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Saatchi & Saatchi Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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Saatchi & Saatchi CEO Worldwide Robert Senior
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Pros
  • Supportive environment to learn in, good work life balance, great brands (in 11 reviews)

  • Great work culture and great people (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours and pay isn't much - but not unfamiliar to advertising (in 18 reviews)

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

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  1. "Amazing company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the sense of company culture at Saatchi & Saatchi. Management tries to keep morale high.

    Cons

    Sometimes the management is only concerned about big picture and let's things slide in the meantime.


  2. "Non-Management Employees Have Little Say"

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

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

    Pros

    I worked independently, so I scheduled my own week. Didn't have someone micromanaging me or asking what I was doing. Just because I was left to my own devices to learn a ton of new things, I was able to advance professionally and apply my skills to figure out things on my own.

    Cons

    Poor management (mixed direction, unclear about changes)
    Focused on profit and not overall health of the team

    Advice to Management

    There are SO MANY talented people out there who can really deliver amazing Digital Advertising and turn your company very profitable. Pay attention to the rockstars!

  3. "Overall just fine"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The resources are unmatched and there are some really great people

    Cons

    Too many layers and lots of process, which can interfere with creativity

    Advice to Management

    Management would benefit from trusting the younger and more junior staff members more often and offering a more freedom.


  4. "Disorganized mess"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good work and life balance

    Cons

    Very disorganized, some accounts are very poorly managed


  5. "Great place to start out, very traditional"

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

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

    Pros

    It is a great place to start out where you will inevitably learn agency process and touch on a lot of content in various mediums. My team specifically allowed me stretch my legs and own/work on more than many others in my position. Pretty good work/life balance.

    Cons

    The agency can be too traditional and rigid in process. Big company = slow moving. I feel it lacks collaboration where people feel like they can pass off a problem onto someone else if they don't feel like it's 'their problem'. Very hierarchical; people tend to stay in their swim lanes. Lacks a great office culture and outdated technology.

    Advice to Management

    Update technology, every single person deserves a laptop. Promote a better culture within the office; one of collaboration and excitement.


  6. "Account Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people and a good environment to go to work each day.

    Cons

    No development for employees to grow beyond current roles.


  7. "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.

  8. Helpful (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.


  9. 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.


  10. "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


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