Havas Group Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2020

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3.6
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Havas Group Président-Directeur Général Yannick Bolloré
Yannick Bolloré
50 Ratings
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  • "Long hours, lack of process depending on teams or agencies(in 6 reviews)

  • "Not so good salary on a low and middle levels and a very challenging work life balance(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Very good job"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Havas Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work environment love it

    Cons

    No cons just nice to work in

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  2. "Good intentions"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Havas Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Exciting work and fun people

    Cons

    Long hours and lower pay

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  3. "Making Progress"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - President in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Havas Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working hard to be different than competition, cool to be part of Vivendi. Great people all around the world

    Cons

    A little behind the other big ad networks in technology.

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  4. "Hello"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Administration Specialist (Reassigned to 904231) in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Havas Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Known within the industry and among peers

    Cons

    Does not always have the best WOM recco

  5. "Good people, terrible pay"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Havas Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good people. Good Health benefits. Good job for college students or first timers in corporate America.

    Cons

    Terrible pay. They train you to do various jobs to cut back on hiring the staff needed to execute. Even with doing they, they will not pay you your worth.

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "How many wash ups does it take to ruin a company?"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Digital Producer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Havas Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lovely location in TriBeCa. Lots of capable people. Fun atmosphere. Lots of boozy times with in-house happy hours and random parties.

    Cons

    Lots of dysfunction. Depending on which group you’ll be working with, expect lots of disconnects- how to get clients paid, how to get paid from clients, lack of processes across the board. Really high turnover. People really not caring to see projects through - a lot of throwing under the bus and finger pointing. With all the talent, surprising that so little innovation is created here. Ton of inexperienced kids with lofty titles.

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  7. "Nice place to Work"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrisburg, PA

    I have been working at Havas Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn, good culture

    Cons

    understaffed in parts, especially the digital teams.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Havas PR Will Literally Make You Sick"

    1.0
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Havas Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Endless coffee, free samples from clients

    Cons

    Havas PR thinks they can avoid the inevitable negative reviews by not signing up for Glassdoor, but I'm seeing a whole bunch here. Ha! The Havas PR CEO is completely delusional. You may have had "it" decades ago, but it's best you just retire, put your feet up and enjoy the high salary you didn't deserve to make. Especially at Havas PR. Constant turnover of employees. Constant loss of clients. Not knowing how to pitch new clients. I had more confidence in my PRSSA group at college. Havas PR has hands down the worst PR reputation in NYC. If you receive a lower salary offer from another agency, do yourself a favor and just take it! In the long run, you'll be happy and healthy. Yes, healthy. The toxic environment at Havas PR more than likely took some months off of my life.

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  9. "Overall, great company to work for."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Havas Group

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great benefits and compensation package, friendly work environment,

    Cons

    Limited advancement at the time, but things look like they were going to change.

  10. Helpful (3)

    "Leadership at Havas PR is garbage"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Havas Group full-time

    Pros

    Some great people work there. Decent pay

    Cons

    This is for Havas PR specifically. One of the worst run companies I could ever imagine working for. Run for the hills. Incredibly inappropriate. People have quit on a whim because it is such a toxic work environment. Management does not know what they are doing. Promises are made and not kept. Would not be surprised if the company folded within the year because everyone left and because all of their clients are leaving.

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