TBWA Worldwide
3.7 of 5 42 reviews
www.tbwa.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

TBWA Worldwide Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

TBWA Worldwide – Düsseldorf – “Office Front”

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83% Approve of the CEO

TBWA Worldwide President and CEO Tom Carroll

Tom Carroll

(18 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Still an assistant, minus the overtime pay.

Assistant Account Executive (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at TBWA Worldwide

ProsThere is a great global network, amazing clients, creative atmosphere, dog in the workplace, young social staff, supportive senior management (not in all cases), great opportunities for growth and advancement, encouraging of continuing education.

ConsBig agency means LOTS of red tape and politics. Promotions and raises (ha!) take about twice as long as they should, the pay is notoriously low, creative directors treat junior account managers like dirt.

Advice to Senior ManagementCreative dept. is too top heavy. Need more junior and associate creatives.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Account Management Intern (Current Employee)
Marina del Rey, CA

I have been working at TBWA Worldwide

ProsGreat name and looks great in your resume. You will work with some of the biggest accounts and biggest names in the industry.

ConsDifficult to be recognized. Promotion within the company is slow and very structured based on time spent at the company as opposed to merit.

Advice to Senior ManagementPerformance reviews should be conducted more regularly and promotion should be based on a meritocracy as opposed to the current structure implemented.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to start, but don't stay

Art Director (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at TBWA Worldwide

ProsI have met some of the most creative people here. Depending on what account you work on, you do have the opportunity to do great work.

ConsThe only problem is because of politics great work hasn't been produced in a long time. Don't expect to have much a life either.

Advice to Senior Managementlearn how to manager your clients please. dont sacrifice the creative process and start respecting digital.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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TBWA Chiat Day - Disruptor, Disrupt Thyself

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at TBWA Worldwide

ProsChiat Day is a legendary agency and that's the best reason to work there- to have it on your resume'. It is also an amazing office space and though that may not sound like much, it makes a difference to your worklife and state of mind. It does have some incredibly bright people working there whom you can learn a lot from - I did.
And finally, there's the Disruption philosophy which is a radical way to look at brands and really transform them. Lots of other agencies would kill to have such a clear and powerful philosophy at work for them.

ConsIt is a creative shop , which is not a bad thing if the creative is always coming up with great work. They don't do it so much anymore- at least not of the level of the heydays of Chiat Day, although that heritage is frequently evoked - so very often we are trying to sell mediocre work as brilliant.
Career progression is haphazard and dependent on the opinions of a select few top management people - almost no importance is given to what managers think of their direct reports. This creates an atmosphere of unnecessary politicking and uncertainty.

Advice to Senior ManagementRespect reporting structures and formal evaluation procedures. That doesn't mean being bureaucratic, but giving employees a chance to hear and respond to feedback.
Use Disruption the way it was meant to be used - as a tool for discovering fresh insights and ideas and visions, rather than what it has become which is a way to sell ideas the agency wants to sell.

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