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Helpful (5)

Big name - but don't expect anything great

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Former Employee - Senior Account Manager
Former Employee - Senior Account Manager

I worked at Millward Brown full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Your 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.

Cons

Beware: 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 Management

Change 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.

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  1. Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Director, IT in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director, IT in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Millward Brown full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Millward Brown is a stable Market Research company, part of the Kantar group. The vibe is good, management care, people tend to be fun and friendly.

    Cons

    During recessions there tend to be layoff's. Management focus is on client and departments that have direct client involvement overshadow other service departments.

  2. Helpful (5)

    Glad to be out!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Millward Brown full-time (More than 5 years)

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    "Had" some wonderful people and some good products.

    Cons

    Management doesn't care and doen'st listen. New model will not work. We are no longer a "research" company. Infrastructure sucks, can't be competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Move out all Senior Management and move in real researchers.

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