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Wieden And Kennedy Reviews

Updated September 4, 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. "Head of Design"

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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

    Amazing culture and business opportunities

    Cons

    Old and outdated building, no good food options.


  2. "Design"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wieden And Kennedy full-time

    Pros

    Great work and co-workers in past years.

    Cons

    The culture is changing now that W and K have stepped back.

  3. "Very creative company"

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

    I worked at Wieden And Kennedy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Forward thinking and very creative place to work.

    Cons

    Promotions were based on who people liked rather than work done.


  4. "Cool place, but nothing more"

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    Former Employee - General Ledger Accountant in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - General Ledger Accountant in Portland, OR
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful office, great parties, dog friendly.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for advancement.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Creative Wrangler"

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    Former Employee - Producer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Producer in Portland, OR
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will make the best friends of your life and work with some of the most talented people. Dogs are everywhere. Perks are so good we called them "golden handcuffs"

    Cons

    Be prepared for layoffs always. They happen almost every year. While they are working on diversity this is still very much a white male driven environment as are almost all advertizing companies.

    Advice to Management

    You need more women and people of color in creative roles. They shouldn't just have to play "mother" to your male creatives


  6. "Accounting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    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


  7. "Asst. Account Exect"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    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.

  8. "Executive Producer"

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


  9. "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.


  10. 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


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