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Saatchi & Saatchi Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work culture and great people (in 23 reviews)

  • Supportive environment to learn in, good work life balance, great brands (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours and late nights constantly with no job security (in 20 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good pay, The work is steady and stable, the hours are cushy, not a lot of late nights, and the people were nice enough

    Cons

    Not a lot of frills for a large ad agency: I didn't get cab rides or meals when I worked late and there were no cool corporate memberships. The work was a bit unexciting.

    Advice to Management

    It would make work life more fun to have more happy hours and also perks like cab rides and meals when working late.


  2. "Opens Doors"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Hours. Looks good on resume.

    Cons

    Old-school agency. Upper management really doesn't manage. No official review process. Hard to get a raise. People constantly are leaving after a year.

    Advice to Management

    Manage team. Training. Listen to employees not just upper management. Compensate fairly.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work for."

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    Former Employee - Support Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Support Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    co-workers were nice, lay back environment

    Cons

    Management could consolidate their policies and procedures so I didn't get misguided.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to get involved and Consolidate procedures.or unified them.


  4. "Art Director"

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    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn, especially when you want to find out about the structures of an international company.
    You will rarely stay past 6pm and for the most part, can maintain a nice work-life balance.

    Cons

    Upper management really doesn't manage
    Long hours, hard work, there is no bonus scheme which is a little annoying as i think it would motivate people to do even better work


  5. "Associate CD"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi full-time

    Pros

    Great employees. Good situation if you have the right manager.

    Cons

    Leadership is a sinking ship. IM and Media teams desperately need help with management and training. 5-10 people leave every month because there are rarely raises or promotions within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect and compensate fairly and the work will excel.


  6. "Sr. Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employees are really skilled and kind!

    Cons

    Work/life balance can improve for employees


  7. "Wonderful"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saatchi & Saatchi full-time

    Pros

    Great culture. Wonderful place to learn and build your skills, & everyone is friendly

    Cons

    I can't really think of anything. I've had some pretty bad jobs before. This tops everything.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what's being done, keep the culture thriving

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Great Creatives Struggling Under Poor Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Creative Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Creative Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great area. Sadly, that's about it lately.

    Cons

    CEO Brent Smart and and CCO Jay Benjamin are in way over their heads. Lost so many accounts and pitches in just the 18 months I was there, none of which were replaced. And just when morale couldn't get any lower, a memo from "management" demanded creatives show up at 9am, work late and ... oh yeah... no raises. It was a great agency at one point and it will be again, when these 2 are replaced. People are running to get out of there.

    Advice to Management

    Just stop. Please. Let people with vision, passion and ideas take over.


  9. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saatchi & Saatchi full-time

    Pros

    Good place to learn, open to new experiences for employees

    Cons

    Don't highlight young talent, value experience in years worked.


  10. "Interactive Designer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    pay, culture, view, gym, benefits

    Cons

    long work hours with no bonuses. working through holidays and weekends without additional PTO


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