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Havas Media Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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Pros
  • The working environment is enjoyable and the people there were always there to help me out when I needed it (in 12 reviews)

  • You will meet great people and your team will become the reason why you stay (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Typical agency - Work/Life balance is a laughable concept (in 21 reviews)

  • Sometimes long hours with large workload (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant media planner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Havas Media full-time

    Pros

    it was a fun place to work

    Cons

    there was poor communication between leadership and staff


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to learn, but many toxic people"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Media Planner in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Media Planner in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Fast paced environment, many opportunities to learn and grow
    - Entry levels are given a lot of responsibility and exposure to clients/partners
    - Modern and open workspace, keg Thursdays in the cafe

    Cons

    - Culture is slightly blurred
    - Although there are many nice people, office is littered with just as many judgmental and self-centered people
    - Authority is often abused

    Advice to Management

    Audit out these toxic people. Even if they are your best performers. It creates a toxic culture and cliquey environment. It will be better for the long run.

  3. "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


  4. "Media Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Strong leadership base, good clients

    Cons

    as with many agencies, a lot of internal politics and goals to meet


  5. "Assistant Broadcast Buyer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Havas Media full-time

    Pros

    Awesome perks, Snack Kitchens, Flexibility of working from home, Casual attire, Vacation days

    Cons

    Not paying employees enough although amazing company


  6. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Havas used to have a very entrepreneurial spirit which contributed to the growth of the company as well as its employees. Used to have a number of team members who have stayed for 10+ years and more, the company encouraged collaboration and team effort free of as much politics.

    Cons

    They have recently brought on new leads each with their own agenda. Good luck to the good one still out there!


  7. "Not a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Havas Media full-time

    Pros

    good pay and great benefits for employee.

    Cons

    disorganized and there's no team work.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Discrimination and Favouritism"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Havas Media full-time

    Pros

    Part of the big ad agencies

    Cons

    Lots of discrimination, favouritism and regardless of good work, more importance given to sucking up. HR is a joke

    Advice to Management

    Try to be logical and give benefit of dpubt that everyone is smart and has basic common sense. Don't fool around and think your actions can't be seen through


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good and Bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Havas Media full-time

    Pros

    -Great coworkers. I met some really smart, kind individuals here.
    -Awesome snacks, coffee, free food and drinks
    -Great parties, presentations and concerts.
    -You will learn A LOT about the industry, various systems, trends etc...
    -Big name clients.

    Cons

    -Bullying environment from upper level staff. I had the absolute worst experience with my supervisor who was demeaning, lied to me and others without batting an eye, was lazy, unorganized, never took fault for their own mistakes instead threw others under the bus.
    -Chaotic and unorganized processes.
    -No training, you just get thrown right in. Heard from many others that starting here was absolutely miserable for them for that reason as well.
    -Anxiety and stress inducing from all of the above.
    -Work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to those managing staff. Listen to how they treat others and correct bullying behavior. Have one on one chats with your staff to make sure they're happy and things are going as they expected. Train your management to know how to manage people properly. Establish organized and standardized procedures for the work being done and make sure they are carried through all the way.


  10. "Havas"

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    Current Employee - Media in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Media in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Havas has a great work environment!

    Cons

    Need more staffing to support teams


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