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Ketchum Reviews

Updated 11 Sep 2019

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3.5
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Ketchum CEO Barri Rafferty
Barri Rafferty
34 Ratings
Pros
  • "great people, no office politics, no jerks(in 20 reviews)

  • "Ketchum is a great place to spend 5 out of 7 days of your week(in 19 reviews)

Cons
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Ketchum London"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ketchum full-time

    Pros

    A great place to work. Interesting clients. Nurturing and supportive culture. Good work/life balance. Doing work that makes a difference.

    Cons

    None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None.None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None. None.

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    Ketchum2018-07-20
  2. "Good place to work overall but very hierarchical"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Ketchum full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Get to work with lots of people across the agency, really talented people

    Cons

    Can be a small fish in a big pond, some team structures weren’t right

    Ketchum2019-07-18
  3. "Not a good agency to work for"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Ketchum full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good variety of big name clients

    Cons

    Very hierarchical. Shallow, vacuous culture. Little effort to understand clients business in any depth.

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    Ketchum2019-07-11
  4. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ketchum full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, loads of flex

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to report

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    Ketchum2019-02-23
  5. "Overall a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Finance in London, England
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ketchum full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great office culture, clear structure and good communication between management and staff

    Cons

    Sometimes a little bit "cliquey"

    Ketchum2018-08-26
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Where people do NOT matter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ketchum full-time

    Pros

    Maybe the salary is a bit higher than in other advertising agencies.

    Cons

    The management is horrible. They say they care about their people but they actually don't. I had a very bad experience with someone who didn't want to manage anybody. Culture was also bad, I've never felt part of the company, even of a team.

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    Ketchum2018-03-06
  7. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ketchum full-time

    Pros

    Great clients, clever colleagues. Fast paced and interesting work

    Cons

    Completely profit orientated. People only seen as counters, totally taken for granted and not fairly rewarded

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    Ketchum2018-02-04
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging and rewarding"

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

    I have been working at Ketchum full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great clients, smart people, opportunities to learn and create your own path. I've found that if you're clear about what you want from your career and there's a strong business case for it, things will happen for you. It's a rewarding place to work if you have ambition and a plan.

    Cons

    Some senior management are very old school and lack dynamism. Politics can get in the way of doing the best possible work.

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    Ketchum2017-12-18
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Account Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ketchum full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    (London office) There are some genuinely lovely people there. The bi-annual parties are great fun. The dedication to training is excellent - there are so many skills and experiences across the network so you will be learning from the people around you.

    Cons

    (London office) The leadership is not just ineffective but have purposefully created an environment where people are not rewarded for good work and are almost bullied into pushing juniors into working long hours whilst managers check in every now and then. No one progresses in their career unless it is being seen by specific people - even if KPIs are achieved. This enables a culture of backstabbing and poor client work.

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    Ketchum2018-01-09
  10. Helpful (2)

    "A little bit hap hazard"

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    Current Employee - Account Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible working policy is great

    Cons

    Lots of work and not enough people to do it.

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    Ketchum2017-08-03
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