Saatchi and Saatchi as a junior creative. Will it help or hurt my career long term?

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You're a junior and you need experience. That experience can come from almost anywhere. If you have a good people around you who are patient with you, it'll be great for your career long term. If you don't, it'll be what you can make of it. Make friends and stay in touch. My first job was at a mid size agency 49 minutes outside of a real city. People leave and get better jobs, sometimes they can take you with them. Remember your first job will probably not be your last, do your best to do good work and make connections. Everything will be great if you do that both long and short term

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The work being equal, having a name like Saatchi on your resume will set you off on a better bath than a place like Vayner, 24/7LS, 360i, and probably 75% of other places.

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If you make good work, help. If you don’t make good work, neutral.

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Assuming you’re talking about New York?

Honestly, the CCO Daniel is a really good guy and there are a lot of incredibly nice people there. So at the very least it’s a humane place to work. They do 2 to 3 good projects a year, and if you’re on one of those it’s worth it. If you’re part of the other 85% of the agency, you won’t make anything book-worthy and it will hurt you.

If you’re interviewing I would press hard on exactly what you’re working on and who you’re working for. Really if you end up working on anything but Tide, it gets dicey. And even there, they really only do 1 good spot a year, and it’s for the super bowl.

If you’re not liking what you’re hearing, keep interviewing elsewhere, it’s the talent’s market right now.

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Unless you’re talking about one of their specialized divisions like direct or pharma, it’s good.

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Is there something negative about their pharma division?

Take it unless you’re getting offers from multiple different places. Junior roles are competitive and if you’re getting an offer that’s really good! Good advice above as well

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