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Havas Worldwide New York Reviews

Updated July 15, 2017
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Havas Worldwide CEO Yannick Bolloré
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Pros
  • Awesome benefits, fun times, and great people to be around (in 23 reviews)

  • Great work life balance, brilliant talent and a culture of no ego's (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • This has the worst work/life balance I have ever been a part of (in 10 reviews)

  • Lots of politics between upper management and lower (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Collaborative environment
    -Committed management
    -Innovative work for the world's most meaningful brands
    -Lots of little perks like breakfast on Monday mornings and pop-up music sessions

    Cons

    Open seating arrangement in NY office can make it difficult to concentrate and get work done sometimes


  2. "Great people and opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Program Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people at Havas are what make it a fun and challenging place to work. I also think there are more growth opportunities here compared to other agencies which makes me want to do better work.

    Cons

    Senior management are definitely working to be more transparent, but they could be more personable/approachable in person

    Advice to Management

    Keep updating employees on what's going on behind the scenes so they feel more connected to the top

  3. "Visual Designer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Havas Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere—could not ask for a better team. Great chemistry, no ego, no drama, everyone so chill and friendly.

    Cons

    Because the company is still heavy campaign driven, the design dept get shafted often times :/

    Advice to Management

    Please recognize what we do, since we're the only team that's actually doing something progressive


  4. "Art Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Bagels on Mondays? Allows dogs.

    Cons

    Slow career progression, low pay, lack of morale, poor creative direction


  5. "UX design intern"

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    Former Employee - User Experience Design Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - User Experience Design Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Havas Worldwide (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is one of big agencies.

    Cons

    It is a just agency


  6. "Havas"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to a broad global network and ability to work across a range of accounts.

    Cons

    Limited investment in entry-level employees.

    Advice to Management

    Create a more open environment where lower-level employees feel connected to management.


  7. "Great work environment!"

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    Former Intern - Design Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Design Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Havas Worldwide as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture and people, beautiful offices, a lot of diversity. You will gain a lot of valuable experience here.

    Cons

    A bit bureaucratic at times

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Middle Management in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Middle Management in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free snacks in the kitchen

    Cons

    Poor leadership with little vision
    Favoritism exists big time

    Advice to Management

    Know your employees


  9. "Junior Publicist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    challenging, good learning experience

    Cons

    not appreciated as should be


  10. Helpful (1)

    "So much promise so little follow through"

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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
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was a great agency on the rise with a tight group of smart folks. Creative seemed to be strong and possibly stronger now. Because there is no culture, you don't feel obligated to spend very long hours

    Cons

    Since some high level departures the new heads of the agency are making it weaker. It feels like a money grab and instead of making an agency they're leeching off a once great place.

    Advice to Management

    For the next round of lay offs fire yourself


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