TMP Worldwide Advertising – Why Work For Us?


We’re proud to say that TMP Worldwide is a future-focused company with an amazing track record of delivering for clients and a rich heritage of industry firsts.

Telephone Marketing Programs (TMP) was founded in 1967, but the TMP Worldwide you see today really started life in 2006, when our senior management team and Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS), our private equity partner, purchased the assets of TMP Worldwide Advertising and Communications, LLC, in North America and India, from Monster Worldwide.

From that moment on, TMP Worldwide has progressed every single day, developing new technology and revolutionizing the industry as we go. Today, we are a tech-enabled, talent acquisition company that leverages software, advertising and creativity to develop and deploy our clients’ employer brands across digital, social and mobile platforms. An example of our innovation is TalentBrew, our award-winning software platform. Originally launched as an automation tool to optimize jobs for search, TalentBrew enhances the way companies source candidates, manage assets and view reporting. It offers robust features that extend to data collection, custom branding, job search, widgets, next-generation mobile, content marketing and more. It now serves as the central hub for talent acquisition and the main job search software for more than 240 of our clients.

Our vision means that we’re always seeking the latest technologies and the finest minds to deliver value for our clients, all over the world. Our global footprint includes offices in seven countries: India, Brazil, Canada, France, Singapore, Germany and the United Kingdom. TMP also has nearly 16 affiliate countries across the world, from Australia to Russia, giving us a powerful global perspective. Each office brings a unique blend of strengths to the TMP Worldwide family.

Together, we are a truly global company with a history of predicting, defining and creating the future of our industry. Our people are some of the brightest and most innovative in our industry and are focused on one common goal - helping our clients recruit top candidates in the smartest, measurable and most cost-effective way possible.


Our accounting and finance professionals come from a variety of backgrounds, bringing an assortment of knowledge and skills to every area of our business.

Business Development

Our careers give sales or recruitment advertising individuals an opportunity to learn about the advertising industry and earn incentives to match their skills. If you’ve been looking for jobs in sales or business development, consider a career at TMP Worldwide.

Client Development

Client development, client service, and account service. All of these mean the same thing to TMP: the most important jobs in our company. If you’re looking for a career that puts your experience to work, or if you are looking to break into advertising, think about a job in TMP Worldwide Client Development.

Creative and Branding

The TMP Worldwide Creative Department not only wins creative awards, they also engage the interest of tomorrow’s workforce. Our art directors, copywriters, designers (and more) take our clients’ employer brands and develop the creative platform to distribute the messages.

Information Technology

TMP’s IT professionals are responsible for all technology initiatives for the company, ranging from the design and implementation of infrastructure and internal support to customer relationship management, revenue-generating product development, and custom web development solutions for TMP clients.

Media & Analytics

At TMP Worldwide, we need to deliver the media plans that provide our clients with branding exposure and ROI. Our media plans combine traditional media (print, radio, television, etc.) with Internet media (job postings, banner ads, gadgets, SEM, and more) to provide truly integrated plans that deliver for our clients.

Product Development

Product development at TMP Worldwide helps set us apart from our competition. Leveraging web development and technology solutions available to the consumer market, our product managers are tasked with bringing recruitment and human resources the latest and greatest tools and solutions.

Web Development

Whether you’re looking for work as a web developer, web project manager, web quality assurance engineer, or something related, TMP Worldwide is a high-tech development shop disguised as an advertising agency. We consistently work with the latest technologies—including .NET, AJAX, and more—providing our clients with first-class web solutions to fill their recruitment needs.

Corporate Support Services

At TMP Worldwide, we offer a host of corporate support positions ranging from HR to marketing to operations. No matter the role, each of us does our best to extend the TMP mission of transforming the ways in which our clients navigate the digital landscape.


We’re passionate about what we do. And that passion translates into an intensity that fuels our culture. We’re driven, we’re creative, and we’re nimble. We’re forward thinking and eager to embrace the new—and then transform it into an effective new tool for our clients. We’re proud of our entrepreneurial obsession, our quest to drive change, and our commitment to continue to be the digital authority.

But at the end of the day, we still know how to have fun. We play Wii, have scavenger hunts, and celebrate our successes. We support one another, we believe in collaboration, and we like to razz each other a bit, too. It’s a great feeling to work hard on something worthwhile with your friends.


We’re in advertising—of course we’re an Equal Opportunity Employer. But we truly believe that we’ve always been the most innovative agency in the industry because of the widely diverse backgrounds of our employees. New approaches and great ideas are the result of bringing a wide range of experiences, backgrounds, and personalities to the table. When you put the best minds on a challenge, great things can happen.


As the world’s largest independent recruitment advertising agency, we offer an excellent benefits package. We provide comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage, as well as optional life and disability insurance, and a 401(k) retirement account. Our benefits are extremely competitive and designed with the well-being of our employees in mind.

undefinedCraig Knutson
Creative Director

TMP has been a wonderful place to work. It’s given me the opportunity to grow my career outside of a traditional career path. The agency is truly going digital and has allowed me the opportunity to merge my creative ambitions with technical solutions. Thinking outside the box is not only supported—it is truly encouraged. To be a Creative Being!

The fact that TMP has so many offices in so many parts of the world allows for tremendous insight and collaboration. From brainstorming to training to implementation, pushing current creative and technological trends is always acknowledged and promoted. It’s pretty cool to have an idea and then to have someone say, “Let’s build it!”

