Wieden And Kennedy Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
34 Reviews
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  1.  

    Creative over everything

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wieden And Kennedy as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    There's a reason W+K is the most creative agency in the world.

    Cons

    Times can be tough for those who don't work in creative

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2.  

    Creative freedom with some snobs

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wieden And Kennedy

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work with great brands

    Cons

    sometimes difficult to connect with others

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    unlike any other agency in the industry

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    Current Employee - Media Planner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Media Planner in New York, NY

    I have been working at Wieden And Kennedy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Incredibly family-like environment even in 300 person plus company. It doesn't matter if you're IT, HR or Finance as long as you're in Wieden you are part of the family.

    Cons

    Lower pay within the media dept vs other media agencies. Limited growth in that dept as well since the agency's focus is not winning new media accounts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're doing a great job maintaining the spirit of WK. Lean on the media dept for digital and consumer behavior insights as much as you would the strategy depts.

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Creative, dynamic, intense

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    Former Employee - Creative in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Creative in Portland, OR

    I worked at Wieden And Kennedy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The smartest people you'll ever have the good fortune to meet work here. The work is challenging, and interesting. The benefits, like Founder's Day, are legion.

    Cons

    It rains a lot in Portland, Oregon. The reporting structure can vary wildly. Getting a handle on how the place works takes a very long time, so it's sink or swim.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support employees and make sure they understand how they fit into and contribute to the amazing W+K culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    It completely changed how i looked at advertising!

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at Wieden And Kennedy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Has a lot of talented professionals from the creative field. Great flexibility to go beyond the usual work and contribute in other creative areas. Highly inspirational workforce. Amazing client relationships.

    Cons

    Senior management involvement could improve.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  7.  

    great place when you are on the right team

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    Current Employee - Account Planner in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Account Planner in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Wieden And Kennedy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - amazing talent
    - best in class creative
    - great benefits
    - great name

    Cons

    - some accounts are just unhappy and can be hellish if you get the wrong boss / wrong team
    - certain managers tend to be very selfish and don't take to time to grow talent (or even to speak to you)
    - pay is lackluster

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop making people who can't manage manage people...

    Recommends
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  8.  

    positive

    Former Employee - Senior Producer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Producer in New York, NY

    I worked at Wieden And Kennedy full-time

    Pros

    It has a very cool culture.
    They do good solid work.
    The company has good benefits.
    They have a solid reputation.
    Working there is an excellent resume builder.

    Cons

    Hours can be unpredictable.
    They can be understaffed for the workload.
    There is always turnover in upper management.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I loved it.

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    Former Employee - Art Buyer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Art Buyer in Portland, OR

    I worked at Wieden And Kennedy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The People. The Talent. The Work.

    Cons

    Work life balance leans pretty heavily on the work side.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A wonderful place to work.

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    Former Employee - Media Planner
    Former Employee - Media Planner

    I worked at Wieden And Kennedy full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Amazing perks. Fantastic office. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours. Wages could be higher.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Wieden+Kennedy experience

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    Former Employee - Designer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Designer in Portland, OR

    I worked at Wieden And Kennedy full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You will meet the best of the best in that place. The people of that company is what makes the company awesome.

    Cons

    Working too many late hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people, the lack of process only work for a certain department

    Recommends
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