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McMillan CEO and Chief Creative Officer Gordon McMillan
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  1. "Onwards and upwards!"

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    • Balans werk/privé
    • Cultuur en waarden
    • Carrièremogelijkheden
    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    • Senior management
    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Aanbevolen
    Positief vooruitzicht
    Waardeert Directeur

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan bij McMillan (Langer dan 3 jaar)

    Pluspunten

    Constant personal and professional growth, new challenges every day, and upward momentum. Very talented and passionate coworkers and supportive, transparent leadership. New CEO showing excellent business acumen in navigating the ups and downs of our highly volatile industry with a great sense of integrity and foresight.

    Minpunten

    Because the nature of our industry is very fast-paced, sometimes it gets very overwhelming and requires some serious time management and organizational skills to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

    Advies aan management

    Possibly leverage and use the skills of middle management more often to sharpen business skills and create more fluidity and autonomy throughout the organizational hierarchy.

    Hire more talents from out of town who have more competitive industry experience and are hungry to compete with global talents. We need more people with a certain level of maturity and perspective that comes with “big cities” background and experience.


  2. Nuttig (2)

    "Opportunities and Dangers"

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    • Balans werk/privé
    • Cultuur en waarden
    • Carrièremogelijkheden
    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    • Senior management
    Voormalige werknemer - Strategist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Voormalige werknemer - Strategist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Aanbevolen
    Negatief vooruitzicht
    Geen goedkeuring Directeur

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan gehad bij McMillan (Langer dan 5 jaar)

    Pluspunten

    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.

    Minpunten

    - 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, and administrative staff are often left felt like second-class citizens with few opportunities to advance
    - Mid-level managers, including creative directors, often complain that they have little control, with most decisions dictated from the top.

    Advies aan management

    - 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 with the surrounding creative community. Fewer people in Ottawa know McMillan than ten years ago. The time that McM could coast on a previous reputation is done - too many people used to work there.

  3. Nuttig (10)

    "What happened to McMillan?"

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    • Balans werk/privé
    • Cultuur en waarden
    • Carrièremogelijkheden
    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    • Senior management
    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Niet aanbevolen
    Negatief vooruitzicht
    Geen goedkeuring Directeur

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan bij McMillan (Langer dan 3 jaar)

    Pluspunten

    This used to be an amazing place to work. The culture was phenomenal. Moral was always high. Work was a bit dull, but still thriving. Work/life balance was decent. Salaries and profit sharing was decent.

    Minpunten

    Things started going down hill really fast after the new CEO was announced. Empty promises. Failed company ambitions. A major shift in culture. Now, moral is at an all-time low. Clients don’t see us as trusted advisors and work/projects are dwindling. Layoffs are frequent and significant. And the CEO doesn’t even know my name, or my title for that matter.

    Advies aan management

    What happened to you guys!? Seriously. Check your egos.


  4. Nuttig (3)

    "Who Poisoned the Water Here?"

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    • Balans werk/privé
    • Cultuur en waarden
    • Carrièremogelijkheden
    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    • Senior management
    Voormalige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer
    Voormalige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer
    Niet aanbevolen
    Negatief vooruitzicht
    Geen goedkeuring Directeur

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan gehad bij McMillan

    Pluspunten

    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.

    Minpunten

    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 will listen how bad morale has become at McMillan. Rumours abound that the agency is being positioned for a takeover.

    Advies aan management

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


  5. "Positive workplace with a growing performance culture"

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    • Balans werk/privé
    • Cultuur en waarden
    • Carrièremogelijkheden
    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    • Senior management
    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Aanbevolen
    Positief vooruitzicht
    Waardeert Directeur

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan bij McMillan (Korter dan een jaar)

    Pluspunten

    No egos
    Competitive salary and benefits
    Friendly and supportive working environment
    Not hierarchical
    Focused on positive growth and performance
    Respectful
    Fun
    Locally owned and operated
    No micro-management styles

    Minpunten

    Opportunity to improve and formalize some processes for how teams can/should work together. At times teams people can become silo'd and lack clarity roles and expectations for projects.

    Opportunity to become firmer with regards to performance management to help demonstrate clear and defined expectations.


