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Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness Reviews

Updated 7 November 2018
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Pros
  • "People, Pay, Benefits, Work / Life Balance" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Medicus is about the people who work here" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "There will be some long hours, but you're working with great folks" (in 3 reviews)

  • "No raises, no discussion of raises" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "It's been a great ride so far - from interview to now"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Copywriter in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Copywriter in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great creative leadership and mentors

    Awesome benefits

    Doesn't feel like your run of the mill ad agency where everyone is stressed and stays until midnight every day - people actually look happy at their desks

    Good energy flow

    Cons

    I'm new, so can't think of any right now. And while I'm sure there will be rough patches, I do feel that all of the pros will be enough to shadow any negativity, or at least make it bearable


  2. "Impressive recruiting team"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Art Supervisor
    Current Employee - Art Supervisor
    Recommends

    I have been working at Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness full-time

    Pros

    Some of the nicest people of the Pharma Industry work here!

    Cons

    Still don't have enough information to judge

  3. "Recruiting and Onboarding"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Copywriter in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Copywriter in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The recruitment process at Saatchi Wellness was a good experience. The HR team was quick to respond to e-mails, and were honest and forthcoming about expectations. Onboarding was quick as well.

    Cons

    I can't really say at this point. Sometimes the sun is really bright, but luckily, there are blinds.


  4. "Creative"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative | Art
    Former Employee - Creative | Art
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The CCO Kathy Delaney, the incredible production studio, and dedicated creatives. Their dedication to fostering creative projects for social good is inspiring, and open to all who want to do something they believe in.

    Cons

    It's not so much a "con" more than to succeed you need to be self-driven. Some of the team doesn't realize the potential they can rise to - and opts to check-out.

    Advice to Management

    Management has a clear vision, and welcomes feedback. My advice for someone interviewing or working their now is get on their calendar and be active in helping the agency be what you want.


  5. Helpful (10)

    "No loyalty, Punished for being good at your job, VERY political"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative
    Former Employee - Creative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    there were some wonderful people I met when I worked there. They all left in droves, once management started changing and everything was restructured,

    Cons

    - high school tattle-tale environment
    - youre punished if youre good at handling multiple things at once-- they'll make you do everything
    - harsh, threatening treatment when you decide to resign

    Advice to Management

    Be kind to your employees, who put their heart sweat and tears into this agency. We only ever wanted to do what was best for the company and brands. Leaving to try something else doesn't mean we deserve to be treated like a new enemy.

    Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness Response

    18 May 2018 – Managing Director

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are sorry to hear your experience at SSW did not match our intention of being a great place to work. We agree that we have some of the most... More


  6. "Project Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I had to write at least 5 words. There is nothing positive

    Cons

    The most unorganized, discombobulated agency to ever work with. Seems like they never are on the same page with one another, they like to throw others under the bus.

    Advice to Management

    I highly suggest that your people start communicating better with one another as well as with their "partners".


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to grow, and look to find your professional self within."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Art Director in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Art Director in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of allowance to lead the project
    No Micromanagement
    Good Mentors
    HR and Direct Manager truly care about you an your well being.
    Exceptional Benefits Package ( rare to find at agency companies )
    Very generous time off.

    Cons

    Big corporate firm syndrome. Some messages get lost a bit, do to a sheer size of the Publicis Network. Slower to catch up with digital trends. Waterfall effect in project management system is a bit antiquated. It would be good to start to experiment with agile, scrum and other sprint methodologies to speed up the flow of the assignment for everyone on the team.

    Advice to Management

    I feel some employees fall through the cracks; while others work very late.
    I did not always understand the brief fully. Something to kindly consider of making insights easier to understand for bigger idea conceptualization.

    For creative management. Will there be a system or technique of how to properly kick off a concepting session? It would be great for Jr. Art Directors to learn, and for SSW to get most out of their valuable assets which is their employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company Culture"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness full-time

    Pros

    The staff creates a wonderful company culture.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency among leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Increase communication transparency.

    Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness Response

    19 Jan 2018 – Managing Director

    Thank you for the great review! We agree that the culture is pretty amazing and truly appreciate your feedback regarding transparency. Currently, we have monthly agency meetings focusing on... More


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Finance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance
    Former Employee - Finance
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great PTO, work/life balance. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Has a very corporate feel. No culture. Finance Management is unprofessional, very inappropriate discussions and gossip. Not very good leadership or people you’d like to think of as mentors. Inconsistencies in all aspects of workflow. No room for growth. No raises.

    Advice to Management

    Hire management with good leadership qualities that people look for. Someone who can be trusted. Someone with empathy. This isn’t a popularity contest. Leave the gossip and unprofessionalism in high school.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "A great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Strategy Director in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Brand Strategy Director in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I found the folks at SSW to be some of the smartest, dedicated, and creative-driven people I've worked with. Oh and the place is friendly with none of the ego-driven behavior you can encounter at other agencies.

    Cons

    There are more restrictions on what you can say with pharma and wellness clients compared to CPG clients. But that just makes you think harder!

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to boast to the outside world about SSW. It's a great agency.

    Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness Response

    1 Dec 2017 – Managing Director

    Thank you for your feedback! We agree that some of the restrictions in the health and wellness industry can be tricky, but our creatives embrace the challenges and keep both our clients and their... More


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