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Saatchi & Saatchi Reviews

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 2014
111 Reviews
3.3
111 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)

  • Long hours, hard work, there is no bonus scheme which is a little annoying as i think it would motivate people to do even better work (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good peope

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good, smart, hard working people who care about one another. Leadership is composed of solid, approachable individuals who have a clear vision as to where the agency needs to go and the obstacles to getting there. Leadership and most everyone genuinely seem to care about the people and the work. This is not an ad agency where you'll find a bunch of egotistical blowhards who fly off the handle.

    Cons

    Due to its size, Saatchi can feel like a slow moving, archaic agency of olden times. It's something everyone realizes and wants to desperately improve. If you don't have a solid mentor, you're out of luck because that's the only way you'll really get solid training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that people receive solid training!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Internship Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Hard work; treats high performers well

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
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  5.  

    Awesome Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than an 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting place with some great talent

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi as a contractor (less than an 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
  8.  

    A truly global company to build ad agency experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi as an intern (less than an 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
  9.  

    One of the best places to get started

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  10.  

    I thought it was very good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Actor/Performer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Actor/Performer in New York, NY

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi as a contractor (less than an 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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's a huge stable agency

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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

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