  6. "A great place to work with lots of creative people!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Balans werk/privé
    • Cultuur en waarden
    • Carrièremogelijkheden
    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    • Senior management
    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer
    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer
    Aanbevolen
    Neutraal vooruitzicht
    Waardeert Directeur

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan bij McMillan

    Pluspunten

    Humble, honest people,
    Executive team is always open to suggestions from employees,
    Great, fun culture,
    Well lit office space in the market,
    Flexible hours,
    Personal appointment time off, birthday off volunteer day off,
    Ability to work from home (sometimes/with good reason),
    The Albert!

    Minpunten

    Benefits can be improved (e.g. no RRSP, no maternity leave benefit, no dietician, etc.)
    Vacation days are below expected


  7. "Every workplace needs an Albert."

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    • Balans werk/privé
    • Cultuur en waarden
    • Carrièremogelijkheden
    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    • Senior management
    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer
    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer
    Aanbevolen
    Waardeert Directeur

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan bij McMillan

    Pluspunten

    Amazing work environment with a great community of talented individuals. Profit sharing with tiers encourages everyone to strive to achieve more than the bare minimum. The office is closed for Christmas break so no need to use any vacation days around the holidays.

    'The Albert' is a role that I am convinced every company should look into implementing. He stays on top of everything, and plays a large part in making the office a fun place to be.

    Minpunten

    Starting salary was less than expected.

  8. "Great culture and people!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Balans werk/privé
    • Cultuur en waarden
    • Carrièremogelijkheden
    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    • Senior management
    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer
    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer
    Aanbevolen
    Positief vooruitzicht
    Waardeert Directeur

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan bij McMillan (Korter dan een jaar)

    Pluspunten

    There is no gossiping - the culture is very positive. Work culture is non-toxic - it's refreshing!

    Executives are approachable, friendly, real people. They have earned people's respect.

    All the employees are talented, inquisitive, and hard-working - we frequently share inspiration with each other.

    Projects have well put-together teams - there is a sense of collaboration, and feedback is encouraged which makes working with people really easy.

    There is a lot of participation in terms of social activities (of which there are a lot!) and the social committee works hard to make sure the events are unique and exciting.

    There is free fruit in the kitchens daily and candy in all the meeting rooms - and people bring in their dogs frequently!

    Minpunten

    Non-competitive salaries, and benefits package could be greatly improved: there are only 2 weeks of vacation to start and no group RRSP matching plan that is common in other workplaces.

    There is a lack of an established process for some things which can be hectic at times. They are aware and this is being worked on.

    Employee reviews are frequently held late.

    HR has set up the software to require an explanation for any time off booked (including personal appointments and vacations), which can be sensitive in terms of privacy.

    The company can do more in terms of establishing itself as a thought leader and involving itself in the community. Use social media more frequently!

    Advies aan management

    HR policies should be reviewed to ensure that they make sense and are competitive. Other than that - keep it up!

    Reactie van McMillan

    15 jan. 2019 – HR Coordinator

    Hey there, thanks for your feedback. It sounds like overall, you’re happy at McMillan. And that makes us… well, happy! In the spirit of maintaining all this happiness, we’d like to address some of... Meer


  9. "3 Month Feedback"

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    • Balans werk/privé
    • Cultuur en waarden
    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    • Senior management
    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer
    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer
    Aanbevolen
    Positief vooruitzicht
    Waardeert Directeur

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan bij McMillan

    Pluspunten

    Great working environment. Spoil everyone.

    Minpunten

    Really can't think of any at this time. Seriously.

    Advies aan management

    Great job at forming a culture of hard working atmosphere with an easy going way of life. Extremely impressive.


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

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    • Balans werk/privé
    • Cultuur en waarden
    • Carrièremogelijkheden
    • Loon en arbeidsvoorwaarden
    • Senior management
    Voormalige werknemer - Client Services Manager
    Voormalige werknemer - Client Services Manager
    Aanbevolen
    Positief vooruitzicht
    Waardeert Directeur

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan gehad bij McMillan (Langer dan 10 jaar)

    Pluspunten

    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.

    Minpunten

    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.

    Advies aan management

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