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J. Walter Thompson Worldwide Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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J. Walter Thompson Worldwide CEO Tamara Ingram
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  • Poor work life balance, small teams for too much work (in 22 reviews)

  • Incredibly long hours for no compensation (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "great culture and people"

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    Former Employee - Account Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide (More than a year)

    Pros

    resources, culture, people, management and freedom to lead account as you see fit

    Cons

    big agency feel, can be siloed at times


  2. "Summer Internship"

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interactions between teams, options to explore different departments, office locations.

    Cons

    Exclusive to summer internships: work was unequally awarded, and more work could have been given to interns a few of the departments.


  3. "Musical Chairs leadership needs to reconnect to the rest of the agency."

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    Former Employee - Creative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Creative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Smart individuals, big agency capabilities.

    Cons

    Too many leadership changes makes it really hard to know what JWT values. Unclear direction for the future. Doesn't value what it's good at doing. Finance driven.

    Advice to Management

    Stop chasing "what's next" and fix what you have now.


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  5. "good job"

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    Current Employee - Sale in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Sale in Manchester, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    make own hours is nice

    Cons

    hard to get leads, which makes it hard

    Advice to Management

    ok


  6. "Marketing Director"

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    Former Employee - Marketing & Commercial Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing & Commercial Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great professional networking. High standard level of real service to clientes. Many integrated disciplines.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy. Need to be faster at catching digital world changes.


  7. "Producer"

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    Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY

    I worked at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, some fun projects.

    Cons

    High stress, heavy work load, long hours, low pay.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Unstable and unhealthy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful office at a great location!

    Cons

    Poor leadership, hostile clients and a management team that has little to no care for employees' growth or well-being. Hard work and loyalty goes unnoticed, unappreciated and not respected.


  9. "Good people, work needs to be better"

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    Former Employee - Creative Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Creative Director in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    I found it to be a healthy work environment and the people there were competent, from account services to creative department. They also paid well.

    Cons

    The work in the group I worked in was average at best. I was only there for three months so I do not know if this was due to client demands or the agency not pushing hard enough.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Professional team, great support, healthy work environment

    Cons

    limited promotion opportunities, too much bureaucracy


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The office facility is very nice.
    Many company holidays. People are generally young in creative team.
    The office is conveniently located in downtown.

    Cons

    This is the worst company I've ever worked for. You'd feel like you're back in high school. So much drama. Everyone in the management team is back stabbing and big mouth. Also, they're always going through many lay offs.
    Please avoid working for this company at all cost!!!

    Advice to Management

    Please be professional and educate yourself on how to manage your teams more effectively instead of using the tactics that you've used in high school. Show some maturity!


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