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Mindshare Overview

London, England (UK)
5001 to 10000 employees
GroupM
1997
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Film Production & Distribution
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors

OMD, Carat, Starcom Worldwide

Mindshare is a global media agency network and the home of adaptive marketing. Mindshare's 7,000 employees are driven by the values of speed, teamwork and provocation and are dedicated to delivering competitive advantage for clients in a world where everything ... Read more

Mission: Our role is to help clients grow their business and drive profitability through adaptive marketing. We do this through our Original Thinking Framework which is driven by a culture of speed, teamwork and provocation.

Mindshare Reviews

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mindshare full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -the office is very relaxed and casual

    -wear whatever you like (as long as it's office appropriate)

    -very friendly people

    -onsite doctor every 2 weeks

    -quiet room in the office to relax if you need a break from everything

    -massages in the office every now and then

    -some ambient music in one of the corners of the office

    -good office equipment though the chairs are a little uncomfortable in my opinion

    -happy birthday being sang every other day makes the office feel more communal

    -nice meeting rooms

    -well maintained tea area and bathrooms

    -random perks like 3pm finish on Fridays during the summer or a mental health hour on Friday for January and February which gives you a later start

    -open bar once a month

    -can work from home but need a reason to do so

    -working with big clients, working for a groupm/wpp company (looks good on the CV)

    Cons

    -very slow start to work (took me 2 months to start getting slightly higher profile jobs)

    -extremely boring and repetitive tasks. my entire month could consist of the same thing every day.

    -expensive canteen food. on my salary and expenses out of work it hurts me to pay £4 minimum for food everyday which is hardly filling

    -low salary for central London and only a YEARLY salary evaluation??? As a young adult in my first 'professional job' this is absurd to me. You spend ages building up trust in my abilities to deliver good quality work and you'll lose me over this.

    -turns out I hate working in central London. takes me 1hr 15mins to get into work and about 1hr to get home. trains are costing me about 3k a year. I can't enjoy after work stuff because I'm stressing about the trains and not getting home at midnight and getting 5 hours sleep... oh and there aren't any social events that are organised by the company.

    -lack of transparency with salary, promotions, general career progression and sometimes even work itself. Seemed like they didn't know why they hired me for a good amount of time.

    -very small amount of transferable skills will be gained at this company unless you stay in digital advertising

    -I mentioned friendly people in my pros but due to the nature of the office it's very good for more senior employees that need the flexibility to come in late or leave early or would like to work from home. These people have more or less peaked in their careers and lack ambition or are just comfortable with their position and get extra holidays for every year they stay. These people tend to be older, around 40 or older and so I find it hard to make any meaningful friendships with people almost twice my age.

    -I feel so insignificant in the company. It's so large and everyone is doing something and I like to see how my work is being used. I feel like 90% of the time I create an amazing piece of work it's just left collecting dust in some shared folder never to be mentioned again.

    -Why is the only recognised award for the 'best campaign of the month' awards? I can't be recognised as a good employee because my work is rotting away unused and I don't work with advertising campaigns directly.

    Not really a con but just a feeling about this company: I feel like everyone acts really happy in the office but at the same time I've seen several people leave during probation. nobody complains about their work, nobody expresses any negative emotion other than the odd frustration with their laptop. everyone seems to just get along like it's some Utopian office. Now it may be the case that people are genuinely happy and I'm frustrated that nobody shares the same opinion as me like there's something wrong with me... :')

    Advice to Management

    Do a salary review every quarter, especially for first and second year employees. I'm not sticking around that long to climb a ladder that doesn't even exist. Be more transparent about career paths (if you even have any past the starting position). Actually follow through with new starter events - I was promised a breakfast with the company CEO in my second week. I'm still waiting and I think I might decline the offer at this point because I'm obviously an after-thought.

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Mindshare Interviews

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    Performance Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Mindshare (London, England (UK)) in June 2019.

    Interview

    The interview process was long. It started off with a telephonic interview which was the regular 'trying to know the candidate' type of questions. This was followed by a test which was difficult. I was asked to present the test/scenario in a face to face interview and they were happy with everything so far. I was called in for a second face to face interview with a person leading a different team with which i would be working very closely if selected. So far so good. Then began the long wait of 3 weeks where even the recruiter kept chasing them for feedback. Eventually, the recruiter had to call the hr and find out the position had been filled already. So much for being one of the leading media agencies in the world! The only feedback taht they ever gave the recruiter after the multiple levels of interview was that i lacked agency experience but still that wasnt a problem!!! Terrible experience...

    Interview Questions

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Mindshare Awards & Accolades

  • Most Admired Companies, Campaign Asia, 2014
  • Best Places to Work, BtoB Magazine, 2014
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