The Media Kitchen Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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  1. Best agency in the biz

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Media Kitchen full-time

    Pros

    I've been at TMK for several years and can honestly say this agency has the best compilation of talent in the biz. Innovative, curious and smart are all words I would use to describe the "chefs". It has a real family feel where everyone matters. More agencies today should be like TMK.

    Cons

    Office space is a bit cramped and they keep it a bit cold :)


  2. Associate Strategist

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

    I worked at The Media Kitchen full-time

    Pros

    You get to try your hand at everything.

    Cons

    Terrible overall work environment that feels just like high school- in the worst ways. Teams and upper management foster an incredibly cliquey environment and employees are not treated with respect. The turnover rate is insanely high and rightfully so, as upper management fails to foster an environment for growth. Rather, the environment is toxic and exhausting. No formal training either, just learn as you go. If you are placed in a good team, work is more bearable, but if not, then prepare to be miserable.

    Advice to Management

    Respect all employees, Grow up.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great Agency!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miramar, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miramar, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Media Kitchen (More than a year)

    Pros

    Collaborative and positive work environment.

    Cons

    Nothing negative about this agency.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great people and great environment. Smart, nice, and fun

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Strategist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Strategist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Media Kitchen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great people, smart nice and fun

    Cons

    smaller agency, management isn't always the first priority


  6. Helpful (1)

    TMK offers great opportunities for those willing to proactively take them

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Media Kitchen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tons of opportunity to grow, learn, and manage a team. Very fun, intelligent working environment

    Cons

    There are a ton of structural issues with the office, HR, and with some other logistical elements of the office. These take a lot of time to resolve - time I'd rather spend working on the really fun/exciting projects going on at TMK.

    Advice to Management

    Button up the logistics and you'll be on the right track.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture, good client roster, good work life balance, good management

    Cons

    I was in a satellite office so didn't get the full affect of the NYC office.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great place to learn and grow

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

    I have been working at The Media Kitchen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Direct contact with Directors and CEO Nice and smart co-workers TMK constantly pushes workers to speak up and offer their ideas At the forefront of Digital Media

    Cons

    Not a big con, but there is no formal training, just "learn as you go"


  9. Helpful (1)

    Full Time at The Media Kitchen

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Media Kitchen full-time

    Pros

    Smart and innovative agency that provides plenty of learning opportunities to employees. The culture is great.

    Cons

    Lack of communication can cause issues. Expectations need to be made clear.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great culture, work life balance depends on team

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Strategist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Strategist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Media Kitchen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Innovative, oppurtunity to get involved in side projects, support from manager to persue incentive ideas, tons of further education opportunities

    Cons

    Quality of life depends on your team/supervisor

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the accounts with the hugest turnover, patterns exist for a reason


  11. Helpful (1)

    Senior Strategist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Strategist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Strategist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Media Kitchen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've worked at The Media Kitchen for almost 4 years and I can honestly say it has been one of the best experiences of my media career. If you are looking for a place that has creativity, innovation, and filled with nice people - this is it. The Employees: Have been trained to be humble, not take advantage of the industry, want a career in media - not just a job. The Senior Management: Encourage you to grow and push for success. The Relationships: Media Kitchen has become a family to me. There is a reason why media partners say Media Kitchen employees are some of the best/ most appreciative to work with.

    Cons

    It is a small agency - if you are a slacker or want people to pick up work for you.... this is not the place for you. (I think this is really a pro and allows you to show your talent...)



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