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Ketchum Reviews

Updated November 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Creative agency, great people, opportunity for growth, commitment to work/life flexibility (in 17 reviews)

  • You get to work with big name clients (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance can at times be difficult (in 34 reviews)

  • Long hours, not great pay, was spread across many clients at times (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ketchum full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly employees, flexibilty to work from home, opportunity to work on a variety of different clients.

    Cons

    Work-life balance and the bathrooms.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good People, Bad Work-Life Balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ketchum full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work culture, Friendly employees, Opportunity to try new things and stretch your communications abilities

    Cons

    Long hours, High expectations, Work-Life Balance hard to attain if you're trying to move up

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. "Great, collaborative place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ketchum full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, Endless resources, Benefits, Top-tier clients

    Cons

    Vacation time, WFH flexibility, offices


  4. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ketchum full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Have been here my entire career, and have been lucky to have great clients, smart co-workers, wonderful managers and all the resources you'd expect to find at a big agency (research, digital, graphics, facilities, etc.).

    Cons

    Ketchum over-invested in digital for a few years, and forgot how to do media relations. While we can do great programming, I'm concerned about our ability to deliver on day-to-day news engine programming.


  5. "Fantastic People and Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ketchum full-time

    Pros

    Family like teams, excellent training and development opportunities

    Cons

    too focused on billability, poor finance management systems, accounts not too varied,


  6. "Senior Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ketchum full-time

    Pros

    great clients, good overall culture and awesome place to learn the world of PR

    Cons

    Work/life balance can at times be difficult


  7. "Could be worse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ketchum full-time

    Pros

    flexibility to work remotely, friendly and smart colleagues, tons of interesting clients, never bored

    Cons

    compensation could be much better and the PTO is paltry

    Advice to Management

    To reduce turnover, pay your people better

  8. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ketchum full-time

    Pros

    Great learning experience in a fast paced environment. Smart communications professionals who are eager to teach.

    Cons

    Little work-life balance due to long hours. Low pay.


  9. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ketchum full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic, high energy work environment.

    Cons

    Often long hours with little advance notice.


  10. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ketchum full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity, great managers, fun culture

    Cons

    Long hours, not great pay, was spread across many clients at times


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