Millward Brown

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5 people found this helpful  

Big name - but don't expect anything great

Senior Account Manager (Former Employee)

ProsYour coworkers and team are usually very nice and helpful. However, the higher your teammates are in the hierarchy, don’t expect that they will back you up if it becomes difficult or challenging. Higher ranked employees tend to look after themselves. Millward Brown has a wide range of great offers and is investing in ongoing research to develop their tools further to service changing needs and environment. However, the sales team is rather weak and acts out of an independent group of people that are loosely connected with the research teams.

ConsBeware: WPP has strong influence over Millward Brown. As a result, people are treated as one of many who are just there to deliver profit. Your own interests and desires for what you want to achieve or do in your career are hardly taken into account. Instead, expect that senior management will transition you on an ongoing basis from account to account, as they are not able to manage and distribute the work load properly. Promotions are very rare.
It's very strange that global management is not doing anything and why the senior management promote themselves when laying off other staff.

The new business model was modeled in theory and struggles in reality. People are widely demotivated; especially after the removal of foundation/junior positions and junior tasks were distributed among remaining staff.
Sr management is out of touch with the day to day business and what it really takes to execute projects and to deliver to clients. They are advancing their own personal agenda. It is a theater show pretending all is going well, while high risks of failure are up in the air.
Consistent salary freezes on top of noncompetitive salaries. Expect to work regularly way over what was agreed to the expense of your health (very little work life balance.)

Advice to Senior ManagementChange of the senior management and hire REAL role models, who are able to motivate and collaborate with everyone. Sales team needs to work close with the researches.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work

    Director, IT (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    I worked at Millward Brown full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros: Millward Brown is a stable Market Research company, part of the Kantar group.… Cons: During recessions there tend to be layoff's. Management focus is on… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Glad to be out!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Millward Brown full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros: "Had" some wonderful people and some good products. Cons: Management doesn't care and doen'st listen. New model will not work. … Advice to Senior Management: Move out all Senior Management and move in real researchers. More

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