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Updated April 28, 2017
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  • Not much of a work/life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • I was constantly working long hours that seemed to have no payoff (in 33 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "A Battleship that has yet to turn around in the right direction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President CREATIVE DIRECTOR/WRITER in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President CREATIVE DIRECTOR/WRITER in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Publicis (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people for the most part.

    Cons

    Since the merger, nothing is organized. No agency direction. No guidance. No bonuses/raises in years. No creative head hands-on involvement.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone being hired is a head "C" of something but there are very few mid-level, low-level people who are there to do the "day-to-day." No movement of promotions. No opportunities for growth or to work on creative assignments outside of your group.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Publicis"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - EVP in New York, NY
    Former Employee - EVP in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Global network, resources and reach, with associated clients.

    Cons

    Faceless, careless, automatons. Dead mens/womens shoes and zero tolerance for anyone disrupting the status quo.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  3. "Media Planner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Media Planner in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Media Planner in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Publicis (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was good and the benefits were good. Most of the people were fun to work with.

    Cons

    I was constantly working long hours that seemed to have no payoff. It was grueling and got really tiring.

    Advice to Management

    You should listen to your younger/more junior level staff more often, they have a lot of good insight into the way the company works.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "creative director writer sr vp at the Kaplan Thaler Group now Publicis NY for 17 years. Created Aflac duck campaign."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President Creative Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President Creative Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    loved the Kaplan Thaler Group not so much Publicis, not the same "place" anymore. A bit of a merged mess. Might settle mid next year. Or not

    Cons

    new unwieldy management no heart or soul
    and disparate managers from other countries but New British creative director solid but might be in the weeds for a while.

    Advice to Management

    what's the vision


  6. "Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Publicis full-time

    Pros

    Very good place to work and excellent workplace ethics. The managers are always helpful and there to support you in any situation. They provide a lot of fringe benefits. The company is good with travel between offices and expenses for meals and so forth.

    Cons

    Too many changes with the hierarchy and organization structure in a short period. Promotions are non-existent and usually only for the folks trying to leave the company

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people and use their talents in the right department.


  7. "Working Here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Management in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Management in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work here global resources, many opportunities, access to the best creative. Good salaries for the mid-level employees. Great HR Department - very well supportive of the employees.

    Cons

    Internal Politics. Managers who have been there for long time take due advantage of their tenure and play an unfair game many times. Many people even at the VP level have zero people management skills.

    Advice to Management

    Please recognize the internal office politics.


  8. "Strategist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Strategist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Big clients; exciting new office space; good people, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Devoid of a unified culture; weak employee and performance management structure


  9. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President Digital in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President Digital in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, good people and mostly professional.

    Cons

    Not very advanced with digital and social media.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in emerging technologies.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Creative Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people.
    Things can only get better from here.

    Cons

    No creative leader for 9 months.
    No raises or bonuses for many years.
    Last review was last year but nothing came of it. No incentives or motivation. No morale. No community-feel.
    People leaving on their own accord. Nothing to keep people here.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring bigwigs at the top and start paying more attention to your worker bees that do all the work. Give bonuses where due/overdue. Pump up morale. Give people a reason to want to come to work.


  11. "VP, Account Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President, Account Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President, Account Director in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They hire some really intelligent people. And some of them are great colleagues that become good friends.

    Cons

    Compensation packages are not competitive. Raises are infrequent. Diversity training is needed. Advancement can be difficult if you're not part of the right clique.

    Advice to Management

    You're got talented staff that will consistently go the extra mile to deliver quality work, with little thanks. If there's not going to be adequate work/life balance, compensation packages should at least be more competitive.


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