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J. Walter Thompson Worldwide Reviews

Updated Dec 8, 2019

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3.2
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J. Walter Thompson Worldwide CEO Tamara Ingram
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85 Ratings
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  1. "Great place. Nice people."

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    Former Employee - Creative in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice people. No ego. Just focus on the work.

    Cons

    Wunderman merger is still an unknown.

    J. Walter Thompson Worldwide2019-08-25
  2. "Marketing Director"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in London, England
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of change, challenges and opportunities

    Cons

    It takes a long time for things to change and adapt to the market.

    Advice to Management

    NA

    J. Walter Thompson Worldwide2019-07-29
  3. "A good place to work but staff becoming frustrated"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Majority of staff are great workers Good name for CV Interesting work Social Bar Reasonable hours

    Cons

    Losing a lot of talent as pay is below competitors Cannot retain staff Junior staff not respected

    Advice to Management

    Give more opportunities to staff, be more open about pay increases

    J. Walter Thompson Worldwide2019-05-09
  4. "Great potential"

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    Former Employee - Senior Art Director/Creative Director 

    I worked at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Merged with Wunderman recently, which is exciting

    Cons

    Seen as old school by some people

    J. Walter Thompson Worldwide2019-05-19
  5. "Fun times but hard work and long days"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great to have a bar in your work place

    Cons

    Too many egos really, but that's not exclusive to JWT

    J. Walter Thompson Worldwide2019-05-17
  6. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Account Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Well established, look after their people.

    Cons

    Confusion or overlap between agencies withing the WPP network.

    J. Walter Thompson Worldwide2019-01-29
  7. "Old school needing radical change (London)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    strong and friendly community overworked and understaffed

    Cons

    strong and friendly community within lower end employees, united in their hatred for outright bullying and complete lack of respect from more senior members of staff overworked and understaffed

    J. Walter Thompson Worldwide2019-02-01
  8. "Senior Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Development Executive in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    JWT is a dynamic environment where you can learn cross functional skill sets in a truly digital world.

    Cons

    promotions are slow and the flat structures make promotion very slow

    Advice to Management

    Promote people and give them opportunity for growth.

    J. Walter Thompson Worldwide2019-01-05
  9. "Senior Account Director"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    On-site bar, some good social events

    Cons

    Very top heavy with long termers sitting in positions for years. Culture of favouritism:

    J. Walter Thompson Worldwide2019-01-22
  10. "Ok place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Structured, good smart people, some large global clients

    Cons

    stuffy agency in certain ways

    J. Walter Thompson Worldwide2018-12-10
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