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J. Walter Thompson Worldwide CEO Tamara Ingram
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  1. "Creative"

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    Current Employee - Creative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Amazing work environment full of great creative minds

    Cons

    Uncertainty of the Wunderman Thompson merger

  2. "The agency has recently merged with Wunderman under the name Wunderman Thompson"

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    Former Employee - Creative Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    The company has a solid reputation as one of the first adverting agencies. Merging the JWT brand with other WPP companies should help to address past growth and perception issues the company had been struggling to overcome.

    Cons

    Agency had been burdened with executive level lawsuits that suppressed growth and resulted in staffing cuts. The agency had been unable to establish consistent leadership that could convincingly move the company into the digital future.

  3. "Finance administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    The opportunity to work from home is great .

    Cons

    The fact that raises/standaed of living increase are non existent. When there are funds for raises, management pick and choose who to give raise to regardless of how long an inindividual has been with the company has

    Advice to Management

    Treat each individual as asset. Not just the creatives or the account management team.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good Ad Agency Stuck In the Past"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    1. Good work-life balance 2. Diversity in smaller teams and offices 3. Diversity in clients and categories

    Cons

    1. Lack of digital acumen 2. Silos at regional, national and international level

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great considering its size"

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    Former Employee - Creative 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Great brand exposure and a few game-changing opportunities

    Cons

    The network doesn't always feel like a network

    Advice to Management

    Make the most of your network

  6. Helpful (3)

    "meh"

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

    I worked at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Individual colleagues are nice and great people. Literally the only bearable thing, but everyone was borderline clinically depressed because of the vibe there.

    Cons

    None of the perks seen at any other large agencies. Continuous cycle of layoffs that freak everyone out Bogged down by laborious/traditional processes instead of being nimble Doesn't promote or give raises... like ever Constant stream of bad news... losing business, people getting let go, not winning, mergers... Scandals, scandals, scandals.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great to learn and start your career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    JWT will teach you everything you need to know to make it in the advertising world

    Cons

    Not digital enough, too traditional

    Advice to Management

    better synergies between departments and agencies in wpp network

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Account"

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    Former Employee - Account in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Beautiful office but that's really all

    Cons

    Terrible leadership, people seem good but they're really not, you will get chewed out and under paid and taken advantage of

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Servicing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    JWT Mumbai is like home. You find family here who can be your support and your best companions through your journey.

    Cons

    Growth is slow in the company

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Smartest people I worked with; Least empowered leaders though"

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

    I worked at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Very smart people Access to incredible tools, experts, data sources and other infrastructure to develop strong strategies Spirit of generosity

    Cons

    WPP has a stronghold on the leaders and even though they want to do more and empower their teams, their hands are tied.

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