TMP Worldwide Reviews

Updated 23 Jun 2020

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3.6
69%
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73%
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TMP Worldwide President & CEO Michelle Abbey
Michelle Abbey
188 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Digital Marketing"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Support Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are very helpful

    Cons

    Pay is not comparable to average in region Management does not believe in work/life balance Management is not loyal to employees

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  2. Helpful (9)

    "Alarming"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TMP Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Casual work environment, good work life balance, 20 days PTO, and supportive colleagues.

    Cons

    It is alarming that a recruitment marketing and branding agency has such poor standards for its own organization from recruitment, benefits, on boarding, training, professional development, and exit interview. You know what I mean if you’ve worked here. All of these things are sub-par. Unethical practices to hit revenue goals and lack of marketing knowledge and experience is very evident with the lack of process and subject matter experts. I would not come here if you are looking to sharpen your skills because you will pick up bad habits. To make things worse, outdated coding and software technology, zero compliance and security protocol, thoughtless executions and zero accountability make it a nightmare to get things done. You will be going in circles for months trying to get the simplest things completed. Unfortunately, these attitudes are prevalent in the organization and you will find 98% of employees negatively poking fun at the organization (even leadership).

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    TMP Worldwide Response

    November 5, 2019

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and we value the feedback regarding your time at TMP. I’m deeply sorry that your experience at TMP was anything less than exceptional. As the President of North America, I work hard to make sure we are transparent with all our employees about workload expectations, as well as to maintain the utmost integrity in serving our clients. You mentioned your dissatisfaction with processes and practices. While we know there is always room for improvement, we pride ourselves on hiring talent that delivers both ethically and with the full support of their teams. We continue to build a company where TMPers can leave on a positive note and provide feedback that is both valuable and helps to identify areas for improvement. If there are specific subjects you would like to discuss, please don’t hesitate to contact me at mike.newell@tmp.com.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "xxxxxxx"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive 
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TMP Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    work life balance, not leaving very late

    Cons

    company doesnt do much to show employees are valued

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting place"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Account Executive 

    I have been working at TMP Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    - work/life balance - colleagues are always willing to help - One a month Waffle Wednesday

    Cons

    - lacks growth opportunities

  5. "Flexible working"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Manager in London, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working and good work life balance

    Cons

    Corporate, sales driven, no opportunities for training and development

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Eh"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Account Executive 

    I have been working at TMP Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    There is not much I can say here

    Cons

    Not room to grow, poor management, long hours

  7. "Best Place to Work; Best People to Work With"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Director in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TMP Worldwide full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Professionally relaxed atmosphere - Wide array of clients spanning across all industries - Close-knit group of employees - Room for growth - the RVP and senior leadership gives you plenty of opportunities to show what you got. I have been at TMP for several years now, and moved up from an Account Executive to and Account Director and am positive that I will move up in the future. I have been given every opportunity possible here and met them head on. My advice to all looking for a job here: when given the opportunities, take them and show your stuff. You will be noticed and management will respect you. Growth here is very possible, you just have to be willing to put in the hard work. I love working here, love the people I work with, and can't imagine working anywhere else.

    Cons

    - Takes hard work to get to be a leader, but you gain your colleagues respect in the process - Not all positions receive bonuses Overall, I don't see too many cons here. I see reviews that say things like "cliquey atmosphere, and management only cares about some" but those are not true. What you become here depends on you and you alone.

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  8. "Great Opportunity to Learn and Grow"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have never worked in the marketing field before TMP. I have learned so much about recruitment marketing, challenges employers have and solutions from our seasoned management! 1. Work life balance - I have never worked for a company so understanding. There is flexibility when needed. 2. Helping you grow as a professional. As previously stated, there is a lot of flexibility; but you have to stay self motivated. You are not going to be micromanaged, which really helps you grow as a professional and find your working style. 3. Work culture. Upper management does a great job trying to keep the office together! Our RVP has done a great job letting people plan things to boost staff morale. Our RVP really invests in everyone at the office and inter-office relationships. 4. Staff Meetings are very productive, upper management has allowed AE's to start presenting. This is giving the AE's an opportunity to show their growth and knowledge about their clients and other products TMP is offering. By giving this opportunity it allows AE's to feel valued as employees. Feeling valued as an employee is key to flourishing in your job.

    Cons

    The office is difficult to get to if you need public transportation, but we are moving to a more accessible location!

  9. "A good workplace if you know what you want out of it"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Creative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TMP Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    My experience here has been solid overall. It's recruitment marketing, so you might not always be put on the sexiest campaign. But there have been plenty of interesting and engaging projects that I've worked on. You're also afforded the opportunity to work with bigger name clients which can be a great addition to your portfolio. The team has been really supportive. Everyone is very considerate about your projects and scheduling. Additionally, they're very respectful about PTO. Work/life balance is good at entry through senior levels, but seems to be harder for managers. You can advance here a lot faster than at other agencies. This has greatly benefited myself and plenty of my coworkers.

    Cons

    Workload can be inconsistent Work can feel repetitive Clients' experience with engaging with agencies varies, which can lead to friction Consideration for promotions and raises can get caught up in bureaucracy

  10. "Lots of opportunities, Intelligent Leadership, Fun environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Boston, MA

    I have been working at TMP Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    1) Lots of opportunities to advance. You can start as an Account Executive and end up as Director or President. They take care of their employees with internal promotions as well. 2) Our RVP Ian is a machine! He is an endless source of knowledge paired with laser-focused strategy. His ability to focus on the big picture while keeping track of all the details in each account is a quality you don’t find in most bosses. Essentially, he is not too big for your client problems. He has a line of sight on everything and can offer solutions/guidance should you need. 3) Plenty of free food. I debated putting this as number one. 4) Though our boss (Ian again) has high expectations for each of our teams to provide excellent work for our clients, he keeps the office fun and exciting. There is a family-like workspace where, when appropriate, there’s lots of laughter and great moments. This is important for people who have had leaders that they’re afraid of, or a workspace where you’re not allowed to be yourself.

    Cons

    On-boarding process is lacking. Training is old, boring, and outdated. We could benefit from newer/hands on training that get's employees excited about joining or moving up.

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