Damn Ketchum...talk about a company that was once so great that absolutely lost its soul. Not bc of the layoffs, but because of the shady politics. Bad leadership except for a small few. How sad.

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Former Ketchum person here. It sounded like last Wednesday was a bloodbath. I now only know two people still there.

Can attest to leadership being exclusionary. Same people have been in power for a decade plus. Time to try something new.

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Former Ketchum here. When I started my career there, I loved it, by the time I left 6 years later it had fully turned into corporate sweatshop run by mean girls.

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Hmm...interesting that someone from Ketchum replied to this post asking me to elaborate what was political about the layoffs. I said I’d rather not bc I felt like the person asking the question in itself was politically motivated in nature, and they either had no clue what was going or or they were pretending not to. They immediately deleted their post, and I didn’t realize this was possible, but my response was deleted with it. What does that tell you all??

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Wish I didn’t miss this drama earlier!

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I was “furloughed with severance”. How the hell is that different than just being laid off? I have yet to get an answer. Other than a lot of “key messaging” that their “intent” is to bring us back. Uh huh. And the unbillable useless people that were saved, vs the very billable top talent that were shown the door? SMDH.

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I asked an employment attorney what “furloughed with severance” means and they are full of it. Even if they do ask me back, I will not be returning.

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