Havas Media Reviews

Updated Jan 22, 2021

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3.6
71%
Recommend to a Friend
92%
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Havas Media CEO Peter Mears
Peter Mears
93 Ratings
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  • "Work/life balance hard to maintain depending on client(in 43 reviews)

  • "Long hours and a lot of Teams calls in current environment(in 24 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "About Company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Havas Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very good company. High learning curve. Get to connect with multiple depts and understand their job. Cross team collaboration. Respectful colleagues and good treatment. Access to learning material of other markets i.e APAC, Americas, Europe. Access to brand case studies. Regular webinars with all major platforms such as Facebook and native platforms. Flat work culture.

    Cons

    Hmm can't think of any

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  2. "great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Media Planner in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Havas Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    very friendly and helpful work environment for young employees

    Cons

    I've seen no cons so far


  3. "Nice company to work in"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategy Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Havas Media full-time

    Pros

    Stability. Growth opportunities. Constantly learning new things. Nice people, feels like a family.

    Cons

    Late hours and weekends. High speed industry. Work overload.

  4. "Director level and above are quite good, others leave a bit to be desired"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analytics in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Havas Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    My managers have taken an interest in furthering my career and exposing me to new chances and opportunities. There is a somewhat corny effort to make everyone feel like a part of the team, but I've grown to actually appreciate that sort of thing. Better to work somewhere that tries.

    Cons

    Criticisms are not handled directly. Supervisors will communicate with you over a teams chat for 99% of communications but will say nothing and just cc directors on emails when they think you've not met expectations rather than addressing it with you directly. Expectations are rarely clearly defined, but rather talked over leaving you to interpret implication. Onboarding efforts are very much up to timing. If it's a busy time or clients are demanding you can expect to just have to figure things out, but that's not anything insurmountable.

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  5. "Good coworkers, low pay"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Havas Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Low pay for entry level positions.

  6. "Great Experience"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Director 

    I worked at Havas Media full-time

    Pros

    -Great experience across a number of clients awesome people

    Cons

    -Long hours and tight deadlines

  7. "Lots of Opportunities, Experience will depend on Unique Department Culture"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmatic Trader in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Havas Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -great opportunities for advancement -lots of learning -lots of free stuff -structured workplace and promotion ladder -great starting job -they give fair time off, and the company culture as a whole is very fair

    Cons

    -your experience will depend on your managers, lot will depend on your team

  8. "Great Intro to Media"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer 

    I have been working at Havas Media full-time

    Pros

    This job is great for someone who is just entering media. A lot of exposure to some of the best brands in the industry and a lot of clients with big budgets.

    Cons

    Rather than hiring where needed (junior staff), this company keeps leadership happy and does not reward or promote those doing the work. There is minimal support or work life balance

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  9. "HMG is chill"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Connections Planner in New York, NY

    I have been working at Havas Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really loose org structure depending on team, can really control involvement and steer your own path

    Cons

    like most agencies, your brand and team really steers your experience

  10. "Don’t recommend"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Paid Social Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well known and established company

    Cons

    Long hours, minimal support, poor company culture

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