MWWPR Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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Michael W. Kempner
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Pros
  • Bagel Thursdays, Happy Hours, work from home possibilities, flexible with commuting, very supportive ENTRY level staff, easy to be independent (in 3 reviews)

  • Very flat organization - and you have access to anyone, even outside your department - so you can learn from anyone you want (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • The workday is long - hours are 9am-6pm (in 5 reviews)

  • There's no such thing as work life balance here the expectation is that your life is work and work is your life (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Progressive, nimble and smart agency

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at MWWPR full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great cross practice collaborations, smart cool people, had an LGBT practice BEFORE it was cool. Multiple office locations across the U.S. from coast to coast. C-level suite top notch and visionary

    Cons

    hard to take advantage of all the opportunities given the scope of practices and cities but sometimes these are good problems to have.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Poor Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at MWWPR (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good variety of tutorials and opportunity to learn new skills in marketing/communications.

    Cons

    Certain departments are not managed well leaving a lot of junior level employees working on projects with unrealistic expectations. A lot of petty fights between senior management. Gossip culture.

    Advice to Management

    better match clients and employees


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good effort but poor foundation

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at MWWPR (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great branding initiatives, moves towards innovation

    Cons

    Doesn't value HR, weak benefits, poor work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    improve transparency


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Nut House

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MWWPR

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

    Pros

    Bagel Thursday when they don't run out.

    Cons

    Where to begin? This place WAS any aspiring PR persons dream place to work. Now it's a nut house. Between inappropriate rumors, scandals and misappropriation of funds, to clients dropping like flies after a tasting of MWW, there is nothing left of this once prestigious agency.

    Advice to Management

    Sit down with a cup or mug of choice and think about what you did. You have a long battle to winning trust and respect.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Terrible Management/Toxic Work Environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MWWPR

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    bagel thursdays, nice computer equipment

    Cons

    terrible management, very throw to wolves environment, awful hours


  7. Helpful (3)

    Stay Away!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive
    Former Employee - Executive

    I worked at MWWPR

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

    Pros

    Appearance of agile, innovative company Free food and snacks Selected good people/colleagues

    Cons

    Lots of people have tracks on their backs from being railroaded Poor management Political and power players Constant backstabbing and manipulating Don't value employees unless they can play the game or bring in business

    Advice to Management

    Good luck keeping afloat


  8. Helpful (3)

    Not long for this world

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting client base and convenient office location near major subways. Senior management is clueless so as long as you suck up to the right people the quality of your work and the number of hours you put in is basically meaningless. Make friends with the right people and you have job security regardless of the quality of your work.

    Cons

    The most senior management and decision makers have no real management skills. Donations to the company's PAC seem to have more importance than the quality of your work. There is pressure to "participate" in the PAC and those that don't are punished in one way or the other. A lot of departures from the NY office in the last year. Company's MO seems to be hire someone, use them for their contacts and relationships and then throw them to the curb. Recent accounting scandal at the company resulted in changes in senior management. Accounting scandal removed whatever trust there once existed among senior management, and the lack of trust among colleagues has permeated the office. Client accounts not properly staffed and clients are starting to notice and send there work elsewhere. A lot of people will be surprised if the agency lasts through the end of this year.

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about your egos and focus on servicing clients and the training and mentoring of your employees. Don't announce that you have an open door policy when you're not interested in giving anyone, even senior employees, the time of day. Keep your bagels and show some respect to your employees. Try to sprinkle in a little bit of truth with all of the lies that come out of your mouths every time you speak.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Toxic

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MWWPR

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Diverse client base, pockets of impressive talent

    Cons

    Leadership team manages by negativity, undermining peers and marginalizing staff. Lack of respect and collaboration despite emphasis on cross- functional partnerships.

    Advice to Management

    Break down silos, focus on team building culture vs bullying & unprofessional behavior. Live up to the promise- Great place to work. For now it's just an empty pr slogan.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good Entry Level

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at MWWPR full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    encourages creativity, great place to build your foundation in PR/MKT, great benefits, PTO

    Cons

    Lack of communication from upper management, employee review periods are too inconsistent, non-competitive pay

    Advice to Management

    improve communication which would result in morale boost, cultivate junior staffs career goals, more competitive pay, performance reviews need to be top priority among junior staff


  11. Administrative

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - New Jersey in East Rutherford, NJ
    Current Employee - New Jersey in East Rutherford, NJ

    I have been working at MWWPR full-time

    Pros

    Great people work for the company

    Cons

    Poor communication from upper management

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with employees better to ensure that morale doesn't drop



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