Essence Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2022

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4.0
77%
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Pros
  • "Working with essence I am learning many things(in 50 reviews)

  • "Great culture for the entire company(in 38 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "There's definitely always going to be overworking at agency and I think the same applies to Essence(in 49 reviews)

  • "Very long hours and always understaffed(in 29 reviews)

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

      Best Agency ever to work

      Jan 12, 2022 - Media Activation Manager in Bogota, Cundinamarca
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Essence is an agency that cares about employees, having a balanced life between work and personal life. It is highly organized, there are excellent growth opportunities, and it pays very well compared to other agencies. I definitely recommend to join in if you got the chance.

      Cons

      No cons. Everything is perfect!

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

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      Jun 26, 2022 - Senior Client Director 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good company culture. Promotes internally

      Cons

      Future merger with MediaCom may negatively impact

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Company, Amazing Perks

      Jul 18, 2022 - Senior Analytics Executive in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Be apart of Group M Fun bar Thursdays Early finish on Fridays

      Cons

      Lack of organisation in some pods Limited development

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Turning into a generic WPP agency

      Jul 18, 2022 - Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really passionate and hard working teams and individuals which make your work day x10 more enjoyable. Clients are engaging and push you, in a positive way. The London office is in a great location, along with a friendly front of house team. Fruit/coffee etc

      Cons

      Sadly, the WPP impact is now beginning to hit Essence. Essence used to have a small independent personality, however, there is greater focus on margins/bottom line. Salaries are weak when compared to competitors and it's pot luck who gets a pay rise. Losing talented, long standing staff, who can see what is on the horizon. Essence & MediaCom merger will impact culture and there is an unease amongst teams around this. Teams are also not fully staffed as GroupM/WPP are attempting to recoup their lost profits during COVID - impacts staff mental health.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great company

      Jun 16, 2022 - Performance Director in London, England
      Recommend