Digitas Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Digitas CEO Tony Weisman
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Pros
  • Staffed with some truly smart people (in 31 reviews)

  • Many opportunities to learn and grow (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Terrible work life balance pending the team (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. Helpful (1)

    Great at Keeping People

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Digitas full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Keep employees as best they can regardless of what's going on - Great culture - Great people to work with - Awesome things to do outside of work if you have the time - Accommodate to real life situations (new pet, apartment situations, working from home)

    Cons

    - Political (but what isn't in life? Learn to play the game or move aside for those of us that will) - Promotions take long - No clear path for one to follow in certain disciplines so they know what's next - Bouncing around on accounts/teams (but at least they keep you busy as best they can) - Had one manager who was/is not transparent which doesn't help me grow

    Advice to Management

    Keep working at ironing out the kinks and keep this a dope place to work! Thanks!


  2. The high school that had too many kids

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Boston, MA

    I worked at Digitas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I got to work on crazy great projects at lightening speed and because I had an aggressive moment in me day to to push things through. I lucked out and had an amazing manager who was part manager part friend part mentor and worked carefully to not cross any of those lines. I also got to work across capabilities with extremely talented folks and grow my role as a UX designer in ways that were flexible.

    Cons

    I didn't go to a big high school but I imagine the culture I experienced matching up to one. Gossip and who knows who knows who ruled the road and unfortunately that touched work assignments and culture more than it should. Long hours.... but in that arena I think you set your own limit(s) - you *can* get by working a good work/life balance but you won't be in the circle of "those people" - but that's the same anywhere you go... Work 70-80 hours a week and you'll burgeon anywhere. Work 50 you'll be fine. Work 40 you'll get laid off eventually.

    Advice to Management

    Keep nurturing great talent as you keep growing.


  3. Great company that struggles to retain tallent

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst, Strategy and Analysis in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst, Strategy and Analysis in New York, NY

    I worked at Digitas full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pros to working at Digitas: great company culture, challenging work experience, and a good support system amongst co-workers for building various skill-sets.

    Cons

    Cons to working at Digitas: long hours, poor management and expectation setting, and struggles to recognize and retain talent.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to Management: make sure your talent/staff is motivated and crystal clear on how they are valued at their current position.


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  5. A great place

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Digitas is a pretty progressive company. The work is interesting and fast paced.

    Cons

    The cons have a lot to do with it's size—it can be great for some but others can get lost there.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Awesome place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Digitas

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small things in the office like: free fresh fruit delivered weekly, fountain soda/water/ice cubes, free candy, cereal and snacks. Lots of time off with PTO and Flex combined. People are great and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Haven't found any yet!


  7. Helpful (1)

    Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Digitas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Somewhat creative environment. Free snacks.

    Cons

    Requires ALL employees to work overtime. The company has literally scheduled ALL employees for way more than 40 hours a week. Company is completely disorganized and is a complete mess. Stress level is ridiculous. Company is awful at retaining people.

    Advice to Management

    Management? What management?


  8. Review

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Digitas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture and training opportunities

    Cons

    Accounts split between offices cause tension


  9. Great place to learn the advertising rules of the game

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Producer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Producer in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great mentorship framework, your supervisors pay attention and regularly assess your performance, provide constructive improvement suggestions and praise. Smart people. Good operational process/organized.

    Cons

    Less agility than a smaller agency, change is slow and maddeningly bureaucratic.


  10. Liked it

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Digitas

    Pros

    Nice people, great work atmosphere

    Cons

    Some drama, challenging assignements, difficult creatives


  11. Delivery Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager, Delivery Management in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Manager, Delivery Management in Boston, MA

    I worked at Digitas (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best, smartest people work at Digitas

    Cons

    It is a very big company

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to the roots of Digitas



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