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Has anyone here worked at Rethink? If so, how is the work-life balance? Just read their book, detailing the culture there. Says they don’t work after 6pm, yet they win a bunch of awards and do a lot of really great work. I know it’s possible, but feels sooo far fetched. When I think winning Cannes all the time, balance seems out of the question.

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I know someone who worked there this year and it’s not as advertised. They were pulling 16-hour days, 6 days a week, sometimes not done with meetings until 8 or 9pm when they would finally have time to do actual work. Not to mention their CCO is very uhh… ~passionate~ about making sure the work is award worthy. No place that wins awards at a high volume will ever provide work-life balance. What they post on linkedin is too good to be true.

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That was my thought. Sounds like a pipe dream.

Back in the before times, every job interview I go to, the interviewer says “you can hear a pin drop at 6”. They are silly to think people aren’t working at home after 6.

What book?

If you work on a Saturday or Sunday you get a day vacation back. Usually a dinner up to 300 Bucks. It’s a known policy. Ppl at rethink are used to getting days made up if they get screwed over by some crazy project … rethink is busy right now and has been for several months. More ppl needed and fortunately some hires just made to lighten the load so the work life balance that’s preached actually happens.

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