Spill the tea- When it comes to work/life balance, pay, benefits, and overall morale - who are the best agencies/media companies to work for? Who are the worst??

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Worst work/life balance and morale, solid pay and benefits

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Is it worth it?

I’ve found it varies more by client team and department than agency

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Pre-pandemic I’d have said we were great for everything but pay.

Due to dragging feet on hiring to back fill short-sighted layoffs, reductions, and simply folks leaving, we are incredibly understaffed across the board. And worse, we are more top heavy than ever.

Leadership chases new biz like we’re triple the size we really are, at least in NA. Work/life balance and morale have absolutely tanked and I don’t see it getting better.

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Just put in my two week notice at Weber today for this exact reason. The damage that has been done across the board seems non repairable, at least in the near future. Everyone is being extremely overworked and it is not reflected in our salaries, yet leadership is still lazor focused on every win they can get while we don’t have the bandwidth to support new clients.

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I’ve worked at a few agencies. So far, this is the best one for work-life balance and pay for me.

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Same, but Havas NY office here

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This my fourth agency job and it’s the best overall situation I’ve found.

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3 months ago I got laid off from a toxic agency that messed up my mental health. Today I signed an offer at a company with an incredible reputation, with a team I love, for more money, and way better benefits.

I’m still in shock, but I read a lot of posts like this that reminded me there was hope on the worst days. So here’s your reminder for those going through it: there’s hope. Keep at it!

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if we order extra food in First 2 weeks stay in hotel ?

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I am currently working with Wipro and was promoted in July as an Benefits Operations Manager (This is Aon Hewitt taken over by Wipro) I have worked with this company from past 6 years and my current CTC is 7 LPA. Can you suggest me for openings in Operations/Benefits ?

Dumping 20% of my paycheck into the Roth 401k. Gotta take advantage of my ultra low tax rate my first year. Taxation is theft.

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