Tag Worldwide Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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Tag Worldwide Global CEO John Paulson
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Pros
  • 3 weeks of vacation, good dental (since being bought out by Williams Lea), beer on Fridays (in 7 reviews)

  • Some great People at your level (whilst they're about (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • It feels like a different company after being taken over by Williams & Lea in 2012 (in 8 reviews)

  • No leadership from senior management (in 5 reviews)

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  1. loved working here

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tag Worldwide full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    young, supportive company, with lots of opportunity.

    Cons

    no cons! i thoroughly enjoyed my work experience.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Not a good employer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tag Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Laid back, nice people (mostly), casual dress code

    Cons

    Tag/Williams Lea does not respect employees, lower salaries than similar companies, impossible to get a raise, everyone is trying to quit, many people do the work of multiple jobs because employees who quit are not replaced quickly enough (though sometimes they are not ever replaced)

    Advice to Management

    Someone needs to address the alarming number of people who are leaving the company recently. Try to keep employees, or at least hire new ones to make it easier on the remaining employees.


  3. Only worth it for 1-2 years...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn the in's and out's of production. A lot of knowledgable people working there that you can learn from if you take advantage.

    Cons

    Slow to promote or increase pay of entry level positions Understaffed on some accounts often leaving one person to do all the work No communication from higher level management

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the employees that are keeping accounts alive and the business profitable.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Horrible place to work all around.

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Easy to get a job there. There are sometimes slow times in the day where you have lots of free time which is nice. They try and give you completely pointless work just to keep busy but it isn't work you actually have to do. Hours are good for advertising. 9 - 6. Sometimes you have to stay late on Fridays.

    Cons

    HORRIBLE management. They are constantly making mistakes and when they do they blame employees under them. Micromanagement and negative reinforcement are the norm. The work is entirely mindless and you gain no real skill sets after working there except some organizational skills. Pay is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time evaluating performance and less time just assuming who should gain more responsibility based on time spent at Tag. Take more time considering who you are hiring.


  6. Helpful (10)

    Run, don't walk, from this company!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I really can't think of anything positive to say about this company. Oh, wait, I thought of something ... it's in a good location in Soho.

    Cons

    Management is sorely lacking. They don't know what they are doing. They sell a bill of goods to potential clients and then can't follow up on what is promised.

    Advice to Management

    Fire everyone and start from scratch. It's hard to believe this places exists as a company. People quit on a regular basis because there is no accountability and/or listening to good ideas.


  7. Helpful (5)

    It will pay your rent, but it's not a career

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    Current Employee - Asa in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Asa in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Laid back, quite flexible, cookie Wednesday and Beer Friday. Good from a social perspective

    Cons

    Low pay, poor management, extremely limited, growth

    Advice to Management

    More active in improving the middle management. They need more coaching and advice to improve their management skills.


  8. Helpful (8)

    No sense of loyalty whatsoever.

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    Former Employee - Indentured Servant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Indentured Servant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a handful of very nice people left that you can share your gripes with and a couple of good managers. There's beer on Friday - but surprisingly, I can buy my own.

    Cons

    It doesn't matter how hard you work, it is not appreciated and there is no compensation if you are not in the corral of favorites. You have to watch your back and set your shields to maximum when it comes to most management. Also, they are too busy or lazy to train. Bullying and ageism are rampant.

    Advice to Management

    Take a management course or two!


  9. Helpful (7)

    Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tag Worldwide full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You feel like the smartest person in the world compared to everyone else who works there

    Cons

    "Senior" management is a complete joke - they're under qualified, unintelligent, no advertising knowledge/background, poor excuses for leaders and managers. The turnover rate is INSANE! In the few months I lasted before leaving for a new job I saw over 18 employees quit

    Advice to Management

    Decline the job offer and wait for something better


  10. Helpful (7)

    Manipulative Cliquey Brit Boys Club

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    Former Employee - Middle Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Middle Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Tag is an impressive company going from start up to worldwide enterprise to being acquired in a relatively short amount of time, in a competitive business environment. They have the business network and systems and reach to make them good at what they do and to make them a big player.

    Cons

    I was hired in a Senior Level Client Manager position. Upper management was non-existent. Middle management was a tight group of brit boys and pals who managed very little and just kept things on track with very little change in status quo. The heavy lifting was done by younger employees, underpaid, undervalued and under appreciated. I would not recommend Tag.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Good place for your development

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Management in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Management in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tag Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - 401K match - Laid-back atmosphere - Work-life balance - Beer Fridays/cookie Wednesdays - Food/snacks in kitchen - Not a lot of politics - Generous and flexible PTOs - Flexible career paths (that is, if you decide to push yourself) - International experience - Great client base - Recognition for good work

    Cons

    - Low compensations for low-level employees (although their hours are significantly better than typical NYC agencies) - Freedom and flexibility can lead to chaos for some

    Advice to Management

    - Have dialogues, not planned meetings or speeches - Make compensations more competitive



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