Can any current/former Dentsu employees confirm if town halls have always been this cringey?

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Ok, I’m glad I’m not the only one! I just started in January (coming from Publicis) and I was honestly shocked by how many execs were reading off of scripts and how they didn’t directly answer a single question from the Q&A

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To be fair, IMO they did answer questions. Just not as directly and simply as we would have liked to make the Q&A valuable.

What about all the slides about return to office that didn’t say anything?

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The Dupuis meetings are less corporate than the all American ones. For sure.

The answer to summer fridays was a swing and a miss. Surely they can see folks take less vacation with unlimited PTO.

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It’s like they don’t actually answer any questions

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dentsu townhallls are tone deaf and feel very elitist...and they have just gotten worse over the years.

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Righttt

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I worked there 5 years ago, and they were back then.

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I think I only had one when I was there and that was when trump won the elections. It was weird. But the whole thing was surreal and I was hungover af.

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Hahahaha I remember that. We were all tired and hungover and had to gather for the town hall. Any time the whole office met, the general mood was usually upbeat and joking. It was so dark and nobody talked or joked around before the meeting started.

Dentsu leadership never really meant anything or were useful in anyway. Most of the agencies have slowly gotten crappier for the past 5+ years.

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