Waggener Edstrom Communications
Waggener Edstrom Communications – Mumbai
Interns at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide are provided professional experience and practice to learn about strategic communications. The agency is… Waggener Edstrom Communications
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I have been working at Waggener Edstrom Communications full-time (less than an year)Pros
Globally it seems to be a very good organisation to be associated with. Since it is a start-up in India, you can expect to grow with it (if the senior leadership team wakes up in time) Work may be only for 1-2 hrs as there are no clients so rest of the time is leisure.Cons
Not a serious company to work for, so expect your talent to go wasted. Like every other company, WE also brags about being a very proffessional and an employee friendly company but at the end of the day, they come no where close to the proffessionalism shown even by agencies smaller than them. Global Senior management will turn a blind eye towards employee grivances, low morale and even serious problems where other global organisations have taken strict action against such employees no matter what level or designation they held.
The company lacks a growth map for itself so how can they have one for their employees. In the one year that I have been with them, there have been no client wins. The MD does' not even take on leads given on a platter. There is no employee training of any kind provided.
The most disturbing fact is that people are constantly being recruited even with zero business coming in. Also you will not be allowed employee benefits and the India team also doesnt take part in global employee friendly programms as the MD doesnt see potential in them. Word of caution is to not go by the WEW India Facebook page. As it is misleading and paints a very rosy picture of the organisation.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Take employee feedback seriously espeacially if its backed with proof. Compare your growth in India since you entered the market, with other start-ups who you consider to be your global competitors and annalize why they are so much ahead in the game. Employ senior level management who have a serious growth track record and run the company by example. Not ones who are taking you for a ride cause that is the biggest demotivational factor for the present employees in India.Doesn't RecommendNegative OutlookNo opinion of CEO