Ketchum Reviews

Updated Oct 3, 2022

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3.7
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Ketchum Partner, President and CEO   Mike Doyle
Mike Doyle
70 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great clients, very quick with their work(in 35 reviews)

  • "Great people and work life balance(in 29 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance difficult to manage(in 64 reviews)

  • "Lots of competition, Long Hours(in 48 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee

      A decent experience but poor HR management

      Sep 3, 2016 -  
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      Pros

      Great working environment, strong leadership which flows down to the middle management

      Cons

      Poor HR resulting in lack of follow-up to my inquires over a full time position

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Poor management

      Oct 3, 2022 - Designer in London, England
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      Pros

      Central location, just behind the tate modern.

      Cons

      Poor management. They don't recognise your value. Long hours.

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Worked like a dog

      Sep 16, 2022 - Managing Account Supervisor in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      Amazing colleagues. Truly incredible people that are super smart and support each other. The client work can also be fun and engaging at times.

      Cons

      Be prepared to work at least 50 hours a week. Tons of administrative work on top of your client work. Work life balance is virtually impossible. I find it difficult to even go on a date.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great PR agency

      Aug 29, 2022 - Managing Account Supervisor in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Professionalism, quality work, good benefits

      Cons

      Long hours at times, inconsistent communication from leaders to employees

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Awful senior management

      Sep 30, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in London, England
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      Pros

      There aren’t any pros for working in a clique and toxic environment.

      Cons

      Senior Management too stuck in their ways and training junior members to have toxic traits

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good overall

      Aug 20, 2022 - Associate Media Specialist in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Most of the people are great and it is a supportive environment where you can grow a lot. The pay is lower than some competitors but overall I think it’s a good place to start a career.

      Cons

      Low salary, can be a little clicky.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good experience, but poor work-life balance

      Aug 31, 2022 - Account Coordinator 
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      Pros

      casual work environment, learn a lot in a quick timespan, exposure to different practice areas

      Cons

      poor work-life balance, salary wasn't competitive

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Toxic bro culture perpetuated by legacy employees.

      Aug 29, 2022 - Creative in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Direct manager was great and made it their purpose to hire diverse employees on their team. A chance to work on cool projects. HR team is supportive. The NC office seemed like the least toxic office.

      Cons

      Passive aggressive bro and mean girl account / strategy teams in the NY office. Perpetuated a hostile and unproductive work environment. Blindly protected narcissistic and verbally abusive employees that would recycle strategies from other brands and refused to allow creatives to innovate. Just so toxic.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work!

      Aug 11, 2022 - Associate Managing Consultant in Dallas, TX
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      Pros

      Strong culture and supportive team.

      Cons

      The analytics team can feel siloed from the rest of the company.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Aug 3, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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      Pros

      A friendly and empathetic environment for an agency with people dedicated to professional growth and personal support. Incredible leadership that is driving compelling work and a strong workplace culture.

      Cons

      Like many agencies, there can be a lot of bureaucracy to get things accomplished.

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