Career Guide: Saatchi & Saatchi

The business

Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide is a network of 135 offices in 85 countries, with 7,000 people globally - part of the Publicis Groupe, the fourth largest communications group worldwide. The company prides itself in maintaining two of the most enduring client relationships in the industry, with partnerships dating back more than 80 years with Proctor & Gamble and General Mills, as well as 30 years with Toyota. Twenty-two of our clients are among the world's top 25 advertisers.

Company culture and style

It doesn't matter whether you walk into our London, Lisbon, Sydney or Beijing office, everyone at Saatchi & Saatchi has the same beliefs and attitude. Knowing where we're headed ensures that we work as "One Team with One Dream", rather than acting as a patchwork of individual offices pulling in separate directions. Saatchi & Saatchi is an "Ideas Company", a creative company that builds on a powerful creative culture embodied in its motto: "Nothing Is Impossible." A hothouse for creative ideas.

World-changing ideas. We take our client brands and turn them into "Lovemarks", which instill in the consumer loyalty beyond reason. We are never satisfied with the status quo. We believe in mystery, intimacy and sensuality.

When clients buy into Saatchi & Saatchi, they buy into what makes us unique. We are:

Passionate: Ambitious individuals who are passionate about the quality of what they do.

Competitive: Our ideas are there to provide the edge in today's business environment, the solutions we create for our clients enable them to compete successfully and win. We only succeed when our clients succeed.

Restless: We have a healthy dissatisfaction with the status quo and will always work for a better way, both for our clients and ourselves.

Working environment

The London office is listed in the Financial Times' 2005 UK's Best Workplaces.

We have our own coffee and juice bar plus subsidised bar. We are located in the West End, close to anything that matters.

The graduate scheme

Contact us at wanttowork@saatchi.co.uk for details of our scholarship and creative placement programmes.

Training

Our well-established and highly respected training programme is one of the best in the industry. In 2003, we picked up a gold at the IPA's Continuous Professional Development Awards and, in 2004, we took silver. The programme is run by our own people and is widely revered. We also pay for IPA exams for those who wish to take them. Everyone receives an annual appraisal - a Peak Performance Dialogue, where people's training needs, dreams and ambitions are discussed.

Pay and benefits

We provide a competitive list of benefits, including a subsidised pension scheme, enhanced holidays and health cover.

The future

New-business initiatives established this year have been Industry@Saatchi, an R&D Lab for strategy and creativity in business and Gum, a global brand entertainment division. These, together with the work we continually create for our clients, have resulted in Saatchi & Saatchi being consistently highly listed in the Marketing Week client survey in 2005.

SAATCHI & SAATCHI 80 Charlotte Street, London W1A 1AQ Tel 020 7636 5060 Website www.saatchi.com Recruitment Enquiries Kate Morris Tel 020 7636 5060 E-mail wanttowork@saatchi.co.uk

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