Ketchum Reviews

Updated Jan 3, 2022

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3.7
79%
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Ketchum Partner, President and CEO   Mike Doyle
Mike Doyle
48 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

      Good place to learn PR skills

      Aug 31, 2017 - Intern in Hong Kong
      Recommend
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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. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Postitive environment

      Jan 3, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Postitive and supportive work environment

      Cons

      Not many downsides to think of

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Happy To Be Here

      Jan 1, 2022 - Financial Coordinator in Raleigh, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company culture. Healthy work life balance. Learning environment.

      Cons

      Working with global time zones

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great Agency!

      Dec 19, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Opportunity to work on well-Known brands

      Cons

      Lots of recent turnover in last year

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Not the Agency You Want to Hire/Work For

      Dec 8, 2021 - Management 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      This was the top PR agency under different leadership. Smart, veteran leaders. Engaged, inspired young staff. Great client roster. Fun culture. Tons of industry awards. That's long gone.

      Cons

      Ketchum shed veteran PR/biz leaders in favor of younger, cheaper workers they can bill to clients at high rates. Most of the positive reviews you'll see here are from less experienced workers. The long-timers who are left are really fed up with poor management at the top and zero commitment to human resources.

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