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PHD Worldwide Reviews

Updated February 9, 2018
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Pros
  • Great people, great clients, fun place to work (in 14 reviews)

  • Great culture throughout the company (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay, work-life balance, felt a bit like you were being treated like children (in 15 reviews)

  • Lastly, extremely long hours and very little communication between team members (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Contract Recruiter"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contract Recruiter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Contract Recruiter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great morale, excellent senior management on the investment side, national broadcast, Harry Keeshan and Dave Kornett. I had a wonderful boss, Stacy Soberalski.

    Cons

    I don't think there is anything.

    Advice to Management

    Great job!! Continue what you are doing!


  2. "Pretty good experience"

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

    Pros

    I was able to take on a lot of leadership at this company, however, it was all based on how far I pushed myself. I also happened to have a boss that was not super involved so it allowed me to take on more responsibility.

    Cons

    It really depends on the team you work on. Some are very collaborative and allow internal growth. Others

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your employees are happy, fulfilled in their career and know what it takes to get to the next level.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Negotiator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great perks while learning a lot

    Cons

    Extremely cliquey with people to themselves and unfriendly. Extremely unprofessional and rude behavior to lower lever employees. I have seen with my own eyes employees getting bullied and yelled out for making a minor mistake to later see them run to the bathroom with tears coming down their face. This is unacceptable and just leads to a non productive environment where people are afraid to ask questions in fear of getting yelled at. Lower lever employees take on all the work while the higher ups go to lunches.

    Your experience there would be solely based on the team you are with!!!! If its a good team with normal human beings who care for one another then you will have a great time and learn a lot. Unfortunately, most are like that.

    There is no room for salary negotiations and no one gets promotions unless someone leaves. But that is common place at PHD. There is so much turn over!

    Lastly, extremely long hours and very little communication between team members.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to how your employees feel and act. If you get a complaint address it!!!! Last but not least pay more and appreciate your employees!


  4. "Assistant Strategist"

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

    I worked at PHD Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Overall friendly working environment and good networking opportunities.

    Cons

    Slow promotions, not the most structured agency

    Advice to Management

    A couple of the directors are actually terrible. The rest really care.
    Overall needs more team by team structure.


  5. "Good agency"

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    Current Employee - Strategy Supervisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Strategy Supervisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great senior leadership, integrated account teams, great culture

    Cons

    Part of a huge holding company, so raises/promotions can be difficult


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Small"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PHD Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Good location of the office

    Cons

    LA office is small with not much opportunity to grow


  7. "normal place forling"

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    Current Employee - PhD in Italy, NY
    Current Employee - PhD in Italy, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good environment, money is normal

    Cons

    minimum salary, HR need to upgrade

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Integrated Strategy Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at PHD Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employees across the company had a real comradery, everyone was in it together and took the time to get to know each other across teams / functions. Though late hours were cyclical - it was not expected to take work home / be on call during your time away from the office.

    Cons

    Promotions / raises / anything that had to do solely with hierarchy and HR was a nightmare.


  9. "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PHD Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Good people and a real chance to get involved on deeper levels at a very early point in your career. Sky is the limit here.

    Cons

    Management changes could be managed more smoothly

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  10. "People First"

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    • 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

    Put their employee happiness first

    Cons

    I do not have any cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


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