Has anyone attended mba while working in agency? How did you do it and were you able to get financial reimbursement?

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Are the benefits at Droga5 any better since Accenture? I heard the health insurance wasn't great.

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I just learned that my current/soon to be former employer will terminate my benefits (medical, dental, vision, drug coverage, etc) as of my last day. Did the standards change?

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Got approached by another agency (media) regarding a Director role. Somewhat nice client and benefits +30%, but when the offer came, salary and responsibility were as discussed but title downgraded to Associate Director. Hiring manager told me he got pushback against my years of experience, but they still went ahead with salary and task description of a director. Should I consider it?

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Which agencies / holding companies have tuition reimbursement? 👩‍🎓

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Finance accidentally sent out everyone’s salary and 401k info to everyone.... they recalled it and asked everyone to delete but now I’m seeing I’m on the lower end of pay for my title/position.... can I use this as ammo for a raise?

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What kind of cell phone/internet reimbursement programs do your organizations offer? Any WFH stipends or other COVID related perks you've seen? I keep hearing from sellers they get all these things covered but no one else in the organization does, yet we all have to work from home and pay for these things anyway... like I'd for sure have a phone and internet even if I worked in a different field, job, etc...

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If you get an offer and one of the new company benefits is unlimited PTO, has anyone really re-negotiated that benefit to be an actual vacation time length?

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Did any US citizens move successfully to Europe? I have a medical thing, as a freelancer I can’t afford healthcare here, and I’m afraid I will become broke and homeless living in NYC. I want a better quality of life, and to just live while I still have time...

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Looking to speak to a creative director for career advice. I’m a senior that was recently offered an acd spot (at a different shop) and am a bit nervous to take it and leave where I’m at right now. The money and benefits are great but not sure if the creative opportunity is better than where I’m at right now. But where I’m currently at is getting more and more saturated with creatives and it’s getting harder to get work made due to overanalysis and overthink. Please DM me!!

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Recently started at a new agency with a step up in position and nice salary jump. That said, I find the client / vertical incredibly boring. My agency only does healthcare so switching account likely wouldn’t help. How long would you stay for the sake of not looking bad?

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Expense Management/Reporting - any recommended software/apps/programs for submission, management & reimbursement? We use ClickTime for time tracking.

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Any advice to prep for a potential lay off, like discussions with your company, managing finances, health insurance options beyond Cobra (I have savings but want to dip as little as possible).

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401k with holding co. matching or personalized stock market? Entry level salary, high cost of living city.

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I started working in a agency two months ago, and I have two very big projects running simultaneously. My Creative Director left for paternity leave, and left me with all the work, facing the client, going to shootings, editing. I've been working 15 days straight, no weekends. The agency hasn't given me any back up/someone I can team up with to do the job. Is this normal? I'm used to have a partner, a copywriter or another creative working alongside. Keep in mind that I'm mid-level.

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I just got called about a job on Thursday, showing interest. They’re already back in the office so the job would require me to be. Said they’re classified as an essential business because most of their advertising is for healthcare. Is this a hard red flag? Really Seems like it.

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I’ve been at my new job for almost 3 months. It’s a solid company, pretty decent client, and good pay/benefits. However, I can’t help but feel like I want to leave lol. It feels sort of boring and I don’t really feel like I’m doing anything. What are your thoughts on a leaving a new job so quickly? Part of me wants to hold out for a little bit, the other part of me is telling me to leave and try to find a new job with maybe more fulfilling work.

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what is havas paternity, maternity leave policy like? Which agency has some good ones?

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Freelancers, what do you do for health insurance? Really want to make that leap but not sure if I can risk being uninsured during a panorama.

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does anybody know of any iconic healthcare/pharma activations that were done in recent years? specifically trying to find some examples done for disease awareness days/months.

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Do you think other industries obsess as much about their participants as we do? Like, do different health insurance agencies get on a board and discuss other insurance agencies as though they were professional sports teams like we do on here?

