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Updated February 22, 2018
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  • 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. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. 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


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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Most hardworking, talented and diverse team.

    Cons

    Working weekends and confusing hierarchy


  5. "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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "The Best."

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

    I worked at Wieden And Kennedy full-time

    Pros

    The best strategic, production and creative minds in the business. Strong account leadership and excellent integrity in a business with very little.

    Cons

    Political. Pockets of ineptitude. Can be cut-throat.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent. The founders built their business by taking care of their people. They're lost that and the place doesn't feel as human anymore. Do some soul searching to recenter the company on this.


  7. "Amazing agency with amazing people"

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

    Pros

    The people, the culture, the unbelievable work and passion. This is where you will do the best work of your life.

    Cons

    There really aren't a lot many cons. This is the best place that I've ever worked and may ever work.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Creative Director"

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    Current Employee - Creative Director in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Creative Director in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wieden And Kennedy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best possible scenario in the advertising industry. Talented people in every department. Everyone is pretty much on the same page and on the same level. No egos. Just a bunch of smart and nice people focused on doing the best work of their lives.

    Cons

    Can get a little clique and it has a defined house-style but nothing that can't be overcome with the right idea/people behind it. Still the best agency in the world.

    Advice to Management

    Management does a stellar job steering the ship and keeping up with industry and client's expectations. Needs to listen to client's needs a bit more though.


  9. "best agency"

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

    I worked at Wieden And Kennedy full-time

    Pros

    work with great people and great brands. thrive for great work.

    Cons

    challenging place with lots of smart people and pressure of doing good work


  10. "Great place to work"

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

    Pros

    People are fun, intelligent and hard working.

    Cons

    not much to add here.


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