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Resistant to change

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I have been working at Ketchum full-time (Less than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

It's a pleasantly informal environment with many nice people. It's a big important name in the industry, and they have some fun accounts.

Cons

Ketchum is incredibly hierarchical, and combined with my observation that success and promotions up the ladder are nepotistic and tenure-based, it's a hard company to succeed in from the middle. There are many people there who should have been fired long ago; they get by on knowing the system, but not necessarily having knowledge beyond the company walls. This problem goes several levels up. All around, employees are more preoccupied with appearances and covering their own hides than producing good work. It means that things move slowly, the works mucked up with people-pleasing and side-stepping direct solutions.

Advice to Management

Do better to see the potential in everyone. Look beyond titles and focus on doing good work. Embrace change.

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  1. Fun and Interesting Company to Work For

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Intern - Intern
    Former Intern - Intern

    I worked at Ketchum as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work/life balance, fun clients, opportunity to learn/grow

    Cons

    team dynamics, job openings are limited


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    One of the best companies I have worked for in my career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ketchum

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

    Pros

    Collaborative culture Growing globally Profitable but cares about its talent

    Cons

    I'd like better time off policies


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