TMP Worldwide Reviews

Updated 23 Jun 2020

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3.6
69%
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TMP Worldwide President & CEO Michelle Abbey
Michelle Abbey
188 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TMP Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Great office culture/environment, co-workers very friendly and willing to help answer any questions

    Cons

    Beacon is outdated and faulty, although it gets the job done

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  2. Helpful (9)

    "Think hard before working here"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Director in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    innovative technology and new ideas

    Cons

    no work life balance, meetings at 9 pm, poor upper management, lack of support, lack of maturity from leadership, and favors certain types of employees over others

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great People, OK product"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are amazing, and nice. I think you get what you put into that place in terms of that. They have great strategies, and the location is great.

    Cons

    Summer Fridays aren't a guarantee, and I wish there was more room for movement. You'll definitely see some websites that Tablent Brew made with spelling errors and un-organized categories or just not updated.

  4. "Encourages autonomy, if you think time served entitles you to promotion and/or payrises, apply elsewhere"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance - There is a relaxed approach to when you come and go. If you need to work from home, management is always accommodating. Everyone is encouraged to progress at their own speed, encouragement and incentives are provided to those who apply themselves. Overseas transfers are extended to those who perform well or have a niche skill set.

    Cons

    The same cons as any other company but a few specifics below. Middle managers are generally people who've shone at something other than being a manager and don't really want to be managers. Senior managers create their own messes and resentment by turning to favorites rather than relevant line managers, which undermines communication between teams.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Paris office is a good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Director in Paris
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Paris office has great people and a supportive management. Also great clients, from big Cac40 companies, to smaller but interesting accounts. The agency is part of an international network, which is helpful when you need resources or assistance from English-speaking colleagues. You can learn a lot about employer branding and recruitment marketing. International mobility is also possible. The office is brand new and centrally located (Saint Lazare).

    Cons

    On the group level, very little is done to engage employees and train them. (I do appreciate however that the bigger offices in the UK or USA often step in to share knowledge and resources, especially when it comes to digital. ) Also, it would be helpful to have some standard HR processes such as regular appraisals, career plan discussions, etc.

  6. "Good company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers and management, PTO, great environment, work life balance

    Cons

    Growth potential, compensation for living area

  7. Helpful (15)

    "Media Candidates Beware"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - "Media" Department in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work is easy and the work/life balance was amazing. It's cushy - If you get your stuff done, you can leave. I pretty much worked 9:30-4:30. They are very behind in terms of tech/advertising/media. Coming from a bigger media agency, the work at TMP is easier than pie.

    Cons

    Not somewhere you want to be if you are ambitious and want to grow in your career. A lot of people who work here are the clock-in/clock-out type.. They'll spend more time telling you they are busy and can't do something than trying to be helpful. You'll lose your enthusiasm and your edge after a while. No one around you wants/care to do the work so it's hard to stay motivated. TMP is almost B2B media, small budgets, conversion focused. Recruitment marketing is very behind in the space. The clients and everyone outside your media team don't know a thing about media. I can't tell you how many times I have to explain the role of awareness vs. conversion or what an impression is. Media is very limited in recruitment marketing. You will probably pretty much only have the same 3 partners on every plan: Glassdoor, LinkedIn, Indeed, etc. Management is a joke and a half. They prided themselves for promoting from within, rewarding people who have been working there for a long time. The problem is that the only redeeming quality about those "leaders" are that they've been there for a long time. They don't know how to manage or have an ounce of leadership qualities. These are the same people who don't want to do any work and was so complacent that they never left. Then got promoted because they just stayed at the company. The whole company is sales focused. You'll be asked (forced) by your account team to recommend something that doesn't make sense so they can hit their revenue goals and get their bonus. It's exhausting trying to reason with them so you eventually give in and recommend things you don't believe in at all. It is chaotic here...full of immature people. There were people who would regularly chase each other around in the office. The relationships between departments are rough, get ready for freshmen year of high school. The account team is pushy. The content team is inadequate at their jobs but somehow have their noses up in the air like they are better than everyone else. The content team actually smoked marijuana in a conference room during office hours, no repercussion even when management knew about it. The SEM team don't really understand their job outside of what's directly in front of them. Metrics team was decent, wish they have better leadership so they can grow. TMP isn't really respected as an agency. I'd heavily consider your reputation if you do decide to work here. You may have a hard time getting a job at another agency. Least of the cons but your vendors are rude AF. There is no room for negotiations because you have no other options but to run with just them. There are no media perks here because the CEO banned it. Crappy benefits: United Healthcare, Cigna Dental, no 401k match, sick days count as PTO

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    TMP Worldwide Response

    March 8, 2019VP, Talent Marketing Solutions

    Thanks for your feedback – employee input is taken seriously at TMP. I spent many years at consumer agencies before TMP, and I have always felt that, overall, TMPers are better problem solvers and are more engaged and interested in their work than their counterparts at other agencies. We are by no means perfect, but there are a lot of hard-working people here who are proud to deliver on our clients’ needs in jobs that provide us growth and challenges – people I am happy to see every morning when I come to work. I wish you success in finding a culture and role that fit you, just as I have.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great Atmosphere"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TMP Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Those in leadership positions are always willing to allow their teams to work in the style and tempo that works best for them. Leaders are always open to hearing feedback from all members of their team.

    Cons

    There can be high turnover for lower level employees. Certain positions require a lot of internal email communication, which could create an overabundance of relaying and slow down plans & initiatives.

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Needs to look internally"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Great clients and a great team to work with

    Cons

    Poor management, no leadership at all.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "DS"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at TMP Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Great people and culture and

    Cons

    poor work life balance and

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