Starcom USA Reviews

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121 Reviews
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Starcom USA CEO Lisa Donohue
Lisa Donohue
27 Ratings

    High turnover for a reason

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    Former Employee - Junior Associate
    Former Employee - Junior Associate

    I worked at Starcom USA full-time


    not much except you get some experience to put on your resume, solid company but run poorly, can easily consolidate certain positions but too much back and forth going on, fun work environment very relaxed at times, daily ups and downs


    completely micro managed, no organizational structure, outdated systems, need to implement new operational standards, low compensation, lot of know-it-all people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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Starcom USA Interviews

Updated 3 Aug, 2014
Updated 3 Aug, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone interview was fairly basic and essentially wanted to make sure you could do math and hadn't lied on your resume. This was followed by four back-to-back in person interviews. They were about 45 minutes each and while I think that they were meant to focus on a different area (team work, creative problem solving, etc.), many kind of ran together. After the interviews, you're taken out to lunch with an "ambassador" who is meant to be a non-partial person you can ask more frank questions about culture, compensation, etc.

    Negotiation Details
    There wasn't one
    Accepted Offer

Starcom USA Awards and Accolades

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Best Places to Work, Human Rights Campaign, 2013
Corporate Equality Index - 100% in GLBT Corporate Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2013
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Additional Info

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Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Media
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors OMD, MindShare, Carat

This business helps advertisers reach out to the consumer universe. Starcom MediaVest Group is a leading media planning and buying agency (along with rivals OMD Worldwide and Mindshare), with 110 offices in almost 70 countries. The media group helps advertisers determine the correct mix of media to get their message out and buys air time and space in print publications for the ads. In addition, it offers specialized media services through such units as SMG Search (search marketing expertise) and Forty-Two Degrees at MediaVest (multicultural media). Starcom MediaVest is... More

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