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Updated February 19, 2019
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Pros
  • "Work life balance is great, management is wonderful" (in 33 reviews)

  • "great people, nice office and location" (in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • "poor work life balance; ill-balanced client roster" (in 28 reviews)

  • "Often work long hours, the work life balance could be better" (in 44 reviews)

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  1. "HR Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great work environment! Great team!

    Cons

    Too many systems. Political


  2. "Great Company & Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Publicis full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Provides good benefits, dedicated people who want to do a good job.

    Cons

    Management changes are non stop. Multiple restructures of leadership and business. Employees don't know who they will report to next. Business struggles and changing ad business . Fearful and stressful atmosphere. Who will get the axe next? Every penny has to be approved through France causing a bottle neck

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved

  3. "Hardworking people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Publicis (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good people; dedicated staff; organization trying to remain dynamic and innovate prospects

    Cons

    poor work life balance; ill-balanced client roster


  4. "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Commitment to training employees
    * Good vacation time
    * Opportunity to work on top brands

    Cons

    * Career growth opportunities take much longer than the industry average


  5. "Tough place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Publicis (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people doing the day to day work. They care and give their all.

    Cons

    Management changes are non stop. Multiple restructures of leadership and business. Employees don't know who they will report to next. Business struggles and changing ad business . Fearful and stressful atmosphere. Who will get the axe next? Every penny has to be approved through France causing a bottle neck.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people. Less Chef's and more cooks.


  6. "account associate executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    chilled working environment and working system

    Cons

    not very efficiency when giving information


  7. "Good place to start, but will not take off your career"

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    Current Employee - Campaign Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Campaign Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Job at Publicis Media, specifically on RUN (central team), is a good place to join as a stepping stone, however, is most likely not a long term career move. The pros is that nobody is micromanaged, and there are training and mentorships available. Management is relaxed and they typically trust their employees to do their work. It's rarely the case you'll have to work a lot on the weekends or late (past 6 PM), and there's a lot of cross divisional communications. Overall the culture is fairly relaxed and if you're just starting out in the industry, it'll be a good company name on your resume. Salary wise, it's below to average pay. The longer you stay (2.5+ years), the more underpaid you'll be because they don't frequently promote from within.

    Cons

    There's a lack of transparency with management. Although they say they promote transparency, lower level employees can tell when they're left in the dark. There's a lot of company politics which negatively affects the team. Benefits wise, vacations and holidays are great. There's a lot of PTO, however, health/vision/dental, and salary are average. Managers do have their favorites, and there's a lack of diversity within the team. Campaigns are not challenging and long-term you'll stagnant when it comes to learning experiences. Overall, come for the experience and the name, and leave when you have the opportunity you really want come your way, or when you start to feel unsatisfied.

    Advice to Management

    -Continue to promote a trusting, communicative, and open culture, however improve on the following;
    -Keep business transparent- let employees know if budgets are tight, and how we can improve the monetary aspect of the business instead of saying we're cutting back on x,y, and z, without reasons why.
    -Promote from within
    -Show that you're willing to keep and satisfy all employees instead of playing favorites

  8. "Revenue Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company for career growth and self development

    Cons

    No Cons. really good company to work for


  9. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Publicis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Environment and Great Colleagues

    Cons

    More structure and feedback from supervisors

    Advice to Management

    More promotions across the board needed


  10. "bad work environment"

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    Current Employee - Head of Production in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Head of Production in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    the benefits were very good

    Cons

    the work environment is not healthy

    Advice to Management

    take more control of management decisions