TBWA\Chiat\Day

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TBWA\Chiat\Day Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
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3.5 64 reviews

0% Approve of the CEO

TBWA\Chiat\Day President Robert Harwood-Matthews

Robert Harwood-Matthews

(1 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Overall, learned a lot from the internship(in 3 reviews)

  • Great people, good work on certain accounts(in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management has no interest in process, workflow, accountability or work life balance(in 9 reviews)

  • Long hours that extend into the weekends(in 10 reviews)

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    tons of talent

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosagencies are all about the people, and they're genuinely great at this shop (LA office0.
    they're serious about making sure you learn and grow...e.g. junior level staff are given some heavy duty responsibilities...

    Consperformance reviews and compensation needs work
    status as an industry leader seems to have deteriorated

    Advice to Senior Managementcontinue to ensure everyone is challenged and has the opportunity to grow and advance

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    Account Management (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsA great group of talented employees. Positive work environment with supportive management

    ConsResources can run a little thin

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Was great, now management is running into the ground

    Producer (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGreat people, good work on certain accounts

    ConsHorrible pay, bad management, terrible HR tactics (need a counter offer in order to get a raise/promotion)

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your people better and you'll have better retention and people who are passionate about their jobs and the work they put out.

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

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    Long hours, no raises, high turnover - mgmt couldn't care less about employee satisfaction or work life balance.

    Account Executive (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsLocation, constant challenges toughen you up -- you learn a lot about yourself. It's a job...

    ConsThis agency is the epitome of poorly trained senior management. Senior management has no interest in process, workflow, accountability or work life balance. The account management dept. is made up of children who are incapable of managing client relationships. Thus, we are all the clients doormat. Departments are split and are incapable of working with each other respectfully and have no regard for planning/scheduling. The mentality that parties, beer and bagels can replace a raise, promotion and professionalism is infuriating. If you want to work night and day with no overtime or appreciation for the work done, this is the place for you. To make matters worse, they've won no new business and constantly toot their own horns about how creative the agency is.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpen your eyes! Hire creatives and account with more than a year of experience and invest in management training. Stop squandering the cash flow you have with ridiculous parties and do something good with it. Invest in your employees and recruit people who can actually contribute the way a responsible working adult should.

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

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    Extremely tedious and trying but learning a lot.

    Business Affairs Associate Manager (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsAwesome people and free food. all. the. time. The pay is also above most other agencies.

    ConsZero point zero work/life balance or boundaries. You are expected to answer all emails all of the time. It can be extremely brutal if you aren't passionate about what you do.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop treating the execs/creatives like they are demi gods.

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

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    Optimistic future, but they do not promote within or give salary increases.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGreat people and lots of opportunity to grab creative work.

    ConsNo training or promotions. Lots of people have spend 5+ without a single raise. Lots of people leaving.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue your employees and give them raises and promotions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    crazy place, crazy people, lots of politics, unbelievable experience

    Associate Creative Director (Former Employee)

    ProsThere's no other agency like Chiat - creative rules, everyone works their ass off, everyone's ambitions are huge, and when things click it can be pretty magical. Once you get Chiat under your belt, you can go anywhere. It's a true career maker. The people you work and connect with become lifelong friends and allies.

    ConsPrepare yourself mind, body and spirit for intense hours, impossible tasks, jaw-dropping client requests, big egos, and sometimes truly insane creative directors.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people to work with

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCoworkers are fun to work with.

    ConsAsking for opportunities to further your growth is hard. Especially if you don't know the top people.

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    Great place to build strategy literacy

    Strategist (Current Employee)

    ProsSmart, smart, smart people
    Highly respected work sometimes

    ConsMissing culture
    Promotions simply don't happen

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Bittersweet

    Assistant (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFree breakfast, affordable benefits, great work environment, memorable coworkers, huge office, spacious work space, fast computers, and tons of experience.

    ConsManagement and horrible salaries are the top 2 cons at Chiat. With regard to management, they have no respect for anyone trying to build a career, they treat you like a child, and you will RARELY receive a promotion and/or pay raise. With regard to salaries, they start their AAE's with $35K with no overtime and please be expected to work more than 50 hours a week.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate your employees!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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