Ketchum Reviews

Updated Sep 13, 2021

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Ketchum Partner, President and CEO   Mike Doyle
Mike Doyle
36 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, clients and the work is great(in 26 reviews)

  • "Great clients, very quick with their work(in 24 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance difficult to manage(in 55 reviews)

  • "Long hours, underwhelming compensation(in 41 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good place to learn PR skills

      Aug 31, 2017 - Intern in Hong Kong
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      Pros

      Good place to learn and absorb PR Skills. Directors are very nice and easy going.

      Cons

      Too many quarrel in the office and between colleagues

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Average

      Feb 7, 2021 - Back Office 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      international company with global offices normal working hours

      Cons

      Can be boring at times Office space was kind of old before moving

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Account Executive at Ketchum

      Mar 27, 2020 - Account Executive in Hong Kong
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1.) Great colleagues 2.) Supportive senior 3. Chance to work with big clients e.g Fortune 100 companies

      Cons

      1.) poor employee benefits 2.) long working hour 3.) high turnover rate i.e the average duration of each employee was less than 2 years

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Nice company to work at

      May 9, 2019 - Senior Account Executive in Hong Kong
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great teammates, and everyone is supporting each other. The hierarchy of the company is nearly not existing due to the local branch scale. I was not afraid to speak up, and management is able to show their appreciation to the team sometimes.

      Cons

      The payment is not satisfying, but you have a rather flexible and casual working environment

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Not recommended

      Nov 17, 2017 - Account Coordinator in Hong Kong
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Small but intimate team, cheerful staff, high degree of autonomy at work, adequate promotion chances

      Cons

      Inadequate support from top management, stagnant salary, lack of digital talents

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Clueless Leaders

      Nov 15, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Working hours are quite flexible - There are some strong players in the team

      Cons

      - Leadership has no control over the business - Leader is focused on personal leisure rather than dire state of business - No understanding of latest digital trends - No vision for office + staff development

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Ketchum is the real deal.

      Aug 28, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture, smart people, award winning work. You are encouraged to thrive being your authentic self. No need to assume a fake persona or pretend to be something you’re not to do well and feel respected. Introvert, extrovert, ambivert: all are welcome! Recent perks: an extra week off between Xmas and New Year. Incentives for attracting new talent.

      Cons

      Senior management is not always the ultimate decision maker on big issues like hiring, investment in people, promotions, and investment in office space etc, because it appears the parent company calls the shots on many of those things.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Wish I joined sooner! Top-notch agency

      Aug 27, 2021 - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - best-in-class team. hands down the most intelligent people I have ever worked with, who are also incredibly kind and genuinely care about each other - compared to the 2 other PR agencies I've worked for, I was blown away by the care Ketchum takes for employee wellbeing. Everyone here works hard (and if you don't want to work hard, PR isn't for you) but has each others' backs, and everyone is encouraged to do what they need to take care of their mental health - across the agency, there is a culture of problem-solving, innovation, creativity, and collaboration - clients, vendors, and media-alike know and respect Ketchum

      Cons

      - pay, while on-par with other PR agencies, could be better

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Progressive consultancy

      Aug 25, 2021 - Director in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Progress in DE&I, senior leadership team in the UK, research and analytics function. Flexible working policy is brilliant.

      Cons

      Lack of consultancy around big decision.

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      GOOD

      Sep 5, 2021 - Associate in New Delhi
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good HR Understanding Seniors Great Clients

      Cons

      Lack of growth in the long run

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