I feel like MullenLowe doesn’t have an amazing reputation, but their ads (E*Ttade, Sennheiser...) seems like fun, enjoyable (if not groundbreaking) work. What’s it actually like there?

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Some really great creatives there but you wouldn’t know bc Mark (cco) has squeezed every last drop of life out of them. Agree with all of the above, when I was there I don’t remember having a full weekend off. Needlessly long hours because of poor management. There’s a reason they’re always hiring...

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Didnt know they had sennheiser..its one of my fav brands..they managed to go from a very industrial brand to a very successful consumer brand

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Just like any agency we can do some great work. Not sure why all the hate. It can be a really hard place to work hours-wise with often little payoff. You can forget your weekends. And That senheiser work you spoke of was produced under the radar from what I hear so it didn’t get Mark wennekered to death. There are some pretty great creatives here but people overlook that because it’s such a boring holding company. If you come, make sure you’re on the right accounts because that determines what you make. If you find yourself on a bad one (I’m not going to name names but you’ll know right off the bat) you leave as soon as possible

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OP: it’s easy- what accounts do you want in your book or have you seen good work for and what account have you never even heard of? JetBlue is good, eTrade might be good (issues with multi-city teams noted), USCell is not gonna win awards for you... follow your nose.

LA office creative is run by someone whose head is still in Pan-Hel conference meetings.

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Frightening and hilarious that understand your reference.

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They are infamous for: -Hiring Brazilian (or other flavor of the month) award winners with a big bill of goods about wanting to do world class work....but then not really doing that kind of work, and putting them on the paying clients they actually have—designing web banners for Jet Blue or something—and those show ponies quit soon. -Manufacturing fake horsecrap out of whole cloth to make fake case study videos to submit to awards shows. The CCO (or whatever he is) is really bad about this, and wants to do all these shock value projects in an attempt to win awards—the idea being to attract Brazilian awards creatives (see above) -Being snobby about hiring locals (this is in Boston. Ive heard LA is nicer), or even looking at their books, because room is being saved for award winners. In the meantime locals and long suffering employees get the sweat work.

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NYC doesn’t have 100% ownership of anything. All c-suite and senior mgmt sit in Boston. There may be people doing work in NYC but the end of the day it’s reviewed, revised, approved by Boston leadership.

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People hate it at NY office

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From what I’ve heard the main struggle is just how much too creatives don’t give a shit about people.

Didn't realize the CCO dislike was even a thing. I definitely felt like he was the king of bros.

He oversees specific briefs and those projects turn out to be ass for folks. OP don't look for a reason to ignore negatives or rationalize stuff. Mullenlowe is mediocre at best but that's better than most and the opportunity will lead to somewhere else if you're good at your job.

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