Saatchi & Saatchi Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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Saatchi & Saatchi CEO Worldwide Robert Senior
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Pros
  • You will rarely stay past 6pm and for the most part, can maintain a nice work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Good place to learn, especially when you want to find out about the structures of an international company (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management really doesn't manage (in 9 reviews)

  • Long hours, hard work, there is no bonus scheme which is a little annoying as i think it would motivate people to do even better work (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Art Director

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to learn, especially when you want to find out about the structures of an international company. You will rarely stay past 6pm and for the most part, can maintain a nice work-life balance.

    Cons

    Upper management really doesn't manage Long hours, hard work, there is no bonus scheme which is a little annoying as i think it would motivate people to do even better work


  2. Associate CD

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great employees. Good situation if you have the right manager.

    Cons

    Leadership is a sinking ship. IM and Media teams desperately need help with management and training. 5-10 people leave every month because there are rarely raises or promotions within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect and compensate fairly and the work will excel.


  3. Sr. Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Employees are really skilled and kind!

    Cons

    Work/life balance can improve for employees


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  5. Wonderful

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saatchi & Saatchi full-time

    Pros

    Great culture. Wonderful place to learn and build your skills, & everyone is friendly

    Cons

    I can't really think of anything. I've had some pretty bad jobs before. This tops everything.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what's being done, keep the culture thriving


  6. Helpful (3)

    Great Creatives Struggling Under Poor Leadership

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    Former Employee - Creative Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Creative Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great area. Sadly, that's about it lately.

    Cons

    CEO Brent Smart and and CCO Jay Benjamin are in way over their heads. Lost so many accounts and pitches in just the 18 months I was there, none of which were replaced. And just when morale couldn't get any lower, a memo from "management" demanded creatives show up at 9am, work late and ... oh yeah... no raises. It was a great agency at one point and it will be again, when these 2 are replaced. People are running to get out of there.

    Advice to Management

    Just stop. Please. Let people with vision, passion and ideas take over.


  7. Great Place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saatchi & Saatchi full-time

    Pros

    Good place to learn, open to new experiences for employees

    Cons

    Don't highlight young talent, value experience in years worked.


  8. Interactive Designer

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

    I have been working at Saatchi & Saatchi

    Pros

    pay, culture, view, gym, benefits

    Cons

    long work hours with no bonuses. working through holidays and weekends without additional PTO


  9. Managing Director

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President, Management Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President, Management Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Large network. Award winning creative. Opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Client goals and objectives often become secondary to creative accolades.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on the clients.


  10. Art director

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    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great experience, opportunity and brand exposure.

    Cons

    i didn't have much to complain about, overall great experience


  11. Systematically Flawed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi full-time

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

    Pros

    I've met a lot of amazing and smart people during my time. The structure will quickly teach you to quickly to think on your toes and see who's worth learning from and who's not. There's definitely opportunity to lead and develop in tough environments.

    Cons

    Experience will vary by what team and business you work on. I've worked with smart people, but not for the right reasons. There's no checks and balances with upper management/managers. I was very disappointed by the lack of care and value for their people in general.

    Advice to Management

    Rebuild the structure starting from within versus focusing on the keep up with a facade.



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