Wieden + Kennedy

Officially a Very Good
Company to Work For

Officially a Very Good
Company to Work For

Officially an Outstanding
Company to Work For

Officially an Outstanding
Company to Work For

Officially a World Class
Company to Work For

Officially a World Class
Company to Work For

Officially a Good
Company to Work For

Officially a Good
Company to Work For

#
84
Best Company to work for in the UK
th
Best Company
to work for

Wieden and Kennedy are a London advertising agency run by Chief Executive Officer Neil Christie. They create strong and provocative relationships between companies and their customers. The agency's work builds cultural influence and value for some of the world's biggest brands and some ambitious challengers. In a recent survey among 1,850 CMOs, Wieden and Kennedy emerged as their favourite ad agency, voted best all round by 68% of respondents. The proof of the pudding is the Google leaderboard for most popular ads on YouTube, where the agency's track record is unparalleled. In 2015, they were ranked number one, with eight of the world's ten most watched ads that year. The secret is in the company ethos. They're pretty much the world's only privately owned agency network, meaning they don't answer to a holding company or shareholders, or have internal hierarchies, power struggles, mergers or acquisitions. This allows them to focus on their clients and attract the world's best talent.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Company

94% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

Each year, the agency choose an inspiring topic. Last year, it was risk taking. Expert speakers bring the theme to life in their own inimitable way. They've included Andrew Diprose from Wired Magazine, Dev Karaca from Kyra TV and Vicky Featherstone from the Royal Court Theatre.

Giving Something Back

82% of staff agreed

I am happy with the pay and benefits I receive in this job

Core principles include ‘embracing failure', ‘move me, dude', ‘independence is everything', ‘fail harder' and ‘don't say it, be it'. The agency aims to be the world's most creatively admired business. The values and principles are everywhere. Some employees even have a Wieden and Kennedy tattoo.

My Team

95% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

Each year, the agency choose an inspiring topic. Last year, it was risk taking. Expert speakers bring the theme to life in their own inimitable way. They've included Andrew Diprose from Wired Magazine, Dev Karaca from Kyra TV and Vicky Featherstone from the Royal Court Theatre.

Benefits

Maternity

Companies offering at least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative.

Pensions

Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%.

Private Healthcare

Companies offering private health insurance to all employees.

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

List Positions

National Ranking
#
84
Best Small Companies to work for in the UK
National Ranking
#
84
Best Mid-Sized Companies to work for in the UK
National Ranking
#
84
Best Large Companies to work for in the UK
National Ranking
#
84
Best Big Companies to work for in the UK
National Ranking
#
84
Best NFP Organisations to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
London
#
Best Small Companies to work for in London
London
#
Best Mid Sized Companies to work for in London
London
#
Best Large Companies to work for in London
London
#
Best Big Companies to work for in London
The Midlands
#
Best Companies to work for in the Midlands
East of England
#
Best Companies to work for in the East of England
The North East
#
Best Companies to work for in the North East
The North West
#
Best Companies to work for in the North West
Northern Ireland
#
Best Companies to work for in Northern Ireland
Scotland
#
Best Companies to work for in Scotland
The South East
#
Best Companies to work for in the South East
The South West
#
Best Companies to work for in the South West
Wales
#
Best Companies to work for in the Wales
Yorkshire & The Humber
#
Best Companies to work for in Yorkshire & The Humber