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Digitas Reviews in Chicago, IL

316 Reviews
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316 Reviews
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Pros
  • Very smart people, good perks for younger folks, competitive wages (in 31 reviews)

  • Tough culture, you will learn a lot and there is not better culture (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • No work-life balance even though management makes a point of saying there's a way to have both (in 24 reviews)

  • constant nose-to-the-grindstone billable time makes for long hours and high expectations (in 37 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great people, long hours

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Digitas full-time

    Pros

    The work can be incredibly challenging in a good way depending on the client that you work on. There are endless chances to learn and grow. The people are fantastic to work with, definitely make the office enjoyable even when you've had a very long week.

    Cons

    Depending on the client, the hours can be manageable or far too long. As with any agency, people are incredibly busy, which means politics can factor a great deal into promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure employees are clear on paths to promotion

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great Company But Longer Hours

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Media Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Media Supervisor in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Relaxed, loft-style environment with graffiti on the walls and lots of perks. Young employees, fun company events, free drinks and snacks, growing like crazy.

    Cons

    Long hours for media department, can take a while to get a raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider consistent performance based raises.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Work hard play harder!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Media Planner Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Media Planner Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Digitas as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great community and offers opportunities to learn and grow within the company!

    Cons

    None all around a very supportive company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great culture and some of the best creative minds in the business

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Office space, atmosphere, HR, staffing/GSS team
    Everyone feeds off of each other creatively.....there is never a "bad" idea since they usually turn into great ones.
    You walk into the office and KNOW you are at a creative agency

    Cons

    You think it won't get better....then it does
    You aren't able to sit on the sidelines and not contribute (sarcasm)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If I could offer management one piece of advice......I wouldn't because they all know what they are doing and I would just screw it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    What a suck hole this agency is.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Digitas (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of soda, snacks and beer. Gee, that's awesome.

    Cons

    Worked with creative directors who were good at loving an idea one day, then hating it the next. They changed the focus/goal of one assignment 4x in two weeks, and then threw some folks under the bus in meetings and on email. Classy. Many people on here have said the HR is the worst. They were actually some of the more pleasant/helpful people at Digitas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fun

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Management Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Management Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Digitas as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot, great networking opportunity. Really expanded my knowledge and experience with project management.

    Cons

    You really have to like advertising. Things can be slow. You have to be a self-starter.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stressful, disorganized and too big for its own good.

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    Current Employee - Associate Art Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Art Director in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Benefits, number of holidays/days off, smart creatives when you know where to look, beer and snacks, young people who like to socialize and sport teams to play on.

    Cons

    Disorganized
    Lack of process
    (missed opportunities because of this)
    Creatives are made to solve problems that aren't theirs
    Lack of key management
    Poor performance in high level jobs (has a terrible effect on process/management)
    Lack of humanity
    Poor recognition of accomplishments and working hard for a long period of time
    No bonuses
    Review process is totally bogus
    Always allows itself to play second fiddle to traditional agencies, even when their idea are horrid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Politics and Egos

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Bright shiny objects and office space mask the real issues for a short period of time. Cool perks, benefits, food, beer.

    Cons

    Egos and favoritism are through the roof. How Digitas fools Crains every year is beyond comprehension. HR/Ops are totally unprofessional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come down to earth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    HR is terrible and the Executives are just as bad. I can't wait to find a new job and get out of here!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are good

    Cons

    I'm curreny looking for another job and can't wait to leave Digitas as soon as I find one. I've suffered through over 2 years here and I'm shocked by what goes on behind the scenes that outsiders don't know about. The only way to succeed at Digitas is if you kiss the Executives' butts and don't disagree with anyone. To get promoted, as many have stated on their Glassdoor reviews, you have to kiss up to the right people and you are "in." I was pleased to recently have heard that the word is getting out about what a bad place it is to work.

    Equally disturbing is the HR department. I have stopped going to HR with concerns because they have been completely inappropriate and unprofessional. If they haven't had a huge lawsuit on their hands already, I'm sure they will very soon. I'm constantly hearing stories how employees walk by HR and hear the HR head talking badly about current or ex employees on a daily basis. This agency is bad news and I'm counting down the days until I can leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to really listen to the complaints inside the agency. I realize they may not get past HR, but the Executives can take pulse surveys periodically to get anonymous feedback. Also, get a new HR team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Creative and inspiring environment that provides excellent benefits and work-life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Media Planner in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Media Planner in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Digitas full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    --people are open and friendly
    --good benefits
    --opportunities to excel and succeed
    --one of the best agencies to work for today

    Cons

    --sometimes political
    --promotions are done on a semi-yearly schedule

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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