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Updated March 11, 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 10 reviews)

  • Great people who really care about the work (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours and pay isn't much - but not unfamiliar to advertising (in 17 reviews)

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

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  1. "Account Director"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Art Director Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Art Director in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Art Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Saatchi & Saatchi is an international firm that teaches you how the big advertising brands work. You can meet interesting people there and learn alot from them.
    You will be involved with a few projects that work on different medias like TV, outdoor, print and
    be part of different teams that will allow you to see how the industry works.

    It is a good agency to have in your resume. They have good connections everywhere and a big name that everybody knows.

    The schedules are good.

    Cons

    Saatchi & Saatchi is a big corporate firm. It means that you will feel a little cold when you are interning there.

    Depending when you get into the agency and the level of progress the project is in, you will be able to feel involved in or feel a little disconnected.


  3. "I love Saatchi"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "Saatchi & Saatchi"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice working environment, good benefits

    Cons

    salaries are not great unless you've reached V.P.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "senior Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people / Awesome location / Great benefits

    Cons

    Financially controlled by Publicis in France


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Strategic planner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Supportive environment to learn in, good work life balance, great brands

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted

    Advice to Management

    Have a more structured promotion system


  8. "Account Management"

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

    Pros

    Awesome people, good work/life balance, talented creatives, great work if on the right accounts

    Cons

    Lack of competitive compensation and lack of resources

    Advice to Management

    Reward the people who love the work and the agency


  9. "Can it be great again?"

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    Former Freelancer - Creative Director in New York, NY
    Former Freelancer - Creative Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some great talent, great accounts, a can-do atmosphere where (some) management is willing to take risks, stand up for creative and generally rally around good ideas and good people.

    Cons

    Top leadership not inspiring, hold little to no weight in the creative world, can't draw new clients, does not know digital (despite having bought a digital agency), drowning under process.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of your own way and hire folks who will bring Saatchi back to it's former glory as a truly creative, world-recognized agency.


  10. "A company which genuinely cares about their employees."

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    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk in Bronx, NY

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

    Pros

    Work is a place where you spend most of the hours of your days. Wouldn't you want it to be an enjoyable experience? Saatchi & Saatchi is an amazing company who cares about the mental and physical well being of their employees.

    Cons

    Working for such a big company, you have to work extremely hard to advance career wise.


  11. "An agency with some strong clients"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly and collaborative people; career-making accounts that usually have proper budgets for the work; OK work hours; plenty of potential days off (work crises notwithstanding); great benefits.

    Cons

    Talent selection and retention leaves a lot to be desired.



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