Digitas Health

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Digitas Health Reviews in Philadelphia, PA

Updated October 6, 2014
Updated October 6, 2014
68 Reviews
3.2
68 Reviews
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Digitas Health Co-Presidents Alexandra von Plato & Michael du Toit
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They are very understanding of work life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • If you like a large company, great benefits with the feel of a small agency, DH is a great place (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Very demanding difficulty maintaining work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • You can often find yourself working long hours (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Lots of opportunities available to make connections in the industry.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Summer internship project up in New York was a fun and exciting experience. Help me build a vast network of contacts in the industry, very import for someone in college hoping for a job after graduation because this company has a whole lot of positions available. Provided great exposure to the policies and procedures involved in the healthcare/pharmaceutical side of advertising. Much different experience compared to my work on the consumer side, but very educational.

    Cons

    A lot of down time because there are a lot of project interns can't work on. A lot of petty assignments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more opportunities for interns to do client-related work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poorly organised, poorly managed, poor miscommunication

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Digitas Health as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Digitas Health is a big company. And like most big companies, it has great benefits, a few great people, and a variety of opportunities to advance. Every employee has a job title that promotes confidence in their job.

    Cons

    Employees here are too busy. Their always in meetings or unreachable at times. This makes it hard to get work done. People promise to be in touch or get back to you and then. Ball dropped. There's no sense of work-life balance. The lines of "having a life" and working around the clock are blurred. It often seems as though the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. Communication is duplicated. Followups are virtually nonexistent. Feedback on projects is minimal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If I could say anything to management, it would be this: Communicate with your employees. Let them know that they're doing a good job. Stop living in emergency mode and be proactive about solving problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Friendly, smart co-workers. Lots of training sessions available. Management careers about career growth and employee happiness levels. Very strategic.

    Cons

    Can be political at times, but if you're under the right people it can be managed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to offering training for your employees and be advocates for them.

    Recommends
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lost respect of this company, stingy & unmotivating

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    - Within certain departments you can take on responsibilities and exposure well above your title
    - Fun atmosphere at times to keep moral up when there isn't much else to find happiness in

    Cons

    - UNDERPAID. OVERWORKED. Yes agencies are known for being selective with salaries, but working consistently around the clock with no paycheck to show for it? Completely uninspiring and constantly feeling used to increase company's revenue YOY.
    - You do not get a bonus at the end of the year or a raise based on tenure, no competitive pay
    - They give you a lot of PTO, however they don't give you the option to use it based on severe workload

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some respect to employees and don't favor those who you like to grab a drink with. Its pathetic and it is blatantly obvious whose with the 'in crowd'

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Learning Experience in the world of Digital Marketing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Strategy & Analytics in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Director, Strategy & Analytics in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    - diversity of projects
    - never a dull moment
    - fast paced, quick cadence
    - need to react to client demands and requests
    - Extremely responsive and forward thinking HR group. Good training classes and opportunities to develop leadership capabilities and skills

    Cons

    - Can get quite demanding at times with meetings from 9 ~ 5 pm
    - It's an agency business that's client driven. You are at the beck and call of the client and their demands.
    - Company has outgrown its space in Philadelphia office. Sorely lacking meeting rooms
    - Lack of office space, noisy alleys, lack of privacy hinders productivity and makes it difficult to be effective especially when leading client calls.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall great experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interaction Designer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Interaction Designer in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, very engaging opportunities.

    Cons

    Some miscommunication issues between departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make communication between departments a bit more clear.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place To Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Committed people, committed leaders, doing great work.

    Cons

    Need more project mgt support and growing pains of hiring so many folks due to growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep creating opportunities for the agency...involve more people in new business not the same folks. Continue to invest in training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Everyone here seems to love it!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Media Planner in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Media Planner in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance here

    Cons

    Not enough conference area in the huge company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think they are involved!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Digital dissatisfaction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Copy Supervisor in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Copy Supervisor in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Technology. A great place to learn where the medium is headed. Ability to work and connect from home with ease. Hours are not typically bad for advertising.

    Cons

    No passion. Few really good creatives that care about the work. Management unaware of the assets they have working for/with them. No firm process in any area of the business. Each product team lives in a silo.
    The company is EXTREMELY top heavy, with many ACDs that are merely walking bosses.
    I watched two mentor programs start with flourish then disappear with a whisper.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of throwing keggers on Friday to satisfy your 20-year-olds, invest in developing an enriching culture. Stop promoting your "buddies."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Media Planner in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Media Planner in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Very well known agency in the industry with a greast repuation

    Cons

    Not enough health and wellness or OTC brands to work on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more active in whats going on with teams/brands

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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