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Publicis Health Reviews

Updated 17 January 2019
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Pros
  • "Great work life balance compared to other New York agencies" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Senior management is always very appreciative of your hard work" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Employee welfare schemes are just for show, senior management does not care about staff welfare" (in 4 reviews)

  • "The location is on the district line, which tends to have issues, but the building and complex are beautiful" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "1 year into inside sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Yardley, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Yardley, PA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great colleagues, approachable leaders, and plenty of opportunity to move around in the company

    Cons

    sadly unable to move laterally until you've worked here for 18 months


  2. "Toxic Smoke and Mirrors, CSL / MSL AstraZeneca"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contractor/AstraZeneca in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Contractor/AstraZeneca in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interviewing was a snap! You'll know if they like you, because they'll coach you through it.

    Cons

    The interview and CSL/MSL job description is misleading at best, and upon entering into the contract with Publicis Health on behalf of AstraZeneca the Publicis Manager will micromanage your every move, and ultimately is there to serve the clients interests, not the employee. Don't look for Publicis to help you out with the client, like in this situation with AstraZeneca.

    A lot of behind the scenes gossip, lack of empathy, and diminunizing your professional assets. It's beyond brown-nosing, rather they're looking for someone who is willing to be paid a decent hourly rate, to work not just the set 8am-5:30pm, but work into your evenings and over the weekend. As we all know, this dilutes your profits and leaves you without many alternatives professionally and socially.

    If you question they're demands, they'll start building a case against you with frivolous complaints, verbal and written. This must happen quite frequently, because the manager will bring HR in on every phone or Skype conversation, which is never respectful of a professional's time, hard work and intelligence.

    The best advice to you, if you're looking at going through a contract agency to work for a large company/corporation, DON'T DO IT! Serving 2 masters is twice the headaches, and they'll just leave you out to dry. Publicis is very good at playing this game.

    Just apply directly to whichever company you're interested in, and if you know someone in that company, that's always going to put you on a good note with them.

    Lastly, CSL/MSL jobs in Biopharma are a "DEAD-END JOB!!" If you don't possess a doctoral degree, they will just work you to death, then replace you. So, keep up your clinical work on the side, otherwise they’ll leave you stranded. And as an observation, diversity is not hiring primarily Caucasians and Asians, so don't look for a fair shake in this company.

    Advice to Management

    Toxic! There is no amount of advice that would reverse the endemic nature of this toxic work environment, and for those who disagree, well, they're probably in too deep and sipping that nectar right along with the rest of them that "just need" this job.
    Furthermore, this is a primarily British company, fronting as a U.S. establishment, so they do not empathize with American values or the lifestyle.

  3. "A good place to learn and grow"

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

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

    Pros

    network visibility, respected amongst brands

    Cons

    inter network collaboration harder than expected, constant change (leadership, organizational structure)


  4. "Nice place with, but difficult for women"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bentonville, AR (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bentonville, AR (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Publicis Health (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great accounts, great clients, great facilities

    Cons

    Leaders made it difficult for women to get promoted

    Advice to Management

    Ease up on women


  5. "Tardis Medical - A great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Chalfont Saint Peter, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Chalfont Saint Peter, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A fast paced and innovative company that stays one step ahead of the curve. They seem to get the 'people fit' right and it has been a pleasure to work here so far.

    Cons

    The IT help can be a bit frustrating at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Communication and collaboration are the key to a happy and motivated work force.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "This holding company destroys every agency they buy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Publicis Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You’re paid in American currency .Depending on which company you’re with, there’s some business, benefits are good

    Cons

    Basically employees are lined items on an excel sheets. Lots of layoffs, you can’t really trust anyone, constantly worrying about timesheets...you can’t fully bill... lack of transparency

    Advice to Management

    Try not to make the place suck anymore than it does already... you’ve really ruined a perfectly good company, oh yeah, by all means spend some more money on Marcel


  7. "Amazing Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Services in Yardley, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Client Services in Yardley, PA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture in this organization is absolutely top notch. They are a people first, employee centric company that communicates consistently and clearly.

    Cons

    Contract based organization so majority of positions are tied to a limited-program term.

    Advice to Management

    Middle level management gets lost in the shuffle. You have a tremendous bench of talent and you should commit increased effort to getting to know them and discovering their thoughts and ideas about growing the business.

  8. "Does not care for it's employees"

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

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

    Pros

    Saatchi & Saatchi wellness general manager

    Cons

    Employee welfare schemes are just for show, senior management does not care about staff welfare.
    Low staff retention.
    Bullying culture.
    1 year in a post before being able to apply for other positions internally.


  9. "The salary is not quite high and attractive"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior UX Designer in Montpellier (France)
    Current Employee - Senior UX Designer in Montpellier (France)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    International projects, diversity and variety of projects. Innovative product and interesting problems to solve
    heathcare protection plan - Ticket restaurant -

    Cons

    The salary is definitly not good. There is no possibility to evolve across the group.


  10. "Real Science is a fun, collaborative and supportive place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Medical Writer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Medical Writer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Real Science has high standards for content and review processes that help writers grow in skill – I feel that my writing skills have jumped up a few notches since starting here. I would definitely recommend it for writers who want grow in their craft. You get considered and constructive feedback that helps you develop as a writer as well as improving the quality of the deliverable, and there is always time made to discuss your work
    - Exceptionally supportive environment – there is a lot of interaction with your line managers on a regular basis, but in a two-way, conversational style, so that you always feel heard, and confident that everything is being done to meet your needs
    - It's a fun place to work, even when it's busy, with a great team spirit
    - There is great communication from management (at all levels) to the individual team members
    - Project allocations tend to be varied so that writers get exposure to different therapy areas, as well as styles of writing
    - Lots of cakes
    - Flexible working and duvet days (don't forget to use them!)
    - Senior management is always very appreciative of your hard work

    Cons

    - Can be a lot to juggle as writers will work on a couple of accounts, each with different activities and deliverables (but the teams work together to be as flexible as possible). I would advise new starters to be comfortable and confident in having conversations with their teams about their workloads and deadlines, as everyone in the team is receptive to those type of conversations

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow the team with great talent, filling gaps with external talent where necessary