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Found 337 of over 386 reviews
4.4
82% Recommend to a Friend
Wieden+Kennedy President Dan Wieden
94% Approve of CEO

Found 300 of over 386 reviews

4.4
82%
Recommend to a Friend
94%
Approve of CEO
Wieden+Kennedy President Dan Wieden
Dan Wieden
129 Ratings

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    great 10/10

    Oct 20, 2022 - Graphic Designer in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    it was truly perfect in every way

    Cons

    there are no cons here

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Wieden broke me.

    Nov 15, 2022 - Strategy Director 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Start young and don't stay more than 3 years.

    Cons

    It's a cult. If you're interested in advertising but want to do something positive, Wieden will say this is the place for you. But the farther up the ladder you go, the more you realize it's just another advertising agency. Like most others, they're trying to make a lot of money and don't actually care about the consumer or the client. They just want to make work they consider "good." And if you look at their reel for the last decade, there's not much there that holds up. They used to be amazing but they're running on fumes now. The amount of malarkey they peddle is insane. Wieden is like the Antichrist of advertising. They're insanely good at claiming a moral high ground but they're still selling the same old crap.

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Best agency to work

    Oct 9, 2022 - Account Director in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    True Diverse Environment, amazing leadership, fantastic clients, remote work flexibility.

    Cons

    Too much gossip dramas around the office.

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  5. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Code- Switching Heavy

    Oct 22, 2022 - Creative in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Fun environment and the coworkers can be so much that you become lifelong friends. This is a great creative space to express your creative needs especially if you have a side Hustle. It's a place full of laughter and joy. They have ambitious ideas and make great ads.

    Cons

    They are inauthentic about the diversity and inclusion. Their HR teams are fraudulent and pretend to help you but they are really for the company. They only accept a certain type of black person.. and that is the one who code switches. They are more open to black men who don't "code switch as much" but never open to the black women who is herself as she will be demonized. Management does not take accountability for their racist counterparts. They are more serious about upholding their racist structure and having happy hours than they are of the health of their employees. Their black lives matter stance was just something to do and is not upheld. Don't be fooled by the name as they will not care about how much money you make because they feel their name is enough. Also, white creators can do no wrong. Beware of the smoking mirrors.

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  6. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Believe the hype

    Oct 1, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The commitment to creativity and creative people is real, and a part of why clients hire the agency.

    Cons

    With high expectations, work that would make the reel of another shop can feel disappointing

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  7. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    crazy hours

    Sep 19, 2022 - Designer in Portland, OR
    Recommend
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    Pros

    great people, great ideas, great work

    Cons

    no life-balance, insane work hours

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Amazing work environment

    Aug 11, 2022 - Graphic Designer in Portland, OR
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Supportive, understanding and focuses on your mental health

    Cons

    We work mainly on big clients which is great, but it can limit the creative freedom and opportunities

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee

    such a vibe

    Jul 28, 2022 - Art Director 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    surrounded by amazing creatives, encouraged and given the freedom to be yourself, healthy office culture, great music, great perks

    Cons

    heavy workload, fast paced atmosphere

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great benefits, poor pay.

    Aug 8, 2022 - Client Finance Analyst in Portland, OR
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The benefits and work culture were incredible. The people you work with are some of the best in the industry.

    Cons

    The pay does not match the work load.

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  11. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great people, poor pay

    Aug 3, 2022 - IT in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Lots of parties and perks People are generally nice Cool clients

    Cons

    The pay was probably the same in 1999 No career path or promotions in sight. More money for parties than keeping good people means high turnover, means extra work with no extra compensation for everyone who stays

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Wieden+Kennedy has an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5, based on over 386 reviews left anonymously by employees. 82% of employees would recommend working at Wieden+Kennedy to a friend and 73% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 6% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Wieden+Kennedy employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.9 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Wieden+Kennedy. This rating has improved by 9% over the last 12 months.

82% of Wieden+Kennedy employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Wieden+Kennedy 3.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.3 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Wieden+Kennedy to be benefits, culture, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, management, career development.

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