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Best Big Agency in the PR World

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Vice President in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Vice President in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Ketchum full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

=Collaborative, team-oriented environment
=Shape award winning creative work
=Grow, thrive and reinvent yourself
=Good, smart people who care about each other

Cons

=Financial pressures of working for a public company
=High expectations for breakthrough creative thinking

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep allowing people to challenge themselves with new roles/responsibilities!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience but they burn through people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Ketchum full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    High profile clients and engaging projects. Cutting edge digital and creative departments. Great place for junior PR professionals to gain valuable experience.

    Cons

    Morale is extremely low – management views employees as interchangeable 'resources' to be worked into the ground. Account teams agree to insane deadlines without consulting those who will be executing the work. Managers think nothing of calling at 10pm or over weekends with the crisis du jour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage your teams. I experienced weeks where my direct manager never even spoke to me. Absent or un-engaged managers can create a volatile workplace where employees are pitted against each other and back-stabbing gets you ahead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to learn and grown

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at Ketchum full-time

    Pros

    Retains well-respected clients
    Great sense of community (depending on what office you work in)
    Good for developing skills applicable to all industries and professions
    Strong emphasis on creativity and innovation

    Cons

    Junior levels carry heavy work load but pay is not competitive (typical for agencies)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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