Digitas Health
3.3 of 5 59 reviews
www.digitashealth.com Philadelphia, PA 500 to 999 Employees

Digitas Health Reviews in Philadelphia, PA

Updated Jan 13, 2014
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3.6 20 reviews

                             

50% Approve of the CEO

Digitas Health Co-Presidents Alexandra von Plato & Michael du Toit

Alexandra von Plato & Michael du Toit

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72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great Place To Work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at Digitas Health full-time for more than a year

ProsCommitted people, committed leaders, doing great work.

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Everyone here seems to love it!

Media Planner (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at Digitas Health full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat work life balance here

ConsNot enough conference area in the huge company

Advice to Senior ManagementI think they are involved!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Digital dissatisfaction

Copy Supervisor (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

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

ProsTechnology. 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.

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work

Media Planner (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at Digitas Health full-time for more than a year

ProsVery well known agency in the industry with a greast repuation

ConsNot enough health and wellness or OTC brands to work on.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more active in whats going on with teams/brands

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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While I was there it was a great place to work, but of recent not so sure

Vice President/Director (Former Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

I worked at Digitas Health full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat work life balance, great people, great clients

ConsExecutives running the show are wearing blinders

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employers - you are only as good as the people working side by side with you

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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great people, broken process, mediocre leadership

Creative (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at Digitas Health full-time for more than 5 years

Prosgood pay

lots of opportunity if you are on a good account

generally stable as agencies go

lots of smart people in key roles

Conscan be a sweatshop at times

leadership rarely inspires

you get a lot of vacation days but you never have time to take them

there is a cult of personality around some people who don't really deserve it

Advice to Senior Managementspend more time on the front lines, listening to and watching what people really do

don't just say you value people, invest in their training and development

change the goals and evaluations cycle so it doesn't always land at the busiest time of the year

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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DH have their promises for a better future but the present can be a disconsolate environment; The great name still holds

Media Planner (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at Digitas Health full-time for more than a year

Pros> The office setting is completely different from your typical agency which has its unique ambiance. Has a video game room to lay back including ping pong tables & other amenities.

> This may sound like a clichéd remark but DH honestly has one of the smartest people in the industry on many levels holding a reputation of rigorous evaluations for new hopefuls joining DH.

> Many perks like your avg. quality agency such as free coffee, tea, candy, and cheap vending items

> A very laxed environment overall that encourages a collegial atmosphere.

> DH actually have a descent work/life balance.

> Given the opportunity to work on world-renowned Pharma account brands which the list of brands on DH's roster is quite a lengthy one.

> Upper mgmt. to a certain extent can be very open about internal matters such as new businesses/opportunities and other news that may affect DH overall in the future.

> DH specifically wins many awards year after year which is a testament to the hard work that is invested into the many projects.

> Have one of the largest Pharma brands across the industry.

> The company is one of the most well respected organizations in Digital advertising that sets itself apart from the competition.

Cons> All companies have their cons and DH has no exception. Very very heavy on office politics.

> Now that Digitas Health is separated from Digitas internally everything seems to be separate even company events which is concerning since you can work in the same building and not know anyone else for years.

> Although DH hires very smart individuals they can hire the wrong personalities that may not mesh very well with other external teams.

> Lack of a sustainable communication line with upper mgmt. makes it very difficult for our top managers to know what's going on with their employees.

> Company lacks comprehensive training programs.

> People are sometimes treated unfairly by other employees which breeds an uncomfortable environment that can be felt.

Advice to Senior ManagementDH is a good company overall but please lend your ear to your employees who ultimately guides the trajectory of success in the future.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Eye opening and rewarding

Senior Associate (Former Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

I worked at Digitas Health full-time for more than a year

ProsSmart people, great clients, cutting edge work

ConsGrowing pains and economic ups and downs

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall very good place to work

Web Analyst (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at Digitas Health full-time for more than a year

ProsNice environment, Supportive Management and very good benefits. Care for work-life balance.

ConsIts a very nice company to work but pay is average.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not in the short term, but be wary of staying too long.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

I worked at Digitas Health

ProsInteresting place to work, decent environment. Conveniently located in Center City, by City Hall. Decent benefits.

ConsCompensation is a bit lacking. Time off policy is a bit weird. You are expected to make up for time you take off, if you do not it will affect your billable performance. Very strict confidentiality agreement. When you leave you can't talk about anything you've worked on.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter communication down the ladder with employee. Better management of company policies and resources.

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