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I’m resigned from Publicis and on my final settlement they are forcing me to sign a paper saying that I can’t work at any other advertising agency or competitors for one year or else I can be sued. An… more

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It’s disturbing that Publicis fired Tom Goodwin for his Twitter rant. To be clear, they are well within their rights to do so, but I wouldn’t want to work somewhere where you can get fired for questio… more

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Thoughts about Arthur's comment: "WFH diminishes loyalty. What stops someone from taking another job with 20% more salary" if they haven't met anyone [in person] to make them want to… more

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Love to get text messages on my personal phone at 7:30 pm about corporate software

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So, 10% pay cut for six months across Publicis Communications East agencies for anyone at 100K or up. Leadership takes a 20% cut. Thoughts? Could they have scaled it a little more than that?

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How do I pause for action when people have scheduled 7 hours of “important” meetings today over all the trainings?

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Arthur’s latest video: US employees get the whole week of Thanksgiving off! 🎉🎉🎉

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Does anyone actually think promotions or raises will happen this year? Someone make me feel more optimistic please

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Wanted to congratulate the Groupeconnect team on the MLB work! Great stuff, you guys. Like, literally...you...guys. Because, besides Sue and Liz, the 16 creatives on this project were men. Which … more

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In a perfect world, how often would you like to go into the office? Never - Lovin' WFH Life, once/twice a month, once/twice a week, or every day?

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My agency is sending emails about saving the USPS and has asked me to sign a petition to defund the police. On our teams chat, I see posts to the full agency channel with very slanted political views.… more

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Out of sheer curiosity - how much money are we saving by not having holiday parties this year? It has to be like....hundreds of thousands of dollars no?

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Anyone else sick of there being a promotions/raises freeze but not a hiring one? My capability is hiring (in multiple) for positions that I and a few of my colleagues have been waiting to be promoted … more

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Why do I feel like I'm the only one who actually WANTS to get back in the office? I can't handle working from home full time and I hope it doesn't become permanent.

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Hello, does anyone have experience with the Groupe’s GDD/PGD offshore teams? We’re hearing more about it. Other teams seem to be using it and it’s working well, but I’m a bit skeptical..

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Anybody else think the title of “VP, Director” is stupid? I mean which are you? Pick one.

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Now that we wrapped up the pause for action, what did everyone think?

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What is everyone expensing now that we got the soft OK?

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I hope everyone takes the time to go through the all day workshop tomorrow...I keep making reference to it in hopes that people will attend, but it’s really disheartening when I hear coworkers say tha… more

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I am in need of a day off, simply burned the hell out. Also cognizant that layoffs and furloughs are the reality. Are you taking PTO? Are your teammates?

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Just watched the Artur/Maurice video for CannesDo Awards. They looked pretty exposed in the crowds of people and that train ride!? Hope they don't get sick.

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I already sent my ballot in but overlooked the opportunity to write in Arthur as candidate!!! That man is 🔥! Have you ever felt so connected and cared for by your global CEO?!?!? He and leadership … more

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Why didn’t Omnicom kill off old timers like DDB or IPG getting rid of FCB or Publicis doing that to Saatchi and Burnett but WPP did?

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“All-staff” emails I received in the last 24 hours: 1. Marcel: Hot Gigs 2. Pausing for Action Roadmap 3. PS Perspectives: point of views from Content Strategy 4. Marcel: Message from Arthur 6. Marcel… more

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Thoughts on why higher-ups are pushing for us to take our vacation days?

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ELI5: That executive order on deferring payroll taxes email

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Has anyone requested a salary review since March ? I’m preparing to ask for one (as a delayed re-do for what should have happened as part of my review back in March). Any advice ?

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I just got a call from Publicis... DOHA lol. Part of me is like yeah yolo do it until the world goes back to semi normal and the market isn’t oversaturated... but Doha?! Is it worth the yolo?! Ok I‘ll… more

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Did you see the email about returning to the office? They mention “for those who need to organize your personal life...work from home through the end of the year.” It makes it sound it’s for parents..… more

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When it’s time, are you going to go back to the office? I’ve already announced my plan to WFH indefinitely. I’m in the at-risk group, but even if I weren’t, I wouldn’t want to go back. Anyone else?

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Google just announced that its employees will now continue to WFH until July 2021 at the earliest (previous timeline was January). How long do you think your PUB office will be encouraging majority WF… more

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I’m wrecking my back with our work-issued laptops and not having a monitor. I read online your screen should be eye level and elbows at a 90 degree angle. What’s your ergonomic work setup? Separate ke… more

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I know this is a global groupe and time zone issues are complex, but doesn't the the timing of Arthur's Sunday video messages suggest we should all be working 7 days a week? Not very French, … more

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How do you all think the Groupe will change hotel desk policies moving forward? That was the way all new offices were being setup, but it seems irresponsible in the new climate. It’s hard to just chan… more

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I’ve heard of and seen people get promoted recently when there is supposedly a hiring and promo/raise freeze. HR says they aren’t able to promote or hire right now but this is clearly not true...not … more

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If I want to travel to another city for pleasure but want to work during the weekday can I squat in a Publicis office in the city I am visiting? Does it have to be the same company? Ie. arc to Arc

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How can I get my creative team to work effectively with another publicis sister agency? We’re being asked firmly by the clients to collaborate moving forward but ego is getting in the way. My agency f… more

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How hard is it to get fired here?

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