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TAG: A stepping stone to better places, you decide...

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)

I have been working at Tag Worldwide full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Some great People at your level (whilst they're about!!)
Casual agency atmosphere.
The very few people that do know what they are doing here (You know who you are)
Graduate haven - That could be a con depending on how you look at it.
Opportunity to develop new skills quickly.
Looks good on the CV.

Cons

Based on what I've observed in my department and to some extent other teams:

Job titles typically don't match what you're role actually entails.
Sloppy processes (this is steadily improving)
Poor Training. (this is improving)
Inexperienced/trophy managers.
Way below market rate salary.
Overworking due to poor foresight/management.
Politics and Cliques.
Employee retention - Looks bad when you are attending department leaving do's every 2 weeks.
Career progression comes to those who are willing to stick around for the long haul 5+ years.

TAG do not promote internal Job opportunities!! - Management & HR would rather keep you where you are for their own needs rather than the needs of the business or your own.

TAG is divided into 2 groups:
Those that work at TAG for a max of 2-3 years, gain skills, experience and move on to where they want to be.
or
Those that slog it for the long haul get promoted all the way up the TAG family, get taken care of but ultimately forego any real ability to be able to find new employment down the line.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-Find a new job for a few months, see how other businesses work then come back to TAG. Enlighten yourself because you've been here so long you don't know any better or know how to improve.

-Offering below market rate it's no wonder people leave so make the effort to value your subordinates hard work and experience and invest in them because in the long term you lose knowledge base and waste time/money training new people.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook

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    Ability or hard work will not further your career, or save you when cuts come. Its who you know that counts here...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Artworker in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Artworker in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Tag Worldwide full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Its a large company and has a lot of accounts so provides as much job security as you can get in the trade these days.

    Cons

    Despite dotting the i's and crossing the t's, the senior management couldn't care less about you. Its not uncommon for people to have worked there for 10 years without even a cost of living increase.
    Apparently the company never makes any money, or at least not enough to reward hard work or years of service. Nepotism is rife. Account handlers are brought in to do jobs that they either cant do or are not sufficiently trained to do, despite the internal (on job) training which is a joke.
    The result is a growing decline in the skills required to work efficiently, meaning the perceived saving on employing cheaper and lower skilled people to do the job is more than cancelled by the costs in production through mistakes/lost time. The culture of uncaring, over bearing and corrupt management means that whilst the worst people are compelled to work at the lowest possible acceptable standard, the better people despair at what could be a much better more productive environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the layers of lazy, inept, cosy management that look out for each other by protecting the status quo, and introduce an incentive scheme for employees to advance, better themselves and the company through hard work. There are good people working at Tag that could be better and more valuable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Fun, engaging, the kind of job you jump out of bed for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Owner in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Owner in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Tag Worldwide full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, enthusiastic, committed, hard working
    Big emphasis on sharing knowledge and best practice, developing ideas through collaboration
    You're made to feel like you're really valued and not just a cog in a machine
    Nice bonuses (huge Christmas party, small annual incentives, discounted gym membership, etc.)
    Well organised

    Cons

    Pay below the industry average (£5-10k in some cases)
    Benefits aren't great (bike to work scheme, child care vouchers, PAYG healthcare, free eye tests for VDU users)
    No formal pension scheme, opt-in on an employee by employee basis (although this will change with the new pension regulations)
    No share scheme
    No private healthcare

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can be overly flexible in certain areas (too many ways of doing the same things) which can lead to inefficiencies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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