JWT Specialized Communications
2.6 of 5 8 reviews
www.jwtinside.com London, United Kingdom 50 to 149 Employees

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    Enjoyed working for this organization for many years until the economy made things very ugly.

    Senior Account Director (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGreat client base and great creative ideas. However, the creative excellence is very concentrated to specific markets. No real quality constancy.

    ConsA national organization which spends a great deal of time accomplishing initatives set by control groups which are not in touch with the local mind set of the client base.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWatch for the shining stars and hold on to them....get rid of the burn outs.

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

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    You must be inter-active based. the print based work was only utilized to drive audiences to the web.

    Creative Direstor (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsThe name opened many doors

    ConsVery segmented in terms of territory. A person has to be comfortable working in a silo

    Advice to Senior Managementprovide more feedback

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    JWT Specialized Communications -- not worth the stress.

    Prefer Not to Say (Current Employee)

    ProsThe benefits are very good and the company pays for most of them. Compensation is not great, but isn't unreasonably low. The people I worked with are wonderful folks -- very good people, if not the most experienced advertising pros. The attitude toward work/life balance is positive -- if you have a legitimate need for personal time, you'll probably get it. No one is looking over your shoulder to make sure you do your work -- they expect pros to be pros. Environment is casual and friendly (among coworkers, not management). Other offices are usually available to help in a pinch.

    ConsThe working atmosphere is currently infused with fear and secrecy. Employees don't know what's going on and management tries to keep it that way. Recent layoffs and office closings were not addressed until an industry blog publicized them -- and then the attitude from management was "deal with it." Senior management is removed from regional goings on -- most have no clue about day-to-day activities. Management has no loyalty toward employees, yet expects absolute loyalty in return. There's a salary freeze and no relief in sight. Layoffs have resulted in overwork. The IT department makes no secret of monitoring computer activity -- even without reason.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTell people what's going on -- honestly. If you can't give people raises, at least show you appreciate them in other ways. Refine decentralized, segmented structure -- have a person in each office who actually manages the office. The regional managers have no authority over anyone but account service and the result is a complete lack of coherence. Make an effort to actually get to know the people who work for you and their talents -- you have some wonderful folks working for you and treating them the way you are is ridiculous.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great for work life balance

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits and employee award program
    Good locations/offices
    Good systems
    Really nice people to work with

    ConsNot forward thinking, lack of resources from creative and technology standpoint
    Lack of strategic thought leadership
    Not necessarily customer focused from a client perspective as well as in support to client facing employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake the hard decisions or wrap up into JWT proper.

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    interesting experience as intern

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Brussels (Belgium)

    Prosmanager really helpful, kind, comprehensive,rewarding and creative, prod teams were really competent,reactive, innovative and jwt dialoog is specialisez in social media

    Consno real opportunities to have a job when u are an intern, no salary for intern status, lake of communication

    Advice to Senior Managementmore communication between business units, more structure need to be done, more investment in pitch or tender offers in order to win big clients

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    if you love advertising, you'll love this job

    Assistant Media Planner (Former Employee)

    Prosit's a fast paced environment with tons of people who enjoy doing what they do. People are fun and exciting

    Conslong working hours with super super low pay, feel like being taken advantage of., but advertising industry has always been like this, it goes the same for all other agencies

    Advice to Senior Managementit'll be better if they focus more on personal growth, instead of team achievement. Personal contribution tend to be omitted

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    Great people. So, so management.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery talented people. Depth of knowledge and creativity is amazing.

    ConsManagement changes direction. No vision.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to listen to the worker bees. Not make decisions based on bottom line only.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    So-so.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits, time off, laid back work environment.

    ConsLack of advancement. Poor senior management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit following what other companies are doing. Become leaders again.

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