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Publicis Groupe Reviews

Updated 2 Dec 2019

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3.5
69%
Recommend to a Friend
81%
Approve of CEO
Publicis Groupe CEO Arthur Sadoun
Arthur Sadoun
145 Ratings
Pros
  • "Publicis is utterly committed to flexible working and supporting work life balance(in 41 reviews)

  • "Was able to work with great people and overall had a great experience with Publicis(in 39 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, flexible working is to suit your clients(in 51 reviews)

  • "poor work life balance; ill-balanced client roster(in 38 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "forward thinking company"

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    Current Employee - Managing Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Publicis Groupe full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Publicis ways of working is a massive plus

    Cons

    constant change can be too much for some

    Advice to Management

    continue to celebrate success

    Publicis Groupe2019-11-25
  2. "Bad management"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice team and good life-work balance

    Cons

    I had an unprofessional and unqualified manager, senior management didn’t make any changes, thought they knew about the situation. Very political.

    Advice to Management

    Take your employees more seriously

    Publicis Groupe2019-11-13
  3. "Great company with international vibe"

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    Current Employee - European Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at Publicis Groupe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's truly a people's company, people are at the centre of the business . Everyone is approachable and diversity is considered a great value.

    Cons

    Just sometimes too much processes and bureaucracy

    Publicis Groupe2019-10-23
  4. "Not great"

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    Former Employee - SEO Business Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Ok company but nothing great

    Cons

    Not looking after their people and too much office politics.

    Advice to Management

    Look after your people please otherwise everyone will be leaving.

    Publicis Groupe2019-11-14
  5. "You can work AND have a life too!"

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    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Publicis Groupe part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Publicis is utterly committed to flexible working and supporting work life balance. The whole company being given the day off for world mental health day! Part-time hours and flexible working welcomed and encouraged and not at the detriment of career progression.

    Cons

    It's a very large organisation, things take time to change and filter down.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on supporting working parents, it is much appreciated.

    Publicis Groupe2019-09-26
  6. "Data scientist"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Publicis Groupe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relax. Good work life balance

    Cons

    No benefits. A good place to start you career. Don’t stay too long

    Publicis Groupe2019-09-10
  7. "N/A"

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    Current Employee - N/A 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Publicis Groupe full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great location and sunlit offices

    Cons

    Lack of comms on career progression.

    Advice to Management

    HR...

    Publicis Groupe2019-09-19
  8. "Hard working but inefficient teams"

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    Current Employee - Operations Lead 

    I have been working at Publicis Groupe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits. Flexible working (when it works).

    Cons

    Long hours, flexible working is to suit your clients. Not really a parent friendly company.

    Publicis Groupe2019-09-13
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good for young workers"

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    Current Employee - Content Marketing Manager in Shepherds Bush, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company means alot of staff perks and discounts, social culture, young team, young workers get promoted very quickly to senior roles, opportunity for decent pay, a great place to start your career

    Cons

    Lack of follow through with promises particularly around development and training opportunities, lack of experienced and respected leaders, too many directors and not enough junior people to do the work, and lack of strategic planning means high workload and short deadlines impacting quality of output

    Advice to Management

    Hire experienced senior leaders who know how to lead and plan effectively actively, invest in your staff members' development, learning and education, give them reasonable deadlines and workload to enable them to flourish

    Publicis Groupe2019-09-04
  10. "Publicis is is a decent agency to begin your career"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work, main perks are the staff benefits

    Cons

    high pressure, bad management, long working hours at times

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees more

    Publicis Groupe2019-09-02
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