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    "Who Poisoned the Water Here?"

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    J'ai travaillé chez McMillan à temps plein

    Avantages

    McMillan has always recruited well, so they have a strong core of extremely creative people, and a few genuine superstars. The workplace is beautiful and encourages collaboration. Salaries are competitive among senior management.

    Inconvénients

    In less than a year, McMillan has gone from being one of the most sought after agencies in Ottawa, drawing new hires from Toronto on a regular basis, to a company that appears to be sinking rapidly. The company has laid off some of its most experienced creatives, and seems to have completely abandoned its hard-won reputation as a great place to work. Current employees are shopping their CVs around and telling anyone who...

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    Return to what made McMillan great, if it's not already too late.

    McMillan2019-04-17

    Réponse de McMillan

    May 1, 2019CEO

    I appreciate your comments, even if they aren’t exactly supportive. As you may already know, ours is a volatile business, and other agencies are experiencing similar impacts and transitions. Current market constraints have required us to make some pretty significant changes. It’s ...

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    "Identity crisis?"

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    Je travaille chez McMillan à temps plein depuis plus d'un an

    Avantages

    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.

    Inconvénients

    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.

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    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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    "Opportunities and Dangers"

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    Ancien employé - Strategist à Ottawa, ON
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    J'ai travaillé chez McMillan à temps plein plus de 5 ans

    Avantages

    Beautiful office, great peers, above-average pay, and international exposure. You'll find some of the most talented writers and designers in Ottawa, and the sense of camaraderie is strong. You'll learn a lot in the first two-three years from experienced and passionate colleagues. But leave before you get complacent...or fired unexpectedly.

    Inconvénients

    - Consistent track record of tolerating toxic personalities in management, firing them long after the damage is done - Poor communication from the top. Your coworkers might disappear (one-at-a-time over a week or two, or all at once, like recently). Clients might disappear. The company strategy changes regularly without clear goals that everyone can get behind. - Creative teams are treated well, but account, development,...

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    Conseils à la direction

    - The strong proportion of B2B work means that most clients don't value marketing or want to spend much money on it. This takes a toll on staff, in all the ways. - The top-heavy corporate structure leads to more layoffs than necessary. Thinning out the management and keeping just the best would make the company much more resilient in lean times. We're in a bubble now, leaner times are certainly coming. - Connect more...

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    McMillan2019-04-21

    Réponse de McMillan

    May 1, 2019CEO

    I appreciate your perspective. Indeed, our industry is different than most, which can be both exhilarating and frustrating at times. We strive to strike a balance between client requests and building a healthy culture. It’s not easy, but we do take it seriously and we strive to ...

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