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Jones Knowles Ritchie Reviews

Updated Jun 15, 2019

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  1. "Great work environment!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Jones Knowles Ritchie full-time

    Pros

    friendly people, good location, interesting projects

    Cons

    lots of office politics, not very transparent

    Jones Knowles Ritchie2018-08-14
  2. "10/10"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jones Knowles Ritchie full-time

    Pros

    Encouraging of a good work/life balance Interesting workload Friendly people Amazing benefits - holidays, free breakfast and days out etc Cool office and location

    Cons

    Everything is good so far!

    Jones Knowles Ritchie2018-07-29
  3. Helpful (8)

    "So Hip It's Painful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Jones Knowles Ritchie

    Pros

    The hive does do top quality work and the carbs are endless. Top brand clients. Seem to be swimming in revenue. Everybody seems nice at first.

    Cons

    Its a hive. No personal space and no privacy. One big room with long banquet tables of evryone sitting cafeteria style. Seating assignments are literally moved weekly. No visual clue of hierchy. What would you move up to, another seat? Sweatshop with an audio track that never stops.

    Advice to Management

    Luckily nobody will figure any of this out until they go someplace else.

    Jones Knowles Ritchie2018-03-06

    Jones Knowles Ritchie Response

    December 19, 2018

    Thank you so much for taking time to provide feedback on your experiences at JKR. Great to know that you enjoyed working on our brands - we are lucky to have created some brilliant relationships and opportunities with our clients. As we grow, we have invited the team to give their ...

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Incredible projects, amazing atmosphere and a great place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Designer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jones Knowles Ritchie full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Firstly the projects and breadth of work is incredible. The talent and passion at JKR is unbelievable, there are so many great minds that all help achieve the best from a project and are great to learn from. Everyones opinion matters. Great bunch of genuine individuals that have a fun time together. Other perks are awesome - Summer trip to Portugal, social events and the little things like breakfast and endless...

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    Cons

    Generally pay lower than industry standard

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more communication about other work performances. Not all praise or criticism should come at annual reviews.

    Jones Knowles Ritchie2018-01-11
  5. Helpful (3)

    "An Age(ncy) of Enlightenment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jones Knowles Ritchie full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    JKR is a tough place to work at. Excellence isn’t given its earned... honestly, they’ve earned it. This is an institution that strives for the best. It’s a place where ideas are celebrated and mediocrity is stricken. It’s a place where imagination and ideas converge in the most creatively intelligent ways. Leadership at the top, from account to creative, understand this as a fundamental core and push against the grain...

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    Cons

    Communication can be difficult at times, and there can be some personality driven complications. Occasionally collaboration falls short due to this.

    Advice to Management

    Listen, Communicate, Collaborate. Don’t let unfulfilled promises turn into missed opportunities.

    Jones Knowles Ritchie2017-12-09

    Jones Knowles Ritchie Response

    March 20, 2019Managing Director

    Thank you for your thoughtful review, we are so proud to have achieved what we have to date and thats down to the contribution of great talent. Communication is always tough in with an agency growing at pace, and yes working around multiple personalities. We are constantly trying ...

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Review of JKR London"

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    Former Employee - Account Director in London, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Jones Knowles Ritchie full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Young, fun culture with a good social scene They invest a lot in training and personal career development Senior management are very approachable JKR are not hierarchical, everyone is listened to and valued Great soft benefits – company away days, regular socials, summer and Christmas parties etc. Modern office space World class clients

    Cons

    Sometimes the working day is long, but that's to be expected in any agency.

    Jones Knowles Ritchie2017-12-06
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great agency"

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    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Camden Town, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jones Knowles Ritchie part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Jkr has a great atmosphere, top clients - a nice mix of big companies and exciting start ups. Decent perks. High standard of work and a great culture.

    Cons

    High standards and stiff competition put a lot of pressure on you. Occasional long hours. Not many negatives to be honest

    Jones Knowles Ritchie2017-11-22
  8. Helpful (5)

    "I saved the best until last"

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    Former Employee - Global Marketing Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jones Knowles Ritchie full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Having recently pursued a career client-side, I can now look back on the 3 years I worked at JKR now and quite confidently say, they were the best of my 20 year agency career. JKR is a lovely place to work. Its fun, exciting, rewarding and the people who work there are lovely. Yes it can be stressful sometimes, but isn't any company? What separates JKR from the good and makes it so great is its 'people first' mentality....

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    Cons

    There are no cons with JKR. What you see is what you get. And what you get is a collective of brilliant, un-likeminded individuals who are united by the same passion, believe and desire to succeed by producing great brand design work. Half the 'Herberts' who have written negative comments on here, probably joined the agency and expected miracles. Just as they get out of bed every day and feel that the world owes...

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    Jones Knowles Ritchie2017-11-21
  9. "Not that cool..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jones Knowles Ritchie full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Big clients and interesting projects Some great co-workers

    Cons

    No HR in NYC Disorganized A company that strives for a family feel, but is quite superficial and ego driven Long hours without compensation or gratitude

    Advice to Management

    Micro-managing means there is a lack of trust Communicate Get HR in the studio, the company is too big in NY to not have someone

    Jones Knowles Ritchie2017-10-31

    Jones Knowles Ritchie Response

    November 16, 2017Managing Director

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your time at JKR. We are fortunate that the agency has gone through a rapid growth (clients and team) trajectory over the last 18mths. With such growth does come the need for evolved ways of working and a structure to deliver ...

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  10. Helpful (4)

    "Keep looking for another job..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Jones Knowles Ritchie for more than a year

    Pros

    Happy hour on Friday's were the best.

    Cons

    Used to be a fun place to work. Culture has changed and people are leaving. Mgmt in the NY office needs more training.

    Jones Knowles Ritchie2017-10-27

    Jones Knowles Ritchie Response

    November 16, 2017Managing Director

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are glad the Friday Happy Hours were viewed as a positive. This is a well-deserved time for everyone to unwind and casually connect with colleagues – and celebrate everyone’s hard work! Our culture and our people are very important ...

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