Saatchi & Saatchi Reviews

Updated August 14, 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. Opens Doors

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Hours. Looks good on resume.

    Cons

    Old-school agency. Upper management really doesn't manage. No official review process. Hard to get a raise. People constantly are leaving after a year.

    Advice to Management

    Manage team. Training. Listen to employees not just upper management. Compensate fairly.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Ok

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    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good pay, The work is steady and stable, the hours are cushy, not a lot of late nights, and the people were nice enough

    Cons

    Not a lot of frills for a large ad agency: I didn't get cab rides or meals when I worked late and there were no cool corporate memberships. The work was a bit unexciting.

    Advice to Management

    It would make work life more fun to have more happy hours and also perks like cab rides and meals when working late.


  3. Great place to work for.

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    Former Employee - Support Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Support Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    co-workers were nice, lay back environment

    Cons

    Management could consolidate their policies and procedures so I didn't get misguided.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to get involved and Consolidate procedures.or unified them.


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  5. Great!

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saatchi & Saatchi full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work - everyone is friendly. Beautiful office space and they are quick to employ new technologies.

    Cons

    There is growth opportunity on probably many accounts, but not a ton a growth on all accounts. Some upper level executives have been here for quite some time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job! We really love working here and thank you for always being willing to hear out new things that we would like to try.


  6. Great place to learn, sex ratio is a little warped.

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    Former Employee - Trainee Copywriter in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Trainee Copywriter in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stipend! Highest stipend proved in an ad agency in India I think. Good brands to work on, polished, professional staff.

    Cons

    Guess this is true of every agency- too few women, especially at the top level. Leads to a little bit of sexism- which even sometimes reflects in the creative work the agency does.


  7. Great place to learn

    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Saatchi & Saatchi (More than a year)

    Pros

    They work in a very unique, unorthodox methodology that unleashes the creative output.

    Cons

    It can be overwhelming at times of stress.


  8. Associate CD

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi full-time

    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.


  9. 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 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


  10. Great Work Environment!

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    Former Employee - Media Planner in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Media Planner in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Amazing environment and awesome people - I loved working there!

    Cons

    Small Media department so room for growth isn't as great compared to larger agencies. Benefits aren't the best.


  11. Sr. Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employees are really skilled and kind!

    Cons

    Work/life balance can improve for employees



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