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McMillan Reviews

Updated 23 January, 2019
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  1. "Lots of good things; some drawbacks"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McMillan full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, perks, social activities, acknowledgement of successes, cool people and managers who care.

    Cons

    Too many long periods with nothing substantial to work on ... too many dry high-tech clients ... too few opportunities to dig into challenging conceptual work that might end up in a marketer's portfolio.

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to find more creative projects/opportunities or pull back on the "creative b2b agency" messaging ... I suspect that the majority of staff do not feel creatively engaged or challenged on a day-to-day basis


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Amazing place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Operations in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Director, Operations in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McMillan full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Have worked with this company for a number of years and continue to be amazed by the wonderful culture and exceptionally talented people that work here.

    So many perks it's hard to list them all but here's a few:
    - huge advocates for professional development, sending employees all over the world on conferences and training opportunities
    - competitive salaries and annual cost of living increases based on inflation rates
    - regular employee reviews and ongoing one on one's with managers so the lines of communication are always open
    - management team receives leadership coaching to ensure they have the skills they need to manage their teams
    - amazing social committee that always has fun parties and events planned throughout the year including drink cart Friday's each week
    - office is dog friendly and there are lots of furry friends roaming the halls almost every single day
    - you get your birthday day off, and extra day off at Easter and the office closes between Christmas and New Years
    - great benefits plan
    - flex time so that you can fit in your personal appointments without hassle
    - extremely collaborative environment filled with exceptionally talented individuals who are without ego
    - 1 paid day off per year to volunteer

    Cons

    None that I can think of. It truly is an amazing place to work!

  3. "Wonderful place to work! Lots of fun and opportunity for learning and growth."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Digital, Media and Analytics in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Director, Digital, Media and Analytics in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McMillan full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Location, environment, friendly people, great clients.

    Cons

    None to mention at all.


  4. "Wonderful experience working with bright, creative people."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at McMillan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic work culture! Management shows respect to employees.

    Cons

    Sometimes the lead time was very tight.


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

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Services Manager
    Former Employee - Client Services Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McMillan full-time (More than 10 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 environment. And with clients across the US and Europe, there are opportunities for more global exposure--and from time to time, travel.

    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.


  6. "Goods"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McMillan full-time

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues and good environment

    Cons

    Need to overtime to finish the job