Havas Worldwide

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Havas Worldwide Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
158 Reviews
2.9
158 Reviews
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Havas Worldwide Global Chief Executive Officer Andrew Benett
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • great people working there but in the end that's not enough (in 7 reviews)

  • good benefits, some nice people (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Communication is extremely poor between upper management and the "worker bees" (in 10 reviews)

  • Expected to work very long hours, no overtime, communication between managers can sometimes be unclear (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't Do It

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Havas Worldwide

    Pros

    - Great pay
    - Great benefits
    - A lot of company days off

    Cons

    - No one likes working there
    - No company culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FIX IT

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Broken

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Havas Worldwide

    Pros

    benefits and you're never crying alone in the bathroom, there is always someone else regreting they work there or feeling like crap after being disrespected by the creative brat.

    Cons

    terrible environment, c-level team is spends more time on instagram (not only the creative brat with a limited vocabulary) then actually working and helping clients and agency succeed. its a politically charged headless mess. the king is naked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dress the king.

  3.  

    My Experience Working at Havas Worldwide

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Wallboard Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Marketing Wallboard Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Havas Worldwide part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The learning opportunities were endless. My direct boss, as well as the people above him and my co-workers helped in any way they could.

    Cons

    There is not anything that comes to mind when I think of Havas that was negative in any way. There were ups and downs I experienced in the job, but that is normal for any one is any position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun working environment, very long hours expected

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Media Planner in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Media Planner in New York, NY

    I worked at Havas Worldwide full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's a fun place to work, a lot of social gatherings and casual atmosphere

    Cons

    Expected to work very long hours, no overtime, communication between managers can sometimes be unclear

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Media Buyer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Media Buyer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Havas Worldwide full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of PTO, casual work environment. The agency has great clients like Sears and Kmart. Plus a wonderful CEO.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth within the buying team and the agency feels disorganized at times. There also seems to be a lack of communication between management at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate to one another more frequently.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Leaderless. Directionless. Worthless.

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

    I worked at Havas Worldwide

    Pros

    You get a paycheck, even if it's on the low end of the industry average for your title.

    Cons

    Working here will kill your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why give them advice? They'd never listen to it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wasted potential

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Havas Worldwide (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice people only real pro. Benefits are average, pay is below industry standards as is the creative (for many years)

    Cons

    No career development whatsoever from junior levels on up. Over allocated mid level and director level roles that are not set up to be successful, rather just keep heads afloat. Bloated C level employees that are so detached from the work that they create their own sense of reality (and continue to try and sell it internally and to global Havas executive leadership). The work was marginal at best as Euro, and steadily taken a dive as Havas. Sad situation truly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with your accounts to understand the business and help your teams. Don't wait for clients to inform you the accounts are up for review because of inconsistent leadership, poorly written SOWs and lack of better performing creative; then look to blame others because you're so out of touch (but know someone other than you must be at fault).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It was a very rewarding experience at Havas WW.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    You get to meet a lot of talented individuals. The accounts they have there are all really interesting brands to work with. The creatives, account people all get along very well. Also, the coffee machines are very nice!

    Cons

    It's not Weiden and Kennedy. Just kidding. Working here you get to have a nice work-life balance. The leadership is great and will teach you a lot about the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really love the office environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great in theory, a shitshow in reality

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

    I have been working at Havas Worldwide full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    A great batch of creative people was recently hired by the former CCO. There are some great ex-R/GA and Ogilvy NY people.

    Cons

    The CCO was fired and no real reason was given. A lot of the creative management has been there forever (10+ years in some cases) without making any significant good work. They have no clue how to put together non-traditional work. New hires set aside, you'll be hard-pressed to find a competent person in the building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what the vision is. Communicate it clearly to people. If they don't match it, fire them. It's not enough to say that the work needs to be better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good for people who are happy staying where they are

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

    I worked at Havas Worldwide full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, nice new office

    Cons

    Hard to get promotion/raise, expect to work hard and not get much in return. If upper management doesn't stick their neck out for you, then you'll stay the way you are for many years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that the people who do the work get recognized and appreciated.

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