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Updated 13 September 2018
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  • "The company really preaches flexible working hours; one can really come to office late" (in 28 reviews)

  • "The environment was very supportive and collaborative and there was a great work-life balance" (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Best organisation ever worked for!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Millward Brown full-time

    Pros

    Brilliant team! Very trusting and flexible! Like working with friends!

    Cons

    I don’t have any areas to think of


  2. "Professional but amicable worplace"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Royal Leamington Spa, England
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Royal Leamington Spa, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Millward Brown full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Professional but amicable workplace with flexible working and clear career progression. Many on site facilities to encourage cycling to work.

    Cons

    Long working hours are expected but management are more than willing to allow flexible working

  3. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Millward Brown full-time

    Pros

    Good work ethic and team spirit

    Cons

    Very specialised. You have to be coming within to learn and pick up quickly the methodology


  4. "Not worth the long hours at all"

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    Former Employee - Trainee Client Executive in London, England
    Former Employee - Trainee Client Executive in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Millward Brown full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The only interesting thing about the company is being able to work with large clients.

    Cons

    The hours are very long and it is certainly not worth it when senior management do not value what you do. This on top of the very low salary means that you have little free time to do things outside of work and the salary is just about enough to keep you living if you are located in London!

    The contracted hours are 9 - 5.30 Monday to Thursday and 9- 4.30 on Fridays but in reality this never happens as senior management almost treat it like a crime if you dare to leave on time even if you have been staying late the majority of the time.

    There is a lot of office politics as you will see favoritism to certain colleagues and even if you do finally get a promotion the raise in salary is very small and is essentially deemed meaningless because of the whole heap of extra workload that you are likely to receive.

    The company tries to pretend that they care about employees wellbeing by paying for things such as drinks after work but in reality everyone would prefer a higher salary and/or more reasonable working hours.

    I have seen people emotionally crumble at this place and the staff turnover is unbelievably high. The senior management keep talking about how many people they are hiring but that's simply because so many people are leaving them all of the time.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff like humans, give them time to concentrate on a few projects at a time so that they can deliver it to the best of their ability. This would mean happy employees which in turn leads to happy clients.

    Think about your employees health, I have seen colleagues never take a Lunch break because they simply don't have time to take a break, this kind of company culture is very unhealthy and likely to drive people away rather than keep people pursuing a long career at Millward Brown.


  5. "Great to build your experience but low salaries"

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    Current Employee - Senior Client Executive in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Client Executive in London, England
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Millward Brown full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere in specialists teams
    Approachable management
    Young teams
    Relatively flexible hours and home office policy
    Overtime acknowledged and recognised (free day off)
    Office hours encouraged 9am-5.30pm

    Cons

    Low salaries quickly impact individual and team motivation
    Big company belonging to a big group means long processes for pay raise, promotions and ways of working

    Advice to Management

    Increase entry level salaries up to manager level to increase even better talents
    Better align salaries per level for people with similar level of experience and competencies


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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

    I worked at Millward Brown full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    well known market research company in the market

    Cons

    people know very little about statistics in this company
    poor employee development
    poor financials so even if you perform well in your job it's very difficult to get promotion

    Advice to Management

    get more innovative people to make better product


  7. "Managing research projects"

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    Current Employee - Project Executive in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Executive in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Millward Brown full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    When you are trainee they give you a proper training

    Cons

    A slave culture promoted by higher management; no life-work balance; junior members of the team are abused; if you reach a executive or senior executive level you are likely to be forced to work extra unpaid hours, do task of the senior members of the team

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect not like salves!

  8. "Client Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Millward Brown full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, nice offices & centrally located. Lots of chances to work on a various projects - which is great from an experience perspective.

    Cons

    Some disconnect between senior management and more junior members of staff.

    Advice to Management

    Bring different departments together more for shared learning opportunities.


  9. "Good company and great place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Client Service Associate
    Current Employee - Client Service Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Millward Brown full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learning culture, strong framework, good environment

    Cons

    Work-life balance, not structured teams


  10. "good job, too many hours"

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    Current Employee - Client Executive in Warwick, West Midlands, England
    Current Employee - Client Executive in Warwick, West Midlands, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Millward Brown (More than a year)

    Pros

    interesting work and great people, international clients

    Cons

    working hours are hectic during certain periods of the year, and often feel understaffed

    Advice to Management

    hire more people and keep the ones you have now


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