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I work at a WPP agency. Interviewed at a diff. WPP agency that says they want to hire me but can’t until my HR says I can interview at other network agencies. Risky? Will I be the next lay off?

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I’m surprised the other agency even saw you. I had a sister agency who liked my stuff say they didn’t even want to deal with the hassle

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Check the handbook. I'm at IPG and they're very particular about who needs to know what and when. With that said, I can't imagine your HR will hold you back. Tread carefully but don't wait too long just because you're worried. Most times, as long as you apply fist, it's fine. As long as the sister agency didn't "recruit" you, you're good.

Been a bit since I looked so check the handbook, but I think it says you must tell your manager and HR before applying and that you max out at a 15% raise. I'd think you'd be ok to reach out to the new agency first to check interest before blowing up your spot to your manager.

WPP has insanely strict rules on what they deem “poaching.” When I worked at Y&R a girl got terminated for scheduling an interview with another WPP shop. I’m pretty surprised they even interviewed you.

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