Saatchi & Saatchi - Good stepping stone, but don't stay there longer than 1.5-2 years | Glassdoor
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"Good stepping stone, but don't stay there longer than 1.5-2 years"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Laid back attitudes. A lot of allowance for personal life as long as you're not on deadline. Flexible hours.

Cons

Very little accountability for work on all levels. Most people just avoid taking any responsibility for work, and management encourages it. People are just making it up as they go along and trying to shift work to someones else or another department. Take initiative at your own risk.

Advice to Management

There are too many managers who have been there for 10+ years, are no longer contributing, and are holding the company back. Find out what people's skills are and allow them to move to other departments or pitch in beyond their department role. Restructure executive leadership and hold people accountable for their actions.

Other Employee Reviews for Saatchi & Saatchi

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Revolving Door"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Yardley, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Yardley, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Saatchi looks nice on your resume since it's a big company. Others who don't know may think it's Saatchi in NYC and not the little company of 50 people in Yardley. Money is good. Nice new offices in Yardley, PA.

    Cons

    Place is a revolving door. If you stay 3-4 years you'll be one of few. Management can't seem to forecast stable work needs so there are wild periods of hiring and then within a few months - layoffs. Finance and the bottom line is king. You're working on a project one day and they call you in and say they don't need you anymore. Very few of these decisions are performance driven. It makes for an extremely unstable environment, where most except for the upper management chosen few, are always worried about their jobs. It makes it for a difficult environment to be creative when you're always worried when your S&S career can end. Add to that the fact that there is a lot of gossip about each other and very little coordination,collaboration and mutual support between departments. Clients can sense this during pitches which is why this division wins very little new business.

    Advice to Management

    Let employees know that if they do a good job-you'll in turn support them and keep them employed during the dry times. Foster a more collaborative environment.


  2. "Useless internship"

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a few things about the business

    Cons

    Wish to be more involved in the creative work

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