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Updated 14 November 2018
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  • "Poor work/life balance, but that is the nature of the industry, not really the company's fault" (in 27 reviews)

  • "Often work long hours, the work life balance could be better" (in 45 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome Place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in London, England
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Publicis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really great company doing a lot of great things.

    Cons

    Suffers from being a big company someimes!


  2. "Excellent opportunities"

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

    Pros

    Great networking through the various branches (Health, Media, Sapient and Communications). There is also a never ending stream of brilliant training modules.

    Cons

    Often work long hours, the work life balance could be better.

  3. "Leading change but too controlling"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Publicis full-time

    Pros

    Driving changes in model, i.e. country focus, PG One, Emil.

    Cons

    Paris is too controlling and individual agency cultures are suffering

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk of "people first"


  4. "Start-up environmnet"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Publicis full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - actively listening and trying to fix things
    - great learning opportunities
    - great culture
    - good balance of work and fun

    Cons

    - slow paced to make changes happen
    - struggling to get the basics right
    - poor salaries
    - no clear structure on how to progress

    Advice to Management

    - Review salaries and talent in a more structured way
    - Senior Management need to be more open


  5. "Publicis"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Publicis full-time

    Pros

    There are some pros to working here such as free beverages at some buildings, perks like 4pm finishes during the summer and a relaxed dress code

    Cons

    Depending on the department you work in hours and employer expectations can vary. The salary is also very low and career progression not always made clear


  6. "Good if you like big corporate companies"

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

    I worked at Publicis full-time

    Pros

    Great offices, great location, great career opportunities and travel

    Cons

    Not very collaborative, competitive, in silos, high turn over

    Advice to Management

    Look at the culture


  7. "Publicis London"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Publicis full-time

    Pros

    Really friendly, lovely team to work with. Nick Farnhill is a great CEO.

    Cons

    No pay rises, no bonuses, little scope for advancement. Very precarious.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Long hours very little room for fair progression"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Publicis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Talented people
    Exposure to best in class methods and agency process / procedures

    Cons

    Continuous pressure
    Long hours
    No bonus structure or pay rise even after 2 years service
    Little room for progresssion
    Very hierarchical and lots of egos

    Advice to Management

    Dont work your people to death with little to no recognition. Hold fair PDR's and salary reviews


  9. "Sometimes not great"

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    Current Employee - Analytical Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Analytical Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Publicis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Locations, vibe, flexibility, technology, colleagues

    Cons

    culture/high competitive environment, team work, benefits, training, senior management

    Advice to Management

    Nurture a more collaborative culture


  10. "Great first job"

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    Current Employee - Senior Media Buyer in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Media Buyer in London, England

    I have been working at Publicis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A decent foundation. Very lovely employees. Understanding of

    Cons

    Long hours, not willing to hire more people - doesn't give enough time to train, progress. Not many development opportunities - most decisions held in upper management.


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