Jones Knowles Ritchie FAQ

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Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Jones Knowles Ritchie.

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September 28, 2021

What are perks and other benefits like at Jones Knowles Ritchie?

Pros

Full medical/dental benefits • The company funds the award shows so you will win a few • If you're an alcoholic, the culture might be a perfect fit

Cons

You're probably reading this because a headhunter reached out to you for a job. Wonder why nobody's applying? Go to Youtube and watch the only interview with the CCO. He straight up says that hiring good designers is not important. JKR approaches design the same way Amazon staffs their warehouses — make each job is so siloed and devoid of career growth that every person is a completely replaceable cog in the machine. They're probably offering you a nice salary too but you're going to be working 60 hour weeks every week. When I did the math, I realized I wasn't making much more than a factory worker per hour.

Advice to Management

They've got it made in the shade. Why would they want to change anything?

• Full medical/dental benefits

September 28, 2021

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January 18, 2020

What is health insurance like 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

Benefits are good; 20 days off + paid health insurance and an additional HSA card

January 18, 2020

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January 18, 2020

Does Jones Knowles Ritchie offer health savings accounts?

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

Benefits are good; 20 days off + paid health insurance and an additional HSA card

January 18, 2020

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December 4, 2020

Does Jones Knowles Ritchie offer malpractice insurance?

Pros

Ace insurance package, nice salary, decent clients

Cons

Not a place to be chuffed about, mate. No diversity to be seen. Long work hours, no respect from middle or upper management and international HR is a joke. Like others have said here, it's a sweatshop and tasteless creative directors will grind ya to the bone.

Advice to Management

Why bother with the bloody advice. Every designer has complained to HR about the poor culture but HR and upper management are where the problems start.

Ace insurance package, nice salary, decent clients

December 4, 2020

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October 8, 2020

How is diversity at Jones Knowles Ritchie?

Pros

- Huge client roster with some of the biggest clients in the industry - A wide range of talented designers on the floor - Dog-friendly office

Cons

- The lack of diversity is embarrassing - especially in 2020 - All white leadership comprised of people who have little experience working elsewhere and therefore don't have the necessary industry experience to make truly great or impactful work - Having three conference rooms in the entire agency shows poor planning, an inability to adapt, and lack of foresight - Most Account Directors don't have enough experience to oversee the portfolios or individuals they are currently managing - The blatant racism is a problem that needs to be dealt with immediately. I've heard individuals mock POC's accents and perpetuate racist stereotypes with zero consequences on several different occasions - Late, late night where people more often than not leave the office around 11PM

Advice to Management

- If you're attempting to diversify your skillset as an agency, make sure you properly train your employees - Open and honest communication on progress is a must - Invest in your office space. There shouldn't be 5 different teams fighting to hold meetings in the maternity room.... - Train your Account Directors to lead with confidence backed up by actual work experience rather than having them lead with ego and ignorance

The lack of diversity is embarrassing

October 8, 2020

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