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GREY London Reviews

Updated July 1, 2018
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  1. "Agency going from strength to strength"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GREY London full-time

    Pros

    Huge opportunities if you're someone that rolls your sleeves up and gets on with it.

    Cons

    New management team still settling in - but very strong and engaged. A good next step for the agency.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GREY London full-time

    Pros

    Excellent credentials and brilliant team

    Cons

    Difficult recovery since exit of previous management

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to both clients and staff

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Bit like a high school"

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    Current Employee - Creative in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Creative in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GREY London full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It’s reputation when it was good, I used to get a lot of respect working at Grey.
    Sometimes comes out with some good work.

    Cons

    Very clicky
    Bullying ignored by HR
    Very secretive, there is always stories going on in the background
    No career progression
    Anyone that’s good leaves

    Advice to Management

    It used to be an amazing place to work, over the last 2/3 years it’s become like a high school. Bullying, and very clicky, and that’s just the management.


  4. "Creative Retouching"

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    Current Employee - Creative Retouching in City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Creative Retouching in City of London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GREY London full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very nice company to work for

    Cons

    Can't think of anything to say here


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Management is Missing the Mark"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at GREY London full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic environment to learn
    Good people to work alongside
    Open-minded culture

    Cons

    A lot of talk and no action - external PR focused with no follow-through in the way the business is run
    High turnover of jaded staff
    No HR process around pay reviews or performance recognition
    WPP rules sign-off and budgets with an iron fist

    Advice to Management

    Your people are your business. Enough talking, do something about it!


  6. "Senior Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GREY London full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It’s the people at Grey that make it a great place to work

    Cons

    Nearly impossible to get promoted or get paid market rate

    Advice to Management

    You are only as good as your employees. Just as Grey need to track the profitability of our clients, employees need to review the ROI of working for Grey.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Grey Career Launcher - still struggling to bring their vision for the future to life"

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    Former Employee - Planner in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Planner in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at GREY London full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great open culture.
    no micromangement.
    friendly co workers.
    office perks.
    open bar Thursdays.
    supportive of side ambitions.

    Cons

    lack of follow through on vision
    more talk than action
    still hierarchical in dna (final clearance still has to go up the ladder)

    Advice to Management

    Make more efforts to work towards what you say, rather than grand speeches but no support on ground level.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Like being in high school, but less organized"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Progressive attitude towards diversity and all that jazz. Walks the walks as well as doing a lot of talking of the talk. Good social atmosphere with a free bar on Thursday evenings.

    Cons

    Really chaotic with a high turnover. Very political for progression, get in with the in crowd and your going to have a good time, but your not likely to get in with the in crowd.

    Lots of people being let go at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    Grow slower and more sustainably, be nicer to people, try less hard to be cool and more hard to be organized. Read campaign less, make some good creative.


  9. "Nice!"

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    Former Employee - Creative in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Creative in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, great big newly remodeled office, and some great accounts. Plenty of opportunity to make great work here, and something everyone in senior management seems keen to do.

    Cons

    There are also a lot of not great accounts, but it seems fairly open in terms of pushing creative work across the board.

    Advice to Management

    Keep bringing in good new accounts, and try to ditch some of the duds.


  10. "Grey London Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at GREY London full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Varied role and a chance to work with some of the greatest minds in advertising

    Cons

    The role of Account Person is essentially to facilitate the people who are doing the Ideas, not ti have any Ideas yourself. It's a lot of admin and organisation. Lots of emails and finance tracking. Not why I got into advertising.

    Advice to Management

    Value and respect the account people as much as the creatives and planners.


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