TMP Worldwide Employee Reviews about "great people"

Updated 20 Feb 2019

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TMP Worldwide President & CEO Michelle Abbey
Michelle Abbey
191 Ratings
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  • "Bonuses and promotions only benefit upper management(in 18 reviews)

  • "It's become extremely stressful as account teams carry very heavy loads and accountability sits solely on account services' shoulders(in 16 reviews)

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  1. 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.

  2. 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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  3. "Very great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TMP Worldwide part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and great people to work with

    Cons

    None. It was a pleasant experience

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  4. Helpful (16)

    "Run, don't walk"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the worker bee employees are pretty great people, and the work the company does for clients is kind of cool.

    Cons

    The company is a totalitarian dictatorship whose only guideline is "Will this make the CEO angry?" There is absolutely zero strategy in how this company operates, the software products are a joke, and the culture of fear is atrocious. On top of that, office locations are terrible and compensation is well below market for every single role.

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  5. Helpful (18)

    "You Deserve Better..."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Content Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When I first started at TMP the pros were: Flexible work from home policy, PTO (21 days), every other Friday off in the summer, team happy hours and outings, casual office, awesome city views. Since the company restructured their teams they took away the work remote option (though they still list it on current job listings as a perk.), and Summer Fridays are every other week you get out of work at 2pm. There are some truly great people at TMP- all lower level employees who deserve better…

    Cons

    This review is speaking only about the content team, I heard things about other teams, but I was not on them therefore I cannot speak to their problems. First, this team is full of talented and creative people who are so overloaded with work that none of their creative ideas can be heard, in short they’re under-utilizing the talent that is right in front of them. The turnover is ridiculous because people are tired of feeling overworked and underappreciated/underpaid. The problem is that TMP doesn’t understand how to market or utilize the content team to make their business grow. It is very sad because content is such an important part to a client’s overall strategy. Recent changes in management and team structure have created a system where members of the content team are mercilessly micromanaged and asked for a million things every second by multiple clients at a time (this is where the overworked part comes into play). How are employees supposed to deliver quality work when the deadlines and asks aren’t reasonable? Any pushback is met with attitude and assumed laziness on the part of the overworked employee. In addition to all the client work you are given, you are also expected to help newer employees who are still learning the ropes, which wouldn’t be an issue IF you weren’t so busy already. So new employees come in and aren’t trained and then things are done wrong and you are blamed – if TMP would adopt some sort of training plan to get new employees a solid understanding of their responsibilities that could solve a number of issues. TMPs attempt at a solution with this problem was to hire 4 managers to oversee teams of 1-5 people, except the issue was they had people who already existed on the teams who could have done that for them, so instead of promoting the talent the already have they brought in new people who also needed to be trained. And the new managers were trying so hard to balance everything they have to do with managing people that it didn’t help at all. There is also the issue of management. Upper management is so far removed from everyday life of their lower level employee’s and they have no idea what is going on “in the trenches”. Good luck getting any help from them. I met Michelle Abbey (CEO) one time and I genuinely liked her and felt as though she was listening to our concerns – but then nothing happened and no solutions were implemented. She asked us why the turnover rate on our team was so astronomical (17 people left within the time I worked there) and we told her the truth, but at this point I wonder if it’s beyond saving. I know this seems like a rant, but I only say this with the hopes that someone who “matters” will see this and maybe something can change for the content team.

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  6. "Lively, fun environment, with lots of progression opportunities"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at TMP Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Great people, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    I joined as part of a merger, and the role lacked clarity

  7. Helpful (9)

    "Proceed with caution"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to start a career to meet great people and get 4 weeks of vacation from the start.

    Cons

    If you get to middle management your life will be miserable thanks to upper management. Decisions are dictated from above without any input from those actually impacted by them, and people are put in management positions that have no experience or qualifications for the role. Management populated by incompetent "lifers" that have survived by doing nothing more than what they're told. And because the lifers are in management, there hasn't been a new idea here in decades. And oh yeah, the pay is way below industry.

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  8. Helpful (8)

    "Great people, terrible management"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many great people to work with on various teams Lots of product offerings Variety in your workday Good client base

    Cons

    Terrible management, zero growth path Hard to get a raise Bonus structure isn't attainable Work long hours Lots of junior team members in roles they aren't qualified for

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Media del calle"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Creative Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TMP Worldwide full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people. Amazing creative teams.

    Cons

    Disconnect from decisions of leadership with lack of clear strategy.

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  10. Helpful (4)

    "Training could improve"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounts Team in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with! Coworkers are the best part of the company.

    Cons

    The training structure could definitely improve. New employees need to be given better tools to succeed in their roles. Dealing with very demanding and rude clients, of which TMP always puts above its employees

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