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Saatchi & Saatchi LA Reviews

Updated January 11, 2018
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Pros
  • Great work life balance, great people (in 14 reviews)

  • Great people, excellent experience (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay unless you are in management (in 5 reviews)

  • Just like every agency, during peak season, work/life balance can be challenging (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Neutral"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi LA full-time

    Pros

    Friendly, hardworking and creative people, full-service agency so everyone works together to create, all-agency meetings are fun

    Cons

    morale is very low, building


  2. "Creative"

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    Current Employee - Creative in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Creative in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Easy and nice people.

    Cons

    Work could be stagnant.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Toyota is fine, Saatchi is the problem."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You're making real work getting seen by millions working on Toyota

    Cons

    Lazy and stubborn leadership, feels like dictators make decisions for you, hire-fire culture, no promotions/salary increases, mediocrity get's rewarded over quality, fake attitudes everywhere, promotions go to the biggest suck-up but not the most talented, no money to do anything like attend conferences/events.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the talent right under your nose.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Toyota Moved to Plano, Don't Work Here"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Torrance, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Work life balance
    -Not much stress
    -Good for complacent individuals

    Cons

    -The advertising and campaign work is not creative at all/ no awards are ever won
    -If you're a coordinator, don't expect to do anything but book meeting rooms and order food, assistant account executives do the same thing (same job, two different names, just another way for the company to save money)
    -Toyota has moved to Plano, so Saatchi opened up a Dallas office, leaving the LA office behind
    -LA office is very depressed, no morale, no office parties or team outings
    -Pay is very low and managers get upset when they have to sign for overtime, questioning why overtime was necessary
    -Company is top-heavy and everyone is only looking out for themselves
    -No clear idea of career trajectory, promotions are very rare
    -Major office politics, there are some awful, mean, uninspiring, selfish employees that have not been fired solely because they're friends with the right senior authority

    Advice to Management

    At least try to act like you care about the future and well-being of more junior employees. Provide clear goals and steps for your employees to work towards a promotion. Make team/department outings mandatory, the morale at this place is depressing.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Its Fun"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment
    Cool Projects
    Nurturing environment

    Cons

    Low pay
    inefficient processes


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company culture, friendly people, modern vibe.

    Cons

    None (I'm doing this for the free 12 months of glassdoor).


  7. "Solid agency"

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    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

    Good people & nice clients

    Cons

    Can't think about anything bad : )

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Eeehhh"

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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

    Pros

    They try and keep people motivated with food and holiday parties and the works. Good amount of nice people. Good amount of vacations.

    Cons

    No training. Promotions are rare. All work is Toyota so not much variety or excitement. Do you want to work at an agency where you don't have to worry about stress? This is your place.

    Advice to Management

    Train people


  9. "Great work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, great people.

    Cons

    Poor location and management does not encourage team outings enough

    Advice to Management

    Improve location and enforce better culture.


  10. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi LA full-time

    Pros

    Big teams that encourage learning and growing, good CEO, and good pay in the higher positions. Very casual environment without management looking over your shoulder and monitoring when you came in or left.

    Cons

    Poor communication between teams. Have to fight for job growth - management does not promote and increase pay based on merit - have to really fight for it.

    Advice to Management

    give more growth opportunities and raise opportunities to employees and encourage more communication/work flows amongst teams.


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