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Updated Oct 28, 2019

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  1. "Art Director"

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

    I worked at Havas Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, incredible environment. The work is great.

    Cons

    Hard to make more money

    Havas Worldwide2019-10-28
  2. "I liked it."

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    Former Contractor - Creative Director 
    Recommends

    I worked at Havas Worldwide

    Pros

    Great people. Most of clients had good creative opportunities.

    Cons

    There can sometimes be a bit of a turnover.

    Havas Worldwide2019-07-15
  3. "creative"

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    Former Employee - Creative 

    I worked at Havas Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    good pay and benefits, great people

    Cons

    ebbs and flows, tough to manage teams at multiple offices

    Havas Worldwide2019-07-05
  4. Helpful (4)

    "San Francisco Office - Too Good to be true"

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    Current Freelancer - Data Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Havas Worldwide for less than a year

    Pros

    1. Very convenient location to golden gate transit, ferry, and bus stops along the embarcadero with ample parking garages if you have to drive one day. 2. Nice, warm feeling open office space. 3 .Fresh supply of snacks, a nice coffee machine, a nice filtered water machine. Occasional breakfasts and ordered food. you won't starve. 4. Engaging work, learned a lot, got to build my resume and gain valuable expereince. 5. Open, friendly, almost family - like culture. People make jokes and have good chemistry, and all in all are friendly, but there's not too much pressure to be friends and hang out. Just show up and work around great people. 6. Culture is open and new ideas are respected. 7. Very little bureaucracy, red tape, and oversight / monitoring. You show up, get your computer, and you're on your way. No crazy hiring paperwork or training on proper conduct and all that 8. March madness games all day on low volume in the kitchen

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    Cons

    In short, ad agencies suck, don't work for them. 1. **********Extremely high turnover. People come and go very frequently. Huge red flag. ******** 2. Not a lot of room for upward mobility. Once you reach a certain level here the growth plateaus 3. Very ambiguous workflow. Little to no structure. You're kind of expected to know what to do without being told how to do this. Some people love this. I don't. 4. Pay, salaries, and employee benefits department seems to be lacking in structure. HR person is very friendly and I'm sure does a great job, but they could use some help keep track of benefits, salaries, and offering better packages for employees (hint hint, hire me to do that!) 5. Office is kind of dingy and dirty. Kinda feels like we work in an attic. Maybe I'm spoiled by Facebook (my former employer's) office space. This is a great place to work while you're looking for another role. You WILL be let go. Keep that in mind.

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    Advice to Management

    1. Stop hiring people then letting them go shortly after. Retain your employees. There's always work to be done. Find something, then put them on it. 2. Maybe hire someone to prospect new business and keep it organized. There always seems to be new business and yet employees vanish. Makes no sense to me

    Havas Worldwide2019-03-22
  5. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Havas Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Good Benefits, lovely office, great people

    Cons

    Low pay and lack of defined job role

    Havas Worldwide2018-12-21
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    "Visual Designer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Havas Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Great people and collaborative team.

    Cons

    No bonus at all. Promotion doesn't happen quite often.

    Havas Worldwide2018-09-11
  7. Helpful (10)

    "Huge disconnect between directors and everyone else"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Havas Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    - The team you work with on a daily basis will almost certainly be full of great people who are pleasant to be around and good at what they do - Most people have left the office by 5:30 or 6 and teams+management are generally respectful of work-life boundaries - People in the office genuinely like each other, will do fun things together outside work and stay in touch after leaving

    Cons

    - Management will either be too busy or too disinterested to interact with lower-level employees (includes skipping meetings, delaying employee/project reviews, ignoring emails, going missing from the office for half a day) - Extremely limited opportunities for mentorship and growth, because director-level people are hyperfocused on new business pitches - Company spends too much time pitching new business and doesn't devote resources to the business they already have, which leads to employee burnout, high turnover, and dissatisfied clients - Company over-relies on freelancers, which means work is inconsistent and expensive - Projects consistently go way out of budget and scope due to the problems above

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    Advice to Management

    Focus on keeping the good employees and business you have. Hire more full-time positions so you don't burn out your current employees, and find better freelancers -- the current go-tos are too likely to send back sloppy, inconsistent work that has to be redone by full-time staff anyway. Spend time and resources mentoring your low- and mid-level staff. You want them to learn because they've been taught the right way to do things, but right now they have to figure it out through trial and error (and those errors are blowing timelines and making their way to the clients).

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    Havas Worldwide2018-08-27
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    "Chicago Office"

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

    I worked at Havas Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are some great people in Chicago. The size is big enough to get stuff done, but not too big.

    Cons

    Management is on a mission to look cool and that’s about it. This place wastes so much time, energy and money on doing pointless things so upper management can have stuff to talk about on their own social media. Super junior kids with large Instagram followings get promoted really quickly while hard working talented people work nonstop for no recognition.

    Havas Worldwide2018-04-29
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    "Sad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Havas Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Great people , breakfast on Mondays

    Cons

    No respect for the majority of people who do the day to day work that keeps a company moving. Can't win an account.

    Advice to Management

    You can be cutting edge without acting childish.

    Havas Worldwide2018-02-05
  10. "Account Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at Havas Worldwide

    Pros

    Great mentorship, great people and fun culture

    Cons

    Very political and not transparent

    Havas Worldwide2017-12-01
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