Carat Reviews

Updated 29 Jul 2020

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3.3
57%
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Carat CEO, Aegis Media Jerry Buhlmann
Jerry Buhlmann
115 Ratings
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  • "sometimes can be long hours, lack of company outings but we get enough perks with partners anyways(in 47 reviews)

  • "Terrible work/life balance if not located in Detroit or not on one of the more favorable teams(in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Associate Director"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  2. "Great Atmosphere"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff, nice offices and good social events

    Cons

    Long hours during busy periods, lack of training opportunities and no ongoing pay reviews


  3. "Investment team Manager"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Carat

    Pros

    Met great people and been able to produce great work.

    Cons

    A lot of moving around (As an ex Amplifi worker) with delayed communication from the Leadership team.

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  4. "Not a place for the faint-hearted"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Free Food & Drink Lush Building Great office space Private health care

    Cons

    Cut-throat Stress inducing High pressure Very few social events

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  5. "Planning director"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Client Director 

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, good clients, friendly staff

    Cons

    Heavy workload, understaffed complex agency structure within DAN

  6. "Untrustworthy"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Director in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Carat full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    People are nice and friendly

    Cons

    Don’t trust anyone as the management now only looks after themselves. Run by The Manchester office who are arrogant and rude in the main. Culture terrible, treat people badly. Managing partner has bad reputation and you don’t realise how hated the DAN network is until you leave.

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  7. "Good people"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  8. "Good working environment"

    4.0
    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 ;)

  9. "Not recommended"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  10. "Okay"

    3.0
    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

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