J. Walter Thompson Worldwide Reviews

Updated May 3, 2020

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J. Walter Thompson Worldwide CEO Tamara Ingram
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87 Ratings
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  1. "Good Work Life Balance"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexibility. Last week of the year paid holidays.

    Cons

    Management sometimes were unsure of the company direcion

    J. Walter Thompson Worldwide2019-10-08
  2. "Great people"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, Account Management in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    WPP network access, global accounts, smart collegues

    Cons

    WPP instability and reorganizations caused individual office hurdles

    J. Walter Thompson Worldwide2020-01-08
  3. "Great Experience, Little Growth"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Wide variety of job tasks so great experience.

    Cons

    There is no formal review system or a way to grow within the company

    J. Walter Thompson Worldwide2019-11-04
  4. "Agency Life"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Creative environment, ability to innovate

    Cons

    Not a lot of promotions; lots of salary freezes

    J. Walter Thompson Worldwide2019-10-15
  5. "jwt atl"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Senior CopyWriter 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    opportunity to work on many projects

    Cons

    sweat shop. toxic environment. poor leadership

    J. Walter Thompson Worldwide2019-08-09
  6. "Fine"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    mostly smart people that are open to collaboration

    Cons

    too many traditional minded people

    J. Walter Thompson Worldwide2019-06-05
  7. "Great culture, shrinking budgets."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Director 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People and culture, room to grow

    Cons

    Global clients with shrinking budgets and bigger targets

    J. Walter Thompson Worldwide2019-04-24
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Changes"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits (medical, dental and vision) and perks like 3 paid summer days in addition to a week off between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day. Match 6% of 401K plus profit sharing after the first year. There's also flex time and the opportunity to work from home. They really try to make the atmosphere warm, helpful and collaborative.

    Cons

    If you're not used to open space, their seating isn't for you. Plus JWT recently merged with Wunderman and became Wunderman Thompson. It seems the emphasis is on the Wunderman as a lot of JWT people were laid off and there may be more to come. The morale has been very low.

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    J. Walter Thompson Worldwide2019-04-15
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Awful"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    The snacks, not many pros.

    Cons

    You get laid off without warning. There is little to no help, THE CEO of the Atlanta office is looking for another place to work! That should tell you everything you need to know about this agency.

    J. Walter Thompson Worldwide2019-04-10
  10. Helpful (1)

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

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide full-time for more than 5 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.

    J. Walter Thompson Worldwide2019-03-06
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