Interpublic Group Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback

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The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG) is an American publicly traded advertising company. The company consists of five major networks: FCB, IPG Mediabrands, McCann Worldgroup, MullenLowe Group, and Marketing Specialists, as well as a number of independent specialty agencies in the areas of public relations, sports marketing, talent representation, and healthcare. It is one of the "Big Four" agency companies, alongside WPP, Publicis and Omnicom. Michael Roth is the company's CEO.

An employee left this review, "The tax department has had a horrible stigma attached to it for years. There is an unbelievable amount of turnover in that one department. The problem starts from the top where the VP only cares about the highest level of employees in the tax department. Those employees were the biggest gossipers who routinely lied. Management overall is extremely lacking. If you do not push to learn new things on your own you will never be given the opportunity to do so until they fire someone and force you to take over their responsibilities."

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Former Employee - Management says

"Lack of diversity and opportunities for women and minorities, highly political environment."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Bad team leadership ever, no direction and proper instruction for assigned tasks at all. A manager have worked there for 10 year+ and showed no respect to sub-ordinates works. Lack of communication among team members. poor working atmosphere. What does website claims are just PR. Working there was the worst decision made ever in my life."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Be prepared to be used, abused, and discarded. I worked there for over 7 years and the only raises I got were only because I threatened to quit. Even then I was paid at least 10% below average. Management is a big joke both locally and from NY. Walking away was the best thing I could have done. Very little career growth, they prefer to hire from outside than promote from within."

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"There are none I really enjoy it!"

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Highly Political Culture Ethnic Minority are treated poorly Not a great work environment"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Right now they are moving to Omaha . They are not interested in people in other areas. No I would not recommend this company to my friends. If company tried to save money by relocation - may be no reason to go to this company."

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"long hours. low pay drinking problems among senior management"

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"No training. No organization. I played Scrabble for the first two weeks. I begged for any type of assignment, but no one knew what I would be doing... When I was given an assignment, I was told there were no SOPs in place. Training was almost non-existent. Manager would assign project but be too busy to walk me through it - or taking her dog to the vet - or getting her nails done - or home with her kids - or going to the dentist. If I couldn't finish a project, manager would finish it but not tell me how it was done. Communication was not high on the list of priorities."

Senior Biztalk Server Consultant says

"worst management dont anything about project management lack of respect for hard working people incompetent fulltime staff , most work is pushed onto consultants lack of QA team"

Invoice Controller says

"A complete lack of cohesive training. There were three people training me during the first week and I was told different things by all three. There was no positive feedback, or any feedback for that matter. I was hired because of anticipated heavy work increase, but that never materialized and then without warning, after 21 days of employment, was let go because I was "not progressing fast enough". How can a person learn a job when the work doesn't exist and they are kept busy by pulling staples for three days? After I was let go, I didn't receive my check for 20 days afterwards, and the check I received was incorrect. I would not recommend IPG to anyone."

Sr. Business Analyst (Former Employee) says

"Its an average place to work. I joined only for flexibility of working remotely for 2 days in a week. Not the best in terms of quality of work. Managers were not very organized and the team was run on personal bias."

Tax Department (Former Employee) says

"The tax department has had a horrible stigma attached to it for years. There is an unbelievable amount of turnover in that one department. The problem starts from the top where the VP only cares about the highest level of employees in the tax department. Those employees were the biggest gossipers who routinely lied. Management overall is extremely lacking. If you do not push to learn new things on your own you will never be given the opportunity to do so until they fire someone and force you to take over their responsibilities."

Social Media Specialist (Former Employee) says

"Poor management that does not defend their juniors. They also expect you to work overtime everyday including weekends. There was barely enough time to rest and the workload is impossibly high.Free company tripNo time for breaks"

Director of Product Management (Former Employee) says

"Despite fact that this is a "public company" don't be fooled. It is run by a family as a hobby. When founder was in charge it was a great place but the next generation could have been given Apple and made it into a fruit stand."

