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TBWA Worldwide Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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TBWA Worldwide President and CEO Troy Ruhanen
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Pros
  • Leader mondial, Bonne ambiance, primes (in 8 reviews)

  • Upper management tries to promote work-life balance (Depends on your boss though) (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • The creative team should be staying long hours especially before any pitching (in 6 reviews)

  • charge de travail importante, manque de reconnaissance, salaires faibles (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good and Bad"

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    Former Employee - Executive Director Strategy
    Former Employee - Executive Director Strategy
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at TBWA Worldwide full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employees have lots of latitude and freedom

    Cons

    Can be a political environment


  2. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TBWA Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Used to be a lot, dissapating quickly.

    Cons

    Upper management completely out of touch with day-to-day operations. Recently hired an associate director that team was already working with as freelancer, and absolutely no one wanted to work with. Let go of two competent and congenial people, probably because said associate director didn't get along with them. Of course, turnover picked up and I'm sure it's only going to get worse. Truly puzzled by the incompetence.

    Advice to Management

    Find the pulse of your lower-level employees before making changes.

  3. "Amazing people"

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

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

    Pros

    Smartest, most creative people I've ever worked with

    Cons

    There is always more that can be done than there is time in a day


  4. "account director"

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    Former Employee - Account Director
    Former Employee - Account Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There was a very positive environment

    Cons

    Sometimes things are done randomly


  5. "Good people; potentially cloudy horizon"

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

    I have been working at TBWA Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Great people and team, great environment. Always different interesting things going on, challenging work

    Cons

    Parent company starting to be a bit heavy handed and making it a worse place; took away a lot of floor space so current environment a bit cramped.

    Advice to Management

    TBWA management is good; unfortunately they have to listen to Omnicom management, which is terrible


  6. "Poorly Run"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice office space and great creative that comes out of the agency as a whole

    Cons

    Work in a different city - New York is filled with very snooty people who don't like to work.


  7. "Account Exec"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Playa del Rey, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Playa del Rey, CA

    I worked at TBWA Worldwide (More than a year)

    Pros

    Professional, good brands, community, career opportunities, original creative and strategy

    Cons

    Too big of structure, slow, costly processes

  8. "Creative"

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

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

    Pros

    Working with some great talent.. Very cool people.. Some are friendly others are snobs.. Basically your typical advertising peeps, Free breakfast is always a great thing.

    Cons

    Work a lot.. But that is what it is if h want produce great work.. Need to bring back happy hours more often..No work life/balance

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and more perks


  9. "As good as YOU make it!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work along song some great Global and local brands.

    Cons

    Totally understaffed, lots of work on your plate

    Advice to Management

    Hire more great people like the ones already there.


  10. "Lots of work, not enough support"

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    Former Employee - Brand Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TBWA Worldwide (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to experience some really amazing work. Some great clients. The new leadership is really making an effort to make the company more nimble and innovative. There has been a lot of progress in the past few years.

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance....as is expected in the industry. I would have expected a higher level of creative talent for a company of this caliber. There was also a lot of time we didn't have the right people/enough people working on the account.


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