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Has anyone in the WPP network been promised a promotion/raise and then suffered through the annual Q4 “cash push” freeze? Did you finally get it in Q1? If so, when? Was it worth the wait?

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For me and others at my agency, once promised they did come through, but six months to a year after.

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Thanks for the replies. Really appreciate the context and advice.

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It will also depend on the % you are asking for, it usually takes longer if it’s more than 15/20 %.

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For anyone following this post....17% raise and promotion just came through. With two weeks to spare in Q1.

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Trying to decide if I should wait it out or see the writing on the wall and jump ship now. Thanks for any insight you might have.

Yes, but it wasn’t until July. My GCD was a great manager and always felt very genuine, so it was easier for me to trust him as he kept me in the loop.

Worked for one of the companies 5 years, no bonus and one small raise. Plus sounds like a sinking ship with all the mergers.

Yes. Playing the waiting game now. Has been approved and gone through finance. Just waiting on hr and then the fun of negotiating the raise if it is sub par

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