have to be quite proactive if you want mentoring, training, guidance

      Ogilvy Public Relations2018-09-30
    • "Doesn't feel like a big agency"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Ogilvy Public Relations full-time

      Pros

      Talented PRs who are, by and large, very welcoming, collaborative and don't take themselves too seriously. Good atmosphere to work in. Good senior leadership.

      Cons

      Promotion is slow and erratic

      Advice to Management

      Recognise existing staff before putting new people in

      Ogilvy Public Relations2018-01-21
    • "Good stepping stone for CV but not to stay long"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Ogilvy Public Relations

      Pros

      For juniors, Ogilvy is a good place to learn how to work in a fast-paced environment. It's also a great name to have on one's CV.

      Cons

      Ogilvy doesn't look after its employees. Promotions and pay rises are scarce and for those lucky enough to get a salary increase, it is probably likely to be a very small raise. Most employees who have been promoted internally are paid well below market-rate.

      Advice to Management

      Fight for your staff instead of hiding behind WPP group policy.

      Ogilvy Public Relations2017-05-21
    • "Good, but not great"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Ogilvy Public Relations full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Ogilvy PR London has a fun culture - people are very honest with each other and even the most junior staff can have their say. Smart people, most of whom are pretty decent Generally doesn't have the 'sweat shop' work ethic a lot of agencies have and a good work/life balance is possible

      Cons

      Due to parent company financial pressure pay is often poor and promotions for junior and mid-level staff can be slow in coming Very little in the way of real training and support to support staff development A lot of effort is put into 'fun' initiatives which are usually a waste of money and do little to improve staff morale London office feels like it lacks leadership and vision

      Advice to Management

      Find a way to actually develop staff and something has to be done about the lack of promotions and pay-rises as well as coming up with a leadership team that actually leads

      Ogilvy Public Relations2016-07-08
    • "Ogilvy PR"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Ogilvy Public Relations full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Greta atmosphere, great boss, great colleagues, and wine every Friday

      Cons

      High pressured, lots of targets

      Advice to Management

      Look at the people and not the figures

      Ogilvy Public Relations2015-07-02
    • "Associate"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Ogilvy Public Relations full-time

      Pros

      Good company culture, good leadership

      Cons

      Long working hours, low salary

      Ogilvy Public Relations2015-06-18
    • "Good place to work in big name clients"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Ogilvy Public Relations

      Pros

      Driven, results focussed environment but with lots of fun

      Cons

      Long hours at times and the usual office politics

      Advice to Management

      Focus more on creating truly industry leading work

      Ogilvy Public Relations2014-03-29
    • "exciting"

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      Former Employee - Accounts Executive in London, England
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Ogilvy Public Relations

      Pros

      It's a very well known company and they work people very hard

      Cons

      They work with a lot of freelance

      Advice to Management

      -

      Ogilvy Public Relations2011-06-22
    • "great work"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
      Recommends

      I worked at Ogilvy Public Relations full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      great clients, people, work

      Cons

      pay vs. hours put in not worth; unhealthy workplace

      Ogilvy Public Relations2019-03-31
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