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Havas Media Reviews

Updated May 25, 2018
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  • No work life balance - depends on the department you work for (in 27 reviews)

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

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  1. "Havas Media"

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    Former Employee - Account Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Havas Media full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great company, great work environment

    Cons

    can't think of any cons


  2. "finance"

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

    I have been working at Havas Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    free snacks and nice office

    Cons

    terrible work/ life balance for low pay, outdated tech systems, less than stellar upper management

    Advice to Management

    stop overworking good employees and motivating them to leave

  3. "keep working on putting people first and start living the values in more genuine way"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Havas Media full-time

    Pros

    The people + global reach

    Cons

    long honors/lack of clear direction

    Advice to Management

    keep working on putting people first and start living the values in more genuine way


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible"

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    Current Employee - Social Media Strategist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Social Media Strategist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Havas Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people
    Plenty of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Rampant miscommunication between teams
    Outdated technology
    Horribly inefficient


  5. Helpful (1)

    "New Business"

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    Current Employee - New Business Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - New Business Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Havas Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Perks, free alcohol, bar 8, benefit package, catered breakfast, magic kitchen (all junk food though), pretty building, nothing work related

    Cons

    Management, no reporting structure on new business. Dramatic high school talk behind your back and not to your face environment AND from the EVP, Spoken down to, no respect, slow-paced environment, admin responsibilities, lie to position themselves higher

    Advice to Management

    Don’t lie about the job description and treat your employees with decency and open communication instead of ostracizing your employees and making things up about them to create a hostile environment so that they’ll quit. Extremely archaic


  6. "Comfortable Hours But Not A Comfortable Environment"

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

    I have been working at Havas Media full-time

    Pros

    For the most part, there are a lot of benefits like PTO, events for employees, Havas sports teams, and opportunity outside work to be involved. The company celebrates wins and special situations for upper management. Media planners are treated very well and although the hours are sometimes chaotic, you are respected across the entire company.

    Cons

    Upper management although is great at their job does not help to develop the skills of those under them. They promote those who are skilled but do not have leadership qualities or abilities to help others. Asking questions from upper management to better your career ends badly and if you are not liked or favored over someone else, you will not hear about any opportunities of advancement or bettering your skills. The company use to work as a cohesive team but most teams are separated and lack communication.

    Advice to Management

    Provide training sessions for all those who would train those under them for all situations. Build morale by showing unity and try to prevent cliques. Care about all your employees and how they advance their careers. Just because there are feedback sessions does not mean the feedback provides any assistance on how to improve. Make available time for your people and not just your clients.


  7. "Company update"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Havas Media full-time

    Pros

    - Friendly people , opportunity for growth

    Cons

    - Disorganized, cheap, lack of ownership of deliverables across the board

    Advice to Management

    Hold teams to higher standards for organization and accountability

  8. "Senior Accountant/ Financial Analyst"

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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

    Average annual salary . A lot of happy hours, food and different social events

    Cons

    Overtime is not paid and a lot of overtime . No training

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Used to be great in 2011, by the time I left severely under-qualified people were in position of power"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Havas Media full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family-like atmosphere, great office space, strong clients and team members

    Cons

    Promotions have no rhyme or reason, if you're friends with the CEO consider yourself fast-tracked. If you're not consider yourself invisible.


  10. "Neutral"

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

    I worked at Havas Media full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, invested management, opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Hours and work/ life balance


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