Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Creative communications agency
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    • 36 Percy Street, London, W1T 2DH

About Addiction Worldwide

What is it like to work for Addiction Worldwide

Personal Growth
Personal Growth

As a member of the IPA, Addiction Worldwide won Gold Standard CPD accreditation for its approach to training and development in both 2009 and 2010. They are one of only 25 of the 265 member agencies to achieve this prestigious award at their first attempt in 2009, and one of even fewer to have won it twice. This means that they have not only fulfilled the IPA’s basic requirements – induction and appraisal for everyone, and 16 hours a year of logged development time – but they have developed innovative ways of developing people which are clearly tied to their business objectives. Their flagship scheme this year has been Incubator – an enterprise scheme designed to develop commercial acumen amongst their staff, promote cross-functional collaboration and encourage the entrepreneurial spirit and have a bit of fun.

My Team
My Team

Company social events are a regular feature. Addiction Worldwide hold Friday drinks every week, when they all get together at the end of the day to chat over a few beers. Their monthly staff meeting always adjourns to a local pub, and turns into a social event. Recently they decorated the building with cobwebs and pumpkins for Halloween, most people dressed up and the day ended in a party. They also have a well-supported softball team. They are hardworking, highly motivated individuals who genuinely enjoy each other's company. People will often hear of staff members who go on holiday together and spend time together out of office hours. Fun and playfulness are key to a culture that is creative and encourages innovation and socialising is a lovely by-product of this. Social events are not limited to the 'junior' or 'younger' members of staff. The long standing, more senior members of staff are not afraid to get stuck in either.
My Company
My Company

Addiction Worldwide is fast paced and often has intense periods of working, so they have to be communicating, observing and listening to what is happening throughout the organisation. They work on the basis of 'Ask forgiveness not permission'. Feedback is an integral part of their culture, which is something they bring in from the interview stage. They are an entrepreneurial, creative company which employs people who want and indeed need to share ideas on a daily basis. To that end there is no suggestion box or other 'one fits all' way of capturing all of this. Instead they make sure that every single member of staff knows that they will be listened to and answered. It is integrated into their DNA .

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  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Full family cover

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  • Male : Female:

    63% / 37%


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