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Havas Media Reviews

Updated October 16, 2018
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  • "No work life balance - depends on the department you work for" (in 29 reviews)

  • "No work life balance on rubbish money" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great comapny"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Havas Media full-time

    Pros

    to work for in boston

    Cons

    lower than standard pay


  2. "Video Investments Buyer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Video Investments Buyer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Video Investments Buyer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Havas Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere, lots of in-office perks, opportunities for upward mobility

    Cons

    low-salary, high turnover rate, small cog in large company wheel

    Advice to Management

    Listen and communicate to lower-level employees more.

  3. "Performance Media Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Havas Media full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and time off. Good environment and smart coworkers

    Cons

    Long hours and not competitive salary


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Chaotic and Political Leadership"

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

    I worked at Havas Media full-time

    Pros

    A brand new office in an OK area

    Cons

    Difficult to get decisions from senior leaders, hard to distinguish who is in charge and ever changing environments based on politics.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and develop ethics.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic Work Environment"

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

    I worked at Havas Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Weekly happy hour
    Free snacks, coffee, cold brew, fruit, cereal
    2 Summer Fridays days off

    Cons

    Some managers are nice mine wasn't. They would yell and berate everyone on the team for the most minor infractions. I once got yelled at for my co-worker being late to a meeting even though he didn't report to me. They expected long hours for little pay and compensation and don't complain because they won't acknowledge it. They were routinely unfair, mean and had unrealistic expectations for everyone. It was the most toxic place I have ever worked.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and give them more freedom to do their job. If they fail to meet their goals then feel free to give advice. If they are reaching their goals then get off their backs.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Cliquey and Cultish"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Havas Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great location
    - Successful lower-level talent acquisition
    - most managers are flexible about vacation, days off, etc.

    Cons

    - Promotions based on longevity, not merit
    - It seems like mid-level planners are running most of the accounts while VPs are very out of touch with what's going on
    - President is surrounded by "yes" men and women that allow him to bully his way around the office

    Advice to Management

    Take a long look at everyone from the top down, and see who is actually carrying their own weight and providing value to their clients and the office.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Endless potential, but limited under current managers"

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    Former Employee - Media Planner in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Media Planner in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Havas Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Havas has a great culture, the people are some of the best in the industry

    Cons

    Not enough training for managers, Havas promotes employees who are good at their job but do not know how to manage

    Advice to Management

    Train your senior employees

  8. "Fun office, great place to learn!"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Media Planner in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Media Planner in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Havas Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome work environment, lots of in office perks ( food, snacks, fun town halls), awesome work events, and great people!

    Cons

    Hard to find room for growth right away, not the best work life balance.


  9. "Assistant Media Planner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Havas Media full-time

    Pros

    Free Snacks, Cool Office, Fun Events

    Cons

    No Training, Work life balance can be difficult at times


  10. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, great company to work for

    Cons

    Poor communication between teams often

    Advice to Management

    Create more communication between teams


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