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Saatchi & Saatchi X Reviews

Updated December 15, 2017
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  1. "Strategy and planning"

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    Current Employee - Planning Director in Springdale, AR
    Current Employee - Planning Director in Springdale, AR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Saatchi & Saatchi X full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, cultural, free space to think, opportunity to influence, experience working in large brands and the world’s largest retailer, cross-functional environment

    Cons

    Relational merit performance, salaries based on 40 hour week; while reality work is 50 hours, lack of upper leadership alignment

    Advice to Management

    Determine ways to have more objective merit and performance evals. Consider hiring previous brand sales reps as account to drive better understanding of clients’ business.


  2. "Account Executive"

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

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi X full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers. It's a small team, so it's pretty tight knit

    Cons

    disconnected and out of touch leadership

  3. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It really is a fun place to work and the people are great. Good city to work in as well.

    Cons

    If you aren't willing to put in a lot of unpaid extra time, you won't likely be seen as a team player.


  4. "This is only the Chicago office. It was okay."

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

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi X full-time

    Pros

    Went there to learn shopper marketing and I did.

    Cons

    Crazy ECD, both of them. Smart but were they nutsos!


  5. "Senior Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Fayetteville, AR
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Fayetteville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The best shopper marketing agency in America - top notch colleagues, big name CPG brands to influence and activate against, healthy and improving culture, fun environment.

    Cons

    Inconsistent growth plan across functions / disciplines.


  6. "Theatre"

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

    Pros

    Great brands to work with and great people.

    Cons

    Not a ton of variety in the type of work.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to listen to employees and be more transparent about direction of the company.


  7. "Excellent Company with Top Notch Corporate Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fayetteville, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fayetteville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Great clients. Award winning work. Amazing corporate culture. Good vacation benefits.

    Cons

    Loud work environment. You have to get used to that.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  8. "A Great Company That Lost Its Way"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi X full-time

    Pros

    Smart, dedicated people across departments
    Great history of innovative
    Walmart experts
    Good benefits
    Recent appointment of new CEO

    Cons

    Poor leadership and lack of vision over last few years
    Lack of strategic expertise outside of P&G/Walmart
    Lost position as global leader
    Very little integration with Saatchi & Saatchi

    Advice to Management

    Build strategic expertise outside of Walmart/P&G


  9. "Account"

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    Former Employee - Account Director in Fayetteville, AR
    Former Employee - Account Director in Fayetteville, AR

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

    Pros

    Great culture, work ethics and leadership

    Cons

    Sometimes seen as second tier to traditional agencies

    Advice to Management

    Put more emphasis on strategy and creativity


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    "Great Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Production Coordinator in Springdale, AR
    Current Employee - Production Coordinator in Springdale, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Saatchi X has an unique capability with in house production experts that help deliver best-in-class POP displays and special event management.

    Cons

    Not many cons. My experience has been a great work/life balance with plenty of opportunity for new challenges and advancement.


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