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Digitas Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
313 Reviews
3.3
313 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very smart people, good perks for younger folks, competitive wages (in 30 reviews)

  • Great community and offers opportunities to learn and grow within the company (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • No work-life balance even though management makes a point of saying there's a way to have both (in 23 reviews)

  • Hectic, long hours, very fast-paced environment with constant change (in 35 reviews)

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    Former Employee - Lead Creative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Lead Creative in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Fun environment for creatives. Lots of booze and parties. Good for younger creatives.

    Cons

    The work is pretty bad. Even the 'good' projects will leave you with a mediocre book piece at best. There are no creative leads to learn from, and storytelling does not exist here. It's easy to distinguish a portfolio of just Digitas work. It lacks a strong concept, a strong story, and a reason why.

    There's A LOT of infidelity at this agency. Especially among VP level.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Associate Director of Project Management

    Former Employee - Associate Director, Project Management in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Director, Project Management in New York, NY

    I worked at Digitas full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and interesting work

    Cons

    Very focused on Account Management rather that focusing on a partnership with Project Management

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    The Boston office treats Detroit like a plantation.

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Fantastic training opportunities. Staffed with some truly smart people. Good career growth opportunities if you are lucky enough to have a good manager. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Boston leadership has a wholly unjustified air of superiority which chops morale down effectively. Dreadful work/life balance. 60 hour workweeks are normal. Cut-throat culture marked by chronic understaffing separates the truly ruthless from mere clock--punchers. If your manager does not hold you in high esteem, start looking because you will be actively selected against in talent reviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck retaining top talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learned a lot (on my own) and I appreciate the experience, but this is not a "long-term" career company

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst, Search Marketing
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst, Search Marketing

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

    Pros

    The vacation and benefits are hard to find elsewhere (but not impossible) and the salary is very competitive. If you like the "work hard, play hard" atmosphere where its really all work and no play than this might be the place for you.

    Cons

    Although the compensation and benefits are some of the best in the industry, it does not make up for the lack of No training, poor management, endless hours, and cut throat atmosphere that stifles team building and collaboration.

    Promotions are few and far between and based more on who you know, who your client is, and luck, rather than hard work and professional growth. Everyone knows the best way to get a promotion or a raise is to threaten to quit.

    There is also high turnover, on all levels, and the idea of not being able to say "no" to a client has become so rampant over the last couple of years that everyone is shouldering the workload of 2-3 people.

    The lack of managers who are actually qualified to manage people and who focus on their professional development is practically non-existent. In fact don't expect any form of professional training or development at Digitas, it doesn't exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within based on hard work, not when people threaten to quit, not based on the client an employee is assigned to, and not because someone schmoozes with their boss.

    The turnover on my client team was near 100%, with all of us quitting within a 2 month time frame this past spring. If this isn't a sign to upper management to take a look at how the business is being run, how client expectations are being managed, and how managers are burdening their employees with the workload of 2-3 people, than this company deserves to lose all their best, smartest, hardworking employees who know its not worth the aggravation, sleepless nights, and schmoozing with their bosses to get to the top.

    My biggest piece of advice is to hire and promote from within. The fact that some promotions are not given when they are deserved because of "client expectations" is infuriating. Little things go along way, if you create and promote a culture of "hard work gets you what you deserve" and promote from within whenever possible, the moral of the company will see much improvement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Overall a good experience.

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    Current Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Art Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Rewarding place. Good and friendly atmosphere. Work load is fine. People are great.

    Cons

    Lack of very talented people, especially on the technical side. Very account driven. Not really creative. very B2B.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Digitas full-time

    Pros

    Friendly and smart people to work with, interesting projects, cool presentations by vendors on new products, ideal work environment if right out of school, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Hectic, long hours, very fast-paced environment with constant change. Need to be able to hit the ground running and to be able to teach yourself new skills because others are unlikely to take the time to. The same title can mean completely different responsibilities and varies depending on team. There can be a disconnect between background experience and projects assigned.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    All about the talent

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    Current Employee - Media in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Media in New York, NY

    I have been working at Digitas full-time

    Pros

    Brilliant talent. Thoughtful, insightful, driven. The smart kids in class. Great clients that want to do good work

    Cons

    Long hours. Transparency always a challenge. Barriers still exist between creative and other capabilities. Analytics has slipped in the past few years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great environment but they don't care too much about technology

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great customers, great opportunities, great place for creative and marketing

    Cons

    Technology is involved too late on process of defining solution to the customer, most of the budget is for marketing and creative parts, technology have to work on remaining time and budget and many time it's not enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Technology person must work as service/project supplier and not as brand assigned resources. It drove drop in skills and high turnover.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Fun but very political

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Digitas full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of perks, fun, great people working by your side, very intelligent.

    Cons

    A lot of politics. Promotions are very heavy on the buddy system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more open to others outside of their "favorite few."

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Exciting place for people interested in digital marketing within a creative and curious environment.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Digitas

    Pros

    The people and the atmosphere

    Cons

    Multiple promotion freezes while employed here

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