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Project: WorldWide Reviews

Updated August 30, 2016
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  1. "Corporate benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Generous, 401K, medical and ESOP plan. Over the last several years there has been belt tightening of all benefits.

    Cons

    Benefits are being diluted through more employees and higher costs. Still likely above average of the industry.


  2. "Impressively Disappointing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Unlimited vacation (though you'll likely be working during your "time off")
    - ESOP (if you can stick around long enough to vest)
    - Above average benefit package for this industry
    - Amazingly talented and passionate employees within the agencies

    Cons

    - I have witnessed sexism, racism, gender and age discrimination more times than I can count which generally go either unreported or unaddressed. Usually the perpetrators move on up through the ranks with out so much as a hand slap.
    - The number of levels needed to approve anything (new technology, new hire, new carpet) does nothing but slow the tempo of a business already moving at a snail's pace
    - Perpetual culture of fear and secrecy
    - Significant lack of resources directed to corporate teams
    - Little to no communication from the top down
    - Zero opportunity for advancement / growth
    - Compensation is at least 30-40% below what others in the industry pay

    Advice to Management

    Empower your employees to do what they do best. Knock off the "if you don't like it, here's the door" attitude. Maybe just try the approach of being a good person.


  3. "56k Dial-Up"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Auburn Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Project: WorldWide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Flexible Time Off (Unlimited vacation)

    Cons

    -Impressively disappointing recent "renovation"
    -1970s culture (from management styles to technology)
    -Lack of defined/documented processes throughout the organization
    -Culture of fear created/perpetuated by upper management (Bob)
    -Outdated systems (and by the time you convince upper management to invest in a new system it will surely become outdated)
    -Lack of leadership within the HR department

    Advice to Management

    -Stop making it so obvious that GPJ is the "favorite" (the other agencies are not naive to this)
    -If you treat HR/Finance/IT as simply an administrative function then that is all they will ever be - leverage the talent within those departments to add value to the organization


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  5. "Director of marketing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Met some Nice people. Superb medical/health benefits package.

    Cons

    This is a 3rd ier holding company made up of a big Detroit agency and multiple 3rd tier small agencies that all overlap with what they do. So forget about cross agency projects and get ready for direct competition from a sister agency. Any cross agency outreach is just people looking for contacts and advantages for their shop, for their work. No advancement unless you want to move to Detroit (good times)


  6. "Poor communication for company outlook."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Project: WorldWide full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are okay. Advancement not so much.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is very poor.


  7. "Not a great experience."

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Project: WorldWide full-time

    Pros

    There is some real talent through the network - but many of the most talented don't seem to opt to stay very long or are drummed out.

    Cons

    Lack of partnership. Cross agency projects tend to dissolve into a puddle of back-biting and undermining. Openly hostile colleagues make for very long days in the office. This place is a bummer.


  8. "Beware"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Project: WorldWide full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are okay, but not universal across the board.

    Cons

    On an acquiring spree, but keeps buying substandard agencies that are openly hostile to each other. Company-wide new business pitches are a joke and embarrassing.

    Personally witnessed sexism, racism, gender and sexuality discrimination and general discriminatory behavior across the board among upper management at least two of their companies.

    Slow to hire, slower to fire.

    Absolutely no career development.

    Upper management is exceedingly non-diverse.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue what is going on among your acquisitions.