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Havas Worldwide Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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Havas Worldwide CEO Yannick Bolloré
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "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


  2. "Havas"

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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 Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Amazing culture and workspace, fun perks, overall people are pretty great to work with...

    Cons

    Lower pay, lack of process and training, HR needs some work...

    Advice to Management

    We look to you for guidance...when there's a lack of process or lack of follow through by management...it trickles down and affects everyone, plus just sets a bad example.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Creative Director"

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

    I worked at Havas Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    They value individuality and creativity.

    Cons

    Very little appreciation for work/life balance. Can be a boys club. Huge emphasis on looks. Ladies, be warned.

    Advice to Management

    Like a fraternity that's living high on the hog....be careful that some members don't get the whole place in trouble for their wayward ways.


  4. "Account Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Havas Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Although pay is weak, there is a great company culture through parties, happy hours, etc

    Cons

    Not much training for employees


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Cool kids club"

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    Current Employee - Producer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Producer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, great people overall, really cool offices (both 36 E. Grand and the Annex - Chicago). Happy with the quality of the free perks.

    Cons

    Executive team praises people and things that are cool over substance, client asks, or quality work. Overall creative output is mediocre at best.

    Advice to Management

    Start paying attention to the staff members that are doing the heavy lifting. Put some effort into keeping your employees in their seats. There's lots of grooming of creatives who inevitably leave for better work. And stop overly praising people that don't bring much to the table other than an impressive Instagram page.


  6. "Senior Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Havas Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture and atmosphere! Havas definitely puts effort into making sure their employees are happy.

    Cons

    As with any ad agency, work/life balance can be a little tough, but thats what makes the culture and atmosphere even more important.


  7. "Business Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great, fun work environment and people

    Cons

    long hours, poor pay compared to other agencies, little opportunity to move up

  8. "Low/no chance of getting a raise or promotion"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Free snacks, coffee, and alcohol

    Cons

    - Low/no chance of getting a raise
    - Low/no chance of being promoted
    - Open environment can be loud

    Advice to Management

    Too much focus on small perks (snacks, coffee, alcohol), but morale would be better if employees were financially rewarded.


  9. "Great Place To Work!"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -- The people
    -- The fun/creative atmosphere
    -- Transparency
    -- The culture

    Cons

    -- Unclear strategy and direction from top management


  10. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Havas Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Good communication from leadership and collaboration

    Cons

    Cold office and quick timelines


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