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Havas Worldwide Reviews

Updated March 19, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great people and collaborative team" (in 27 reviews)

  • "What I like about the most is work-life balance in the company" (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "There’s no work/life balance to speak of" (in 17 reviews)

  • "the agency can’t win business to save their lives, the long hours are grueling" (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Love Working Here"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - amazing coworkers from diverse backgrounds - all of my best friends are my coworkers
    - easy access to Senior leadership to discuss new ideas, questions and concerns - Senior leadership makes it a point to check in with employees and make themselves available whenever
    - strong emphasis on internal initiatives that shed light on/champion a larger cause that employees within the agency believe in - nearly every month we have new events or installations that are feature a cause brought forward by an employee
    - tons of opportunity to progress your career and the ability to rotate accounts - all it takes is a quick conversation with your supervisor to discuss your goals

    Cons

    - honestly I've had a great 2 years here. sure there have been ups and downs like anywhere else, but overall I love working here and can't complain.


  2. "Traditional Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Creative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A classic advertising agency, but it's possible to create good work life balance, depending on the account.

    Cons

    Very traditional in mindset. If you want to grow through the ranks to do TV this is your place.

  3. "Crafting Your Own Career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Strategist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the people I work with, it's nice to have people that care about me as a person and the work that I do.

    Opportunities to work beyond your role. It's nice to have work that keeps you inspired and ingrained in culture, Havas has cool lobby installations or events internally that people work together to put on. Nice to have another space beyond client work to come up with cool ideas.

    Crafting your own career! If you set goals for yourself people are willing to help you achieve the goals.

    Cons

    I can't complain, I'm enjoying my experience.


  4. "The fellowship program offers great exposure at an entry level position"

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    Current Employee - Account Fellow
    Current Employee - Account Fellow

    I have been working at Havas Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and environment. People who work there are always supportive and there to help

    Cons

    Needs more focus on training


  5. "Creative forward environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Creative Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth.
    Not afraid of doing something different.
    Really flexible when it comes to OOO and personal appointments.

    Cons

    None that come to mind

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring progressive people to enhance the environment


  6. "Excellent"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Strategist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Strategist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They care about you and treat you well.

    Cons

    Strategy is weak.
    It’s a dog friendly office.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Make it or break it"

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    Former Employee - Planner in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Planner in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly self starting. A good amount of resources and decent amount of willingness for cross-departmental and inter-agency collaboration make this a place where you are able to put things together yourself.

    Cons

    Not much support or mentorship. You must have vision and the ability to bring it to the real world on your own.

    Advice to Management

    Offer management and senior department leads incentives for people to mentor those below them. Or offer incentives for self-starters.

  8. "Typical Ad Agency..."

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    Former Employee - Art Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Art Director in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Havas Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people, salary, projects, clients...

    Cons

    Long hours, Management has favorites.. skeleton crew at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing to gain more clients and hire more people.


  9. "Good Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Culture
    Cool accounts to work on

    Cons

    Politics play a huge role here
    Upward mobility is limited


  10. "great"

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

    I have been working at Havas Worldwide full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    busy, excellent fun happy hours

    Cons

    location near tunnel is bad

    Advice to Management

    keep going