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Is dentsu really that bad?

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My two cents: all agencies have their own culture and pros and cons and I can only speak for Carat. If you like to be pushed around or ignored then go. Lower than average pay. Boys club type management. No one knows anything because bulk of senior management was promoted up to do and know little. ZERO transparency within the agency and complete disregard for your career unless you’re favored or “fit a specific profile”. Only reason they are retaining business is because they are cutting fees at the expense of its employees.

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@SM1 nailed it. Carat likes to do things the way some old guys decided that’s that. No openness to new ideas, people, etc. CCS is a joke. Budgets planned by deciding what percentages just “feel right” and commitments that benefit Carat’s bottom line. I feel badly for the juniors working long hours and learning little of value.

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Carat is extremely toxic which explains their high turnover rate. Like SM1 said, no one knows anything because everyone keeps leaving. It’s a vicious cycle and upper management does nothing to break the cycle

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@SVP1. Didn’t expect someone from your position to agree with me. Are you still there? I hope not. To be more specific I witnessed this within the NY office before its current state and I know it’s worst now than before. Probably at least half of the leads left their NY office.

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