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Updated May 13, 2021

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3.5
59%
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53%
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Chris Hirst
58 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, incredible environment(in 33 reviews)

  • "nice people and good environment(in 22 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours, as expected with agencies(in 34 reviews)

  • "great location for work but not for work life balance(in 24 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Positive energy

      Apr 27, 2021 - Account Executive in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good managers who care about your future

      Cons

      Over worked at times when clients are intense

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Agency with Solid Values

      Mar 11, 2021 - Full Time Employee in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The agency has more than doubled in size since I started by brining in new and interesting clients and expanding capabilities. Smart and funny coworkers. There has been a serious effort in the last year to expand diversity and inclusion at the agency and instill it as a core value.

      Cons

      With growth comes growing pains and there can sometimes be miscommunications and missteps involving process. COVID has added to this (as it has for everyone). It's also an agency, so the typical agency-life stuff happens. There are late nights and weekend work, but I can honestly say I have better work-life balance than I have at other agencies.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Not changing with the times

      May 5, 2021 - Creative Director in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good people, easy hours and a nice office (before pandemic at least)..

      Cons

      Leadership is traditional and old school with an emphasis on awards/books. Leads to work only focused on this and not results or research driven work. Leadership doesn't understand how digital experience works, and accounts are led by traditional ECDs who like making campaigns and manifestos. If you are digitally focused, go elsewhere.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work, but you wont get rich

      Mar 17, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      The people are great people to work with, however most of the leaders aren't great people to work for. Snacks are readily available, beer on tap, social inclusion and diversity is at the forefront. Benefits are reasonably priced with a variety of options.

      Cons

      The salary is terrible. you will not get rich unless you are at the executive level already. The little people at the bottom constantly get forgotten about, as well as the people behind the scenes that may not be non revenue generating. HR, Payroll, IT, Admin Assistants, ect.

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Take the job offer at the other place!

      Mar 28, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      RE: San Francisco office There are a lot of nice, friendly, talented individuals that you'll get to work with, albeit for short period of time. And that's because......unless you're cool being treated as an indentured servant (you know the type I'm talking about), you will not last.

      Cons

      RE: San Francisco office While there were plenty of really great people working alongside of me, there were too many others who were just downright mean and cruel. (The leaders are really sorry.) I would rather drag my [explicit] through ten miles of broken whiskey bottles than work with some of these [explicit]s again.

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Talented Coworkers

      Apr 7, 2021 - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Everyone is professional and willing to collaborate

      Cons

      Organizational processes need to fixed

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Don’t value young talent

      Apr 22, 2021 - Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Low pay and management is a mess

      Cons

      Office was nice and had good snacks before COVID hit

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    8. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      If I could give less stars I would

      Feb 18, 2021 - Senior Art Director in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      If you’re lucky you might meet one nice person.

      Cons

      It’s a giant clique. There’s no way to break into it unless they’ve decided you’re worthy. Don’t expect to be taken care of or get any sort of appropriate raise/promotion unless you happen to be a favorite pet of management's or a MAN. All they do is blow smoke up your a**, give you the bare minimum and then expect you to not discuss the absolute disrespectful behavior with your coworkers. The creative department is led by an old white man, with old white men taste and it shows. Everything is stale, boring and homogeneous. No room for interesting creative, no room for women on the creative team and barely any room for diversity. Would not recommend to anyone.

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Fine

      Mar 24, 2021 - Mid-Level Art Director in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Havas is a good company. the keyword here is company— it's a place where you are able to get your check, get decent insurance, have good HR. If you want to do safe work, this is the place.

      Cons

      If you're looking to do great work, this isn't the place. it's a good step stone, but the clients Havas brings in don't want to do great or ambitious work— they want safe work. Additionally, I was wildly

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Ok workplace

      Mar 17, 2021 - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      Great coworkers and laxed workplace

      Cons

      Total rollercoaster with clients and leadership

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