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Publicis Health Reviews

Updated January 17, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great work life balance compared to other New York agencies" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Senior management is always very appreciative of your hard work" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Employee welfare schemes are just for show, senior management does not care about staff welfare" (in 4 reviews)

  • "The location is on the district line, which tends to have issues, but the building and complex are beautiful" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "1 year into inside sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Yardley, PA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Yardley, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Publicis Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great colleagues, approachable leaders, and plenty of opportunity to move around in the company

    Cons

    sadly unable to move laterally until you've worked here for 18 months


  2. "Toxic Smoke and Mirrors, CSL / MSL AstraZeneca"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contractor/AstraZeneca in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Contractor/AstraZeneca in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Publicis Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interviewing was a snap! You'll know if they like you, because they'll coach you through it.

    Cons

    The interview and CSL/MSL job description is misleading at best, and upon entering into the contract with Publicis Health on behalf of AstraZeneca the Publicis Manager will micromanage your every move, and ultimately is there to serve the clients interests, not the employee. Don't look for Publicis to help you out with the client, like in this situation with AstraZeneca.

    A lot of behind the scenes gossip, lack of empathy, and diminunizing your professional assets. It's beyond brown-nosing, rather they're looking for someone who is willing to be paid a decent hourly rate, to work not just the set 8am-5:30pm, but work into your evenings and over the weekend. As we all know, this dilutes your profits and leaves you without many alternatives professionally and socially.

    If you question they're demands, they'll start building a case against you with frivolous complaints, verbal and written. This must happen quite frequently, because the manager will bring HR in on every phone or Skype conversation, which is never respectful of a professional's time, hard work and intelligence.

    The best advice to you, if you're looking at going through a contract agency to work for a large company/corporation, DON'T DO IT! Serving 2 masters is twice the headaches, and they'll just leave you out to dry. Publicis is very good at playing this game.

    Just apply directly to whichever company you're interested in, and if you know someone in that company, that's always going to put you on a good note with them.

    Lastly, CSL/MSL jobs in Biopharma are a "DEAD-END JOB!!" If you don't possess a doctoral degree, they will just work you to death, then replace you. So, keep up your clinical work on the side, otherwise they’ll leave you stranded. And as an observation, diversity is not hiring primarily Caucasians and Asians, so don't look for a fair shake in this company.

    Advice to Management

    Toxic! There is no amount of advice that would reverse the endemic nature of this toxic work environment, and for those who disagree, well, they're probably in too deep and sipping that nectar right along with the rest of them that "just need" this job.
    Furthermore, this is a primarily British company, fronting as a U.S. establishment, so they do not empathize with American values or the lifestyle.

  3. "A good place to learn and grow"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Marketing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President Marketing in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Publicis Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    network visibility, respected amongst brands

    Cons

    inter network collaboration harder than expected, constant change (leadership, organizational structure)


  4. "Nice place with, but difficult for women"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Publicis Health (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great accounts, great clients, great facilities

    Cons

    Leaders made it difficult for women to get promoted

    Advice to Management

    Ease up on women


  5. Helpful (1)

    "This holding company destroys every agency they buy"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Publicis Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You’re paid in American currency .Depending on which company you’re with, there’s some business, benefits are good

    Cons

    Basically employees are lined items on an excel sheets. Lots of layoffs, you can’t really trust anyone, constantly worrying about timesheets...you can’t fully bill... lack of transparency

    Advice to Management

    Try not to make the place suck anymore than it does already... you’ve really ruined a perfectly good company, oh yeah, by all means spend some more money on Marcel


  6. "Amazing Company"

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    Current Employee - Client Services in Yardley, PA
    Current Employee - Client Services in Yardley, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Publicis Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The culture in this organization is absolutely top notch. They are a people first, employee centric company that communicates consistently and clearly.

    Cons

    Contract based organization so majority of positions are tied to a limited-program term.

    Advice to Management

    Middle level management gets lost in the shuffle. You have a tremendous bench of talent and you should commit increased effort to getting to know them and discovering their thoughts and ideas about growing the business.


  7. "Great company, bad team"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Media Planner in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Associate Media Planner in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Publicis Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work hard play hard. If you like to party this is a job for you

    Cons

    Work hard play hard. Tons of late nights, no lunch breaks

    Advice to Management

    Train entry level better

  8. "Great work/life balance - Minimal growth"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Publicis Health (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance compared to other New York agencies
    Senior leadership is open to hearing ideas

    Cons

    Not very innovative
    Very young agency. Not many people to learn from
    Lack of investment in employees

    Advice to Management

    Develop training programs that are geared towards helping employees succeed at all levels - not just middle management and senior leadership. Ensure that all teams are being innovative. Healthcare doesn't have to be boring, but the right people need to be in place to ensure that innovation is happening.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Recruiter"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Yardley, PA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Yardley, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Publicis Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed but focused work environment. Everyone is helpful and friendly.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons to add at this time


  10. "The Most Throurough and Friendly Ad Agency Interview EVER!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paid Search Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Paid Search Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Publicis Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The recruiter explained the process well and was QUICK to answer my emails.
    Fast response with an offer or rejection.
    Friendly environment.
    The interview finished with presenting a case study, which allowed me to better prepare myself.

    Cons

    Confusing floor layout. If one of my friends didn't work for the company I would not have been able to find out where to report for my interview.

    After receiving my offer I was told to use a username and password I created 3 years ago when I applied for an internship, not the actual username I used to apply for the position. Needless to say I had completely forgotten about the password and username.