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Updated July 15, 2018
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Pros
  • "This company also has a good work/life balance, and unlike other agencies treats you like an adult" (in 6 reviews)

  • "I'm thrilled to come to work every day at TPN" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lack work/life balance and clients are a bit lacking" (in 6 reviews)

  • "I work pretty long hours, and am almost always here late" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "The best of both worlds"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at tpn full-time

    Pros

    At my time here I've had the opportunity to work on big name clients while still maintaining some creative freedom. This company also has a good work/life balance, and unlike other agencies treats you like an adult. If the work gets done, and the quality remains high, there's little micro-managing. Also, the free daily lunch and monthly massage helps. Great culture!

    Cons

    A bit top heavy when it comes to management, with little turnover at higher levels. Still finding its identity in a digital world.


  2. "So good, you might never want to leave"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Art Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Art Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at tpn full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    All around good benefits with low deductibles
    In-house massage therapist
    Growth opportunities
    Family-like with a truly "long hallway" feel between the offices
    Pre-tax transit benefits and 401K matching (vests over 4 or 5 years)

    Cons

    Pay doesn't seem to match market rate, lots of employee turn over if they can't match competitors
    It's truly a hit or miss with your team. I'm shocked at how much of a different world it is on a horrible team.

    Advice to Management

    Reasonable hours and a good work/life balance doesn't pay the bills. There's a lot of great talent coming in through a revolving door that could be retained longer by keeping pay as competitive as possible (and addressing toxic teams). I'm rooting for y'all, I really am. TPN truly has the ability to be the best of the best.

  3. "All About the Benefits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative Director
    Current Employee - Creative Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at tpn full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, Big Time Clients, great, great benefits...

    Cons

    Some teams are better than others - there's a stronger investment on the account and planning side than creative.

    Advice to Management

    Creative talent is becoming fewer and far between. Should not only invest, but nurture early and mid-level talent before other agencies do...


  4. "A Wonderful Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 tpn full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Family oriented, amazing office managers, team cares about one another, weekly social happy hours, world class project managers (among the best I've had the pleasure of working with) offers education opportunities to further skills

    Cons

    Can't take the stairs between floors in the building!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  5. "Assistant Account Executive"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at tpn full-time

    Pros

    Great people, company values employees

    Cons

    Minimal transparency from the management

    Advice to Management

    More transparency to employees


  6. Helpful (2)

    "It Depends"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Extra Holidays Off + Summer Days
    - Reasonable hours

    Cons

    - Uninteresting clients
    - Lack of transparency from management
    - Growing fast, so lack of experience from managers. Especially when they map our your career growth.
    - Depending on your team- definite mean girl culture

    Advice to Management

    Train your new managers better. If they have never managed, require them to take classes on how to make your team an actual team and inspire those they manage. With little inspiration from management to have a real career growth plan, you'll keep losing talent. And no, yearly reviews with no specific details on how to get to the next level don't leave people inspired or create a clear plan.


  7. "Overall very strong experience & great work-life balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, great people to work with, collaborative environment, positive culture, good employee perks, no ego’s among upper management, competitive benefits

    Cons

    Limited staff support depending on the account working on, focus of agency has shifted in recent years, some expertise lacking

  8. "BEST agency ever."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at tpn full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This company really cares about its people.
    Free food ALL THE TIME. You will never go hungry, kitchen has ton of food, fruit, and snack for you to refuel anytime of the time.
    Free massage section! say what!?
    Reasonable working hours EVEN for the creatives, this place is truly work-life balanced.
    People are kind, caring, and fun to work with.
    Great benefit program, insurance and 401k.
    Too many Pros that I can go on and on...

    Cons

    none. If this is not the best place to work. I don't know where else is.

    tpn Response

    Mar 13, 2018 – Recruiter

    Thanks for sharing so many positive things that you love about TPN!


  9. "This company has been very good to me."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Studio Artist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Studio Artist in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at tpn full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This job is demanding, but I feel that fact is acknowledged and appreciated. The salary is fair and the benefits are above average. Great vacation and healthcare.

    Cons

    You cannot put any work in your portfolio without the client's approval. This is a logistical hurdle which could prove to be tough if you were starting out.

    tpn Response

    Feb 14, 2018 – Recruiter

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear that you feel appreciated and valued. TPN wouldn't be where we are today without each valuable member of the staff!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "On the downhill swing"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account
    Former Employee - Account
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you have worked there for a long time, 20+ years, they are very loyal to you.

    Cons

    Faux company culture. It has gone downhill a lot but they still like to say they have a great culture.

    Advice to Management

    If you keep doing things the same way you will continue to get the same results. Top leadership needs to actually lead instead of letting the senior people with personal agendas drive the company to their own advantage.

    tpn Response

    Feb 14, 2018 – Recruiter

    Thank you for your feedback. TPN values each employee equally. We would have loved the opportunity to speak more with you about the culture and better understand why you believe the culture has... More


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