Curious about career trajectories & time spent at each level. I have 11 years of agency/consulting experience at WPP, IPG, & Publicis agencies and other known independents. Leading anchor clients and responsible for both strategy delivery and organic growth. I moved up quickly and 6 yrs in became a Director, I've been at the Dir level for 5 years now & currently at a pretty flat org. I feel like I'm doing the work of other VPs at the org & getting paid same $. Is it time to ask for a new title?

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Yes. Or to move.

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I've been stuck at director almost 3 years now, it's driving me crazy!!!

One more thing to note: I've been at my current company coming up on 2 years at the new promotion cycle. The last cycle two directors were promoted to VP had been at the company for 5 and 7 years (the latter with a total of 9 years in the industry). The team is already very top heavy (1 CSO, 4 VPs on a team of 12) and there is one other Director that has a similar background to mine that I think they would need to promote us both for parity. Other directors are in the 5-7 year range.

And will this start counting against me in future roles? Seeing stagnation in title only (I have a good story to tell on growth of responsibilities, leading big projects with notoriety, and developing research IP for the agency )

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