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    growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Effective Brands full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    a fast growing company; continuously growing both it's size and it's expertise base, provides me with a perfect environment for my own growth

    Cons

    growing is really hard work at times, but I guess that will be the case for all consultancies

    Recommends
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    Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Effective Brands

    Pros

    Very dynamic and supportive environment with highly competent, diverse colleagues. Work is challenging, rewarding and varied. Management does a great job in making sure accomplishments are recognized and rewarded.

    Cons

    Working with some of the top global brands means that standards are very high and mediocrity is definitely not tolerated, so forget about a predictable, 9-5 work week. Projects will typically require a lot of travel, sometimes on short notice.

    Recommends
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Harsh Place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Effective Brands

    Pros

    small company with everyone taking a role in everything i.e. you have to be a jack of all trades

    Cons

    unless you are at the top, you are treated pretty horribly; there is a lot of yelling and putting down of employees like I've never seen before; very small work environment with no privacy; benefits are not great either

    Doesn't Recommend
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    both challenging and rewarding

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Effective Brands full-time

    Pros

    great culture, both supportive and challenging to each other
    unique specialization on global marketing
    opportunity to work on both the WHAT and the HOW for blue chip global players
    continuous company growth enables personal growth

    Cons

    High agility is required to match the ambiguity of each new consulting job. every day, every week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More structure, whilst preserving the 'can do' attitude.

    Recommends
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  6.  

    Talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Effective Brands full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and tax breaks for non-Dutch employees

    Cons

    Pays lipservice to team work but highly insincere and manipulative. Claims of non-heirarchical ambitions belied by hugely heirarchical structure. Phoneys.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Informal company, tight culture

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    Former Employee - Intern in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Intern in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I worked at Effective Brands as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, international, work flexibility.

    Cons

    Small company with limited internal development opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Two years of work = 20 Internships in Leading Marketing Companies

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I worked at Effective Brands full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Top client base in consumer goods and service industry, "everybody who is somebody" is a client
    New interesting projects every month or two, from marketing strategy to global-local organization projects
    Direct impact of your work, if it's good it goes out to the client asap
    Very international, but with some "Dutchness": the office clears out 6-7pm, pretty flat hierarchy

    Cons

    Longer working hours if there is an immediate client deadline
    On average, ca. 1 day / week of travel - London, Helsinki, sometimes U.S.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    exciting international marketing project in a start up feel company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Effective Brands

    Pros

    great client list
    if you are passionate about international marketing, you are exposed to good thinking
    small but diverse team

    Cons

    still managed like a start up
    promotions not based on same criteria
    knowledge management not very mature

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learned a lot, thanks to the clients, not the company

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant

    I worked at Effective Brands

    Pros

    Some of the best companies in the world.

    Cons

    Poorly managed
    Not honest both internally and externally (vs clients)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are the only asset of a consultancy company
    Maximize your RONA means maximize your talents
    Avoid gossips starting at the top

    Doesn't Recommend

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