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MWWPR Reviews

Updated Aug 17, 2019

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Michael W. Kempner
83 Ratings
Pros
  • "There are countless positives when thinking about MWWPR(in 15 reviews)

  • "Unlimited PTO (although I wouldn't really say it's "unlimited")(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Junior staff is overworked because there is a talent exodus(in 12 reviews)

  • "inconsistent expectations of staff dependent on who in senior management they are friends with(in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "A Place to Grow and Thrive"

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

    I worked at MWWPR full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is a place where your value will never be understated. You're constantly encouraged to share your unique voice and ideas. Your contribution to the agency and to client work will never go understated. And your senior leadership will always invest a personal interest in your growth as both a professional and as an individual. At MWWPR you're afforded the rare opportunity to grow your competencies while also expanding...

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    Cons

    MWWPR has some incredibly influential clients, which means you might be asked to complete tasks last minute or even continue work over the weekend. However, this is an exception rather than a norm. These situations can be difficult, but I found they always pushed me to achieve more and to strive toward greater personal growth.

    Advice to Management

    Continue empowering employees of all levels to work closely with one another. These relationships not only help clients, but also progress growth among employees. Discussions, and even debates, between levels always yielded the best results for our clients. Most importantly, continue progressing towards full transparency. I always appreciated when the CEO or President visually articulated the business' progress in monthly...

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    MWWPR2018-09-05
  2. "Incredible place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MWWPR full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    MWWPR is an incredible place to work. I worked in both the New York and D.C. offices during my time with the company and regularly worked with talented teams across all the offices from L.A. to London. The CEO & Founder knows every employee by name and is often found in the open work areas chatting up junior staff. The CPO’s office is always filled with staff offering up new ideas that get heard by the executive management...

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    Cons

    It’s constantly reinventing itself, which is a good thing, but I understand why some can’t keep up. It’s also a place where you will work hard. The business is long hours and demanding clients. But that’s the business and if you don’t think you can handle it then you’re in the wrong industry.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t lose sight of your roots. My only fear is that the company wakes up one day and realizes it became too corporate. MWK built something very special and the company needs to hold onto that as it grows.

    MWWPR2019-08-17
  3. "Overall good company"

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    Former Employee - Deputy Public Affairs Director in Trenton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MWWPR full-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed my time being employed by MWW...at the end of the day it just wasn't the line of work I wanted to do. But it did a lot to boost morale. Unlimited PTO time was the best.

    Cons

    Clients could be a little much. When they say jump you basically have to say how high...even on vacation

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really...you got a good company.

    MWWPR2019-07-11
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Toxic Culture, Toxic Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MWWPR full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    With the lack of stable leadership, it's very easy to stay in your own lane and grow business or relationships without a ton of day-to-day interference. But, once someone leading another practice realizes you're doing something important or of value, look out-- they'll put a target on your back.

    Cons

    Literally everyone at the SVP level and up at MWWPR is toxic. All they do is bicker and backstab. And, since so many of them have been there 10+ years, they lack relevance or thought leadership-- they know only one way of doing something. The CEO is just about the worst leader I've ever worked with, to the point of being embarrassed to be in meetings with him.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the agency and let someone else take over.

    MWWPR2019-07-19
  5. Helpful (1)

    "A challenging place to work"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MWWPR full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A relatively strong roster of clients and talented, hard-working junior and mid-level staff

    Cons

    The CEO is entirely focused on his involvement in politics rather than the operations of the agency, leaving the business to a few senior people who don't communicate. New business is a huge priority but poorly run. Many accounts are considerably over-serviced because no one seems to have the guts to speak up to clients for fear of losing them.

    MWWPR2019-06-27
  6. "Good place to intern"

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    Former Employee - PR Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at MWWPR full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Paid internship, fast-paced, and overall fun place to work with awesome clients.

    Cons

    Clique-y and management didn’t seem very interested in intern success. Every time I tried to go above and beyond, my direct supervisor would make work uncomfortable.

    Advice to Management

    Teach everyone to be a team player.

    MWWPR2019-03-29
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunity to learn and have your voice heard"

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    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MWWPR full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are countless positives when thinking about MWWPR. Two that come to mind are the people at the company and the clients it brings in. The biggest pro, however, is the opportunity for every employee to have his or her voice heard. Whether you want to get more involved in a different practice to expand your skills or ask about any new benefits for the year, these requests do not fall on deaf ears. Often times the...

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    Cons

    There's an opportunity to create more of a conversation between the VP level and the more junior staff. So much good work happens on a daily basis and if you don't take it upon yourself to make it know to more senior leaders it may not be recognized. It would benefit the agency for the VP levels to emulate the approach of senior leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing by listening to all the employees and asking them for advice. There's been a marked improvement from my first year to my second, and it's not going unnoticed. There's a reason employees stay at MWWPR longer than the industry average.

    MWWPR2019-03-03
  8. Helpful (6)

    "Work to be done"

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    Former Employee - Mid Level 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MWWPR full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Learned tons about different industries, formed great relationships with my clients and acquired some valuable management skills. I loved my colleagues and I would work with any of them again in the future.

    Cons

    I echo all of the criticisms in the comments shared below. I hate to be negative but it's important for jobseekers to know what they might be getting themselves into. There is an unapologetic toxicity that comes from the executives in this agency, it can crush creativity, initiative and real leadership in an industry in which these traits should thrive. As well, there is little respect for leveraging personal contacts...

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    Advice to Management

    Leadership comes from the top. Some real reflection on the reviews here would be wise. As well, the positive reviews look fabricated, transparently so for a PR company. I just received an email from Glassdoor saying there was a new review. I hadn't looked at these since joining the firm and was chuckling at how the positive reviews read. I really would advise considering alternative job offers or waiting to accept...

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    MWWPR2019-03-05
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fair place to work"

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    Former Employee - Finance in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MWWPR full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    most of the people were great

    Cons

    very lean, not a lot of Corporate staff

    Advice to Management

    more training

    MWWPR2019-02-07
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company that cares about its people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MWWPR full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company has a collaborative working environment, great location and offices, and is open to hearing about new opportunities to improve life for its employees

    Cons

    You need to push your way into different opportunities, they will not present themselves

    MWWPR2019-01-04
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