DigitasLBi

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DigitasLBi Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
119 Reviews
3.6
119 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You can have a pretty normal work/life balance here (in 6 reviews)

  • There were some big platform redesigns for interesting clients, some great people to work with (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • I was put on an account that was notorious for being rigorous and having a terrible work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Some long hours and senior management is out of touch (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DigitasLBi

    Pros

    Great Culture, work life balance and benefits.

    Cons

    Minimal training opportunities for new empoloyees

  2.  

    Primetime work in positive environment

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

    I worked at DigitasLBi full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on big, original projects and see them live
    Fast-paced learning
    Knowledgable/experienced management
    Unbelievable culture that unifies the traditionally siloed accounts
    Above-average industry (agency) compensation
    Many opportunities to get involved in company-wide initiatives

    Cons

    The high-industry turnover creates many "fill-in-the-gap" periods where employees have to rotate and cover other roles, sometimes for months. While this creates opportunities to stand out and excel, it adds to the attrition if employees are not recognized in a timely manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The structure for success is already in place: teams are strong, employee reviews are frequent, and new hires are energetic.

    Tiny perks can only go so far. Retaining the trained and talented employees beyond two years requires more concrete timelines, competitive work/salary balance, and an understanding of the true value of experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Best company I have ever worked for

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

    I have been working at DigitasLBi

    Pros

    -Amazing culture, great/enthusiastic people, vibrant atmosphere, events going on (fundraising, charity, community, social, etc.). It is more than just a place to work, we give back and it shows. Not only that, the company gives back to their employees but hosting so many events, work parties, little random things (hot chocolate bar, tap room, food everywhere, etc. etc.)
    -The work is great, client list is great
    -Smart co-workers

    Cons

    -Internal politics sometimes can slow down a process and make it less efficient

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote employees who deserve it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Senior Analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people - Great Company

    Cons

    Salary under average for area

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Over-promised and under delivered

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager- Strategy and Analysis
    Current Employee - Manager- Strategy and Analysis

    I have been working at DigitasLBi full-time

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, good general digital marketing exposure, excellent vacation time, considered to be a great agency

    Cons

    The marketing exposure offered is irrelevant to your job, it's just cool marketing stuff that you should know in case you find yourself in an elevator with someone you're trying to impress.
    The training that's relevant to your role is zero. Expect to be thrown into the wild despite being promised ample training opportunity and time.
    Huge silos between client teams. Your colleague on one client could have an excellent and challenging experience, while you on another client may have a dry and frustrating experience and be under-compensated and overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push for cross-client opportunities.
    In making hiring and dismissal decisions, utilize a quorum of opinions, not just one person's opinion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Highs and lows, boring projects, and too many disruptive and toxic people

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

    I have been working at DigitasLBi full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - days off
    - nice office space (on most floors)
    - high profile clients
    - parties & drinking activities (if thats important to you)
    - gain experience in areas you likely haven't worked in before

    Cons

    - working until midnight every day for 6 months+ seems to be acceptable
    - barely any real digital work
    - The work is super boring and most creatives dislike what they are working on
    - lots of ego's and loudmouths who get away with anything because of their titles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Be nicer to those around you
    - Don't work your team until they break and want to quit.
    - Create a better system. We should not be reinventing the wheel everytime we need to scope a new project.
    - Stand up to our clients who bully us and push us into solutions that make no sense and are not sustainable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good culture, unintersting work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst, Strategy & Analysis in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst, Strategy & Analysis in Boston, MA

    I worked at DigitasLBi full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There are tons of opportunities to learn about advertising and media if you look for them. Representatives from Google, Yahoo, AOL, etc. come often to give presentations about the industry and upcoming projects. Employees run sessions on interesting industry topics. Culture-wise, the hours are not bad and there are a lot of fun events to look forward to. You'll become an Excel and Powerpoint expert and learn about growing data visualization tools like Tableau. The initial pay is very good compared to the rest of the industry, however, raises are hard to come by.

    Cons

    The work can be boring. For the most part, in Strategy & Analysis, you will be doing analytics work - dashboards, reporting - and not working on strategy. Your analysis does not always translate into business decisions and there are quite a few projects there are only presented internally. There is a disconnect between senior leadership, who are looking for innovations, and mid-level managers, who are for the most part looking to keep the status-quo/keep clients happy. Opportunities for growth are largely based on the team you are assigned to. Chances are you will not be working on one of the game-changing projects. Raises/promotions can take several months to be processed and implemented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities for everyone to work on interesting projects. Focus more on organizational structure and less on high-level ideas that do not have clear business implications. Simplify raise/promotion process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for.

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

    I worked at DigitasLBi

    Pros

    The culture is very people oriented and the people who work there are a joy to work with. There is a lot of creativity at this company. I loved working there and hope to work there again!

    Cons

    There are no major challenges to speak of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DigitasLBi

    Pros

    Great people and excellent opportunities

    Cons

    None. Amazing place to work

  11.  

    Great Company. Awesome culture

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

    I have been working at DigitasLBi

    Pros

    Enjoy the atmosphere and culture

    Cons

    Work-life balance could be better

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