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Havas Worldwide Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Awesome benefits, fun times, and great people to be around (in 22 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)

  • Only upper management gets promoted (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Great creative department but not a lot of process"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great creatives, nice enough people, decent client roster

    Cons

    Lack of process and people willing to help develop talent beyond people learning while on the job

    Advice to Management

    Better define process; show paths to leadership; better support creatives


  2. "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.


  3. "Disappointing"

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    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


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  5. "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


  6. 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


  7. "Agency Transformation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture. Ballsy. Committed to moving their own work, and the industry, forward. They've come a long way in just a few years.

    Cons

    Client roster is rather conservative. Changing clients' attitudes about the work can be a very long game to play, and takes patience. Opportunities for career growth seem limited.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. You have a strong vision, and are actually making it happen. The work is strong. The clients just need to catch up.


  8. "Solid agency to work at"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Work-life balance
    - Employee perks such as snack pantry and Thursday happy hours

    Cons

    - Leadership is constantly changing
    - Lack of culture
    - Don't meet / get to know others outside of your own team


  9. "Lower and Lower Pay and Shorter Shifts"

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    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador/Promo Model in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador/Promo Model in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Lots of events
    fun events
    pay for recaps
    close storage
    pay for trainings
    friendly manager
    easy sales

    Cons

    The pay is MUCH MUCH lower than it used to be.
    The shifts are wayyyy shorter than they used to be.
    The pay for storage and training is very very small.
    The outfits sometimes fall apart.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being lame and cutting corners. This is ridiculous.


  10. "I was ready to leave but now I miss it."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Awesome office, dog friendly, great parties, fun people.

    Cons

    Not much support from management, understaffed teams.


  11. "copy supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Copy Supervisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Copy Supervisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    international community opportunity for transfer

    Cons

    individual small groups bonds are fragile with immediate neighbors

    Advice to Management

    create time for group bonding on a larger scale



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