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The worst experience of my life.

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

I worked at WCG full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Close to the water. Makes suicide easier

Cons

Management on a weird power trip. If you are willing to say yes to people in leadership who have no expertise in your field you are golden. Try to make any kind of positive change, or innovate you are sunk. Watch your back because eventually you will become a target. It's straight up Children of the Corn - noone makes it to 5 years! They have a strategy to eliminate people and refresh with recruits that havent been jaded and are fresh off the boat.If you want to maintain your sanity stay away!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop drinking your own kool-aid and actually listen to the talent - they know more than you.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

WCG Response

Jan 13, 2014Marketing Manager

We appreciate your feedback. We are sorry to hear about your negative experience with management. As an agency that values an innovative and transparent culture, we encourage our staff to openly ... More

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    Immature leadership

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Most of the people who do the actual client work are top-notch. It's a pleasure working here because of the colleagues you get to work with. We watch each other's backs and pitch in on the tough assignments. Lots of good synergy.

    Five-week paid sabbatical after five years.

    Cons

    Senior managers say they want honesty and openness, but the people who are honest with their concerns about the agency get punished (or even let go in some instances). We observe this happen to others and act accordingly, keeping our heads down, telling leaders what we think they want to hear.

    Leadership (both W2O and WCG) seem to think that annual double-digit growth is a requirement of doing business, so they freak out when the numbers don't meet that expectation, and lay people off willy-nilly - the very people they cajoled into coming on board.

    By they way, WCG's on-boarding process sucks. But don't tell them that. You'll get scolded.

    Few people make it to five years to reap the benefit of that five-week sabbatical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up. Business has its ups and downs. Get used to it. Let people do their jobs and get out of the way. Accept the downs and clients losses as you do the big wins and growth when those happen. It's part of being in business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    WCG Response

    Jan 2, 2014Marketing Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. It’s great to hear that you enjoy working with your colleagues- we agree with your statement that relationships here focus on team work to deliver best practices for ... More

  2.  

    Nice people to work with/ for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WCG as an intern

    Pros

    Nice kitchen/ work space/ convenient location

    Cons

    Less paid/ only hire people with referral

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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