Account Manager (Former Employee) says

"IPG is worldwide and It is stable in most major cities. The Dallas Weber Shandwick lacks organization, leadership and stability. A lot of major clients left the Dallas location completely like American Airlines. Some other major clients transferred their accounts to Chicago, New York.. to cities that actually get their work done and are efficient in time and money. Due to clients withdrawing their accounts; the Dallas location lost ALOT of money and thats where the cuts began. Fortunately I left before the cut. Unfortunately, alot of gifted talents who dedicated their careers for years were let go. They even eliminated a whole department and moved to a smaller office. I would not recommend anyone to work in the Dallas location; however, Chicago, NY, DC and other major cities I hear great things.Free Food everyday!!!Instability, Poor Management, Very Poor HR department ( nothing is ever in confidence), No training"

Agent (Former Employee) says

"Nooit aanbeginnen! Zodra er geen werk meer is of je scoort niet meer doen ze kei hard tegen je!Gezellige collega'sHoge werk druk en supervisor is kei hard"

Production Billing Associate (Former Employee) says

"This place sucks! Supervisors talk a million miles a minute and it's hard to take notes in meetings and then they remind you that they've told you something you don't remember them saying in the first place.Close commuteHard"

helpdesk first line voo (Former Employee) says

"Malheureusement, je n(ai pas aimé le call-center Prise d'appel des clients qui ont un problèmes techniquespas de visuel clientSouvent des engueulades de la part des clients"

AGENT ADVISOR (Former Employee) says

"Travail très difficile. Supporter à longueur de journée les remarques désagréables des clients plus la pression mise sur le personnel pour atteindre les chiffres journaliers. Le personnel est surveillé en permanence, la moindre erreur est sanctionnée. Beaucoup de points négatifs que je préfère ne pas mentionner ici.Je n'en vois pasil y en a beaucoup"

Production Billing Associate (Former Employee) says

"training wasn't completed, overloaded an inexperienced biller with no prior experience in billing with a large amount clients. never gave coaching on how to improve and excel in the position and then terminated after the first billing cycle alone.great employeessome supervisors will not help you excel"

Tax Intern (Former Employee) says

"Fun group of people, but no work life balance. You are given tasks that will not be useful at any other job.I think I would tell anyone considering an internship/job at this place to go work for a public accounting firm so that you can learn something useful.it's a jobwork is not relevant to real world issues"

Assistant Media Planner (Former Employee) says

"Does not care about helping you grow. When times are busy you are on your own. I was let go over B S reasoning because my director had a favorite media planner"

Associate, Digital Investment Planner (Current Employee) says

"Managers do not care about you, and limit your advancement into higher roles. They are not professional, and lack leadership skills."

Zund Cutter Operator/ LF Finisher (Former Employee) says

"Department is no longer running, but when I was there the department was in their beginning stages. With that said organization and management was not to top level.Eight hours of constant workNo benefits"

Disbursements Associate (Former Employee) says

"Enjoyed the UK Shift, too bad management wasn't fair in this department. The department I started out with had a rock star manager. Pay is really low compared to other companies."

EXECUTIVE ASSISSTANT (Current Employee) says

"Salary is on the low-end, overworked and management does not view you as a person. Little room to grow and working tirelessly is overlooked, administrators are constantly looked down upon.Beer fridge, summer hours, extended long weekendsManagement, salary, lack of room to grow"

OMS Contractor (Former Employee) says

"Not a place I would recommend...especially if applying for a contract position. Individual treated like a machine and routine is accepted and innovation ruled out. Manager micro-manages and gives tasks that are of no use or value in any other company in future. No advancement and one will be doing the same thing over and over again for years with no light at the end of the tunnel unless one leaves. Quite a dull environment but colleagues are good and easy going..unless the manager walks by. Quite a bit of nepotism and husband and wife teams manage it based on personal opinions lacking objectivity for real professionalism. Brown-nosing is the only way for some advancement if at all....none for contractors but full time employees has some summer and work from home benefitsbad management in oms team, manager does not follow the same rules that the team needs to follow and lacks discipline"

Contact Center Medewerker (Former Employee) says

"Dit mega-callcenter hanteert een uitbuitende managementstijl waarin een normaal mens niet kan functioneren.. Je wordt voortdurend gemonitord en gecontroleerd en zelfstandig werken lijkt er wel een taboe.."

Assistant Director of Tax (Current Employee) says

"Meetings, interdepartmental interface, project management, research and planning, long hours, close to home, mixed work culture, on-site perks, on-line learning.Close to homeLong hours"

Sales advisor (Former Employee) says

"Très bonne expérience au sein de cette entreprise d'ailleurs, je m'y trouve toujours d'ailleurs. Malheureusement peut de probabilité d'évolution. Un état d'esprit multiculturel très intéressant. Salaire peut attrayant."

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