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    "Review"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at McMillan full-time

      Pros

      -Fun location -dogs allowed - can work from home sometimes -alot of cool, talented people -chill & social atmosphere -off at Xmas - if there isn't a big job happening

      Cons

      - some people are really busy, some seem to have not much to do -Process isn't often followed especially when it gets really busy -can be lots of overtime and no warning about it -making the same pay as a job I had 10yrs ago - repetitive and not very creative work -favoritism toward some employees -salaries and bouses are random - high turnover -feedback doesn't always seem welcome - not much for training or...

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      Advice to Management

      -treat everyone as equal -balance the work better -make everyone use the proper processes -more opportunities to move up and get raises

      McMillan2017-03-02

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    1. "Unique, supportive and well-balanced culture"

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      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Client Services Manager 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at McMillan full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      The agency was founded in 1996. So it is young enough to be fresh, exciting and open to new ideas. But it is established enough to have a solid HR function, well-trained and supportive managers, and an excellent work-life balance. As an agency, the clients' needs can often tip that balance during busy times but the agency is very accommodating to balance things out appropriately. It is a very fun, laid-back yet professional...

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      Cons

      The only cons I can think of are actually consistent with any creative agency of that size (80 people, +/-). Internal communication can be challenging and the inherent 'tension' that can exist between clients and creative pops up now and again.

      Advice to Management

      Continue to nurture the amazing culture that exists. Develop talent from within the ranks.

      McMillan2017-05-05
    2. Helpful (1)

      "Identity crisis?"

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      • Work/Life Balance
      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at McMillan full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Talented people, accessible execs, wide range of experts from who you can learn from, great office spaces and openness to new ideas, fun no-drama colleagues, events outside of work.

      Cons

      We position ourselves as a brand experience agency, but we often accept work/projects that are disconnected from our strengths. It takes a lot of time to even know where we are going in terms of projects or processes. People are strong-willed, committed to great work but disorganized to make it happen. Nobody really knows who owns what, roles are unclear so too much time is taken before we do what we do best.

      Advice to Management

      Clarify roles. Simplify processes. Reduce the number of communication channels with clients but make them better. Roadtest all this more quickly and communicate results more often, even informally. Don't take months cooking something up before even communicating or testing it with us, in the loop. All the right people are here, all the right elements are in-house but a good team without roles will somewhat always suffer...

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      McMillan2019-05-15

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