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Ogilvy Reviews

Updated 19 Aug 2019

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3.3
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Ogilvy CEO John Seifert
John Seifert
193 Ratings
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  • "long hours, can be tedious at lower level(in 190 reviews)

  • "They could do more to promote a healthier work / life balance amongst their staff(in 151 reviews)

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  1. "Great work culture that nurture staff"

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    Current Employee - Sales Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing riverfront location with rooftop bar & restaurant. Lots of opportunity to increase your knowledge

    Cons

    Cutbacks mean that teams are doing more work with far less resources

    Advice to Management

    More 1:1s to understand what is happening at ground level

    Ogilvy2019-05-14
  2. "Worst place no structure and no support unfair pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Building is dog friendly Nice restaurant

    Cons

    No transparency Favouritism is rife No support from management Alcoholism due to heavy work loads HR team keeps changing not for better People leave jobs with no where to go Office lacks creative vibe, more suits People leaving without jobs to go to

    Advice to Management

    Kill favouritism Look after staff Resource better

    Ogilvy2019-08-14
  3. "Needs to change"

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    Current Employee - SEO Account Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice office, very good HR department. If you want to coast, this is a great place for it.

    Cons

    Too many egos. The higher you get, the less work you do, it seems. Management treat junior employees like dirt. Opposite to start-up mentality- very risk averse. Have to push your own agenda to get promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be gutted out.

    Ogilvy2019-06-11
  4. "Excellent Agency"

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    Former Employee - Senior Strategist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work and great people

    Cons

    None - very good and talented staff

    Ogilvy2019-05-06
  5. "Poor progression and poor visibility"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive 

    I have been working at Ogilvy full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, good name in the industry , good work. Dog friendly office!

    Cons

    Poor progression and visibility of when promotions will happen

    Ogilvy2019-05-16
  6. "Great Culture / Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Ogilvy full-time

    Pros

    Working on interesting projects with talented and friendly creatives

    Cons

    They could do more to promote a healthier work / life balance amongst their staff.

    Ogilvy2019-05-01
  7. "Terrible"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in London, England
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Just a name for when you leave

    Cons

    Toxic culture. Disorganised, blaming culture. Nobody cares

    Advice to Management

    Be humble

    Ogilvy2019-05-29
  8. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Emloyee in London, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great office career opportunities good to have on cv opportunity to work with incredibly talented people

    Cons

    Paternalistic culture lack of transparency around pay and promotion difficult to navigate around parent company

    Ogilvy2019-04-15
  9. "AE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Ogilvy full-time

    Pros

    interesting work, interesting projects and great fun working

    Cons

    could be very stressful sometimes

    Ogilvy2019-03-29
  10. "Ogilvy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Ogilvy full-time

    Pros

    People focussed, good benefits, collaborative.

    Cons

    A bit big. Can sometimes get political

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on doing great/better work

    Ogilvy2019-03-10
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