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TBWA Worldwide Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2014
TBWA Worldwide – Düsseldorf – “Office Front”

TBWA Worldwide – Düsseldorf – “Office Front”
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.7 43 reviews

84% Approve of the CEO

TBWA Worldwide President and CEO Tom Carroll

Tom Carroll

(19 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
43 Employee Reviews
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    An amazing adventure in advertising.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe clients are legendary, the atmosphere is creative and pet-friendly, the benefits are substantial, and the work often excels. The challenges come quick and often.

    ConsThe sheer size can often mean quick turnaround, as clients come and go, late hours getting creative to be just right, and on time; one has to be proactive even amid the hectic schedule to keep the work high, which is not easy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlways figure the challenges before submitting expectations to clients; even the most rigid programmer there is a creative at heart and can smooth a lot of tough issues.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great Company!!!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere is room for growth

    ConsMust have a degree for growth

     

    Talented people and an overall great experience.

    Management Supervisor (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Prosworking with best in class brands and talent within the marketing and advertising industry

    Conslong hours, long hours, long hours

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    Great creative environment for self starters.

    Executive Director Strategy (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsReally smart, creative people with a strong desire to excel. Inspirational leadership team.
    Strong entrepreneurial spirit within a large corporation. Disruption philosophy unites entire network.

    ConsCan be a difficult culture for people who need structure. Omnicom parent company calls the financial shots, limiting investment in innovation. Media Arts, TBWA's solution to the integrated agency model is still a bit unclear in practice.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUse the tools of Disruption on the agency to keep the agency competitive in the new media landscape.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Outstanding creative reputation

    Associate Creative Director (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsHight profile clients. Great creative reputation.

    ConsAccount driven and sometimes difficult to produce great work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more creative focused.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good place to learn marketing

    Account Executive (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prosgreat atmosphere to start your carrer

    Constons of things to do

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Production (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat location, Following the Distruption Methodology

    ConsBeen too long since I left and most people I worked with are no longer there

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great reputation, but almost completely rotten on the inside

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThis agency has a great reputation from the outside. Leaving the LA office aside, iconic creative work has been done here in the past (Skittles, Absolut, Nextel, Combos), but all that is gone now. Junior and mid-level people are genuinely nice and hard-working. There are flashes of brilliances.

    ConsOpenly, toxically, corrupting political. It's clear that senior management doesn't get along and that trickles down quickly. Entire departments disintegrating at the moment because of a mass exodus of people. Many are attracted by its creative reputation but soon feel disillusioned and/or duped. To be fair, Clients are very resistant to good work. There is also no vibe in the cubicle-farm office-- often as quiet as a library (or morgue).

    Advice to Senior ManagementApply TBWA's philosophy of Disruption. Inward.

    No, I would not 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

    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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    Review for Interns

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

    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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