What are the best agencies in toronto? To work at, I don’t mean awards and all that. Anywhere to stay away from? There seem to be a lot of smal shops. What’s the vibe?

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I second John St. If you're a bro, you might like Rethink.

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good to know thanks ACD1

John st imo is an amazing place to work. Feel like they really care about their people.

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I’ve heard the person who runs John st is a bully, so what makes you say this? Or is it not true?

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Stay away from the & partnership and juniper park. I hear good things about fcb. People still seem to like John st.

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whats bad about &partnership?

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Cossette I enjoy. Leo seems good. Some positive vibes from Sid Lee. (Agree re jpark.)

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Sid Lee had a massive round of layoffs less than a year ago and Leo is on the down.

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Public is had great culture last I checked. But they just lost Canada Post so dunno how their prospects are. JP was toxic but there been a lot of turnover so may be different now. Sid Lee just lost their design CD so they’re flailing a bit for now.

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She just went back to Bruce Mau to be CCO/ECD.

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FCB is great!

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Giants and gentlemen sounds like a shop with healthy work life balance and good people.

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