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Updated Jun 8, 2021

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3.8
79%
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97%
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Ketchum Partner, President and CEO   Mike Doyle
Mike Doyle
25 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, clients and the work is great(in 26 reviews)

  • "Great clients, very quick with their work(in 24 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance difficult to manage(in 55 reviews)

  • "Long hours, underwhelming compensation(in 41 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Flexible schedule, great experience

      May 18, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Established, great resources Big clients, boundary pushing work Flexible work schedule, work from home is allowed

      Cons

      Corporate structure and red tape, owned by large parent company

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Great Industry Experience But It Will Cost You Your Sanity

      May 11, 2021 - Public Relations 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Great client roster - Very smart and creative colleagues

      Cons

      -Politics: the politics at this company are the worst I've ever seen. If a VP or your manager has a negative or neutral opinion of you, it will play out in your opportunities within the company. -Diversity: I'm not just talking about racial diversity (which is also a problem) but more relating to the diversity of thought and opinions. Many VPs and supervisors preferred to do things "their way," and if a strategy or process differs from that path, it will be quickly corrected. -Work/Life Balance: this company did not react well to the pandemic. Because of a hiring freeze and layoffs or furloughs, many teams were understaffed. As a result, employees were overworked and many resigned. Stress permeated throughout the agency and it felt like a lot of people didn't want to be there.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Ketchum

      Jun 8, 2021 - Consultant in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great culture/people Flexibility with working hours

      Cons

      communication from the top, hours

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good Place, Long Hours

      Jun 1, 2021 - Managing Consultant in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great experience, opportunity for growth

      Cons

      Long hours even though they promote work/life balance

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great!

      Jun 2, 2021 - People Ops 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Very flexible great work environment

      Cons

      Don’t have any at this time

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee

      A place where POC are given a hard time

      May 15, 2021 - Account Coordinator 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great clients, big budgets and a global PR brand that is impressive on resume

      Cons

      Required to support too many accounts leading to overworking, exhaustion. Too much discrimination was allowed and made it difficult to focus here. Not an uncommon story, unfortunately.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great people, great clients

      May 17, 2021 - Senior Vice President Operations in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Incredible colleagues. Ample learning opportunities

      Cons

      Tough to bond while remote

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good place to work

      May 5, 2021 - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Smart coworkers, cool clients and nice people

      Cons

      Stretched thin sometimes and the culture doesn’t make you feel like you can always go home at semi normal hours

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Place

      May 11, 2021 - Junior Copywriter in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great Co-workers across the country

      Cons

      - Tough work/life balance always

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Incredible People

      Apr 12, 2021 - Account Supervisor 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The people are great and made coming to work well worth everything else that came with the job.

      Cons

      There is the mentality to constantly strive to improve the client experience (especially new biz) but at times that goes against the bottom line budget.

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