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    A good place to start your humble beginnings

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at DGWB full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    DGWB is a wonderful agency with a great culture. There is always work flowing in and the people there are fantastic to work with. Clients will be clients, but the work can oftentimes be rewarding - DGWB has taken home quite a few Addy awards!

    Some of the leadership is really great. The CEO, Mike, is such a good person and truly cares about the well-being of all of his employees. Also, depending on who your direct supervisor is, some of the supervisors act more as mentors and want to see you grow, both professionally and personally. I was lucky to work with a supervisor who actually supported my decision to leave in order to advance my career.

    DGWB is smart in that they hire amazing employees. The partners know their culture, and they make sure to hire for that culture. You'll notice that people at DGWB aren't just coworkers; they're genuine friends, too.

    Overall, this is a great place to start a career in advertising.

    General perks: early Fridays (last Friday of the month we would get out at 2 PM), kegerator, nice benefits package, accrued vacation/sick time

    Cons

    After working there for a while, you may eventually hit a wall in which you realize you can't grow anymore. There are some employees there who have been there for 15+ years and clearly have no intention to leave, which is great for them but difficult for the lesser experienced employees who have no further opportunities to advance their careers.

    DGWB has gotten into a niche type of advertising, one that doesn't include much digital work and one that is very much focused on QSR and healthcare clients. Stay too long and you may become siloed.

    Processes here are a bit absent - one type of advertising medium is managed one way, and another medium is managed completely differently.

    I also got to a point where I actually felt guilty leaving at a regular hour (6:30 PM), because it seemed to be culturally unacceptable to work a regular 8-hour day. Seemed as if everyone expected you to stay late, because the later you stayed meant the harder you worked?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give promotions when they're deserved, and expand your repertoire - don't be afraid to present some wild and innovative ideas to current and potential clients.

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Ana, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Ana, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source - interviewed at DGWB.

    Interview Details

    My interview was unfortunately scheduled before the agency opened. I literally had to sneak in the back. However, they were very mindful of my time and I wasn't required to come in on multiple occasions.

    Interview Questions
    • There was a math test and I'm pretty sure there was a trick question on it!   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview

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Website www.dgwb.com
Headquarters Santa Ana, CA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 1988
Type Company - Private
Industry Accounting & Legal
Revenue Less than $1 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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