Saatchi & Saatchi Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Watch out for turnover in field office positions...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor

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

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

    Pros

    - Nationally/globally recognized name in advertising
    - Prestigious account list
    - Access to all expected industry tools for research, media, etc.
    - Pay is fair/in line with what other agencies offer

    Cons

    - Turnover in field offices is high
    - Disconnect between offices (NY to LA to field)
    - In field offices, overwhelming fear of being terminated with no warning (this happened to myself and at least one other employee with no verbal or written warning concerning job performance)
    - Lack of concern for schedules/planning for people in lower ranks

  2. Helpful (1)

    Nice, open minded place. Ideas get approved and sold. Management is hip and open to discussion for pushing ideas.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Art Director in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    summer fridays, the name of the company gets far in non advertising related situations. Working from home is a possibility.

    Cons

    A little bit divided between teams of different clients, they are on a separate floor.

  3. fun

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saatchi & Saatchi

    Pros

    fun, energetic, learning, cool people

    Cons

    work life balance, long hours

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great starting place for creative career

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

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi full-time

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

    Pros

    Great starting point for a career, good training program, good vacation time, great learning experience

    Cons

    Low pay, catty culture, the best talent tends to leave for higher pay

    Advice to Management

    Low pay, best talent leaves

  6. Helpful (3)

    You're just a number.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good work opportunities. Nice atmosphere.

    Cons

    No career development. Lack of upper management leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to those who make the work and less about those who get the money.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Interesting place with some great talent

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people who are both innovative and responsible

    Cons

    Some junior members of teams need more nurturing and supervision before being promoted

    Advice to Management

    Promote your mid-levels and be more judicious about junior promotions.

  8. Great Work, Leadership and People

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Strategy Manager in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Brand Strategy Manager in Torrance, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, Great Work, Great Leadership

    Cons

    Salary, Compensation and Promotion Plan/Schedule for Internal Employees

    Advice to Management

    None

  9. Not so memorable

    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Saatchi & Saatchi as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very laid back environment, very nice people

    Cons

    Too many Baby Boomers in a Millenial field

  10. Helpful (1)

    Senior Art Director

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

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

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

    Pros

    I worked with very nice colleagues.

    Cons

    Boring work and too much of it.

    Advice to Management

    Give your staff a raise!

  11. Helpful (1)

    Surviving on it's name alone...

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    S&S has a very laid back atmosphere. There is a fitness center and rooftop track and it's located in a great neighborhood with great views of the Hudson river. If you play your cards right you can get out of there by 5:30-6:00 on most days.

    Cons

    Like many old-school agencies, they are way behind in the digital realm. If you're looking for atmosphere, this isn't the place for you – there is none. Bad behavior is generally tolerated and at times even rewarded. Not a lot of room to get ahead as there aren't many opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Realize your employees are your pride and maybe they will show their passion in return.

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