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Havas Worldwide Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
125 Reviews
3.0
125 Reviews
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Havas Worldwide Global Chief Executive Officer Andrew Benett
Andrew Benett
9 Ratings

Review Highlights

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 8 reviews)

  • Communication is extremely poor between upper management and the "worker bees" (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Strategic account team work and clients who allow for true agency partnership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Havas Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Most dedicated, hardworking, non whining team I have ever worked with - we try to enjoy what we do!

    Cons

    Management and process can be a challenge, but find every agency has it's issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fine if you don't care about what you work on

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    Current Employee - Digital Production Artist  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Digital Production Artist in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    It's generally not a bad environment for a studio person. Pretty typical advertising world stuff. Studio do get paid overtime so we have that going for us. The people are pretty cool to work with and that does make a huge difference.

    Cons

    New business is an absolute disaster. Worst I've ever had to experience. It's like they are literally surprised every time there is a pitch. Outside of one major account there is no process or organizational structure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great group of people to work with!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Havas Worldwide

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great people and on the way up

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Everyone 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.

    Cons

    Large work load though that could just be the team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Bait and Switch

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Havas Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Most of the people are nice, and have a lot of heart. The creative is good. Nicely located in tribeca

    Cons

    Liars. Bait and Switch. A traditional agency, that is trying to evolve into digital, but are not set up for that type of medium and it's very inefficient and frustrating. Their process is stone age. Open lay-out with terrible music playing on speaker ALL DAY AND NIGHT, literally. I've worked through the night a few days in a row and the music never shuts off. It's hard to concentrate among the music and the 5 feet of table space you get for a desk. Account driven. Last minute work all the time. Disorganized, and would rather stay that way because it "works" rather than breaking out of their comfort zone and joining the rest of evolved agencies in this city

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give a damn about your employees, and learn to manage your clients. You are going to lose your best talent if you don't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strange

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    You can do literally nothing and no one will care

    Cons

    CEO would regularly send out emails demanding that people work harder, put in more hours, help with new biz which had all the subtlety of the horns sounding on the titanic. Yet there were many days when I had nothing to do and was told to just bill it to new biz - no wonder they had financial troubles. Sr peeps on my team delegated everything to jr staff and then spent hours facebooking, online shopping and gossiping. You could easily see on their computer screens that they weren't working. what a joke

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    wake up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A sinking ship...

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    Former Employee - Middle Management  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Middle Management in 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 ManagementAdvice

    Running 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...)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Over worked and underpaid

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    good benefits, some nice people

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge hard workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Havas Worldwide New Business intern

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    Current Employee - New Business Intern  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - New Business Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot
    Friendly team
    People are very dedicated and smart

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Havas Worldwide

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and friendly coworkers and management

    Cons

    Less varied accounts - lots of healthcare clients

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