Deutsch Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
62 Reviews
3.9
62 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Most of the upper management are great people and awesome to work with (in 5 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunity within the agency and not adverse to promoting from within (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Hectic pace and Super long hours (in 6 reviews)

  • work-life balance - there is practically none (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great spot to challenge and be challenged

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Deutsch full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very entrepreneurial atmosphere; if you're willing to work hard your ideas can come to life and can impact the agency

    Cons

    Lot of upper managementent turnover as of late, so the direction of the agency is a little TBD

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to improve internal communications

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Hmmmmm

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at Deutsch full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to be inspired creatively. Donnie is the man and it's amazing what he's done with the place. I will continue to do business with them.

    Cons

    Hectic pace and Super long hours. Like everything in ad world it is not for the older folks. You will get tossed when your time comes or you make too much

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deutsch full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    People are amazing. I absolutely love Deutsch. Deutsch's commitments to diversity and inclusion are imperative to the business. Deutsch believes that real collaboration among truly diverse participants yields the freshest and most innovative thinking.

    Cons

    work-life balance - there is practically none…at least for me right now. The company needs to slow down in their hiring process and make sure that someone who applies to a specific positions, such as a supervisor role, is qualified to be in that role - in addition to what comes with managing a team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place, long hours

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Copywriter in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Copywriter in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Deutsch full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Solid clients. Not as sexy as other agency client rosters, but solid. Good group of people and the egos are pretty in check compared to other creative shops.

    Cons

    The office is getting dated pretty fast and the amenities are terrible. They're in desperate need of perks for their staff. The AC unit is constantly breaking so you are always sweating your butt off. The offices can be pretty bad, but at least they're bad for everyone. You see ECDs making fat bank suffering along with everyone else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some amenities for your staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good People But Has Its Head In the Sand A Bit

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deutsch full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People care about each other and the company and the culture. Great location. Great space. Great view. Lots of opportunity within the agency and not adverse to promoting from within. Lots of people there stay there for a very long time and rise up through the ranks.

    Cons

    Don't always hire the best talent. Only recruit locally, so they aren't looking for or bringing in the best in the business. Not salary comparable with other agencies. IPG shop so don't expect your stock to add up to anything. Always seem to struggle with new business in the post-Donnie days for some reason. Some department heads aren't "heads" because they are the best at what they do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Aim higher. Recruit nationally.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Best agency in L.A

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Deutsch full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, smart, amazing culture, benefits and vacation time, growth opportunities, dogs in office, good work/life balance, fun, best holiday party ever, and superb leadership!

    Cons

    Very little media clientele - mostly a creative shop, needs bigger client roster in media, reviews are sometimes late but not too many negatives here!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the culture alive-it's what makes this place great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great environment and culture.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Post Production in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Post Production in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Deutsch as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I work as a freelancer there. I've always had a good experience. People are very friendly and open to new ideas. The hours are reasonable and my experiences with management have been very positive.

    Cons

    I have been fortunate and had the experiences go smoothly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Pretty good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deutsch full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Really cool, very smart people who on the whole are down to earth and collaborative

    Cons

    Scattered management, lack of career paths/clear development of talent, lack of process and organization, culture is getting lost

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Most of the stereotypes are true, both the good and the bad

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Deutsch full-time

    Pros

    Pay is pretty good and on the higher end of spectrum, compared to other agencies. Most of the upper management are great people and awesome to work with.

    Cons

    Pretty common in the ad industry in general, but the work/life balance is pretty bad (depending on the account you work on). Working through the weekends and holidays in not uncommon - which is okay once in awhile, but when it's basically "expected" of you, it can quickly burn you out and make you wonder why you work so hard when you have no life outside to appreciate anything else. Promotions are handed out like fliers apparently, but that only happens under certain few directors. The rest of the people on all other teams, including the supervisors, just kind of wait around or usually jump ship to another agency instead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate some of the other upper management people and realize who care more about their vacation times than the agency/client/work. It's not hard to see who cares and who doesn't. Luckily, most do care.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Mostly a good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Deutsch full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    In general good people work there, beautiful office space, decent work-life balance

    Cons

    Some people in the HR department are the most unlikely HR personnel

    No opinion of CEO

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