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M&C Saatchi Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 12 Aug 2019

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M&C Saatchi CEO Jeremy Sinclair
Jeremy Sinclair
37 Ratings
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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. "People First, Actually"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at M&C Saatchi full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great diversity, Excellent work/life balance, People-first

    Cons

    Senior-management communication lacks, Accepting of dubious projects

    Advice to Management

    Being accepting of dubious and fraught projects will (and has) chipped away at the impeccable people-first culture. Project scopes are often open-ended and lax which leads to compounding issues and unclear expectations. Say yes to investing in stellar creative employees and not less-than-stellar projects/clients.

    M&C Saatchi2019-08-12
  2. "Family"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at M&C Saatchi full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Everyone is really nice and caring, agency is very respectful of work life balance.

    Cons

    Account team led agency.

    Advice to Management

    Train the account team better

    M&C Saatchi2018-10-13
  3. "Great place to work but can be a lot of stress"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at M&C Saatchi full-time

    Pros

    Great clients, smart and hardworking teams, fun activations and PR programs

    Cons

    Lack of work/life balance, a little bit old boys network for senior management

    M&C Saatchi2018-09-12
  4. "Great Company"

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    I worked at M&C Saatchi

    Pros

    Great Environment, everyone gets along. Great work life balance, best in the industry.

    Cons

    Growing at a rapid pace, needs to develop process

    M&C Saatchi2015-07-09
  5. "Silver Lining"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at M&C Saatchi full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Very relaxed office environment and small, intimate setting.

    Cons

    The company is based in the UK and therefore, there is a huge disconnect with hiring processes, compliance, and billings.

    Advice to Management

    There should be the correct management roles overseeing hiring, office, and departments.

    M&C Saatchi2014-11-12
  6. "Business Development Executive"

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    Current Employee - Account and Business Development Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at M&C Saatchi full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting work and nice people

    Cons

    Not a great work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Need more employees

    M&C Saatchi2017-10-10
  7. "Previously great ad agency, lost it's way"

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

    I worked at M&C Saatchi full-time

    Pros

    - M&C Saatchi (i.e. the ad agency) is capable of great work - Some genuinely lovely people sprinkled across the ad agency - Part of a wider group, where interesting work is being done - Somehow managed to hold on to some great clients - Great office location, Golden Square convenient and great socialising options

    Cons

    - Advertising management are unapproachable, patronising and out of touch - No clear strategy or communication of said strategy - Technology - still utilising noughties tech across the organisation - No talent management - limited use of appraisals, poor career options & progression - Poor financial management - freelancers and suppliers regularly paid v.late - Limited perks compared to other agencies or... different exit destinations - Awful work/life balance, especially as constantly pitching

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    Advice to Management

    - Have a proper strategy - one that makes money and communicate it - Actually live by some of the great values they used to have (e.g. Simplicity), and embrace them across the organisation in everything they do - Stop relying on past glories - the good old days are gone, a new plan is needed that shows M&C Saatchi's role in the wider UK group - Embrace diversity - see Campaign for details - Get involved with the... modern advertising world - it isn't going away

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    M&C Saatchi2017-10-18
  8. "Financial Analyst Review"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, good work-life balance.

    Cons

    limited growth opportunity. Client servicing department is a bunch of limited people.

    Advice to Management

    improve everything

    M&C Saatchi2017-08-04
  9. "All or Nothing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at M&C Saatchi full-time

    Pros

    Friendly, buzzy atmosphere Nice people- social place

    Cons

    No work/life balance. I felt like I virtually lived in the agency during my time there. It did have a sweatshop atmosphere- people crammed in everywhere, so it doesn't surprise me that there were petty feelings towards those with their own office space.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees- they make the agency great.

    M&C Saatchi2016-09-26
  10. "Great place to start your career"

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    Account Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at M&C Saatchi

    Pros

    Great place to learn and get feel for industry

    Cons

    Work life balance is way off No enough benefits

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees more value

    M&C Saatchi2015-07-30
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