I have been working at TBWA\Chiat\Day full-time (More than a year)
Great place for entry-level people. They'll let you get your hands dirty, and either fail fast or swim and get more experience/exposure than any wise agency would ever allow.
A couple really smart, talented people in the network to lean on, build connections with, people who care.
The power of TBWA globally means some perks
People are leaving here everyday for good reason. There's an inexplicable heartbreak to TBWA: it's a place full of some of the best top-talent in the industry that can't actually sell anything because we don't take the time to learn anyone's real business problems. A place whose own BS has caught up to them. For the past 3 years, everyone has been preached to that we're on the verge of something great but have never actually turned any corners. Too slow to dismiss bad talent. Too fast to overwork good talent. This, among millions of other things, creates a completely toxic culture.
Advice to Management
invest in the bottom instead of the top
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at TBWA\Chiat\Day (New York, NY) in April 2017.
I found the interview process to be friendly, open and inspiring. I interviewed for a position that split my time between the new wellness group and consumer. Loved the people I met, including Wade Alger (someone you need to work for). Seriously considered the job offer. I did not accept it, but it's only because I currently have a position I love with another agency.
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