Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Media planning and buying. Content and Technology
  • Year established:
    2002
  • Website:
    http://www.wavemakerglobal.com
  • Contact
    • Wavemaker UK, Sea Containers House, 18 Upper Ground Street, London, SE1 9ET

About Wavemaker UK

Wavemaker’s mission is to 'make the future'. The London agency says it was created for the specific purpose of reinventing the media agency. This, they say, gives them the unique position of being able to deliver next-generation solutions for client challenges.

These challenges include: ‘Move us from mass marketing to precision at scale’, ‘Help us transform our media practice to drive global growth’, ‘Make us relevant for a young new generation of luxury lovers’ and ‘How do we integrate data sets to give a single customer view?’.

Under global Chief Executive Officer Tim Castree, the agency’s employees work across 90 countries worldwide, either locally or through a multimarket hub.

The agency’s core principles are Passionate (being exceptional inside and outside of work), Agile (work, think and act without barriers), Collaborative (together we are stronger), Entrepreneurial (own success) and Diverse (more of the same is not acceptable).


What is it like to work for Wavemaker UK

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
The Flourish programme gives everyone top learning and development, such as WM Brilliant Managers, an industry-leading management-development programme, and WM Coaching, a new coaching scheme. WM Globetrotters is a flagship career mobility scheme for eight Wavemakers to spend three weeks in another office.
My Team
My Team
The team has a voice in shaping the agency. The WM Thermometer is a quarterly referral rating that temperature-checks how staff feel, regular open and honest feedback was the answer, resulting in The Loop (a bi-monthly breakfast) and The Listening Wall (online suggestion box).
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
The agency collaborated with Thames21 on checking the health of the Thames. Other green initiatives include removing paper-towel dispensers, replacing disposable coffee cups with china, and using biodegradable cutlery. WM save paper with digital screens instead of posters. Employees choose charities they care about.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 26 days annual leave to all employees

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development
    Development

    Companies who provide support for non-work related training to all staff

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    2

  • Average Age:

    30

  • Staff Turnover:

    36%

  • Male : Female:

    43% / 57%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    57%

  • Staff:

    635

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