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Love Ketchum

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Current Employee - Vice President  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

I have been working at Ketchum

Pros

Great people culture all throughout

Cons

Very top heavy and need more junior staff

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up good work

Recommends
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Potential to be a great company, for the right person

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Ketchum

    Pros

    Generally a good group of creative, energetic, communications professionals -- which makes the long hours worth it (sometimes). Very good internal employee training programs, although it has been cut back in recent years.

    Cons

    Long hours and fairly low pay. Its a great place to have on your resume, but it can be a hard agency to move up in if you stay for your whole career. They sometimes value new faces more then tenure, so the best way to get a decent raise or promotion may be to leave and then come back later in your career. Also a tendency to place staff on the same, large client for a long period of time which can be a bit of a mind and energy drain on the lower level employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For a communications company, sometimes the messaging from the top down can be a little misguided. Generally they mean well, but it doesn't always translate to the lower levels.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Good Place to Start Out

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    Former Employee - Account Associate  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Ketchum

    Pros

    -Great place to start your career
    -Lots of interesting accounts to work on
    -The people are some of the best and brightest in the industry

    Cons

    -A cutthroat environment
    -Long hours are common
    -Tendency to be "cliquish"
    -High turnover rate
    -Management can be less than understanding at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall I think management is good. However, like most agencies there could be a better relationship between the "powers that be" and the junior and midlevel staff.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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