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Updated 13 Jan 2020

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3.3
50%
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73%
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Carat CEO, Aegis Media Jerry Buhlmann
Jerry Buhlmann
111 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "long hours and lots of inter-agency bureaucracy(in 44 reviews)

  • "Terrible work/life balance if not located in Detroit or not on one of the more favorable teams(in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Associate Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carat full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance, annual bonus

    Cons

    I cant think of any

    Carat2018-07-03
  2. "Good people"

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    Former Employee - Communications Planner in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Carat full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, benefits and have a fun social element.

    Cons

    Hard to get exposure

    Advice to Management

    -

    Carat2019-10-16
  3. "Good working environment"

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    Former Employee - Communications Manager in London, England
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Carat full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly people and encouraging management

    Cons

    Poor pay and you have to work in media ;)

    Carat2019-10-08
  4. "Not recommended"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carat full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to work in media in Leeds

    Cons

    Poor culture Poor leadership Favouritism (not based on merit) High churn Low pay relative to competitors Poor links with wider networks

    Advice to Management

    Be more fair and consistent and award on merit

    Carat2019-02-22
  5. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Carat full-time

    Pros

    Progression was available, nice people, some decent clients

    Cons

    Low paid, often over worked with limited staff

    Carat2018-11-28
  6. "Sales advisor"

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    Former Employee - Sales in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Carat full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Not the best company to work for

    Cons

    Discount is great if you like product

    Advice to Management

    ......

    Carat2018-11-17
  7. "Can be fun but hard to climb the ladder"

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    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carat full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fun teams, Varied workloads, Good benefits

    Cons

    Hard to climb the ladder, frequent hire and pay rise freezes, Losing a lot of clients.

    Advice to Management

    Morale needs to be a focus, a lot of people aren't happy and tell them about it but not much is done, or not fast enough before people leave.

    Carat2018-10-27
  8. "Poor pay, but people are OK"

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    Account Executive in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Carat for more than a year

    Pros

    lots of talented people, young/fun culture

    Cons

    Junior people expected to to work of more senior people work less pay, leadership team is out of touch with employees, higher up initiatives don't trickle down to more junior employees, poor pay, HR is terrible

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees a fair wage

    Carat2018-10-08
  9. "Good place to start"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carat full-time

    Pros

    Started in 2016 on an international account, and was a great place to learn and grow quickly. Lots of structure in place so you feel supported and some great accounts to work on.

    Cons

    With the new structure (in Australia) it has lost a lot of its culture as many moved over to Amplifi. Has also lots many of its veterans due to continued re-structure so is now a very different business to how it was 1 year ago.

    Advice to Management

    Re-create the culture!!

    Carat2018-09-11
  10. "Carat Media"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Carat full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with The specialist media teams are trained to a high degree. The company it really accommodating with flexible working hours

    Cons

    Morale in the office can be bit low at times however I imagine this swing in roundabouts in any agency

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice if clearer objectives KPI should be set for employees and there was a more structured review process

    Carat2018-09-22
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