Havas Worldwide Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Inconsistent management

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

    I worked at Havas Worldwide

    Pros

    Fairly good compensation. Good creatives to work with.

    Cons

    Uninspiring clients, management constantly changes, no rewards for making great work and no incentives to go beyond the day to day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need a CCO who cares about the creative and pays attentions to all the clients, even the ones no one wants to work on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Mixed

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

    I worked at Havas Worldwide

    Pros

    Many great people with can-do attitude

    Very team focused

    More people now who care about the work

    Anything is possible if you're good

    Cons

    Some people have stayed too long and their negativity holds the agency back

    Winning at all costs takes a toll

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be clear on who is really in charge and empower more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Revolving door of bad decisions

    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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big accounts, some smart people and some talented people

    Cons

    I can't speak for the company today, but during the time I was there the leadership was more interested in their own self promotion than anything else. Good people were fired, bad people were promoted, lackluster work was praised, accounts were lost and the wrong people were blamed. There was no sense of culture or shared values. In writing this, I guess the agency was just typical of the industry; but worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know there have been changes from the top down. I hope things are better now.

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  5. Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Havas Worldwide

    Pros

    supportive environment, lots of vacation

    Cons

    management can be disorganized. Stingy in the raise/bonus dept.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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

    Fantastic and fun place to intern

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Havas Worldwide as an intern

    Pros

    There are around 40 other interns, and you get to meet with some really cool people in the agency who are always willing to help you out (if you reach out to them) with your advertising careers

    Cons

    It's like you're a very tiny piece of the puzzle, and sometimes you don't feel like your work is that important

  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Not what it used to be

    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Havas Worldwide full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is for the Chicago office.

    -Great location, right next to Michigan Ave
    -Office was going through renovation and has since been updated to a modern, clean, look.

    Cons

    -Opportunities for advancement were non-existent.
    -Compensation low.
    -Lack of advanced training opportunities.
    -Identity crisis: Can't pitch yourself as a digital agency when you do not have resources nor capabilities to be one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees more like valued workers and less like faceless resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. friendly environment, great people, a lot of smart, progressive talent brought in over past few years

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    Current Employee - Global Brand Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Global Brand Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Havas Worldwide full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    nice people, entrepreneurial, great office space and location

    Cons

    boys club, lack of organization and clear sense of leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    figure out who is in charge of the NY office. Put some more women on the Exec Team besides HR.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Not bad.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Copywriter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Copywriter in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Not challenging. No communication between account and creative.

    Cons

    Laid back culture. Pay is decent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push your employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Run in the other direction!!!!

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    Former Employee - Creative Department in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Creative Department in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Havas Worldwide

    Pros

    None to speak of here

    Cons

    You will work at least 14-16 hours daily, this is not dramatized in the slightest, with zero perks, and barely get a pizza dinner, how healthy!
    You better negotiate one heck of a salary up front because you will never get a raise
    They do not hand out Christmas bonuses or bonuses of any kind once you've worked 90 hour week for a year or better
    Super out of touch overall
    Good luck even asking for a day off. Even if you work 90+ hours a week.

    This is by far one of the worst shops, worse than Envision it and Gyro.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show up and hire some Management. Epic fail.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Long and fun Until

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in New York, NY

    I worked at Havas Worldwide full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits.
    Good talent

    Cons

    Horrible managers
    Company not culturally diverse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please get a new Global CIO

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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