Kaplan Thaler

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Lots of nice, happy people. Little innovation or introspection.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Creative in New York, NY
Current Employee - Creative in New York, NY

I have been working at Kaplan Thaler

Pros

A very human-focused agency. Usually mindful of everyone's outside lives and needs.

A fantastic agency to start at. A fantastic agency to finish with.

If you're tired of the competitiveness of the industry, or your priorities have shifted from winning awards to paying for your daughter's college tuition, Kaplan Thaler is an ideal place to work.

The senior management is very passionate about their agency, and hearing them speak, it's inspiring.

Cons

The agency is terrified to take risks. They were founded in the mid-'90s, and it's still their point of reference.

Most campaigns are tagline-driven, making them intrinsically incapable of living long-term.

There is an almost apartheid-like division between the broadcast/print and digital departments.

Agency is 100% Account-driven. To the point of an infestation. As a result, creative ideas fly only as high as the senior-most Account director's capacity for imagination will allow.

There's rarely a day of enjoyment of a job well done, because every day is an emergency for something.

Expect poorly-articulated deadlines, panicked late nights, and weekends in the office.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Chaos and short turnaround times do not result in brilliant campaigns. They only result in desperation and compromise.

No opinion of CEO

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    Mostly nice people

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

    I have been working at Kaplan Thaler

    Pros

    Pretty fair work t life balance.

    Cons

    Little or no support for professional growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place to work for Account Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at Kaplan Thaler

    Pros

    - excellent work/life balance
    - nice employee perks
    - ability to experience / grow in numerous job skill areas
    - extremely nice and hard-working people

    Cons

    - creative teams are stretched thin
    - need to grow the creative department with more junior and mid-level teams
    - need to hire additional strategic planners with integrated / digital experience as well as more junior & mid-level planners

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    providing the creative directors with more staffing support would help bring fresh & new thinking to all campaigns. find new ways to inspire creative thinking - seminars in the digital landscape. involving media teams within the creative development process would be of great benefit.

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