GroupM Employee Reviews about "long working hours"

Updated Dec 27, 2020

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  • "Work-Life Balance was good in company(in 57 reviews)

  • "Good Management, nice work environment(in 55 reviews)

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  • "Lack of work-life balance gets taxing sometimes(in 43 reviews)

  • "long working hours, typical boss employee relation(in 32 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Really worthwhile experience

      Aug 2, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Consistent pay reviews and bonuses Numerous perks (extra days off between xmas and NYE, social events, gym discounts etc) and good benefits (pension, health insurance) Very experienced senior staff who have incredibly deep pool of knowledge regarding the business and markets Numerous links to agencies meaning large potenital for career growth

      Cons

      Management can be a disorganized and obstinate, leading to high turnover at more junior levels Often long working hours

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Accountant awful

      Oct 10, 2019 - Accountant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free fruit Free tea Free coffee Free milk and left over food

      Cons

      Long hours Finance is a joke making up figures and inputting it into cartesis. Management is none existent and lack of support. A bullying culture withing the finance controllers. Unrealistic deadlines The business is in over $60million debt cut backs are noticable. Bringing agency's in house did not work. Good lucky if you wish to work for any WPP company

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place for a grad

      Mar 5, 2018 - Graduate in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Investing in grads with loads of learning and development

      Cons

      Can sometimes be long hours

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      GroupM Response

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      Thank you for your feedback, it is appreciated and we are always looking at ways to continuously improve as a company. It is great to see that you are seeing the positive impact of our learning and development team, the GroupM University. If you would like to discuss or have further feedback please do get in touch talentoperations@groupm.com

    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Working at MEC

      Jun 9, 2012 - Digital Media Planner in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture and strong commitment to employee development and career progression Top management is very approachable Good graduate training programme

      Cons

      Much work still is not integrated across depts except for pitches If you work in digital expect long hours -- broadcast and print leave on time. Friday Summer Hours are not a given Little experience in mobile and social is developing Comms planners rule the roost re big ideas and client strategy

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Low Pay - High Work Load

      Dec 27, 2020 - Assistant Print Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Diverse clients - Being able to see projects/campaigns that you worked on live in real time - Good benefits - Good people - WPP really did well by it’s employees during the height of the 1st COVID wave. Job security was never a question - Great PTO - Surrounded by co-workers who really know what they are doing. This is a place where you will learn a lot about the industry - OT available for entry-mid level employees

      Cons

      - Long hours & high stress - Entry level pay is abysmal - Salaries tied to job titles, no raises without promotions - Slow track for growth - Little training

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good work experience - long hours

      Sep 30, 2020 - Media Planner in Sydney
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Best network of agencies. Great work experience

      Cons

      poor work life balance, long hours

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Low Pay and long working hour but relax working environment

      Oct 14, 2020 - Manager in Hong Kong
      Recommend
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      Pros

      relax and good work environment

      Cons

      Low pay and long working hours

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Poor Management and no proper training from the firm

      Sep 2, 2020 - Management Trainee in Gurgaon, Haryana
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits are given to employees in terms of health insurance, drop facilities if you are working after 9pm or beyond, flexible timings

      Cons

      1. As a fresher, the firm does not give any proper training to the new candidates. 2. Poor salary package despite being an experienced candidate. 3. Hectic work environment working on weakness very common 4. Long working hours 5. Poor management from the HR side.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good for freshgraduates

      Apr 2, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Jakarta
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly and the start work time is 9.30 with lots of opportunity to learn

      Cons

      Long working hours and little opportunity for promotions

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Company to grow

      May 22, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai
      Recommend
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      Pros

      flexible, good for start and mid level mgmt

      Cons

      long working hours, typical boss employee relation

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