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Havas Media Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
36 Reviews
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  1.  

    Not a bad start. Definitely helps to be paid

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Media Planning Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Media Planning Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Havas Media as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great starting internship.
    Can make great connections and get good hands on experience.

    Cons

    Interns are often undercooked and most employees seem apathetic.
    No consistent management (something like 6 CEOs in 4 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great people, Super Fun, But comes with favoritism

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Havas Media full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Super smart, energetic, very team-centric atmosphere

    Cons

    Long hours are expected, but that is the nature of the industry
    Some employees can do no wrong

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Working at Havas has been a great experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Havas Media

    Pros

    The people are very nice and are willing to work with you to see you succeed

    Cons

    not alot of room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer more incentive for employees to stay rather than have them leave

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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sinking ship

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Havas Media

    Pros

    Had nice people until everyone started leaving.

    Cons

    Management in limbo. Lack of direction. No structure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Has potential but upper management and holding company are clueless

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Havas Media full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Good learning environment
    - Work life balance is in check
    - Very good at promoting themselves to the industry
    - People doing the work are actually trying

    Cons

    - CEO is clueless and very unprofessional
    - Holding company is just squeezing dollars out of the agency
    - C-level in general are not very good at their job
    - The internal structure of the agency isn't set-up to succeed
    - Most of their capabilities are just fluff / smoke and mirrors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    You've been warned.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Havas Media full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Good holiday schedule
    - Nice office space
    - Fun people, but only if you find a clique (or it finds you)

    Cons

    - A toxic environment built on fear and backstabbing.
    - Politics, politics, politics
    - Upper management is completely incompetent and only out for themselves and getting famous. Their only goal appears to be getting in the spotlight, so don't expect them to allow you to have good ideas or succeed — they'll probably steal it from you.
    - The smart, hardworking folks fail due to upper management being selfish. People are dropping like flies.
    - The only employees who succeed are those in the "inner circle" — usually the least intelligent of the lot.
    - The work itself is mediocre at best; resulting in the purging of clients. If changes aren't made, I'd be surprised if the New York office has any clients left by the end of 2015.
    - Forget a raise, forget a bonus... No matter what they promise. Especially hurtful when you do watch upper management get rich and flaunt their yacht and polo parties (common people, hide your social media)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Follow through. If you say you put people first, actually do it. The only way to retain talent is to treat people with respect.
    - To succeed, you'll probably need to clean house.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Horrible place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Havas Media (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people at Havas are the company's only saving grace.

    Cons

    The Chief Talent Officer is inexperienced and needs to leverage his experienced HR & Talent Acquisition team. They all possess really great experience. Diversifying his team would be helpful. They keep losing clients and great employees because of office politics from especially high-level management. It's ridiculous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people (time, resources, and feedback)....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Growing company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Havas Media

    Pros

    Solid loyal people. Work hard. Play hard. Management could use some help.

    Cons

    Low pay. High turnover for agency side. Management holds all the cards.

  10.  

    EVP

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Havas Media full-time

    Pros

    If you have an entrepreneurial bent, you will succeed here.

    Cons

    You can't wait around for things to happen or to change. Take charge of your job and move forward

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    okay

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Havas Media as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Cool environment, boss was nice, big company with pretty recognizable name and clients

    Cons

    People aren't so friendly, I basically only spoke with my boss, didn't get so much work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better attention to interns

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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