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Updated 21 April 2019
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Pros
  • "More chance to keep work life balance" (in 36 reviews)

  • "Nice working environment with great people" (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • "poor work life balance; ill-balanced client roster" (in 29 reviews)

  • "hard work, must be on your A game, clients in other time zones, long hours" (in 46 reviews)

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  1. "Simply the best"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paid Search Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Paid Search Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are so many good things to say about Publicis where I have worked as a part of a Search team. Here are a few:
    - Every person I came across has projected a positive outlook on work and life generally. Everyone is knowledgeable, kind and happy to share their insights across the organisation. You could approach any person in your team or in any other teams and get help and support with any project. This was also the case with management - you always knew management had your back.
    - This company does so much for their staff it's almost hard to believe. There is always something interesting going on, however, the work is also arranged in the way that it's manageable and there were only a handful of days when I've had to work late. In that time my managers were there too, making sure the work was managed well and employees felt supported.
    - Office at Chancery Lane is fantastic, the canteen serves fresh seasonal food and for a good price. The office also has a free gym for staff and own bar, where we would often socialise with colleagues.
    - People leave and then come back having experienced what it's like to work somewhere else. If I was not going to another country, I would have probably never left Publicis, because it's not just a great place to work, the company is interested to develop you and keep you in so I have seen many many people being promoted and offered to train in new areas.

    Cons

    I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this company

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking after your people as you do. Your people will take care of your clients.


  2. "Lovely people"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting, innovative and fair. Great culture

    Cons

    More transparency with all employees

    Advice to Management

    More transparency. Keep on doing what you're doing

  3. "Operations Apprentice"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Apprentice in London, England
    Current Employee - Operations Apprentice in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training and get to work with good people

    Cons

    A high turnover of staff


  4. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in London, England
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Healthy company culture
    * Really helpful and nice people

    Cons

    * Needs focus for product development


  5. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Publicis full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and flexible working.

    Cons

    Not always the best at payrises when you have been there a while.


  6. "account manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at Publicis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A fun and creative work environment.

    Cons

    None. Had a positive experience.


  7. "Account Management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "Publicis"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "Lack of leadership"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "Excellent opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.