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I’m currently FT at an agency I really want out of. I have an opportunity to go freelance for a 3 month contract (with the potential to renew) for a big brand that pays very well + offers benefits. A big part of me wants to go for it knowing that I’ll continue my conversations I’ve been having with other agencies and cross my fingers something works out for a full time gig once my contract is up. The anxious part of me is very nervous about that uncertainty. Cont...

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Who’s actually happy with their healthcare? The coverage offered at my new agency is laughable at best 🥸

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Does Havas has any tuition reimbursement programs? And has anyone done one?

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What's everyone's thoughts on job hopping? How frequent is too frequent? Are there any benefits to frequent hopping?

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Started my career after graduating in May & just landed a mid-level pm role, $10k salary increase. Don’t want to burn any bridges where I currently am, and I’m conflicted because a few other colleagues have left since May. Though, I don’t want that to be the only reason I stay. Also, I think this next opportunity could help me leverage moving abroad in the future (goal of mine). Would be switching categories from healthcare to auto? Any advice? How did you know you were ready to move on?

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Hows it at McDonald's? Benefits, PTO, culture?

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Freelancers, what do you do for health insurance? I’m older than 26 and single, and have saved up enough that I’m feeling comfortable switching to freelance but clueless about the insurance aspect

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Freelancers, what are the best private health insurance plans? Looking into costs and don’t know where to start. Thanks!

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After many months unemployed, I got an offer in another city at a pharma agency, HCP work. My last position was as a brand strategist at a well-known NYC agency. With the surge in job postings, should I hold out for a position that I'd actually be excited about? Or is the job market still super terrible? I wouldn't even mind DTC healthcare, but HCP is just not for me.

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My new agency’s healthcare plan only has ONE physician in NYC listed as in-network... is a plan this limited the norm?!

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Favorite examples of great copywriting (including healthcare)?

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Out of curiosity, what happened to all the folks that panicked and cashed out their 401k in the middle of the pandemic?

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Leave a secure but underpaid, full time, toxic af job or go freelance and get the title bump at and indie agency? Healthcare etc scares the $hit out of me

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Do you think agencies will eventually require employees to come back into the office full time? Now that I’ve experienced the benefits of WFH, I can’t imagine commuting 5 days a week, paying for a dog walker, waking up earlier, buying lunches again, having to get ready every morning, etc. I do miss some aspects of the office, so ideally would do a couple days in and the rest WFH but worried I’ll eventually be forced to go back full time. Any thoughts/predictions?

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Just got an offer to work someplace else. Pay, PTO, medical and 401k seem good. What else could I try to negotiate?

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Can somebody explain some of the pros and cons of working in pharma / healthcare?

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High unlikely, but forreal... At what point do we start getting some reimbursement for our internet and/or electric bills? Every month my electric bill is double what it was before working from home. Meanwhile the agency is probably saving $20k a month in electricity.

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Is working on a dedicated healthcare/health insurance team considered “pharma”, or more “pharma-adjacent”?

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What did you buy with your $250 phone reimbursement reimbursement at Deloitte?

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*Financial Discussion* My fiancé and I have been planning our long term finances. We’re both currently saving for a down payment but she’s in law school so only working part time. Once she starts working as an attorney at her law firm, we discussed both of us maxing out our 401k to lower our taxable income for about 3 years. That way, when we start a family, our 401k can grow well on its own in case I’m the main provider (she’ll work part time for a couple years while kids are young). Thoughts?

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What perks does Accenture have?any status challenges with airlines/cell phone reimbursement? Etc....

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Which fidelity 401k investment do you guy use? Currently 24 with a high risk appetite maxing out my 401k each year

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Researched this & IRS site confused me 😫. Can someone clarify: if a wife doesn’t work, husband has access to 401k, she is disqualified from a deductible spouse IRA above $200k income right?

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Please tell me more about KPMG's healthcare practice (size, revenue, etc.)

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401k employer match vs 4.5% employer contribution w/o employee contribution?

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