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WE Communications Reviews

Updated 22 May 2019

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WE Communications CEO Melissa Waggener Zorkin
Melissa Waggener Zorkin
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  • "Work life balance differs amongst teams(in 44 reviews)

  • "There is a clique-y sorority type of vibe that may not jive with everyone(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Talented, fun and hard working group"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at WE Communications full-time

      Pros

      Highly intelligent group of people who work well together across all sectors Great career progression and a real opportunity to develop your personal interests Use an integrated approach to comms which provides diversity to roles

      Cons

      May not work for those in need of a more disciplined environment

      WE Communications2016-05-05
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      "What a shambles, joke of a company"

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

      I worked at WE Communications full-time

      Pros

      - office location (central London)

      Cons

      Where do we begin. It’s honestly a joke of a company. Nothing is happening, everybody is extremely uneducated and simply not smart. That sounds harsh but honestly never worked with people that are so inherently incompetent for their age. Delusional culture and approach as they seem to think that the company is actually a real job? Oh and the chair mysteriously was fired with no explanation? Genuinely a bizarre company...

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      Advice to Management

      Honestly? Shut down London offices. I’m sure the US branches are great (from reviews) but the London office is a total mess and nobody is remotely qualified to do their joke of a job. Also why did the chair get fired?! This month! Nobody even asked questions?

      WE Communications2019-02-18

      WE Communications Response

      March 11, 2019Chief Talent Officer

      Thank you for your feedback. At WE, we’re committed to nurturing a collaborative culture where every employee thrives. Excellence, innovation and leadership are the cornerstones of our client partnerships. We’re disappointed to read your sentiments and sorry to learn that you did ...

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      "A Mixed Bag"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at WE Communications full-time

      Pros

      With the right manager, and the right opportunity, you really have the chance to flourish. My experience was exclusively with leaders who empowered me to excel and take on more responsibility. Some great clients. Working on larger accounts brings opportunities for travel and collaboration with other regions. Lucrative salary for junior staff members. Largely speaking managers and directors want to do a good job...

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      Cons

      - Heavily governed by WE US which means bad new business decisions are made - Younger members of staff are entitled - promotions are expected, vs earned - Hiring is close to impossible at all levels due to issues with HR - Salary becomes less lucrative the more senior you become, until you're below industry average when benchmarked against other agencies and in-house salaries - Gossipy, cliquey culture among many...

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      WE Communications2018-10-31
    • "Nice benefits."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at WE Communications

      Pros

      They have a good benefits package. Nice attitude to community/ charity days.

      Cons

      Political senior management team. People can work long hours so work life balance can suffer.

      Advice to Management

      Build HR

      WE Communications2018-03-20
    • Helpful (1)

      "Solid Company, Fantastic Leadership"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at WE Communications for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Leadership, socially conscious and ability to get stuff done for clients.

      Cons

      Political power struggles between people, offices.

      Advice to Management

      Keep doing what you're doing!

      WE Communications2017-01-30
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      "Dynamic, Creative, Supportive & Fun."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at WE Communications full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Very much an in it all together feel, the office is an incredibly energetic and creative place to work. With the nature of the companies clients, it feels like you're currently ahead of the curve from an experience perspective. There is a massive focus on self development (far more than any other company I've worked for), with Management being reviewed on how their team develops, not just bottom line results....

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      Cons

      With so much emphasis on personal development this isn't necessarily a place that someone who wants to 'coast along' would flourish.

      WE Communications2016-04-06
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      "Great people and potential"

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      Former Employee - Vice President in London, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at WE Communications full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Excellent consultants that are totally focussed on client service excellence. Really smart, eager and fun teams to work with that are increasingly thinking of integrated campaigns. Office culture is strong with a relaxed atmosphere and local leadership teams who seem to genuinely care about the wellbeing of staff. Lots of extra-mural activities, a busy social calendar and active CSR initiatives. Interesting clients to...

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      Cons

      Scale of network can sometimes be a challenge in attracting larger clients especially if they want a single-brand agency approach. That said there are many examples of great multi-national work using the alliance partners.

      Advice to Management

      Continue to build out global scale and the wider digital capabilities. I'll follow your progress with enthusiasm and interest.

      WE Communications2016-02-26
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      "People place"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at WE Communications full-time

      Pros

      I work at WE for the people - and the way in which it treats its people. I genuinely feel that senior management cares about the team's ongoing health and that everyone looks out for one another. WE's size and independence allows for a much friendlier and informal vibe than you might find at a bigger agency. People get their work done - but don't take themselves too seriously. I've been here for over four years...

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      Cons

      Covent Garden tourists? Though as much a positive, WE's size means that everyone is very hands on, and we are all involved in a lot of things outside of our day to day client work. Some people love this - getting to feel real ownership for the agency - but it doesn't suit everyone.

      Advice to Management

      Tackle an initiative at a time - its great to have ideas for change, but too many can mean a lot of false starts.

      WE Communications2016-02-18
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      "WE is an enjoyable place to work with great support for career progression"

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      Current Employee - EMEA Client Development Coordinator in London, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at WE Communications for more than a year

      Pros

      I have worked at WE for just over a year now and could not be happier in my role. I came into the company as a receptionist and was then approached six months later to take on a new role.  I was offered to progress and join the Client Development team and considering how little experience I had, I was very impressed and grateful for the time spent to train me and the continuous support that was, and is still offered to...

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      Cons

      I haven't noticed a downside to working at WE since I have been here.

      WE Communications2016-02-10
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      "Ethical, Inspiring, Talented and Successful Agency"

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

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

      Pros

      WE is a very collaborative agency, not just in the UK but across the global network. There is some super smart rising stars in London who are doing great work and are very highly thought of within their client and peer groups. Benefits are industry leading Global Exchange after 12 months is unrivaled Salaries are competitive and bonus earning potential is very real.

      Cons

      More females on the EMEA management team Missed opportunities over the years to diversify the business offering

      Advice to Management

      Be willing to take the odd risk, WE clearly have the potential to drive forward and into new areas/disciplines - i.e. Consumer.

      WE Communications2016-01-08
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