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Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness Reviews

Updated June 23, 2018
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Pros
  • "People, Pay, Benefits, Work / Life Balance" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Medicus is about the people who work here" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "There will be some long hours, but you're working with great folks" (in 3 reviews)

  • "No raises, no discussion of raises" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Creative"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative | Art
    Former Employee - Creative | Art
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The CCO Kathy Delaney, the incredible production studio, and dedicated creatives. Their dedication to fostering creative projects for social good is inspiring, and open to all who want to do something they believe in.

    Cons

    It's not so much a "con" more than to succeed you need to be self-driven. Some of the team doesn't realize the potential they can rise to - and opts to check-out.

    Advice to Management

    Management has a clear vision, and welcomes feedback. My advice for someone interviewing or working their now is get on their calendar and be active in helping the agency be what you want.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "No loyalty, Punished for being good at your job, VERY political"

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

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

    Pros

    there were some wonderful people I met when I worked there. They all left in droves, once management started changing and everything was restructured,

    Cons

    - high school tattle-tale environment
    - youre punished if youre good at handling multiple things at once-- they'll make you do everything
    - harsh, threatening treatment when you decide to resign

    Advice to Management

    Be kind to your employees, who put their heart sweat and tears into this agency. We only ever wanted to do what was best for the company and brands. Leaving to try something else doesn't mean we deserve to be treated like a new enemy.

    Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness Response

    May 18, 2018 – Managing Director

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are sorry to hear your experience at SSW did not match our intention of being a great place to work. We agree that we have some of the most... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to grow, and look to find your professional self within."

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of allowance to lead the project
    No Micromanagement
    Good Mentors
    HR and Direct Manager truly care about you an your well being.
    Exceptional Benefits Package ( rare to find at agency companies )
    Very generous time off.

    Cons

    Big corporate firm syndrome. Some messages get lost a bit, do to a sheer size of the Publicis Network. Slower to catch up with digital trends. Waterfall effect in project management system is a bit antiquated. It would be good to start to experiment with agile, scrum and other sprint methodologies to speed up the flow of the assignment for everyone on the team.

    Advice to Management

    I feel some employees fall through the cracks; while others work very late.
    I did not always understand the brief fully. Something to kindly consider of making insights easier to understand for bigger idea conceptualization.

    For creative management. Will there be a system or technique of how to properly kick off a concepting session? It would be great for Jr. Art Directors to learn, and for SSW to get most out of their valuable assets which is their employees.


  4. "Great Company Culture"

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

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

    Pros

    The staff creates a wonderful company culture.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency among leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Increase communication transparency.

    Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness Response

    Jan 19, 2018 – Managing Director

    Thank you for the great review! We agree that the culture is pretty amazing and truly appreciate your feedback regarding transparency. Currently, we have monthly agency meetings focusing on... More


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Finance"

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

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

    Pros

    Great PTO, work/life balance. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Has a very corporate feel. No culture. Finance Management is unprofessional, very inappropriate discussions and gossip. Not very good leadership or people you’d like to think of as mentors. Inconsistencies in all aspects of workflow. No room for growth. No raises.

    Advice to Management

    Hire management with good leadership qualities that people look for. Someone who can be trusted. Someone with empathy. This isn’t a popularity contest. Leave the gossip and unprofessionalism in high school.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "A great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Brand Strategy Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Brand Strategy Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I found the folks at SSW to be some of the smartest, dedicated, and creative-driven people I've worked with. Oh and the place is friendly with none of the ego-driven behavior you can encounter at other agencies.

    Cons

    There are more restrictions on what you can say with pharma and wellness clients compared to CPG clients. But that just makes you think harder!

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to boast to the outside world about SSW. It's a great agency.

    Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness Response

    Dec 1, 2017 – Managing Director

    Thank you for your feedback! We agree that some of the restrictions in the health and wellness industry can be tricky, but our creatives embrace the challenges and keep both our clients and their... More


  7. "Saatchi"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people to work who worked hard and played hard.

    Cons

    If they weren't laying people off people were leaving

    Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness Response

    Dec 1, 2017 – Managing Director

    We appreciate your feedback and thank you for your honesty. We’re committed to creating a collaborative and transparent work environment and will take your comments into consideration. Regarding your... More

  8. "Good time."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The environment was very welcoming and everyone wanted to help you grow and participate.

    Cons

    If you are young and looking for that agency feel, it has more of an office kind of feel. Less "happy hour" creative feel.


  9. "Good so far!"

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

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

    Pros

    People, Pay, Benefits, Work / Life Balance

    Cons

    Do not have one yet.


  10. "Good people"

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

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

    Pros

    Employees can be empowered to re-invent their role
    Creative is paramount and valued
    Feels like an ad agency not a project digital shop
    Better work life balance
    Good place to work, some very nice people reside there

    Cons

    Weak on having a culture or identity

    Advice to Management

    Managers not seen


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