Golin Reviews

Updated Sep 19, 2022

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3.6
72%
Recommend to a Friend
84%
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Golin CEO Matt Neale
Matt Neale
55 Ratings
Pros
  • "Golin and IPG have been exceedingly mindful of not only safety but comfort level(in 39 reviews)

  • "great clients, great teammwork, great office(in 21 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Not necessarily a Golin thing, probably just a remote thing(in 35 reviews)

  • "Salary isn’t super competitive but I’ve found this is common amongst comms/PR agencies(in 32 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Very good company where management looks out for everyone's well-being, including wants and needs and career-advancement

      Sep 24, 2013 - Manager in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A company that operates like a family. Little to no drama. It is not a place where managment tortures employees and squeezes every last bit of life out of you.

      Cons

      Shitty computers. It is a old company that is going through a facelift so I think there are some elements that are lagging behind like IT infrastructure but overall the company is really evolving fast (very fast compared to some other companies)

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Employer with a heart

      Jun 1, 2022 - Manager in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1. Amidst, the (often) crazy fast pace, there's an empathetic boss who highly values work-life balance. 2. Inclusion - hey, a double minority here! 3. Value independence; no micro-management

      Cons

      Tight timelines and big scope with certain clients but understaffed.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Lackluster experience

      Jun 14, 2022 - Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Leadership at the top is good. Make effort to attain work life balance.

      Cons

      - A seemingly family-like enviroment when everyone was just tip-toeing around that few people everyday. - Tried too hard to make life there fun but it was the everyday nuances that mattered -Pretended to care but when it comes to actually caring for u as a person, or when it boils down to personal development, any "horizontal leadership" goes into the trash. - Not the best learning environment. - It is very obvious that the people who lasted for over a year just sucked thumb/pretended that all is fine and happy. Family-like? More like bootlicking and cliquey. - They actually managed to flag/remove the reviews that shedded the most realistic picture of this agency. It was underhanded.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to learn if you can keep up

      May 18, 2022 - Associate Strategist in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - excellent client portfolio across multiple industries - "flat" operating structure where input from all levels of job seniority are considered - opportunity to pursue projects/initiatives with resources and backing from superiors

      Cons

      - fast-paced, constantly changing environment not for everyone

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Forward-looking and People-first Agency

      May 17, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Progressive agency, always looking at ways to improve and be better. Senior leadership is transparent, shares regular updates, empathizes with the employees' struggles and celebrates big and small wins. People here are kind, give constructive criticism and are respectful.

      Cons

      Compensation can be better, lower than the industry standard.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Reset, refocus and readjust

      Mar 15, 2022 - Director 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It's always tough to acknowledge our areas of weakness. It's tougher to admit and recognize we need to do better. I am glad that we started doing that. It's a journey of rewriting our present and future with actions, and not simply carrying the words in our mouths and heads. I am glad we are going into the pineapple: we must propose and execute well. Slow steps, though an important restart.

      Cons

      We mustn't forget that we need to constantly and consistently put people first - every one across the agency and around our professional environment matter, regardless of our designations, specialization, background. We must continue to focus on this.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Mentally draining environment

      Oct 20, 2021 - Associate 
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      Pros

      Good colleagues and a very young team. Everyone is helpful and kind.

      Cons

      High turn over rate. Clients can be demanding.

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Good exposure

      Jul 14, 2021 - Senior Manager in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Award-winning agency, good client portfolio

      Cons

      Long hours, no work life balance

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Experience

      May 18, 2021 - Graduate Trainee in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture and people are friendly

      Cons

      Heavy workload but low pay

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee

      There’s a reason why they hire for the same roles every other month. Even in a pandemic.

      Jan 29, 2021 - Associate 
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      Pros

      Having comrades that will suffer together with you. Misery does bond individuals.

      Cons

      Extremely poor on boarding process that was given. Junior level staffs are expected to jump straight into the job in just a week and be proficient with everything. Typical environment of PR being highly snarky and fast paced, but this place takes the word snarky to a whole new level. Don’t be surprised if you’re being shamed in a mass email or get chided just by asking a question. Managers and directors can consider a freelance job of being lighting technicians as they are so good at gaslighting.

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    Golin has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 433 reviews left anonymously by employees. 72% of employees would recommend working at Golin to a friend and 70% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Golin employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Golin. This rating has decreased by -7% over the last 12 months.

    72% of Golin employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Golin 3.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

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