DigitasLBi Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
87 Reviews
3.5
87 Reviews
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Luke Taylor
19 Ratings

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 8 reviews)


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

  • Long hours, sometimes weekends as well (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good-hearted company. Great boot camp for recent grads

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Creative  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Creative in New York, NY

    I worked at DigitasLBi full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Support, training and educational opportunities for employees
    - Integrity of management
    - Fortune 500 clients, nationally recognized campaigns
    - meritocracy

    Cons

    - Could get lost within the giant marketing machine
    - Digitas' days of explosive growth and innovation are behind them
    - Known more for media and analytics than for creative
    - big big big company, now merged with LBi -- hence lack of unique vision -- becoming a commodity agency

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Interning at Digitas for the summer was a great place to get my feet wet in the real world.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at DigitasLBi part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Digitas is a very fun company to work for and the people you work with instantly become your friends. You learn a lot as a summer intern, but they also have fun events planned during you experience.

    Cons

    To be honest, there really aren't too many cons to working at Digitas. The only thing I can think of is that you probably won't get compensated as much as you'd hope, but you'll definitely love what you do.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great culture and high expectations (in a good way)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    culture, people, clients, opportunity to contribute and lead. recognition

    Cons

    comp can be on par or below peers, financial metrics, creative standards, some legacy dead weight needs to go

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    what's the vision?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was a pleasure to work for this company.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DigitasLBi full-time

    Pros

    Great group of people. The perks are great. Very smart group that works hard but also knows how to have fun.

    Cons

    There is really not a whole lot to complain about. I would definitely recommend this company to my peers. I enjoyed my time working for Digitas.

  6.  

    Good place if your starting out

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Director  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL

    I worked at DigitasLBi full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The work is pretty good for the most part depending on your role, the benefits are great and office is state of the art. The people are really nice and very smart.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover, mostly kids who want to get experience and get out. Some long hours and senior management is out of touch. More politics than expected - even more than traditional corp environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place responsibility into your leaders and hold them accountable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Account Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DigitasLBi

    Pros

    time off policies, benefits, education reimbursement

    Cons

    political, too many people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't forget the little people; compensate appropriately

  8.  

    Not much to explore for Software Engineers

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at DigitasLBi full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance
    Good if you are self-starter but be prepared if no recognition

    Cons

    Nobody understands technology
    Tech Thursday are not for tech
    tech is tools nobody appreciates the design, or anything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to come out of your comfort zone and explore new ideas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Constantly hectic environment, but they try to have fun as well.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst, Media Operations  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst, Media Operations in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great people, fun environment, long hours at an agency but a lot of perks to try and get people to stay.

    Cons

    Lack of vision and strategy, especially in the search field. Nothing ground breaking here other than doing the status quo. Raises and promotions are also who you are friends with, and nothing to do with performance. You will see a lot of dumb upper management people that you will have no idea how they are at the top, and when you hear they have been promoted over and over, it will be even more shocking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the poor management to get real talent to stick around.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    What DigitasLBi is like

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Awesome culture, great clients, fantastic growth opportunities, very competitive benefit packages and the ability to have a great work/life balance

    Cons

    My experience so far has been fantastic!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great!

    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Culture, people, benefits, flexibility, compensation

    Cons

    Vary of accounts, age of employees (young)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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