TMP Worldwide Media Planner Reviews

Updated 15 Apr 2020

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3.1
32%
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38%
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TMP Worldwide President & CEO Michelle Abbey
Michelle Abbey
4 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Frustrating Experience"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Media Planner in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at TMP Worldwide full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The client portfolio is great, few places would offer you the opportunity to work on multiple Fortune 500 client. The benefits are solid and the pay is above the industry average (or at least it was in my case).

    Cons

    The company recently restructured which is a positive but the TMP account teams remain the biggest bullies i have ever seen across the industry. They will take client calls without consulting the media, SEM and metrics team, make insane commitment to the client and then scold the teams when they "obviously" arent able or willing to comply. They very much see themselves as clients and never hold themselves accountable for their actions. The other con is somewhat unfortunate because it isnt TMP's fault. The recruitment space is just not very stimulating. It is the same 4 partners in every plan (Indeed, Linkedin, Google and Glassdoor). You can become very complacent and lazy which is obvious especially looking at the management team. The role is a fairly easy and conformable one but your skills growth really stops after 6 months.

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  2. Helpful (8)

    "Good experience, great coworkers, but at EOD, I needed better benefits..."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Media Planner in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TMP Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Great work life balance for metrics and media teams -Casual dress -Beautiful view from the office -Easy advancement -Great support from managers (even when they couldn't solve a problem, they still cared) -Worked on Fortune 500 clients Overall: You can do good work and get solid experience, just ask for it

    Cons

    -Low starting salary and little pay increase YoY (promotions are the best way to get pay increase, but this may not happen often) -No end of year bonuses -Cheap party/outing budget -No 401K match -Poor/expensive health insurance -Low morale overall

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  3. Helpful (15)

    "Whatever the Client Asks"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Digital Media Planner in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TMP Worldwide

    Pros

    Work/like balance is generally favorable considering it's a media company. There will definitely be times when additional hours will be needed, but that level of busyness tends to come and go, and will vary based on role and assigned clients. Peers/colleagues are great to work with. There are varying levels of experience and expertise within the company, providing resources to learn, and people to commiserate with. The work itself is relatively straightforward, with such a specific target of recruitment media. There's just enough of a challenge to make things interesting since the campaigns tend to be very niche, but it's not rocket science.

    Cons

    Senior leadership often gives the marching orders to do "whatever the client asks." Usually this is given in the wake of a mistake or an oversight, or when the account is in jeopardy. Sales is the bottom line, at the cost of the people supporting the operations of the account. The problem is that doing "whatever the client asks" only addresses the symptoms of the larger dysfunctions, and solves nothing in the long run. Often a problematic situation occurs due to the lack of experience or skill among the teams including account service; because salaries tend to be low, new hires often lack experience. Lessons are learned the hard way, with no opportunity to course correct. It leaves internal teams exasperated because they end up provided free services that are often far out of scope, and clients with the ongoing expectation that their every whim will be granted no matter how off base they might be.

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Associate media planner"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Digital Media Planner 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TMP Worldwide for more than a year

    Pros

    Working alongside smart talented people, excellent training, open door policy

    Cons

    Low pay, can be cliquish, more opportunities for growth.

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  5. "Great benefits, sometimes a disconnect between departments"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Media Planner in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TMP Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A lot of flexibility in terms of time off and working from home. Generous summer hours.

    Cons

    Not a lot of clear career paths. Departments tend to work is silos and there can be a disconnect when working across multiple departments or offices.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "A good place to stay if you are in advertising and in the mid to end of your career."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Media Planner in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

    I worked at TMP Worldwide

    Pros

    - Flexible, you can create your career here, this is a place for lifers - Pay Really well in the industry - because its a recruitement agency, its not as cut throat as other agencies

    Cons

    - Recruitment advertising is dying and thus no one know hows to make money or stay relevant - growing by buying other recruitment agencies, so it shows growth, but again the industry is dying - Basically TMP is a classfied advertsing agency. They help companies find talent. They make money by buying job boards like Monster and Careerbuilder for their client. Becuase its not really advertising, it can feel more like a service support role, basically negoiating contracts on the behalf of your clients than anything else. Plus there is little strategy and alof of status quo.

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