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Updated February 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Supportive environment to learn in, good work life balance, great brands (in 10 reviews)

  • Great people who really care about the work (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours and pay isn't much - but not unfamiliar to advertising (in 16 reviews)

  • Difficult to advance due to upper management have been with the agency for sometime (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Creative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people who really care about the work. Good work/life balance. Strong creative leadership. I always looked forward to coming to work.

    Cons

    Can be a bit slow moving at times. Too many cooks in the kitchen on most projects. Office location is not ideal.

    Advice to Management

    Try to streamline process where possible.


  2. "It is not that great of a place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi full-time

    Pros

    The environment was pretty laid back if you didn't have something due.

    Cons

    The pay was terrible and I didn't enjoy working there.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Best agency ever."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi full-time

    Pros

    THE PEOPLE. Great culture, great benefits, great balance, just an awesome place to work. Wish I hadn't left.

    Cons

    The location is kind of a drag, that strip mall is sad and gross. Also, things are a little uptight and strict at times, but in a good way.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through with the lofty promises you make and change things.


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  5. "Supervisor"

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    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 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun working environment
    Great talent
    Work Life Balance
    Good client to work for

    Cons

    Pay is ok
    Difficult to advance due to upper management have been with the agency for sometime


  6. "Great Internship"

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

    Pros

    I Interned in the New York office, which was an great environment to work with amazing leadership. Everyone in the office is so friendly and outgoing, and as an intern this makes it easy to learn fast. On top of that, everyone is so passionate about the work they do that there is no better place to learn about the advertising industry and agency life.

    Cons

    No cons. See pros above


  7. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    they have great benefits available

    Cons

    too complicated with internal approvals


  8. "No place to grow professionally"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Juan, PR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Juan, PR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    no dress code, no definite lunch hour break

    Cons

    Never got a raise in 10 years, overworked, long hours, poor management, seems if you're connected with friends in the upper stratosphere you'll be set even if you pretend you're working, mobbing

    Advice to Management

    hire true professionals


  9. "Stuck in Past"

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

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi full-time

    Pros

    Good location. Has brand name

    Cons

    Leadership is dismal. Once a proud agency, now the JV team of advertising. Creative department in constant disarray. Just recenty parted CEO destroyed senior leadership by taking everything on himself

    Advice to Management

    Clean house at the top. New CEO is not the answer, she's part of the old guard. Bring in real advertising pro's and stop being cheap about hiring good talent.


  10. "I love Saatchi"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    people, benefits, location, best clients.. pay is OK. diverse

    Cons

    unfortunately HR department not professional...

    Advice to Management

    HR staff are not objective and organized..They are called Human Interest department but they would share private information with your boss before you turn your back.


  11. "Saatchi Review"

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    Current Employee - Junior Copywriter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Junior Copywriter in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at Saatchi & Saatchi (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are great. Countless opportunities to push self creatively. No attitude problems. Everyone collaborates evenly.

    Cons

    A little bit disorganized at times. Certain accounts managed differently and timelines get messed up.



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