78% would recommend to a friend
(667 total reviews)
83% approve of CEO
Found 667 of over 777 reviews
Updated 29 Nov 2023
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a year ago
I'm a new seller (previously was in client services) in Central and have been assigned some of the major agencies in Chicago Havas, KSM, GainShare, Laughlin Constable, Abelson Taylor, 360i, Carat, Universal McCann, etc). Programmatic and performance in mobile. Leaning in everywhere and learning from everyone. Would love some help, ideas on how to get my emails looked at. I'm already working with major brands at Starcom and Spark, breaking new biz is hard! Would love some advice.
Women In Marketing
2 years ago
Posting here because you’re active & supportive We’re looking at possibility RFPing media agencies for our brand. We want to narrow the list to those with specific experience. Does anyone know if the following agencies meet these criteria? Or any general insights on these agencies? Agencies: OMD, Mindshare, Mediacom, Carat Criteria: - Strong local buying - Strong processes (ways of working) - Agility - Digital (localized & optimization) - CPG experience - Alcohol experience - Beer experience
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- 3.022 May 2023Account ExecutiveFormer Employee, less than 1 yearLondon, England
A lot of benefits, healthcare, insurances, gym discounts… a very long list! Some nice people.
People doesn’t work very often from the office which makes very hard for juniors to learn and get the knowledge need it to have a career progression within the company. Some teams are amazing and some other awful, and this is why is very tricky to give a proper feedback. Some colleagues were in very toxic teams. My team was ok, but never managed to have the feeling of being properly “part of the team”.
- 4.014 Aug 2023AV Manager - Video ProducerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsLondon, England
Fun culture, young people, good trainign
Pay, high staff turnover, less flexi working than before
- 1.026 Aug 2023Digital Client ManagerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearLondon, England
Good salary for the role
They overload you with various responsibilities that isn't manageable, tight on budget and unwilling to employ extra staff
- 3.020 Mar 2023Account ExecutiveCurrent Employee
Good place to see how the industry works and gain good insight and holistic experience.
Company size means making meaningful changes on a local level is slow and difficult. Poor retention and many employees feel undervalued.
- 2.020 Jul 2022Account DirectorFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsLondon, England
Some good people, that's about it.
Disasterous corporate structure. Relentless, poorly managed and badly communicated change. Poor salaries and advancement that makes it almost impossible to recruit and retain talent. Many teams are permanently under-resourced, stressed out and working long hours. Relentless pitching for new business (with a very poor success rate) and commercial pressure to sell products and solutions to clients, regardless of their needs or effectiveness is depressing and demotivating.3
- 2.024 Oct 2022Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 year
Great office location in London
Bullying staff culture Little to no support from HR Toxic work culture
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Carat has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 777 reviews left anonymously by employees. 78% of employees would recommend working at Carat to a friend and 70% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
78% of Carat employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Carat 3.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.8 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.