Jones Knowles Ritchie - Big egos, Medium management skills , Small wages | Glassdoor
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    "Big egos, Medium management skills , Small wages"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jones Knowles Ritchie full-time

    Pros

    - Award winning work, but only if you are lucky enough to get any time dedicated to you by the elusive award winning "global" ECD. - Generally, really driven and devoted colleagues but with the occasional negative/passive aggressive one thrown in for good measure. - They attract great talent, its just a shame they don't know how to keep them. - Great name to have on your CV if you can ignore all of the negativity...

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    Cons

    - The culture has become one of putting awards over people. - Too much smoke and mirrors from senior management resulting in lack of trust throughout the whole team. - Dedicated and loyal members of staff are treated with no respect. - You'll fit in if your ego is bigger than your head. - Internal communication is appalling. - Wages lower than industry standard. - They claim to provide an environment where all...

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    Advice to Management

    - Get HR that understand the local nuances of each studio because what works in London won't automatically work in other parts of the world. - Start being honest with your staff because no-one appreciates being lied to continually.

    Jones Knowles Ritchie2019-01-09

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Phenomenal People, Great Clients, Fantastic Studio"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jones Knowles Ritchie full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Every person employed here seems to be more creatively talented and hard-working than the next and try their very best to mentor & build up their peers. Everyone truly enjoys working with one another & is open to any ideas/comments/suggestions. The new Managing Director is making huge strides to make sure the process is being adhered to.

    Cons

    There aren't clearly defined teams amongst the designers at the moment, but this is something leadership is looking into. Sometimes it might seem like growing pains, but I have no doubt the Creative Directors & Managing Director won't be able to set the entire studio up for success within the first few months of 2019.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to actively listen to people & empower them.

    Jones Knowles Ritchie2019-01-18

    Jones Knowles Ritchie Response

    March 20, 2019Managing Director

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we are happy to hear your positive experience. The design team structure has been evolving and we are working hard to structure design teams with more support and clarity. Additionally, leadership are adopting better ways of working ...

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hard Worker, Working On Stuff 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Jones Knowles Ritchie full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people! Free lunches are excellent!

    Cons

    Poor upper management. Work hours are insane. Expected to work overtime without pay.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware your staff is getting burnt out.

    Jones Knowles Ritchie2019-06-15

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