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Overall, a pleasant experience.

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

I worked at Ketchum full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

The people are wonderful to work with. It's a fast paced, dynamic environment filled with a lot of smart and motivated people. There are a lot of career advancement opportunities if you seek them out.

Cons

There can be a disconnect between senior management and the rest of the staff. If you want to advance in your career, you need to take the initiative to make it happen or else you can easily be overlooked.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Ask the right questions, listen to your staff and show action to address areas of concern.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Best Big Agency in the PR World

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    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 for 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
  2. 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 for 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
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