In lieu of our current political climate, I was curious. Do you think our Company's blackface incident in Kansas City aligns with the sitting President's politics? Was that incident an innocen… more

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Question... Should Executive Officers of our agency post negatively about political beliefs different than their own, or make fun of last names? If we are told to be careful what we post to social why… more

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I’ve worked at some of the big, old-school (emphasis on “old”) agencies: JWT, Y&R, Grey. Question: on my resume or when mentioning agency experience on my portfolio site, should I update these to… more

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What will happen once VMLY&R starts giving promotions and raises again. There’s going to be a long line and I assume not everyone who SHOULD get one can get one. Should I just start looking?

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Sounds like most US companies have said 2022 back in the office. Twitter, Microsoft, Dropbox, Slack, Square, Shopify and more - all permanent choice to WFH.

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Looking for more clarity on what our salary review/raise process is... does it differ by office? Is there a specific time of year it happens, or does it go by individual employee tenure?

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Aside from a vaccine and money, what would make you want to go back into the office?

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When do we think realistically we’ll be back in the office? Is anyone actually going to go in October?

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I’m a bit confused: they tell us there’s a hiring/promotions/raises freeze, yet the slides on the family reunion meeting says otherwise...something is not adding up. Know that things change but not … more

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Anyone from VMLY&R here? I was wondering of the company is actively looking for a copywriter. I see the job listing being reposted pretty much on a weekly basis. I applied once but don’t know if I… more

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Vml hiring like crazy. Took two of our best today.

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Interested in being a better manager. For junior staff, what’s your message to seniors to be better managers?

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I have a member of my team who is gone frequently. They seem to think working from home means doing whatever they want. Although they get work done, their communication is terrible. What to do?

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Sooo if they can afford to hire a new ECD, do you think they’ve lifted the freeze on promotions/raises?

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What do you consider too many hours to work in one week?

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Tired of working nights and weekends - we feel so short staffed right now. Talking with HR and office leadership, everyone just seems to shrug their shoulders and doesn't offer solutions but to ju… more

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So much merging, so little good work. ... They should just merge and rename VML, Y&R, AKQA, Grey and Geometry to “MERGER”

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I’ve heard horror stories of how bad the VMLYR NYC office is. Is it really that bad? Has it gotten better since the “bad people” got let go/fired?

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I feel like everyone has been working more than they ever have. I’d be interested to know where we stand since COVID-19? Is revenue up or down?

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FMLY&R Anyone else drowning in work this weekend?

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What would you like to change when returning to the office?

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Who’s the creative recruiter at VML Chicago now?

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I love VML. I love Wendys. I love Reggie Miller. I hate VML’s Reggie Miller commercial for Wendys.

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I know it's a stretch... but Is a Christmas bonus or are holiday gift cards in stock for this year?

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I feel the real burnout and mental health issues won't change until office and social routines get back to normal. That still may be 6-12 months away. What plans, if any, will we offer until then?

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What’s your honest opinion about VMLY&R NY? Looking into a job there.

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Do you get/take a lunch hour everyday?

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Real talk: who’s looking for other opportunities now?

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So...should we expect promotions at all this year?

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Thoughts on VMLY&R? Their health practice.

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If you are fired from one branch because they didn't like your humor are you banned from other branches as well?

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I’ve never liked to be idle and have always been a hand raiser if I have extra bandwidth, but with working insane hours week in and week out I really feel like taking advantage of the occasional down … more

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ADs, what are you guys making? Wondering if we’re all paid the same... 🤔

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VML KC fish - how do you like it?

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Out of sheer curiosity - how much money are we saving by not having holiday parties this year? It has to be like....hundreds of thousands of dollars no?

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CD promised me that promotion and raise would come soon, no doubt. CCO weeks later calls me to say that if we win a pitch, I get a promotion. Should I approach the CCO abour it? I hate to think they’r… more

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Do any of you work with particularly difficult managers? How do you manage your manager's expectations?

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It’s been 3 months since Juneteenth. What progress has been made? Are your locations making real strides to support POC?

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What are your must have WFH items? I'm thinking about getting a new desk chair because mine is from the 80s...

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