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Saatchi & Saatchi is a British multinational communications and advertising agency network with 114 offices in 76 countries and over 6,500 staff. It was founded in 1970 and is currently headquartered in London. The parent company of the agency group was known as Saatchi & Saatchi PLC from 1976 to 1994, was listed on the New York Stock Exchange until 2000 and for a time, was a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. In 2000, the group was acquired by the Publicis Groupe. In 2005 it went private.

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Former Employee - DAM Coordinator says

"Below industry salary. Management reacts very slowly to changes. The Digital Asset Management dept (DAM) has very high turnover due to unsupportive management."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"This review is for the Toyota TDA in New York City. - Upper management does not have the skills they need to push S&S Toyota TDA in to the new generation. All of your time will be spent on broadcasting spots or countless banner ads for sales events that disappear in a month. There is no push for important advertising like Social or long lasting campaigns. - Account acts like they are your client, not a team vibe at all - Micro managing and bottle necking of jobs makes for countless missed deadlines - Entry/mid level staff does not make nearly enough, there is no room for growth and they do not give you yearly raises. They are currently in a pay raise freeze. - The office is dated and old. If you are lucky to have an office, it will most likely have no windows and be dark and dingy - COUNTLESS complaints were made to HR about the mistreatment of women in this company and nothing was done. Nothing will be done. HR is simply covering for the men and when complaints were made we were told that "They had been here for so long that there is nothing they could do""

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Full of old timers with no vision. They have a real hard time with the basics. The weak & under performers thrive here. If you’re strong & smart you will have to carry the incompetent. You better like it & do it with a smile because if you complain about about working late while the loser goes home you will be the one in trouble. Departments are segmented & don’t work cooperatively. Toxic for smart people & a haven for idiots. HR is weak & quite duplicitous."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Management. Non-collaborative environment. Political hell hole."

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"No training. Promotions are rare. All work is Toyota so not much variety or excitement. Do you want to work at an agency where you don't have to worry about stress? This is your place."

Web Analyst says

"- The staff are not as professional as I thought. - Very bureaucratic and lengthy processes. - They heavily rely on Toyota and Toyota's moved to Texas recently so it seems that they might be facing some difficulties in future."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"some employees are egocentric and difficult to work with, no formal reviews, lack of process and understanding of responsibilities across teams, no work/life balance, overworked and exhausted staff, insanely high turnover and no backfill on junior and mid-level positions that suffer the most"

Senior Social Media Manager says

"A plethora of new CEOs in short period, and still no leadership. What constitutes lthe current eadership is misguided"

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"Entire Brand Integration team lacks original thought and offers no creative value. Every conversation is like having a conversation with a rehearsed script. Zero personality in the department all around. Music Team females are an absolute nightmare to work with."

Creative Director says

"CEO made a lot of promises that haven't been kept. Low morale Lose client after client Below average work creatively"

Social Media & Digital Manager (Former Employee) says

"the culture was racist, unsupportive, and very abusive. the manager always made the employees work overtime because he continued to over-promise the client while lacking the actual number of employees and expertise to complete the required task while not paying overtime Cons: culture"

Senior Art Director (Former Employee) says

"It was fun, challenging, & very busy 5 years ago. Now, employees are either leaving willingly or being laid off in droves. Cons: Poor morale, constantly losing business, major personnel changes happen sporadically"

Manager (Former Employee) says

"There are far too many people working on the same projects but never actually completing any tasks. No one is held accountable and there's no growth potential. It's extreme chaos all the time, but the people are very nice and friendly. Cons: No one knows what they're doing so nothing gets accomplished in a timely manner."

Content Producer (Former Employee) says

"Inefficient and total mismanagement of internal resources. Workplace culture is non-existent. Lots of finger-pointing. Lack of career building. Creative expectations should be higher. Cons: Management. Culture."

Art Director (Former Employee) says

"Your kind of shop if you like all of the above. To move up the ladder you have to be in the CCO inner circle ie he must hire and like you. Lots of pitches, long hours but you can drown them all in some light beer I guarantee it. Cons: late nights"

Solution Center Advisor (Former Employee) says

"I was hired prompting that there is no advancement. After 2 year, someone from the same agency was promoted to a higher level leaving us all scratching our head. Poor Management since there have a group call Resources that is own by Saatchi Saatchi - Too many manager and no one knows what the others are doing. On person was able to spy on VP and SVP computers and get foresight on events before they happen in the helpdesk. Bad Security. Cons: overworked, not pay since hourly for weekends worked. Department of labor should look into them."

Account Manager (Former Employee) says

"The best company when you can learn what the advertising industry is but for my perspective after that it is a place to leave as soon as you take a better role in other agency. No so much chance to grow up in the agency. Learn and leave. Cons: no option to advance career"

Account Supervisor (Current Employee) says

"Usually its very tight paced."

Print Analyst (Former Employee) says

"• Input vendor invoices onto DDS & Adbuyer"

Graphic Designer (Former Employee) says

"Great location, good benefits, extremely long hours, training available for career progress, Great client catalog, talented people to learn from. Cons: low pay"

Creative Intern (Former Employee) says

"A day won't go by without doing any jobs unless otherwise. It was a very productive environment in a sense that you would always go home having learnt something new and a very good environment to grow within the industry and as a being and a Creative. Management and co-workers. were great they made you feel right at home and made time for you whenever possible and helped where they could. Hardest part of the job was swallowing your pride just to ask for help. The most fruitful part of the job is meeting new people coming from different ethnic backgrounds and seeing how much you really have in common, also completing a brief on time and also the feeling of going home knowing you have learnt a lot also knowing that there's a lot more in store."

Purchasing Officer / Accounts Assistant (Former Employee) says

"* Process PO Request checking with account managers re Approved estimate to raise PO, Cons: Long Hrs"

Senior Graphic Designer (Former Employee) says

"Great talent, bad management. Long hours, and no room for growth."

Chef de projet marketing (Current Employee) says

"c'est une grande entreprise qui a forcément beaucoup à offrir"

Account Executive (Former Employee) says

"Long woking hours but this typically pays off if you are constantly learning. Unfortunately, I don't think i was exposed to many learning tools here. I liked the people the most."

Corporate Communications Manager (Former Employee) says

"It had its years of glory but today it's non-existent in Lebanon and the regional office is not quite competent. But since it belongs to an international network it still stands a chance to grow. Cons: stressful"

Project Manager, Campaigns (Former Employee) says

".Open culture and great work-life balance. Lots of process, but questions and feedback are encouraged at every stage. Overall Saatchi is a good place to work."

Finance Administrator (Current Employee) says

"Lot's of work. A buzzing enviroment with friendly people. Cons: long hours"

Account Supervisor (Former Employee) says

"Did not protect employees from abusive clients. Understandable that agencies are a service based industry but it should also mean taking care of your employees as well."

Graphic Designer (Former Employee) says

"學習到如何更與客戶溝通, 設計出客戶期望的作品。"

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