Hi all - any idea of maternity and paternity leave policies of IPG / McCann? Much appreciated!

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Would a telehealth healthcare service/app count as pharma, and be career-limiting if I don’t want to be pigeonholed as a pharma planner?

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Any head finance execs at ad agencies can chat about the overhead for an agency? Apart from office overhead (if any), there is payroll/taxes and any insurance/benefits for employees. Not to mention taxes on revenue. Am I missing anything?

Everything else just lines the pockets of the founders right?

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As a strategist, how hard is it to go from healthcare to CPG?

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Thoughts on Argonaut? Work life balance? Compensation/benefits? Clients? Management?

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I’m currently interviewing for an AS role which would be a bit of a pay cut, but I’ll get to learn a lot so I’m interested. Any tips on how to approach the negotiation convo if/when that comes, besides asking to at least meet me halfway re:salary? They already provide unlimited PTO and free health benefits(which is nice).

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Marketing people who has worked at Apple and Nike, can you compare and contrast? Pros, Cons, Culture, Pay, Benefits, etc. I’m a creative with an art direction background and noticed a decent amount of ADs and Designers jumping from one to the other.

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Creatives who left for tech. What is it exactly that you do now? Is it still writing or art directing? Or a different creative role? Hearing about people leaving for tech so I want to know what it means exactly aside from the benefits.

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I have a big old dummy dumb dumb question. Starting my first non-staffing agency freelance job next week, should I try to incorporate as an LLC or just get paid as an individual contractor? Any benefits or risks to either? Thx 😎

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What do y’all pay in healthcare premiums where you are? I’m looking specifically at employee + children.

My agency is small so I think they can’t offset costs like larger places do, but maybe I’m delusional and other places are just as pricey and this shouldn’t be the reason I go corporate.

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Recruiter told me i’m on their top list, CDs love my portfolio. He even sent me company’s benefits already even before I have an interview with them. So I’d better not fuck that upcoming 30mins interview. Do you think that 30mins interview will be a more personality check or talking about my works more…? Or both..?

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Any insights into working at Kohler? How's the work, benefits, etc?

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Thoughts on working for healthcare clients? Is it a dead end?

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What kind of benefits does IPG health offer?

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I've been fortunate to receive 3 written offers. Do I take a higher base (95%), lower bonus (5%), hybrid or lower base (80%), higher bonus (20%), remote? Plus, aren't bonuses taxed higher? Each are close in total package range ($250k), benefits, WLB, etc. Concerned about relying so much on bonus given potential economic downturn. Although, the company has paid bonuses 100% since 2018.

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which agency/holding co's have the best health insurance plans?

About to be laid off (was given a heads up) and curious what an “acceptable” vs. “poor” severance pay is? For context: been with the company 2 years, director level role, will not be needing cobra/health insurance - only interested in how many weeks pay I’ll receive. Thank you!

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How many people would quit their FT jobs if the U.S. had free universal healthcare?

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Just had a positive performance review 2 weeks ago - got a (small) raise and extra week of vacation. My primary client just asked me off the business today. Going on paternity leave in 3 months. Odds that I’m about to get fired?

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Anyone have any info on The Lacek Group insurance/benefits? The Lacek Group

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VMLY&R people who work here- how do you enjoy it? work/life balance? benefits? pay? thanks in advance!

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I worked at 360i years and can’t remember my 401k account deets. am I fucked now they no longer exist?

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What are some agencies that have strong of culturally relevant work/clients? Tired of working with healthcare and trying to make a move into something I’m more interested in or cooler at least

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I'm new to all this. Is it best to save 10% of my salary all in my company's 401k (with 20% match, increasing by 5% every year)... or saving 5% in 401k and 5% in a Roth IRA?

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hey, fishies! i got a dilemma. would you take an offer that’s $5k less than your desired salary range/expectations? (e.g. you say your range is $115k - $120k & they come back with $110k). but also this would technically be a $5k cut from your current salary, which is pretty much maxed out for its current title/salary band.

HOWEVER, i’d be moving from a midsized agency to a very prestigious agency, which also covers 100% of your healthcare premium AND deductible…

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What's healthcare advertising really like?
Does the regulation leave room for true creativity?

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So far I have been working in roles where I work on lots of different types of brands and I'm worried about being typecast if I work at a healthcare ad agency for a few years.
Will I have a hard time moving out of it if I wanted to?

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Thoughts on Mother NY? Would love if you could also clarify if you’ve worked there, heard it from someone who has worked there directly, or if you’ve just heard it from someone who knew someone who knew someone…. might sacrifice my current job (good benefits + work/life balance) and hoping there’s some kind, wise strangers willing to help me make the right decision ❤️

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Pros and cons of working in healthcare and pharma?

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Anyone else get a “401k audit” email from Havas recently? I left the agency several months ago and just recently have gotten a few emails asking me to fill out some info for an accounting company called Marcum. The email addresses are from Havas, but I’m wondering 1) if it’s real and 2) are there any legal ramifications if I don’t participate? I just don’t feel like giving that agency any more of my time if there’s no ramifications for noping out of this…

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TikTok *doesn't believe in maternity leave*
*takes personal leave* 🤨

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Has anyone heard of/have experience with Decoded Advertising that they can share thoughts on? Recently was contacted about an open role (full time, media planning/strategy team at the manager level) on the Visa account - wanted to know opinions about WLB, comp., benefits/PTO, culture, career development, etc. since there's not too much info on glassdoor. TIA!

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I left an omnicom agency for a Publicis one. My new benefits cost me 250 a paycheck (medical, dental, vision) for my spouse and kids. At omnicom it was 630 per check. That’s fuckin robbery right there.

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Thoughts on Havas San Francisco?

Have a friend who was offered a position with their healthcare team, and has uneasy feelings about accepting the role.

They said the interviews went well, but something seemed/felt off.

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Hey, does anyone know the base salary for a senior manager at RBC? Also, any info on company culture and benefits would be super helpful. Thank you so much!

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Any Corporate Communications Specialists in Miami looking for a new job? ( a recruiter sent me this)
A new opportunity for you to check out.

Position: Corporate Communications Specialist
Location: Miami
Status: Full-Time
Estimated Duration: Full-Time
Starts: JUNE 2022
Rate: $80-$96k

Job Description:
Our healthcare client has a need for a Corporate Communications Specialist to work full-time on a hybrid schedule. This is a full-time position with benefits.

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Thoughts on McCann health?
I've done some cool and fun brands.. now looking for some change. Healthcare seems interesting 🤔

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What are the benefits like at Droga5 vs Widen + Kennedy?

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Dear (agency name),
Thanks for your interest in this Creative Director, but I’ve decided to move forward with other agencies whose clients, work-life balance and benefits are a better match for my needs. I wish you success on your search, Me

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