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Temping in Newtown

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Former Contractor - Senior CopyWriter in Newtown, PA
Former Contractor - Senior CopyWriter in Newtown, PA

I worked at GSW Worldwide as a contractor

Pros

Treated as a team member and given a lot of independence. Management thanked freelancers with goody bags.

Cons

Account managers are harried and disorganized, and young. IT didn't install a critical component for me, which I didn't know I needed, and my boss blamed me for not using their system properly when trying to keep work moving through (even though he didn't use the system much himself). Account people and project managers gave differing deadlines. My contract expired but they kept me on -- however not interested in hiring me full time. Why?
A new freelancer asked me if there was work she could help me with. I gave her an easy half-hour referencing task to do and then she yelled at me when she couldn't find the file on the server. I got chastised for "raising my voice" and giving her the work without her boss' authorization. I left, she stayed and my boss was promoted. End of story.

Advice to Management

Hire more mature managers.

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  1. Decent experience...lots of politics.

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    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at GSW Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, exposure to key branding initiatives, innovative atmosphere, educational.

    Cons

    Politics, layers, pharmaceutical industry, pace, lack of brand variety.

    Advice to Management

    None.


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    Solid place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at GSW Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good full-time people, value human resources, strong technology, diverse client roster

    Cons

    Reliance on freelancers, work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Hire more full-time staff


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