Publicis Reviews

Updated August 3, 2015
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Publicis Président du Directoire Maurice Lévy
Maurice Lévy
55 Ratings

Pros
  • If you are on a good account, there is a nice work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Great boss, some good people, and interesting work (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, no salary rewardings and no work/life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Work life balance, very top heavy management who did little and lost more business than it won, not genuine in (in 6 reviews)

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  1. CSA

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    Former Employee - Physical Therapist Assistant in Deland, FL
    Former Employee - Physical Therapist Assistant in Deland, FL

    I worked at Publicis

    Pros

    easy job, can work the job and go back to school or attend to family needs

    Cons

    low pay, no upward mobility


  2. A good place to start

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

    I worked at Publicis (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big agency budgets, work on a lot of TV, Nice people, Respect was valued, decent work life for advertising

    Cons

    Lots of CPG work, Hard to produce a lot, Some of the creative leadership was outdated which hurt the overall work


  3. Downward spiral

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Publicis

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

    Pros

    Cool office space, nice coworkers, great location, good benefits

    Cons

    No management, no promotions, no raises, low morale, lack of employees

    Advice to Management

    Get some


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  5. Helpful (2)

    SVP, Executive Interactive Producer

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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President, Executive Interactive Producer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President, Executive Interactive Producer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Publicis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great group of highly motivated and talented employees

    Cons

    Digital not being properly embraced / integrated - lack of support from upper management


  6. Hip and Young and scatterbrained

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    Former Employee - Helpdesk Support in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Support in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Publicis

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced, collaborative teaming, learn-on-the-fly encouraged, no handholding. High performance environment, relaxed culture

    Cons

    Even lower level managers tend to form silos, no interdepartmental communication at all, no exposure among layers of management or with other departments, even ones where knowledge sharing could be beneficial to both.

    Advice to Management

    Synthesize better to achieve gains from all these acquisitions. It doesn't require centralizing to have the ability to know who else is out there solving what problems, even a bboard would do the trick. The silo effect is a bit dangerous though, it makes policy management impossible, for starters.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Eyes wide open

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Publicis

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits, national exposure, big client experience

    Cons

    No variety, toxic, fear-based culture stemming from client, sweat shop

    Advice to Management

    Entire C level needs to be flushed. Needs significant new business wins.


  8. chaos

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

    I worked at Publicis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None to speak of at the moment

    Cons

    The merger between Publicis and Kaplan Thaler Group in 2012 created the largest culture clash the ad world has ever seen. People have been leaving in droves -- and being publicly or quietly let go -- constantly, ever since. Nepotism and Age discrimination are rampant. Almost every single C-level leader has been replaced in the last 2 years. Employee morale at ridiculous all time low.

    Advice to Management

    Don't you have a soul? do you believe in karma or an eternal deity of some sort who will hold you accountable for the things you've done?


  9. Helpful (1)

    Get in and get out

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Publicis

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Low bar to entry - easy to stand out with senior management and clients.

    Cons

    Talent pool is quickly diminishing, management does not have a good handle on how to grow the business or how to manage talent.


  10. Pharmaceutical sales representative

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Publicis

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Excellent manager

    Cons

    No company car but they are working on it


  11. Love the job, had a great time there

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    Former Employee - Solutions Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Solutions Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Publicis

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They take care of their employees.

    Cons

    Really none, great company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    OF Publicis, need a little bit better communication between top level managers and on site people, just a little bit better



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