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Havas Worldwide Reviews

Updated July 17, 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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    • 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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    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. "Production Artist"

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

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere is phenomenal. Excellent culture and super cool people!

    Cons

    A couple process issues between departments.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! You guys are doing great!


  5. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Havas Worldwide (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great office, people really want to help you, and you get to do real work. great internship program

    Cons

    they kind of just throw you in with no training and sometimes you can feel a little lost


  6. "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


  7. "Senior Strategist"

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    Current Employee - Senior Strategist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Strategist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great culture at the agency.

    Cons

    Lots of politics between upper management and lower

    Advice to Management

    Stop mistreating people, they can tell.

  8. "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


  9. "communication"

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    Former Employee - Creative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Creative in Chicago, IL
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Havas Worldwide (Less than a year)

    Pros

    young creative types lots of in house perks

    Cons

    lots of placating and not enough straitforwardness


  10. "Havas"

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    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.


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