Digitas Health

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Digitas Health Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
68 Reviews
3.2
68 Reviews
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Digitas Health Co-Presidents Alexandra von Plato & Michael du Toit
Alexandra von Plato & Michael du Toit
19 Ratings

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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    • 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 a 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  

    Yes Sir, no Sir, can I have some more Sir?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Art Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Art Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Intelligent and talented people working there. Good health insurance. While it was french owned there were many holidays and flex days.

    Cons

    The Creative Directors lead with an iron fist but are so far removed from the day to day that they make no sense. Often come in very late in the process with significant changes. All management have no issue making staff work around the clock to have highly finished comps. Overly detail orientated that they lose sight of the big picture. Middle management stretched too thin so cannot properly manage accounts and all are scared of the creative director. Too many middle managers/VPs/Creative directors on one project. No career development unless you're happy to be a slave to the CD. Whole agency is disorganized and terrible communication. No one gets back to you, and that is completely acceptable. Overly frustrating in all aspects. Creatively toxic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved with the work and your teams, open your communication style to welcome rather than shut out people. Train yourself in current digital practices. Remember you have people there that are passionate about advertising, not passionate about pandering to your every request.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Going downhill quickly

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Leadership in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Leadership in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good departmental structure. Strong PMs.

    Cons

    When I started with DH NY it was a great office with good leadership, moral, and accounts. Over the years I worked there I saw it fall apart and it was very sad. Almost all the good employees have left within the past 6 months or are actively looking to leave. Multiple accounts were lost in 2014 and not replaced with new business. Moral is at an all time low and the accounts they still have are in turmoil from all the turnover/loss of good talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New management needed, specifically in Account.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poorly organised, poorly managed, poor miscommunication

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    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 a 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
  6.  

    Great place to work!

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    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lost respect of this company, stingy & unmotivating

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    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
  8. 2 people 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 a 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
  9.  

    Average

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Digitas Health

    Pros

    direct reports were great to work with

    Cons

    work-life balance was extremely difficult

  10.  

    Overall great experience

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    • 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 a 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay Away

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Digitas Health full-time

    Pros

    People and free perks, pretty much it.

    Cons

    No work/ife balance, no respect to private life, no career growth opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest into employees, e.g. trainings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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