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PHD Worldwide Reviews

Updated July 18, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great People, opportunities, location and perspective" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Great culture throughout the company" (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "The work life balance is not as equal as it seems" (in 15 reviews)

  • "depends on the client account but long hours, not enough employee welfare benefit, teams working in silo" (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Incredible company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Strategist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PHD Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great upper management (President of Midwest sits in open concept with us)
    - Regular town halls to keep everyone updated and celebrate good work
    - Incredible group of people, truly love my team
    - Easy to transition throughout the company in different accounts

    Cons

    I'm only leaving this job because I am moving cities.

    Advice to Management

    Keep running this inclusive and fun work environment!


  2. "Assistant Negotiator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PHD Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Genuine people with a friendly atmosphere. Very open and collaborative work environment . PHD has some good clients so you can say there are plenty of fun accounts to work on. Benefits are a huge thing for this company too.

    Cons

    Pay could be a tad bit higher but not surprised, considering this is the agency life. Pretty sure pay is relatively the same compared to the many other agencies in NYC, so not going to complain here. Certain people can talk about other people, but hey, people are people. Right?

    Advice to Management

    Create a more fun culture. I know this isn't a creative agency, but I believe if you invest your time and money in a smart way, you can make great people stay here for a long time. (ex. Free food, games, bigger open areas, etc.)

  3. "Great Place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Negotiator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Negotiator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PHD Worldwide part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is filled with "Purple People". It's an amazing place to work.

    Cons

    No raises or bonuses. Getting promotion is very hard.

    Advice to Management

    Set up a class to properly train people into new roles instead of being thrown in.


  4. "Political BS & Non Existant HR"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PHD Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The office was renovated in the last year, free fruit & popcorn every day. Actual bar in the office with happy hours on Thurs.

    Cons

    Company culture reeks of lies and deceit, the entire company is just people backstabbing each other in the back to get ahead. Promotions are often promised but take a while to actually follow through. HR is non-existent, complained numerous time about coworkers who were making racist & sexist comments yet nothing happened.

    Advice to Management

    Stop claiming you care about your employees when HR doesn't do its job. Fix the PDP process so that the people who actually work hard for the company get rewarded,


  5. "Assistant Analsy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing, talented, smart people to learn from

    Cons

    There is a lot of turn over in media agencies


  6. "Media Agency that is turning heads!!"

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

    I worked at PHD Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Incredible agency that started off small and has grown quickly within the last three years!!

    Cons

    Salary needs to be increased to keep incredible talent!

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key!!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good For Less Than A Year If You Can't Find A Job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at PHD Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of vacation time and extra time off. If you like social events, they do plenty of that too. Casual dress code

    Cons

    low pay, lots of turnover, very little respect for what you do and no one cares if you leave. The attitude is we can get someone else.
    They stress culture and diversity and spend a lot of money on this. The sad thing is it is all about how things look to the outside with no substance on the inside. Client's don't matter and it is all about profit and not doing right by clients.
    They spend a lot of money on training as well but do it not to really help you grow but more to say, we gave you all this training.

  8. "Strategy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PHD Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Management cares about your growth, lots of training opportunities

    Cons

    the industry is young but PHD finds a good balance


  9. "Great office culture!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Negotiator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Negotiator in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very relaxed office environment, great CEO's

    Cons

    Opportunities for growth sometimes seem limited


  10. "Good introduction into media"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Strategist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Strategist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for promotion
    Learn a lot about the media industry as well as form countless media vendor partnerships

    Cons

    Company culture is limited and you only work with in your small teams


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