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Saatchi & Saatchi Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
109 Reviews
3.2
109 Reviews
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Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide CEO Kevin J. Roberts
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51 Ratings

Review Highlights

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
  • Poor upper management in corporate office in Midtown (in 9 reviews)

  • Very little new business and lots of money spent on trying to get it (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Useless internship

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

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi

    Pros

    Learned a few things about the business

    Cons

    Wish to be more involved in the creative work

    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY CLIENTS

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

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi

    Pros

    The office has a GREAT view of lower Manhattan and the Hudson river. There are some genuinely great people who work here that are fun to be around. Befriend the production team that works with S&S. They are the best people you will meet on this planet and they will tell you EVERYTHING you need to know.

    Cons

    The cons depend highly on which account you are work. General incompetency abounds everywhere. Some Creative higher-ups have serious egos and divas. Beware the account bullies that will try to get you to do work that ISN'T YOUR JOB. In the end, Money rules everything, so your GREAT ideas will be shot down in order to keep the clients happy and SAFE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more solid communication/transparency between all levels of a project.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    dynamic company with many opportunities

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

    I have been working at Saatchi & Saatchi

    Pros

    dynamic company with many opportunities, great on a resume, great experience

    Cons

    big company, sometimes overlooked, mediocre salaries, no bonuses/raises

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    it's a chew them up and spit them out kind of world where you work till you drop, then get kicked to the curb.

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

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi

    Pros

    it has an international reputation, great resources, enviable client list, and a revolving door of strong talent. the compensation is very good, but you can lose your soul in the process.

    Cons

    Upper management is only concerned about numbers, like most places, but it's a constant battle between creative and management. Egos are outsized and respect is hard to find.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A great place to learn the ropes of advertising

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    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi

    Pros

    A creatively driven shop, that was a great place to learn about the industry. Very hands on, experience oriented.

    Cons

    Saatchi needs new upper management, some new business and a new hiring managers to be great again. Right now, it's just cruising on the strength of its well recognized name.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Win new business
    -Promote people who are deserving
    -New hiring managers

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Desperately Trying to Survive

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

    I have been working at Saatchi & Saatchi

    Pros

    You can be totally autonomous because Creative Director, Con Williamson, doesn't care about you. Come and go as you like. Nice view.

    Cons

    This is a sinking ship. Same team who has won no business in past several years is still in charge? Why? They obviously don't know what they're doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace people who are not effective, namely all of upper management. Can anyone say "insolvent?"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Saatchi & Saatchi

    Pros

    It is a great agency to get experience at for advertising. I would highly recommend it to other people. There are great, smart, and fun people working there to learn from.

    Cons

    I wouldn't say there are 'cons', but I would not recommend the agency, or advertising in general, to people who are not passionate about advertising.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have not been there long enough to give feedback about the leadership at Saatchi & Saatchi, but I feel very fortunate to be learning under them.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Really great group of people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Saatchi & Saatchi

    Pros

    Great people and good benefits make this a great place to work. Definitely fast paced; a lot is expected, but the perks and the work/life balance more than make up for it.

    Cons

    It is SUPER busy, all the time. The expectations are really high, and the amount of work that flows through the agency is pretty insane. Also, it's big - it's easy to feel "left behind" if you aren't quick on your feet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The agency is changing a lot, and most of that change is really good. Just make sure that we don't lose all of the positive aspects of this place that make it "Saatchi."

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Saatchi

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi

    Pros

    - Strong leadership
    - Strong sense of community
    - Diverse client roster - CPG, retail, financial services, OTC
    - "Saatchi Switch" - opportunity to "switch" jobs with an employee at another Saatchi office, anywhere in the world, for 6 weeks

    Cons

    - Based on my experience, there are no downsides of working at Saatchi & Saatchi

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - None

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    AAE Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at Saatchi & Saatchi

    Pros

    Hard work is rewarded, good culture

    Cons

    Sometimes there are long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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