Essence Reviews

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3.7
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36 Ratings
Pros
  • "Really good company with great culture and at the forefront of digital automation(in 34 reviews)

  • "Great clients, PTO, casual and friendly work environment(in 20 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Management played favorites, long hours, poor management(in 20 reviews)

  • "Very poor senior management team who makes very poor decisions or do nothing(in 16 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Amazing culture and people

      Jan 15, 2021 - Media Planning Director in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Culture where everyone looks out for each other, including the clients. It feels like the efforts the company makes to include people is genuine and authentic. I also feel extremely valued and they always make an effort to shout out great work which is very motivating, whereas other agencies only reprimand when things go wrong which can be demoralising.

      Cons

      I genuinely can't think of any

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good place to start

      Nov 19, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Different teams to work Holistic view on business Diversity

      Cons

      Strict rules on different job descriptions

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great culture

      Nov 14, 2021 - Account Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Opportunities to grow Great coworkers and expertise Supportive senior staff and Exco who invest in staff and development Flexible working

      Cons

      Progression paths and timelines sometimes unclear

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      A fantastic first job out of University

      Nov 12, 2021 - Senior Media Activation Executive in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company is filled with great people doing great work

      Cons

      Sometimes it can be tough to move upward without a competing job offer

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good agency, great people.

      Oct 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People are smart and kind. Exciting clients. Company cares about culture, not just work.

      Cons

      A lot of ongoing change is exhausting. Work life balance since Covid.

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      Essence Response

      We appreciate the positive feedback. Essence is built by Essentials a cornerstone of our business is the community they create around the world, we're glad their kindness - and our culture - resonates so strongly with you!

    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      The first London agency I've worked at that provides a sense of belonging.

      Oct 9, 2021 - Account Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Management genuinely care, and everyone looks out for each other. Fantastic diversity within the agency and genuinely friendly and helpful colleagues. Onboarding was slick and well thought out.

      Cons

      Only real con is that there is always a large amount of meetings which can sometime stifle productivity.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good workplace spirit

      Sep 30, 2021 - Activation Director in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to learn and progress

      Cons

      Very structured hierarchy for the company

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company for growth

      Sep 27, 2021 - Media Activation Director in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great innovation, forward looking and invests heavily in people development. Cutting edge tech

      Cons

      Second rate coffee in the London office

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

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      Sep 27, 2021 - Planning Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people and working environment

      Cons

      No cons at the moment

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      10/10

      Sep 21, 2021 - PPC Media Activation Executive in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      10/10 company to work for

      Cons

      dont recruit fast enough at times

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