Digital Brand Architects

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Digital Brand Architects Reviews

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
7 Reviews
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    Intern Experience at DBA

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    Former Employee - Media & Management  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Media & Management in New York, NY

    I worked at Digital Brand Architects full-time

    Pros

    Loved working in a fast paced environment where you could be doing everything from planning events to working on blogger/brand collaborations.
    A good chunk of the employees I really got along with, made lasting connections.

    Cons

    Little to no recognition from founders, even in such a small environment.
    In my summer, at least three employees left the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Creative environment + great clients!

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Digital Brand Architects full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very creative atmosphere that's hands on with well known clients. you get to do everything from managing social channels for millions of fans, doing instagram photo shoots, creating massive brand campaigns and working with great budgets to watch your ideas come to life. everything you do is measurable, so you can see the value in your work.

    Cons

    like all fashion jobs, it's a lot of work and long hours. not everyone's willing to put in what's needed to get the job done at times. insurance is kinda expensive and they dont match 401k.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fast paced, challenging work environment and I love it!

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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 Digital Brand Architects full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    As my one-year anniversary is approaching with DBA I decided to post my review a few weeks earlier. This is my second company that I worked for that would be considered a start up entrepreneurial spirit environment. I had my hesitation at first about work –life balance but I truly believe this has been one of the best decisions for my career. I am constantly challenged with my position, I am working with some the most creative people in this industry, I am in a work environment where my opinions are valued and my work is not routine. I am lucky to have a great career that I learning more and more and developing my skills while balancing my family life. The company is striving and making all efforts to ensure employee satisfaction is met. Health and wellness benefits have in enhanced in 2014, the company has generous time off policy, summer days and Birthday’s off.

    Cons

    In business there is always room for growth and improvement. I am always impressed by the positive energy that is always looking or the solution for whatever problem that arises. That focus on the bigger picture helps DBA grow as a company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More one on one time with junior staff .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's unanimous. DBA is a terrible place to work. Don't hire them as an agency either.

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    Former Employee - Account Person  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Person in New York, NY

    I worked at Digital Brand Architects full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good brands to put on your resume.

    Cons

    No one understands how they are still in business. They have been fired by countless brands and have a legendary turnover rate. The partners are charming and are decent salespeople, but DBA's work is terrible.

    Before you assume that it's because of the employees, think again. The partners are immature, highly emotional, defensive and bad business people. The immaturity and unnecessary emotional nature of the partners leads to an unhealthy culture. People are constantly burnt out and are subjected to bullying emails and the silent treatment from the founders. Poor finance management and questionable company investments lead to random layoffs, underpaid employees and underservicing of clients.

    Prospective employees: don't work here. Prospective clients: don't hire them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with respect. Take less spa days.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    EXTREMELY Demanding, Long Hours, HIGH TURN OVER

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Digital Brand Architects full-time

    Pros

    Meet great clients, Co-workers were team oriented, company get togethers/parties. Creative environment

    Cons

    Long hours, no over time, HORRIBLE management from executives/founders, highly disorganized, the atmosphere was very 'High school' at times and that was coming from the two founders (K & K) no real policy or procedures are in place. Total chaos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better and respect them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Do not work here

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

    I worked at Digital Brand Architects full-time

    Pros

    hands on experience, close knit colleagues, interesting clients

    Cons

    horrible management, unfair treatment of employees, no structure, no policies or consistent procedures, overall negativity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn how to manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 7 people found this helpful  

    Avoid if you can

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    Former Employee - Account Director  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Digital Brand Architects full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free cupcakes
    Opportunities to take ownership of your work
    Cool clients

    Cons

    Zero work life balance
    Owners let clients walk all over junior staff members
    Zero transparency
    Owners use company money for personal expenses (spa days, first class plane tickets)
    Employees are expected to be on call 24/7
    Promotions are given in title only
    Junior staff is underpaid
    High staff turn over
    Bad benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be hypocritical - e.g. don't let clients walk all over employees and then say you "put employees first"
    Be honest and transparent - it goes a long way for boosting morale
    Charge clients more for your services and hire more staff members - that way you won't have to one employee on five accounts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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