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Saatchi & Saatchi LA Reviews

Updated November 27, 2018
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  • "Low pay unless you are in management" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Long hours and the location is away from the industry hub" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing Agency, Great Culture, Tough Client"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saatchi & Saatchi LA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people here are awesome! The creative energy and attitude here drives people to challenge themselves and be the best they can be. Great culture, fun events, and a strong focus on giving back to the community all make this a great place to work.

    Cons

    Very tough client who often expects a lot of results with very little support or financial investment. Some teams struggle with effective leadership, so it would be wise for senior leaders and HR to figure out how to hold these people accountable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the visibility up. We love having access to our executive leadership team.


  2. "Corporate agency environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi LA full-time

    Pros

    Stable environment in terms of processes and oversight

    Cons

    Reviews are usually dependent on qualitative inputs versus performance outputs given the amount of oversight, tiers, etc.

  3. "Associate Producer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi LA full-time

    Pros

    Well structured organization, good leadership

    Cons

    Very long hours and low pay


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    "One of the better agencies I've worked at"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Saatchi & Saatchi LA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great mid-level management
    - Warm, supportive culture
    - Smart peers
    - Dog friendly

    Cons

    - Senior management has great visibility with the clients but is out of touch with daily internal affairs
    - Slow internal career/pay growth. Come in high and plan to stay there for a while.

    Advice to Management

    - Stop selling big, unrealistic promises to clients without consulting the people that actually have to execute


  5. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saatchi & Saatchi LA full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, reasonable amount of work

    Cons

    Feels a bit corporate at times.


  6. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saatchi & Saatchi LA full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, strong client relationships!

    Cons

    Not close to any major freeways.

    Advice to Management

    Be more available


  7. "Budget"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi LA full-time

    Pros

    Great environment, great people. Leadership did well to communicate openly and honestly.

    Cons

    Hard to move around within.

  8. "Designer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saatchi & Saatchi LA full-time

    Pros

    Great Work / Life Balance
    Great Compensation

    Cons

    Morale in the LA office is low


  9. "Communications Planner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi LA full-time

    Pros

    Great work culture and you will be surrounded with talented people

    Cons

    Work load can be a lot sometimes


  10. "Art Director"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Art Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Art Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi LA full-time

    Pros

    Good people and good creatives

    Cons

    Client is the worst. They just love vanilla and boring work.

    Advice to Management

    Creativity is important. There is no way you will retain people with just money.