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Saatchi & Saatchi LA Reviews

Updated October 15, 2018
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  • "Low pay unless you are in management" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Torrance based location can be a stretch" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "Art Director"

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    • 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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Antiquated Agency of Losers, Old People, Old Thinking"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi LA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It’s a job with a paycheck & benefits. If you dial it in it’s ok & actually preferred. Mediocrity reigns supreme. So if you want a job & a life I guess this Agency works.

    Cons

    Full of old timers with no vision. They have a real hard time with the basics. The weak & under performers thrive here. If you’re strong & smart you will have to carry the incompetent. You better like it & do it with a smile because if you complain about about working late while the loser goes home you will be the one in trouble. Departments are segmented & don’t work cooperatively. Toxic for smart people & a haven for idiots. HR is weak & quite duplicitous.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the baggage & old thinking.

  8. "Assistant Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi LA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Saatchi is one of the best agencies in LA. The experienced gained working on a high visibility client brand like Toyota is second to none. Saatchi will give you the tools you need to be successful in any marketing or advertising role.

    Cons

    The location in Torrance isn't great. And last year, a majority of the office moved to Dallas. The leadership team is also lacking in diversity, which makes it difficult to sell through ideas that are "outside of the box".


  9. "Find a Better Agency to Work For"

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    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Torrance, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi LA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Can be fun - especially when you see the final product after working your tail off for months.

    Cons

    Favoritism - who you know, not necessarily what you know - or what you accomplish. Very low morale - not a supportive environment. Management is inconsistent with applying policies.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be fair and consistent with how they treat their employees.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Media Planner"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Media Planner in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Media Planner in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saatchi & Saatchi LA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - good company culture
    - great leaders and upper management, they are all very approachable
    - normal hours unless recommendations are on the horizon

    Cons

    - sometimes there is not an opportunity to move around based on your position
    - office politics


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