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Updated 10 September 2014
Updated 10 September 2014
37 Reviews
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Tag Worldwide Global CEO John Paulson
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work-Heavy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Project Manager  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Digital Project Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Tag Worldwide full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Experience dealing with a lot of incoming work on a constant basis. Developing good organizational skills as well as learning to manage huge amounts of work.

    Cons

    Not much room for new skill learning. Work is far too busy to allow for any room for training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At times the job can consume the employee, needing to work late beyond the desired hours. Incentives should be provided for workers to be happy to work late hours. Salary rise, social activities, training, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    No future!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in London, England

    I worked at Tag Worldwide full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good office location, some decent knowledgeable people, albeit downtrodden.

    Cons

    No perks, no training. Boring work with no chance of promotion or progression as management do not see individuals' skills or experience. Many layers of management, some of which no one has any idea what they do. With more and more work being moved overseas to ill-equipped studios, the future looks bleak.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees, offer training and a career path.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Once a great company with great leadership. A pull together succeed together ethos. Now a failing disaster badly led.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Tag Worldwide full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Some of the old school Tag guys are still around and are worth learning from.

    Cons

    completely inadequate leaders that do not understand what the companies success was built upon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look back at three years and try to emulate the management style. Stop being dishonest with the people that make the company work. Properly compensate the people that make the company work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Nice people, bright future which will depend on big business decisions at group level over next few years

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Tag Worldwide full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good people, highly ambitious business, leverage of DPDHL supply chain yet to be unlocked

    Cons

    Takes a while to gain backing from senior business directors, sometimes slow in making decisions especially when involving changes to their processes. Still some time before real benefit is seen from unlocking DPDHL Supply chain capabilities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    really interesting job, great team, super stressful though

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tag Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great team of colleagues, kind management, I got to learn a lot while working in such a big fast-paced company

    Cons

    no prospects of actual career, got more stressful with almost unmanageable amount of workload after the first year

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    It's not the same place as it used to be

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Tag Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Really nice people and office culture
    Fantastic Xmas party

    Cons

    It's a mess and management don't do anything about it rather than agreeing that it's a mess.....hopeless
    No career path, no promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start noticing your staff before they leave

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not the Tag we used to know

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Artworker  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Artworker in London, England

    I worked at Tag Worldwide full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It's a well known company and a good starting point for juniors.
    Apart from that i can't actually think of any.

    Cons

    Some people have to work very hard, whilst some people have it easy street. It used to be set hours with voluntary paid overtime. A lot of people now feel pressured to do overtime for the minimum rate.
    It feels like a different company after being taken over by Williams & Lea in 2012.
    You used to feel like you had a future there and many people would work until retirement. Every year more and more redundancies as they let go of good people and ship work to their 'Overseas Hubs'. I wonder what the future is for employees now but i have lost all confidence and I'm sure moral is at an all time low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know your people, because your losing your best people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Global Account Director

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    Current Employee - Global Account Director  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Global Account Director in London, England

    I have been working at Tag Worldwide full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Unique proposition that is not seen anywhere in the industry.
    I can see the future being very good if we start working together and realise the vision.

    Cons

    Senior management from parent company that actually miss the finite difference of who we are and we do what we do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more - face to face - please stop the emails!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Management is a mess

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Tag Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The employees are great. Shame about the management, the lack of training schemes and general inability to see staff as something more than machines.

    Cons

    Little training, no budget for investing in employees, poor facility, no structural transparency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Something needs to be done. A company is nothing without its people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Get in, get experience, get out. Bought for it's client roster and little else

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England

    I worked at Tag Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to gain experience quickly due to the sheer volume of work (albeit it repetitive). Generally young and friendly account teams help to generate a fun and sociable working culture, with a relaxed, unstuffy vibe in the office (although this can vary greatly between accounts).

    Cons

    Tag was bought out by Williams Lea in 2011 and appears to be gradually transforming into to little more than a balance sheet to WL. Costs are being cut in all areas, from the recent trend of attempting to outsource as much production work as possible to India, to shabby and insufficient facilities for staff toilets and kitchens (from experience at the main Clerkenwell office).
    Training seems to be on an ad-hoc basis, with knowledge of process and systems left to be passed around between account team members, with little quality control or chances of refresher or enhancement of skills. IT and HR have again been massively pruned since the Williams Lea takeover and are both laughably inept.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your staff. Literally as well as figuratively. Far too many laptop wielding middle-management types cruise the studio floors and stairways without looking anyone else in the eye. Suggestions, feedback and ideas proposed to group account managers and higher levels disappear into a cloud of business-babble.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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