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Saatchi & Saatchi Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
109 Reviews
3.2
109 Reviews
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Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide CEO Kevin J. Roberts
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You will rarely stay past 6pm and for the most part, can maintain a nice work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Good place to learn, especially when you want to find out about the structures of an international company (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor upper management in corporate office in Midtown (in 9 reviews)

  • Very little new business and lots of money spent on trying to get it (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Internship Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi as an intern

    Pros

    The culture is amazing, everyone is so nice and willing to show you the ropes.

    Cons

    No entry level positions available

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Hard work; treats high performers well

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Strategic Planning Executive  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Strategic Planning Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice work environments, competitive salary, deeply talented co-workers

    Cons

    Advertising is tough, the industry is in turmoil, and transitions to better digital media support are rough for traditional agencies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better pairing of creative and strategy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Teams are full of awesome people
    Laid back management (account specific)
    Good job security
    Excellent work/life balance

    Cons

    Seniority is more highly rewarded than merit
    Not a whole lot of room to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some younger talent into more decisive positions... innovation is the key to remaining at the top of the advertising market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice, open minded place. Ideas get approved and sold. Management is hip and open to discussion for pushing ideas.

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    Current Employee - Art Director  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Art Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Saatchi & Saatchi full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    summer fridays, the name of the company gets far in non advertising related situations. Working from home is a possibility.

    Cons

    A little bit divided between teams of different clients, they are on a separate floor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting place with some great talent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Smart people who are both innovative and responsible

    Cons

    Some junior members of teams need more nurturing and supervision before being promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote your mid-levels and be more judicious about junior promotions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A truly global company to build ad agency experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice working environment, young and fun people, pretty good pay when you are up to middle level management position.

    Cons

    Like most agency, a huge amount of work everyday. It takes too long, normally 3-5 years to go up to middle level positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    One of the best places to get started

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    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY

    I have been working at Saatchi & Saatchi full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    happy hours
    company party
    laid-back environment
    fitness center
    great location

    Cons

    rapid turn-over rate
    unstable
    lack of diversity
    crazy hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase diversity, male/female ratio

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I thought it was very good

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    Former Employee - Actor/Performer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Actor/Performer in New York, NY

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    I have to say I was well paid

    Cons

    I thought I was treated like a number

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe you could try a little warmth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's a huge stable agency

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    Current Employee - Senior Art Director  in  Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Art Director in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Saatchi & Saatchi full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I was treated fairly well. they try to make it a good place to work. not a lot of pitches. very few weekends. I worked on the Toyota biz. The clients were nice and didn't meddle. rarely even came to shoots.

    Cons

    Politics within the groups. Some backstabbing. Too much attitude. This "you have to go get another offer before we'll give you a raise" was BS.
    They constantly flip top management. which just rains confusion and shuffle. They wacked 7 creative directors right at christmas. nice. that made me start to sniff around for something else. they expect loyalty, but offer none.
    How do you remove a guy who was just named Adweek's "West coast agency leader of the year"?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Saatchi Life

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    Current Employee - Account Supervisor  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Saatchi & Saatchi full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people here are amazing. The Clients are also very easy to work with.

    Cons

    Office politics sometimes gets in the way as in most big agencies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nuture and cultivate your employees so the turnover rate is lower.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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