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J. Walter Thompson Worldwide Overview
New York, NY
5001 to 10000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Business Services
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
J. Walter Thompson Worldwide, the world’s best-known marketing communications brand, has been creating pioneering solutions that build enduring brands and business for more than 150 years. Headquartered in New York, J. Walter Thompson is a true global network with more ... Read more

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  • “To infinity and beyond!” Catch up with Tran Duong, Account Management Intern at J. Walter Thompson Singapore, in our latest Intern Spotlight Series installment.

    Intern Spotlight Series: Tran Duong

    This week's Intern Spotlight Series features Tran Duong, an Account Management Intern at J. Walter Thompson Singapore. What have you gained in your internship experience? - Every day at J. Walter Thompson is like an adventure with so many stories to be told.

  • Examine the current state of female leadership in Rachel Pashley, Group Planning Head at J. Walter Thompson London, latest op-ed for Sharp Heels.

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J. Walter Thompson Worldwide – Why Work For Us?


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At J. Walter Thompson, you have the opportunity to create ideas that inspire, grab people off the sidelines and make a mark on the world. We invent pioneering ideas that people want to participate in and spend time with. James Walter Thompson was a pioneer, forging a path, not only for the company, but for the industry. At J. Walter Thompson, you can be a pioneer, leading us forward.

Click here to check out our opportunities around the globe.

At J. Walter Thompson we create pioneering solutions that build enduring brands and business. We have been connecting brands with consumers and creating engaging stories that shift behavior for over 150 years. We currently have over 200 offices in 90 countries that contain 10,000 of the brightest minds in the business. We owe our growing success to the adoption of a set of simple principles we refer to as the 4 C's: curiosity, collaboration, capability and courage. It is the embodiment of these traits that make J. Walter Thompson unique. It is also what we look for in potential new hires.We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

The Helen Lansdowne Resor Scholarship - The international Helen Lansdowne Resor (HLR) Scholarship supports and promotes talent. Each year, the HLR Scholarship seeks to award five female creative students scholarships up to $10,000. In addition, each recipient will receive a paid summer internship at a J. Walter Thompson.


Check out some of the work created by previous HLR Scholars!


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Our pioneering work is what we pride ourselves on. We broke agency records this year at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity by winning 79 Lions and 122 Shortlists. Check out some of our work! 

Female Tribes - J. Walter Thompson Worldwide 

Female Tribes is J. Walter Thompson Company’s proprietary insight study about women around the world. This living study, conducted globally, makes J. Walter Thompson Company the agency with the most insight, knowledge and research about the largest consumer category in the world: women.

It's time to change the conversation, recognizing the value of female capital and understanding that defining women according to their responsibilities is limiting. But celebrating their achievements and aspirations is inspiring.

According to our recent Women’s Index study, 58% of women say that role models in TV or film have inspired them to either be more assertive or more ambitious. Meaning that how women are portrayed in culture and what they see on screen matters.

So together let's change the conversation brands have with women, reinforcing positive social norms, whilst unlocking the true economic value that women have on businesses.

The Next Rembrandt - J. Walter Thompson Amsterdam 

Can technology and data bring back to life one of the greatest painters of all time?

The Next Rembrandt has been unveiled in Amsterdam: a 3D printed painting, made solely from data of Rembrandt’s body of work. Thus bringing the Master of Light and Shadow back to life to create one more painting. Only this time, data is the painter, and technology the brush. The portrait consists of over 148 million pixels, based on 168,263 painting fragments from Rembrandt’s oeuvre.

Blurring the boundaries between art and technology, this artwork is intended to fuel the conversation about the relationship between art and algorithms, between data and human design and between technology and emotion.

The story behind this unique painting is explained in full detail on

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    Very general problems like personal career plans and development path. Also some detailed questions about the experience listed on the resume. The most important aspect is if the candidate's personality can fit the team well

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J. Walter Thompson Worldwide Awards & Accolades

  • Global Agency of the Year, Ad Week, 2009

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