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Publicis Reviews

Updated 22 January 2019
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  • "Work life balance sometimes,not much visibility" (in 28 reviews)

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

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  1. "cool, happy place to work with driven dedicated people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Publicis part-time

    Pros

    tailored career path, lots of opportunities, talented creative science focused people

    Cons

    as with all agencies some people work long hours


  2. "Account Management"

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

    I have been working at Publicis full-time

    Pros

    Really nice senior team, lots of flexibility around working hours, genuinely nice environment to work in.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy and over-complex administrative processes, HR team not the most involved.

    Advice to Management

    Give more regular reviews and feedback to junior staff.

  3. "Publicis"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Publicis full-time

    Pros

    Culture, benefits, varied assignments, travel

    Cons

    Work life balance sometimes,not much visibility


  4. "Lack of leadership"

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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

    Some talented people on technology but they don't usually stick around long. There are a few interesting projects.

    Cons

    A lack of leadership and direction, the company thinks that digital transformation and focusing on people differentiates from the competition who all say the same thing. Client handling is often poor and good project managers are unicorns here. They talk a good game on people and values but does not carry through to the reality.


  5. "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.


  6. "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"


  7. "Awesome Place"

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    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!

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "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