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"Met some nice friends, hated the work"

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Former Employee - AE in Washington, DC
Former Employee - AE in Washington, DC
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

I met a great many friends while working at Ketchum. People I still keep in contact with to this day - many years after leaving (well, not many years). Frankly, that's about it.

Cons

Very little respect paid to employees. Too much concern with punching clocks. Stale environment. Very little money invested into the corporation or employees. Old infrastructure.

Advice to Management

Start all over. Look at your rentention rates and ask yourself, why are they so low?

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  1. "Nice company,communication issues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    On average, the staff is very friendly and warm. There is absolutely a culture that places an emphasis on being nice, and treating fellow employees with the same level of respect that one would give to clients. The company places an amazing emphasis on trainging - better than any agency I've seen, to date.There are great little perks to working here - free soda, frequently free lunches, and in the Dallas office, there was really a bright, fun group of people who I believe always had the clients best interest at heart.

    Cons

    Frequent rumors popped up in the Dallas office that Atlanta was trying to shut the office down, and many people were on the lookout for any signs of tension between the two offices. The cross-office communication between offices in the network was rough. Also, it really seemed like at the end of the day, there were few opportunities for true growth and development.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage senior leadership to give accurate, frequent and detailed feedback.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Ketchum South is a tough place to love"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a global agency with large brand name clients.

    Cons

    A major downside with Ketchum is that it has almost no concern for work life balance. While this can be generally true for the industry, it is a notable issue here. The employee morale cannot get much lower, which has resulted in excessive turnover. Yearly reviews are often an afterthought and rarely is there useful dialogue or follow up action. Regarding compensation, the company always lowballs its employees and it has just about become a joke that you need to threaten to leave to receive market value. Few employees stick around beyond two years because of this. On top ot that the yearly bonus is insulting. Overall management is unmotivated to solve long standing problems.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on practices that benefit the employee instead of simply the bottom line.

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