Publicis Health - The people are great, but the work culture is CRAP | Glassdoor.co.uk
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    "The people are great, but the work culture is CRAP"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Publicis Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Publicis Health is a fantastic place to build your skill set and learn about medical communications. The exposure to clients and intense project management provides a place to learn from the best and develop in this field.

    Cons

    It is clear that some agencies within PHUK are better equipped than others and it is sad to see that some teams struggle to keep junior staff who are new to this busy industry. Some agencies, such as Real Science, have most junior members working 9 hour days working through their lunch hour, resulted in feeling overwhelmed. Across the entire floor however, many people, especially those new to the industry, overwork,... burn out out and either leave, or stay to end up resenting a place who puts little value on degree-educated individuals. The rushed nature in the client and writing team’s work results in a bad experience for all involved and while they need more people to carry the load, the turnover rate prevents a stable, happy team from forming (or lasting long!) Lastly, it seems they take way too long to promote those who are well deserving, so people end up leaving instead of growing with Publicis, which is a shame. There is structure and progression paths in place, but no common sense used to meet the needs of the employee.

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    Advice to Management

    I think they could improve if senior management encouraged employees to work normal hours (not 8:30 - 6:30 without a lunch), take a lunch hour (not at your desk), enforce flexi time, and use duvet days. Otherwise, without a bonus scheme, the +50 hr work week and the lack of sanity is just not worth it.

    Publicis Health2018-01-30

    Publicis Health Response

    February 9, 2018Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review – we really value your honest feedback. A healthy work-life balance is something we strive for at Publicis Health and we take your concerns very seriously. We recognise that agency life can be fast-paced; that’s why Real Science ...

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  1. "Tardis Medical - A great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Office Manager in Chalfont Saint Peter, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Publicis Health full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A fast paced and innovative company that stays one step ahead of the curve. They seem to get the 'people fit' right and it has been a pleasure to work here so far.

    Cons

    The IT help can be a bit frustrating at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Communication and collaboration are the key to a happy and motivated work force.

    Publicis Health2018-08-22
  2. "Does not care for it's employees"

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

    I worked at Publicis Health full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Saatchi & Saatchi wellness general manager

    Cons

    Employee welfare schemes are just for show, senior management does not care about staff welfare. Low staff retention. Bullying culture. 1 year in a post before being able to apply for other positions internally.

    Publicis Health2018-05-30

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