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44 English questions out of 44

7 December 2021

Does DDB offer relocation assistance?

Pros

New local leadership has a strong vision and deep care for employees. They are trying. Most people are kind and understanding in a very difficult atmosphere. Base pay is competitive.

Cons

Is the hole already dug too deep? Omnicom technology, systems, and policies extremely antiquated. Resource gaps and limitations go way beyond "the great resignation". Support roles are not part of the budget at all. Negative office culture and total absence of camaraderie or community. No sense of company identity, further confused by conflicts of DDB branding vs "Unexpected Works". Pick one color palette and stick with it. Complete lack of structure and process in the areas which need it most. The few unkind people are aggressive and demanding. Benefits package needs a lot of work. Finance lead acts (and is treated) like they're the CEO, making this a numbers-driven office.

Advice to Management

For DDB Chicago: Effective change requires an investment over time. Just because a role is filled does not mean that person has the tools or support they need to be successful. Your vision is strong but lacks the appropriate infrastructure and support to handle current workload, setting the hundreds of new hires up for failure. For Omnicom: Your internal systems are by far the worst I have ever seen! From IT to timesheets to HR tools. It's embarrassing.

Benefits package needs a lot of work.

7 December 2021

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14 January 2021

Does DDB offer dental insurance?

Pros

- People are approachable and willing to help out. - Monthly events and lunches to boost morale. - Extra days off in addition to vacation.

Cons

- Hours vary wildly every day as expected with an agency but some days can stretch out to 12 hours. - Compensation is woeful when taking account the hours put in - 50 to 60 hour weeks are common. - Benefits are bare bones as well - generic heath and dental only. - The office, tools, and computers have not been updated in over a decade. - Limited opportunities/job scope, career progression. - Client facing work is disproportionately recognized and the behind the scenes stuff is ignored. - Infighting for client facing work since it's the most rewarding - career and compensation wise.

generic heath and dental only.

14 January 2021

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14 December 2021

Does DDB offer parental leave?

Pros

good benefits good culture a lot of time off

Cons

no annual raises, no opportunity for growth

good benefits good culture a lot of time off

14 December 2021

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26 October 2021

Does DDB assist with or provide childcare?

Pros

Used to have great benefits and no tiered structure

Cons

Management reduced benefits, lack creativity

Management reduced benefits, lack creativity

26 October 2021

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19 May 2022

What is health insurance like at DDB?

Pros

Upper management is fresh, diverse, and genuinely wants to make positive changes. The work is engaging, challenging, and fun to be a part of.

Cons

Unfortunately, they would rather have a high turnover rate than pay to keep their hardworking employees. No cost of living raises and no bonuses. I've been working there for 2 years, and I'm making the same salary I was 2 years ago despite being a top performer and working tons of overtime. Health insurance and benefits are absolutely awful. My spouse and I pay a total of around 600 out of pocket per month for one of the cheapest options. You're also forced to receive any reoccuring medications/prescriptions through the mail...

Advice to Management

You're killing it in most areas! Most employees want to stay because it's a great work environment with great projects. Help us stay by keeping our salaries up to date in regards to inflation, overtime, taking on new responsibilities bringing new skillsets to teh table.

Health insurance and benefits are absolutely awful.

19 May 2022

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