Bright, shiny perks that mask a depressingly poor work environment
Senior Consultant (Former Employee) – Toronto – 2 October 2018
Weaponized PR Klick maintains a rabid focus on using PR as a first strike toolkit to pursue and sustain short and long-term goals. Common, insignificant events or achievements are blown up and repeatedly broadcast internally (for morale and loyalty) and externally (on publications they 'donate' significant sums of money to). A dedicated PR unit oversees and carefully curates stories to sell this specific image.
Culture Klick prides itself on culture. In fact, a significant chunk of its internal PR is dedicated to projecting a culture that trumps anything you'd find in other agencies around the city.
The truth is far more mundane. The same politics, cliques, and interpersonal problems can be found here. The facade of caring and mentorship quickly dissipates under stress. 'Ordinary' folk immediately feel out of place amidst the 'always on' charade that never lets up.
C Suite Klicks C suite and senior leadership team routinely broadcast a caring, benevolent attitude in the short term, and an uninterested, aloof one behind the curtains, They treat themselves to off sites in exotic locales, gift themselves luxury cars, and engage in interpersonal relationships with younger employees within the company. Awkward employees and clients are often mocked behind closed doors.
Of the company's founders, the celebrity CEO constantly embellishes (or has people embellish) on his intellect, importance, and achievements. A cursory examination of said achievements reveals a disappointingly ordinary person who uses money as a golden ticket to shock and awe in the absence of actual,more... tangible value. He is regularly mocked by his own senior leadership team.
Management Klick runs lunch and learns that teach employees how to be better leaders. A vast majority of Klicks managers, however, rarely follow this advice.
The Work You will sink hours of your life into peddling drugs to sick and dying demographics. Its about as exciting as you'd imagine.less
Analyst (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 19 September 2013
Hopelessly trying to "get" digital. Politics rife and lots of entitled yet simple folk. Never encountered such stupidity in the workplace, esp the corp dev and "special ops" folk, who will probably try to counter this review with a fake one because that's how petty they are. It's the clients I feel bad for, they really get taken for a ride.