Jones Knowles Ritchie Career Development FAQ

Read what Jones Knowles Ritchie employees think about career development at the company. Employees have questions about everything from promotions and mentoring to job security.

Jones Knowles Ritchie has a career opportunities rating of 3.4.

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4 English questions out of 4

January 18, 2020

How are career development opportunities at Jones Knowles Ritchie?

Pros

- Great access to creative opportunities; jkr is definitely having their moment in the sun - A select few people are phenomenal; truly inspiring to work with - Great, iconic brands that everyone has an equal opportunity to work on (regardless of position) - Socials are really fun; a time for the team to unwind and really bond - Benefits are good; 20 days off + paid health insurance and an additional HSA card

Cons

- Only a few people left from the original award-winning teams - Global HR is by far, incredibly inexperienced and unethical - Compensation is not in line with market rates and there’s a huge disparity between those who rise up through the company and those who are brought on - Pressure and expectations don’t allow for the best work; they give you just enough support to get by - Physical office space is cramped - another review referenced a sweatshop and that's what it feels like; however, I know this is something that’s being addressed

Advice to Management

- Reevaluate Global HR. Poor reputation, inappropriate personal relationships, lack of trustworthiness, and inexperience doesn’t set the agency up for growth and long-term employment. Employees don't feel safe under their guidance. - Pay employees what they’re worth; promote from within - Don’t lose that passion and fire that fuels the great creativity that the company was built on; that’s ultimately why people join to begin with

Great access to creative opportunities; jkr is definitely having their moment in the sun

January 18, 2020

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May 11, 2019

What kind of career opportunities exist at Jones Knowles Ritchie?

Pros

Incredible designers. Fantastic client list and opportunity to work on a range of projects from start-up and challenger brands through to global leaders in FMCG. Fun, social and relaxed working culture.

Cons

A lot of red tape and bureaucratic environment considering it’s a privately owned business. A lot of unnecessary time spent in meetings leaving no time to do the work. Hours are long and unrelenting. Still haven’t quite managed to find their next stage of expertise beyond packaging design.

Fantastic client list and opportunity to work on a range of projects from start

May 11, 2019

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January 18, 2020

Why do Jones Knowles Ritchie employees quit?

Pros

- Great access to creative opportunities; jkr is definitely having their moment in the sun - A select few people are phenomenal; truly inspiring to work with - Great, iconic brands that everyone has an equal opportunity to work on (regardless of position) - Socials are really fun; a time for the team to unwind and really bond - Benefits are good; 20 days off + paid health insurance and an additional HSA card

Cons

- Only a few people left from the original award-winning teams - Global HR is by far, incredibly inexperienced and unethical - Compensation is not in line with market rates and there’s a huge disparity between those who rise up through the company and those who are brought on - Pressure and expectations don’t allow for the best work; they give you just enough support to get by - Physical office space is cramped - another review referenced a sweatshop and that's what it feels like; however, I know this is something that’s being addressed

Advice to Management

- Reevaluate Global HR. Poor reputation, inappropriate personal relationships, lack of trustworthiness, and inexperience doesn’t set the agency up for growth and long-term employment. Employees don't feel safe under their guidance. - Pay employees what they’re worth; promote from within - Don’t lose that passion and fire that fuels the great creativity that the company was built on; that’s ultimately why people join to begin with

Only a few people left from the original award

January 18, 2020

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February 2, 2021

How are promotions handled at Jones Knowles Ritchie?

Pros

- They recruit extremely talented people - Solid salaries and benefits offered - Client roster is impressive

Cons

- Zero work-life balance; they’d prefer to just burn out and replace employees rather than nurture talent - Promotions are hard to come by and are not necessarily merit-based - Leadership is big on lip service, not so big on action - NY CEO is particularly weak and out of touch - Lack of diversity

Advice to Management

Incentivize employees to stay and grow with JKR to minimize churn. There are a lot of smart, talented, hard-working people that see no benefits from their efforts and feel compelled to leave in order to advance.

Promotions are hard to come by and are not necessarily merit

February 2, 2021

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