Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Media Planning Buying
  • Year established:
    2003
  • Website:
    http://www.smvgroup.com
  • UK locations:
    London
  • Contact
    • 89 Whitfield Street, London, London, W1T 4HQ

About Starcom MediaVest Group


What is it like to work for Starcom MediaVest Group

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
They are constantly looking at ways to develop their industry leading learning and development programme. This year they introduced Myers Briggs Type Indicator team sessions into the business. These sessions are about supporting individual growth and ensuring that teams gain a greater understanding of working styles and to ensure further cohesion and harmony in their work. They have taken over a 100 people through the sessions. These are facilitated by the Regional HR Director and Head of Learning and Development, both of whom are qualified MBTI practitioners and bring their own experience and creativity to the sessions. They developed the programme from an initial half a day workshop exploring preference type to a full day session that explores the impact of the different preferences on one another at work. These sessions have been invaluable as they have taken senior teams, client teams and board members through these practical, fun and experiential workshops. This is some of the feedback received “I found it very interesting not just learning about my own typology but also about my peers. I will definitely have some new added perspectives now when managing my team and pitching ideas.” 
My Team
My Team
The biggest company event of the year is the two day company away day which this year took place at Centre Parks, Suffolk, when they closed the office and all 479 employees attend. The Away Day provides a fantastic opportunity to bring everyone together to update them on the latest news in the agency.  This year they also had a specific focus on inspiring creativity and creating the environment for creativity to thrive as they prepare to move into a new building in 2015. 
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
They take their environmental responsibilities seriously and regularly look to reduce their carbon footprint. They have held the ISO 14001 certification since 2009 and follow the majority of the initiatives listed in 9.11 which have contributed to them meeting the requirements of this award each year. They also update their staff annually on the initiatives taking place across the organisation communicating these through posters which are backed up by informative emails as well as through more creative channels including video.  Community initiatives or ‘Giving Something Back’ are important to this company and each year they look for further opportunities to make a difference to the world around them. They have continued their partnership with Rehabilitated Addicted Prisoners Trust to offer a uniquely tailored programme to support an often forgotten group of people to support them in developing their practical skills, building their confidence and assisting them transitioning back to work. 

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Benefits:

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Average Age:

    30

  • Staff Turnover:

    38%

  • Male : Female:

    44% / 56%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    47%

  • Staff:

    498

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