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Young & Rubicam CEO David Sable
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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Young & Rubicam full-time (less than an year)


    It's in an awesome location! Great for going out for doing interviews at other agencies. :) Because of its history, Y&R is still a recognizable name, but not a tier one agency by any means. I don't mind having it on my resume.


    I have never met so many miserable people in my life. People there complain A LOT. They don't want to be there, but don't do anything about it, or can't. One woman complaining about her unambitious husband so she's stuck working there. Another girl complaining about the 2 hour commute each way to work, then bothering people for a place to stay because she has an early morning meeting. Where do they get these people?!

    People started complaining to me the first week I got there. Get rid of these losers. I don't want to work with them. They are bad for morale.

    It doesn't feel like an agency. There are parties, but only certain people are invited. I was there for less than a year, but I can tell you that I didn't say one work to 75% of the people there. I wanted out, and didn't make the effort. Neither did they. I am a very sociable person, and this I can tell you, says a lot.

    Thankfully, I was able to get what I wanted out of my Y&R situation, and move on quickly. I feel sorry for the people who are stuck there miserable. I feel sorry for Y&R to have these miserable people there. What created what? I don't even know. It's the people that make or break it for me. It's the complainers and losers that I wanted to get away from at Y&R.

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    You go through an interview process, right? Don't pick random losers to do the job. Select people who reflect the agency you want to be. Jeeze. You'd think an advertising agency would know that their reputation rests on their people. Hire the wrong people, get the wrong rep.

    If someone is wearing dirty or ripped clothes, looks like they've otherwise given up on life, GET RID OF THEM. It reflects poorly on the agency.

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Updated 14 Oct, 2014
Updated 14 Oct, 2014

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    Senior Digital Marketing Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Young & Rubicam in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview was fairly standard, conducted by the head of the team on the automotive account they were hiring for. There weren't too many questions that stood out, just what you would expect: what was your biggest weakness, biggest challenge, tell me about yourself, why do you want to work here etc.

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    • The only part of the interview that stood out was that I was left in the room alone for a few minutes to compose a tweet and a Facebook post for the account, and then she returned to discuss it.   Answer Question
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Headquarters New York, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Operated By WPP Group
Founded 2000
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Business Services
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable

If you've ever felt the need to "Be a Pepper," you can thank Young & Rubicam Brands (Y&R). As the advertising and media services unit of UK-based WPP Group, Y&R has developed memorable commercial spots for many clients, including the well-known tag line of Dr Pepper. Y&R operates primarily through its flagship creative ad agency, Y&R Advertising, but it also offers consulting and marketing services through Wunderman, public relations through Burson-Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe, and digital expertise through a partnership with VML. Its Landor unit is a brand-building shop... More

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