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Wieden And Kennedy Reviews

Updated June 14, 2018
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Pros
  • "Amazingly talented people working towards one goal" (in 7 reviews)

  • "work with great people and great brands" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work / life balance can be challenging" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Long hours but that's fairly status quo for advertising in NYC" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Accounting"

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

    I worked at Wieden And Kennedy full-time

    Pros

    Great People to work with

    Cons

    underpaid, feel separated from the rest of agency


  2. "Asst. Account Exect"

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

    I have been working at Wieden And Kennedy full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, amazing environment, engaging clients, committed to diversity, management is committed to it's people.

    Cons

    Lower end of pay scale, no parking, hard to break advertising traditions within the walls.

    Advice to Management

    Look within for non-traditional talent.

  3. "Executive Producer"

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

    I have been working at Wieden And Kennedy full-time

    Pros

    Creative people, focus on great work

    Cons

    Hard to move upward because people never leave


  4. "You wont find better."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wieden And Kennedy full-time

    Pros

    They say the work comes first... but the not so secret secret of W+K is that the people come first. It's an amazing place to work.

    Cons

    Sink or swim environment. If you can't embrace chaos, you won't like it here.
    Compensation is not competitive & growth opportunities are limited.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good culture, challenging."

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

    I have been working at Wieden And Kennedy full-time

    Pros

    - Challenged by day-to-day responsibilities
    - Good people
    - Make good work
    - Work with good clients

    Cons

    - Sink or swim, must be a figure-it-out-yourself personality
    - Hard to make big salary jumps
    - Not always the most organized managerially


  6. "The Foremost Independent Creative Advertising Agency in the World."

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    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wieden And Kennedy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Open Office Environment, incredible perks + benefits, high risk/high reward structure.

    Cons

    Industry volatility means job security is minimal.


  7. "Creativity rules"

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

    I have been working at Wieden And Kennedy full-time

    Pros

    Independent agency that shoots from the hip. Constantly reinventing.

    Cons

    Can be chaos, difficult for those who work best with structure and certainty.

    Advice to Management

    Feels disjointed right now.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Wieden And Kennedy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience. Allows you to dive into projects and show your worth. Having the agency on your resume leaves open a lot of doors for opportunities.

    Cons

    Long working hours, but always kept busy


  9. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wieden And Kennedy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People, environment, work produced, and management

    Cons

    It was a great place to work with a promising career change


  10. "The best work you'll ever make"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Pros

    Most hardworking, talented and diverse team.

    Cons

    Working weekends and confusing hierarchy


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