TBWA Worldwide Reviews

Updated July 11, 2015
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TBWA Worldwide President and CEO Troy Ruhanen
Troy Ruhanen
4 Ratings

Pros
  • Nice people, great learning experience, dynamic work environment (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours to work, but worth it (in 4 reviews)

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  1. An inspiring and encouraging environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Junior Designer in New York, NY

    I have been working at TBWA Worldwide (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You will receive a lot of responsibility and develop quite fast. It's a very encouraging, creative and friendly environment.

    Cons

    Late nights are common, but compensated.


  2. It's not what it once was.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account
    Former Employee - Account

    I worked at TBWA Worldwide full-time

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

    Pros

    It's nice to have on your cv. The agency reputation attracts good people who are bright and fun to work around but they don't stay long.

    Cons

    Management is dysfunctional. The people who stay are average. There is lots of politics.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the dead wood. Let people know what's going on. Place more importance on contribution and kissing up.


  3. Account Supervisor

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

    I have been working at TBWA Worldwide full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good growth opportunity on key global accounts, with solid senior management. Get to work with really talented and friendly people who are genuinely some of the best in the biz.

    Cons

    TBWA could use some stability, but this is being improved. A change in executives is helping drive new business and refresh the company culture. Overall, TBWA will bounce back and continue to do great things.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an eye on the young and hungry who are there to learn and grow. Do not focus all of your energies on the agency revenue, but instead be passionate about creating great work and cultivating a positive and inspiring culture so you can grow and retain great talent.


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  5. Brand Planner

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TBWA Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    A large diversity of clients

    Cons

    Limited exposure to client range


  6. Fantastic experience

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people, culture, exposure, passion. A great company, I learned a lot and truly value my experience.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons.


  7. Great Company

    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in San Juan, PR
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in San Juan, PR

    I worked at TBWA Worldwide

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    creative people and good place to work

    Cons

    small agency and not too much room fro growth

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. I was great to work with you


  8. Worked as a copywriter in the Los Angeles office.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Copywriter in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Copywriter in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at TBWA Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Crazy talented people, in a fun environment with great resources, good clients.

    Cons

    Can feel like playing politics is as or more important than doing the best work possible.


  9. An amazing adventure in advertising.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TBWA Worldwide

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 Management

    Always 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.


  10. Great Company!!!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TBWA Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    There is room for growth

    Cons

    Must have a degree for growth


  11. Talented people and an overall great experience.

    Former Employee - Management Supervisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Management Supervisor in New York, NY

    I worked at TBWA Worldwide (More than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    long hours, long hours, long hours



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