The Marketing Store Worldwide - TMS wants to be Digital but, with a few exceptions, lacks the competence, and client support to get them there. | Glassdoor
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"TMS wants to be Digital but, with a few exceptions, lacks the competence, and client support to get them there."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lombard, IL
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lombard, IL
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

If they are successful in building something new there, you would be getting in on the ground floor and that could lead to great opportunities. You get the opportunity to work with the world-class McDonald's brand.

Cons

Decision making happens by committee at TMS. Risk mitigation is the number one driver above any other factor, including profitability. Client pressure from the McDonald's jaggernaut to eliminate risk completely from every decision ever made (without compensation for the excessive overhead this demand creates), is the barrier standing in the way of TMS's successful future.

Advice to Management

If Legal positioning and risk avoidance is the number one influencing factor - which it is - you have to have a Lawyer on staff who can make intelligent decisions about the presence of acceptable risk. Outsourced lawyers do not need to care about the balance between risk avoidance and cost of Operations. Segregate the Digital team completely from the remainder of the company until successful momentum is underway. After there is a successful Digital core, then begin folding the rest of the organization back into the newly created seedling organization.

Other Employee Reviews for The Marketing Store Worldwide

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Communication"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lombard, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lombard, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is something to be said about a private small agency environment that works for big name clients

    Cons

    Collaboration between offices could be better.

    Advice to Management

    More communication is needed from Executive Management


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company/ limited advancement opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Product Development in Lombard, IL
    Former Employee - Product Development in Lombard, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Fun environment (brand marketing & making toys for Happy Meals). Global exposure to supply chain and mfg. New Top management is starting to shape vision for the future... which has been blurred by constant flux at CEO position in the past 4 years.

    Cons

    Limited advancement opprotunities is some departments. With exceptions... Many of senior management act too distant for a small company/department, and are taking advantage of cushy posts, putting forth minimal effort . Organization is quite top heavy as of 2010, yet they consistantly have made layoffs of junior level staff.

    Advice to Management

    Firm is not competitive b/c there is too much bloat at the executive level. Challenge junior members to produce, and not only will you be satisfied and more efficient, you might actually retain some of the talent you are bleeding.

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