J. Walter Thompson Worldwide Reviews

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J. Walter Thompson Worldwide CEO Tamara Ingram
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116 Ratings
Pros
  • "great people & place to work in advertising(in 44 reviews)

  • "Helpful people and Fun work environment(in 41 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours according to client needs, office politics(in 44 reviews)

  • "no work life balance and no OT allowance(in 30 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Amazing people

      Dec 20, 2018 - Account Director in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Amazing, talented people - some of the best people I've worked with in my career. - Senior leadership that really care about building up the agency and driving growth. - Fun, collaborative clients. - Good culture - drinks on Friday, Agency Month programming, development, etc.

      Cons

      Typical agency stuff - occasional long hours and weekend work, especially pitches.

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      It was fine

      Nov 9, 2021 - Vice President in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Awesome people Fun environment Learned a lot

      Cons

      Irrationally managed Lack of transparency Casual sexism and racism

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Testing

      Jul 23, 2021 - Hostess 
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      Pros

      Salary Good Environment Great Food Amazing Management Balance Time

      Cons

      Testing esting sting ting ing

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good Place

      Jul 19, 2021 - Human Resource Manager in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Awesome people - great opportunity to work on your portfolio

      Cons

      Long hows - typical for agency life though

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Fun times

      Mar 25, 2021 - Account Manager in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Nice people. Great location. Good clients

      Cons

      Pretty cutthroat. Lots of competition for raises.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Internship info

      Feb 3, 2021 - Intern 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, fun environment and interesting clients

      Cons

      Pay is quite low for the amount of work

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Toronto Office - Not bad

      Dec 8, 2019 - Post Production Coordinator in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      - Good position - Good people - Extra days off!

      Cons

      - Pay is a bit low - No overtime - People get laid off - Long hours/extra days of work

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Worst Agency In My Career

      Oct 4, 2019 - Creative in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Great Yonge and Bloor TTC location

      Cons

      Overworked, Long Hours, Low Compensation, High Turnover

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    9. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      No Communication, everyone is there for themselves

      Jul 24, 2019 - Account Director in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      I get paid New leadership with WundermanThompson starting soon in Toronto Free coffee, not the best

      Cons

      Communication between departments is inexistant Have a 10 people facilities team, 3 HRs and 13 people finance, team not sure what they do, but we can't hire people who work on client projects People are overworked, and eventually crash and burn from exhaustion Difficult to make personal plans after work because you never knew when your day was going to end Constant layoffs No work life balance

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    10. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Restructing Stage

      Jul 4, 2019 - Account Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people are great to work with.

      Cons

      Constant layoffs, come in every day wondering if I will be laid off! Difficult to get proper training as everybody is overworked Lots of overtime work

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