Havas Worldwide
3.0 of 5 104 reviews
www.havasworldwide.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Havas Worldwide Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014

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69% Approve of the CEO

Havas Worldwide Global CEO, Euro RSCG Worldwide and Havas Worldwide David Jones

David Jones

(42 ratings)

47% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Great people and direct supervisors"
    in 6 reviews
  • "There are some great people who work here"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Senior management doesn't know or care to know what goes on day to day"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Communication is extremely poor between upper management and the "worker bees""
    in 7 reviews
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Great people and on the way up

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Havas Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

ProsEveryone at Havas Worldwide is great. The office space is really nice and modern with the open floor seating plan which helps you to meet others you may not work with.

ConsLarge work load though that could just be the team

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great group of people to work with!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Havas Worldwide

ProsFrom Senior management down to operation brand ambassadors, everyone is very friendly and familial. Execution for brand experience initiatives is second to none!

ConsIf you work outside of the Chicago office, resources are limited and sometimes hard to get time with key members of the team.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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  • Disapproves of CEO

 

A sinking ship...

Middle Management (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Havas Worldwide full-time for more than a year

Pros- Some great co-workers
- Funky office space
- Easy commute (at least for me...)

Cons- Upper management cares little for its employees, little to no support
- Upper management is reactive rather proactive.
- Behind the times with regards to software, hardware, management style.
- Low compensation / salary
- Pitiful raises and sparse bonuses

Advice to Senior ManagementRunning a company is more than just worrying about the bottom line. Client needs are just as important as employee needs. Just saying "YES" every time the client wants something, is no guarantee that the client will stay, or even like you. Try building partnerships. (You aren't serving fast food...)

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Over worked and underpaid

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Havas Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

Prosgood benefits, some nice people

Consno work-life balance, expected to work long hours without compensation. No raises, not even cost of living

Advice to Senior ManagementAcknowledge hard workers

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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New Business Intern (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Havas Worldwide as an intern for less than a year

ProsLearned a lot
Friendly team
People are very dedicated and smart

ConsCrazy work hours (as an intern you can leave when you want but you are missing a lot while gone).

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Awesome company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Havas Worldwide

ProsGreat atmosphere and friendly coworkers and management

ConsLess varied accounts - lots of healthcare clients

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Havas Worldwide

Pros- Fun environment
- Young, friendly staff
- Beautiful office
- Good amount of clients
- Room to get your hands dirty

Cons- Not that much room to move up
- Management could use work
- Not very organized

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Great experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Havas Worldwide full-time

ProsGreat people and direct supervisors

ConsSenior Leadership, vision and growth

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Havas Worldwide

Prosgood potential, range of accounts

Conslots of talk of integration but that's as far as it went

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Potential for great work, poor senior management

Assistant Account Executive (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Havas Worldwide full-time for more than a year

ProsEveryone is very helpful and Havas has the tools to be a very successful agency.

ConsCommunication is extremely poor between upper management and the "worker bees"
There is no process, no reviews and no trust in the decision makers

Advice to Senior ManagementStop hanging your hat on being "transparent," it is clear that you have no idea what that means. Interact with your employees on a personal level to create a trust. Don't hire more senior people (we are top heavy as it is) to fix the problems YOU created.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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