Anyone know what compensation at the senior levels of an agency holding company (WPP, Publicis, Dentsu, etc) looks like? I know CEOs and direct reports earn millions but curious about 1-2 levels below that. Looking at a role where I would lead a global practice reporting to a C-level. I know what this pays in a consulting firm but agency comp is generally VERY low, so hard to gauge target ranges.

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IMO better thing to think about is what the path is to C-suite minus 1-2 levels. If there's a real path to make millions then making relatively less in the short term isn't a big deal

Can't speak to compensation at that level, but as someone who has worked at one of these, be ready for next-level backstabbing, politics, sketchy business behaviors, etc.

That's fair at the individual contributor level, probably. At the exec level, I would be surprised if it was a walk in the park to cut through the politics, positioning, etc. If you're working for the ExCo, you might be better off. Everyone I spoke with that worked there hated it (even C level)

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