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GREY London Reviews

Updated November 19, 2017
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  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


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


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    "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.


  6. "Nice!"

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    Former Employee - Creative in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Creative in London, England (UK)
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    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.


  7. "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.

  8. "London"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I have been working at GREY London full-time

    Pros

    Perks of a big company and a small one. Definitely has an intimate feel even though it's packed with people. Entrepreneurial spirit, If you want to do something, anything, you'll have support to go for it.

    Cons

    The expected bureaucratic red tape when it comes to raises and promotions, so you have to fight for it. But as long as you prove yourself and put your case forward, fighting a good fight, you should end out ok in the long run.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your keepers, without the struggle, and cut the fat.


  9. "Open Culture in Every way"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
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    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Grey's claim to having an 'open' culture isn't a pumped up ad land falsity. It's absolutely true- the people are so friendly and you can go check out anyone's work in the open plan office and be warmly welcomed. You're never short of inspiration because there's just so much going on. Grey themselves put on heaps of events, presentations and activities that focus on the ideas and creativity of those in the office as well as having outside speakers. The free yoga on Tuesdays and open bar on Thursday certainly lubricate the great feeling at Grey!

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be a bit disorientating- the hot desking policy means you often can't find people and no-one knows who to ask about certain things. There is a level of chaos to the place but once you've learnt to navigate this then it's all part of the charm.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you treasure the staff by rewarding effort and talent. Whilst all the perks (free yoga, smoothies, breakfast, bar etc) are great, their wonder wears off when people are overwhelmingly tired from long hours and it feels their individual efforts are not being recognised or rewarded in person. Don't waste so much money getting team pret-a-manger for every meeting to exist and spend some dollar keeping creatives and hiring new planners.


  10. "Open, fast furious creative culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Creative, fast paced, great culture and ambition

    Cons

    Hard core! Work life balance challenging

    Advice to Management

    Stay open


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