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Updated Sep 10, 2019

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Jeremy Sinclair
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  • "Long hours as other ad agencies(in 16 reviews)

  • "Lack of work/life balance, a little bit old boys network for senior management(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A tough but rewarding agency."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at M&C Saatchi full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some excellent people to work with. Lots of opportunities if you're smart enough to spot them & are prepared to put yourself forwards.

    Cons

    Top-heavy management can cause a lot of tension. Lean teams - long hours. Low pay compared to other agencies. The 'sink or swim' culture is quite aggressive.

    Advice to Management

    Be cautious of focusing too much on the numbers & targets. Below management there is a sense that the people running the agency are only concerned with hitting targets & getting their bonuses. Teams feel over-worked, under-paid and unappreciated.

    M&C Saatchi2014-01-16
  2. "Inspiring place for hard work"

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    Former Freelancer - Strategy in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at M&C Saatchi for more than a year

    Pros

    Inspiring, working with very smart people who you can learn a lot from.

    Cons

    Long hours, can be bureaucratic.

    Advice to Management

    Open eyes and ears to new talent from outside usual routes.

    M&C Saatchi2019-09-10
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  4. "Account Management"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends

    I worked at M&C Saatchi

    Pros

    - Amazing environment - Great people who care about your development - Dynamic and fun - Good clients to work with

    Cons

    - Unpaid internships - Long hours as other ad agencies

    M&C Saatchi2018-11-26
  5. "Creative"

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    Creative in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at M&C Saatchi for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent range of clients and a lot of senior creatives to give guidance. Lots of campaigns actually made it to production.

    Cons

    Could be a little cliquey, with each Creative Director having their favourite teams. Long hours but, not atypical for the industry

    M&C Saatchi2018-10-25
  6. "Amazing place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at M&C Saatchi full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, interesting work and inspiring clever people. M&C looks great on your CV and will help in all future roles as the company has huge gravitas.

    Cons

    Hard work, lots of long hours but fun!

    M&C Saatchi2018-10-10
  7. "The Saatchi spirit lives on"

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    Former Employee - Account Handling in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at M&C Saatchi full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Brand to have on your CV Great location Great clients

    Cons

    Long hours Unsupportive at times Pay rises are a battle

    Advice to Management

    Saatchi needs to stop looking backwards at great days and look forward to greater days.

    M&C Saatchi2018-08-06
  8. "Great people, great culture"

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at M&C Saatchi for less than a year

    Pros

    Really great people to work with, flat culture, subsidised food, lots of after work socials

    Cons

    Long hours, pay could be a lot better

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the after work socials, they're good incentives

    M&C Saatchi2018-01-23
  9. "Senior Account Manager post in Sydney"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at M&C Saatchi

    Pros

    Really good accounts! Great benefits like in work café, excellent location.

    Cons

    I worked really long hours on a consistent basis. I know that agency life is like that, but there should be some reprieve from really long shifts on a frequent basis.

    M&C Saatchi2017-08-16
  10. "nice place, long hours"

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    Former Employee - Art Director in London, England

    I worked at M&C Saatchi full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    you get some big big names in your book if you are lucky

    Cons

    long hours, takes over your life

    Advice to Management

    listen more to the troops!

    M&C Saatchi2017-06-16
  11. Helpful (2)

    "Wouldn't recommend it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at M&C Saatchi full-time

    Pros

    Large and prestigious accounts and clients. That's about it really. Oh and quite good perks with cheap lunches, booze, etc.

    Cons

    Long hours, not fantastic pay, too much bureaucracy in whatever department you're in. Too many egos - have never seen that many egos in an agency before, worse if you had to work in the advertising side. People are pretty fake, and the genuine, kind, collaborative ones who are eager to learn and grow can't stand it and it pushes them away, which is terribly unfortunate and sad.

    Advice to Management

    Actually treasure all people who work for you. Don't just play favouritism with the people who are more outgoing and chatty. Should celebrate all different personalities which is integral to agency culture.

    M&C Saatchi2017-02-23
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