Jones Knowles Ritchie - High calibre design at the expense of work life balance | Glassdoor
  1. "High calibre design at the expense of work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Global Account Director in London, England
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jones Knowles Ritchie full-time for more than a year

    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.

    Jones Knowles Ritchie2019-05-11

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Phenomenal People, Great Clients, Fantastic Studio"

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    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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    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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