I love traveling to the different locations, seeing the different offices, and putting a face to the voice I’ve talked to 20 times on the phone. I am fortunate to work for a place that genuinely supports real-time interaction.

The culture of progress and doing things right is not just found in the work, but in the diverse personalities of the people around me. I have developed true friendships with the people I work with. I truly respect them and the work they do. It’s hard to call it work when you’re hanging out with friends.

TMP invests in its employees, recognizing effort, promoting growth, and pushing innovative thinking. They give me the chance to be heard both internally and externally, and make me feel like a significant contributor to the team. There’s a reason why so many people come back to TMP—it’s a great place to work.

It’s hard work, but it’s satisfying to know I am appreciated for the effort I put forth. TMP is a leading digital company, and I hope to contribute to their success for many years to come.


undefinedValerie Drame
Account Director


I have been with TMP for three years, but as an alumna, I have a long history with the fantastic people here, which is why I returned. I started my career in recruitment advertising as an account coordinator with the very first recruitment agency that merged with TMP. After being out of the industry for some time, I realized that I missed working with the smart, talented, warm, and fun people of TMP, many of whom I had maintained relationships with over the years. 

Upon my return, I was energized by the changes in the industry and by how TMP was leading the way, particularly in the digital space. There’s a lot of opportunity here for those who have the drive. 


undefinedKinga Bornemisza
Digital Project Manager - aia


I’m involved in digital projects from initial brief through to launch. What makes it exciting is that we have to manage these projects in a constantly shifting digital landscape, with new technologies and applications being brought to market all the time. It’s about staying abreast of everything. Besides delivering projects over and above expectations, we encourage clients to try innovative solutions that put them ahead of their competition. 

I also look after SEM (Google AdWords) campaigns. This is an interesting part of my job, especially the ongoing optimisation based on real time ‘feedback’ from the audience, which requires different approaches to each and every campaign. I started as an Account Manager at aia, but having flirted with digital project management at my previous agency, I wanted to get more involved in that side of the business. aia made it happen and I don’t think such a move would have been possible at many other agencies. I like having my own space to test myself, but it’s great knowing I have the support of everyone whenever I need it. I love what I do, but without the people here my day would not be as much fun.


undefinedJared Pritz
Vice President, Client Strategy

I’ve never been one to take something at face value. I seek a deeper understanding. A greater knowledge. Proof to substantiate the mildest of claims. Hard to please? Certainly. Demanding? Guilty as charged. A skeptic? So they say. But when you’re tasked with compressing gigabytes of information into a two- or three-sentence statement, those traits come in handy.

A senior consultant of employer brand strategy (sort of a P.I. in the world of employment marketing), my job is easily explained, but significantly more complex to complete: dig around to understand everything that makes an organization who they are and want to be—especially as an employer—and compare it to what the professionals they want to hire think about them. Then, somewhere in the murkiness of that data and research soup, identify the Holy Grail for every HR professional: the employer brand. 

An employer brand journey can be lengthy, and it is always enlightening. And while finding order in chaos is a challenge I enjoy, the relationships I form along the way—with clients, account teams, creative teams, web development teams, and more—are the real highlight.

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    I can't speak for every department, but here's the inside scoop on search engine marketing (SEM): • You'll get the opportunity to setup SEM/paid search campaigns on search engines, social networks, and industry specific job search websites. In addition, you'll provide analysis and make optimizations for your assigned accounts. This will enable you to build a foundation in difference digital areas (search/social/niche job sites). There are many fortune 500 clients. • You will have a life outside of work thanks to the emphasis on work/life balance. Adequate PTO, semi-flexible work schedule, occasional work-from-home when needed, and Summer hours (leave early every other Friday during Summer). • Benefits provided such as medical, dental, vision, 401k, etc. • The team is social, and participates in happy-hours and company events. Another words, you'll be able to socialize and have fun with coworkers instead of not talking to one another like zombies. • The compensation is fair, and about average for the industry. Don't expect a huge salary if you're coming in with little to no experience. Tenure, drive, and above-average performance will unlock future raises and promotions.


    • There's room for improvement when it comes to internal systems and processes • Training needs to be a bit more formal and standardized, especially for new-hires • Upper management needs to create a vision for team members to show where the department is heading in the future (talk about the industry, talk about financial mile-stones and updates, mention areas that need improvement, explain importance of paid search channel and how it fits into the holistic picture.

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    • Start compiling a list of things that need improvement, rank them by priority, and then put together strategies and tactics to fix those issues. Be sure the team is involved with the process, from building the list to coming up with solutions. It's easy for people to complain about things, but when you layout this framework, you will turn the talking into actual change that will improve the quality of everyone's job.

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at TMP Worldwide Advertising (Atlanta, GA).


    It was a traditional process. I interviewed for the exact role that I would be in. There was an initial phone screen and then an in-person interview. There were no curve balls thrown, and I believe if you can hold a conversation, you will do well in the in-person interview. During the in-person I had to take an excel proficiency test.

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TMP Worldwide Advertising Awards & Accolades

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Creative Excellence Awards ,, 2014
Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Award , Web Marketing Association, 2014
WebAward - Outstanding Website , Web Marketing Association, 2014
Top 25 Largest US Search Marketing Agencies , AdAge, 2015
50 largest U.S. Healthcare Agency Networks. , AdAge, 2015
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Additional Info

Headquarters New York, NY
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1968
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors Hodes

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