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Updated July 27, 2017
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  • There was absolute NO work life balance AT ALL (in 17 reviews)

  • I was constantly working long hours that seemed to have no payoff (in 35 reviews)

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  1. "Decent Big Agency"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are really nice, and they treat you fairly well

    Cons

    You don't have flexibility to move around on accounts so it can get boring on the same account after a while


  2. "Management Challenges Linger"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Publicis full-time

    Pros

    Creativity is the name of the game. Generous time off and benefits.

    Cons

    Those working in service departments not valued as much as creatives. Weaknesses in management of sections. Some in role are not open to change and growth.

    Advice to Management

    Provide effective training for new hires and promote interdepartmental cooperation.

  3. "Executive Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Publicis full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's a great company to work for if you work for the right individual/department. They are currently trying to breakout of the silos and promote growth within.

    Cons

    Currently going through many organizational changes that are effecting many of it's employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stop outsourcing jobs so much.


  4. "Regarding Re:Sources the shared service organization."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Publicis full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are good. There were certain perks for working in advertising like free products depending on the worksite. The benefits were on par with other organizations of its size. The summer event and holiday party were great.

    Cons

    There was no real career development or training programs available at the time. The performance management system was a farce. The culture in the shared service org Re:Sources was completely different than the ad agencies under the Publicis umbrella. In Re:Sources the management seems to be stuck in the 1980's in terms of policy and employee engagement. There was absolute NO work life balance AT ALL.

    Advice to Management

    Performance management and employee development should be more of a priority with a much easier system and clear goals and objectives. Culture should be consistent across the Publicis footprint. Ops employees should not be made to feel as though they're a necessary evil.


  5. "Recommendation"

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    Current Employee - Account Analyst in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Account Analyst in Long Island City, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Publicis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great staff and excellent company

    Cons

    No growth in the company

    Advice to Management

    More company events and parties


  6. "Big place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Publicis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good International Network. Generous Stock options

    Cons

    Negative Workplace. Bad Former management. Maybe different now

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Account Director"

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    Former Employee - Vice President Account Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Vice President Account Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice, talented people, the work is interesting and innovative and the culture is collaborative and fun for the junior teams but not necessarily for the senior level management

    Cons

    Company not loyal to employees - when the work diminishes - so do the employees, and the new business team does not seem to be bringing in business - plus there's competition within the same building with the sister company, Digitas!

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together.... you're not going to attract and keep great people if you hire and fire indescriminately.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Publicis New York - Jr AD"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Art Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Junior Art Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to touch various types and levels of work for younger creatives, senior staff offers opportunities to do more big projects if you reach out, senior management invests in good work, great coworkers

    Cons

    Clean desk policy/no private work space, difficult to transition/get promoted within agency, long hours (depending on account), accounts are still somewhat siloed (but it is getting better)


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Hospital Sales"

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    Former Employee - Hospital Territory Manager in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Hospital Territory Manager in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very fast process for hiring. Professional group. Good IT support for field reps.

    Cons

    Temporary assignments, but if you stay in good stead, they will help to place you on new contract.


  10. "SVP Group Account Director"

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    Former Employee - Head of Strategy in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Head of Strategy in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Publicis (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people. The organization (pub north america) is investing in diversifying capabilities (e.g., technology, digital).

    Cons

    On the flip side, the organization is undervaluing the core competencies that make a creative agency great, namely the ability to think big picture on every level. Too many expertise silos are mandated, which requires account teams to be huge and sprawling, and ultimately, too expensive to sustain.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people, as well as your capabilities.


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