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Publicis Reviews

Updated December 12, 2017
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  • There was absolute NO work life balance AT ALL (in 20 reviews)

  • inconsistent work hours, long hours, client adopted cultures (in 38 reviews)

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  1. "Big place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  2. "Account Director"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Publicis New York - Jr AD"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Hospital Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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.


  5. "SVP Group Account Director"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Production"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Friendly and family-like atmosphere.

    Cons

    Processes are unclear, workload is not balance. Favoritism is king!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Disappointment at Re:Sources USA"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    At first when I first joined the work was challenging but at the end it became dull and less work. Co-workers make you sane!

    Cons

    Turnover rate was high. Full time positions were being replaced by Temps. Upper management never appreciated employees' hard work and contribution. No room for growth due to clingy upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Display gratitude and appreciation towards your employees. A thank you email is not enough nor is it genuine. Try a pizza party or a yearly bonus.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "AD"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Publicis full-time

    Pros

    Solid agency overall with good work/life balance. High profile clients.

    Cons

    The creative department is a boys' club. Not a great place to work as a female creative. The work is run by account and strategy and there's no competition between teams, so the quality of the work suffers. Management plays favorites and pays lip service – neither are dependent on level of talent.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Publicis job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible days work schedule; full-time jobs sometimes available
    mileage reimbursement is within industry rates
    off/sick/vacation days allowed - - 3 to 4 days with pay
    401-k benefits after one year employment

    Cons

    contract jobs are unpredictable
    401-k benefits are given one year after employment
    no medical/dental insurance benefits ( as with all other contract pharma -employment)


  10. "Seasoned professional treated unfairly"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Publicis full-time

    Pros

    The amount of PTO is generous

    Cons

    The company is constantly merging jobs to reduce the work force, outsource all back office operations to Costa Rica and all around cutting costs across the board. The Senior management are computer illiterate which leads to inefficient processes across the board leading to very manual driven processes. They are archaic how they run there business. Mid management are treated like idiots regardless on how much experience they bring on board.

    Advice to Management

    Stop outsourcing the jobs and concentrate on building your infrastructure to build efficiencies. Learn the systems the staff has more computer skills than the Sr Mngt.


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