DigitasLBi Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
93 Reviews
3.5
93 Reviews
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Luke Taylor
23 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 4 reviews)

  • Long hours, sometimes weekends as well (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great

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

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

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Open and encouraging management
    Great benefits package and time off
    Learning opportunities within the company
    People are very easy to work with (generality)

    Cons

    Personal Growth
    Hard to move up the ladder
    Not easy to explore new departments
    Compensation is definitely focused on management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on retaining talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good-hearted company. Great boot camp for recent grads

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

    I worked at DigitasLBi full-time (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
  3.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at DigitasLBi part-time (less than an 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
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  5.  

    Complete disaster.

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary, vacations, and benefits package

    Cons

    There's a huge divide between new talent, who were recruited from top tier schools, and older employees. As a result, senior management is extremely unwilling to train (or guide, for that matter) new employees. The Account Management structure is so broken, that come 2015, they're re-evaluating the program entirely.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management is extremely and openly sexist-- just look at the latest law suit. There's no work life balance (even though it's used as a selling point), and the environment is so tense/stressful that even the basics--sleeping, eating, etc.--fall by the way side.

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

    There are definite pros and cons.

    • 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 full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on large projects with major international clients.
    Lot's of smart people work here.
    Offices are nice.
    People say thank you for your work.
    Tolerant and diverse.
    Involved in the community.
    Willing to try new approaches.
    Lots of holidays

    Cons

    Outsized egos of Creative Directors.
    Pre-digital, old school, ad agency, print mentality in the Creative Department.
    User Experience is poorly understood and undervalued.
    Current clients not very innovative or digitally literate.
    IT is stuck in the 1990's, employees are poorly supported with contemporary technology.
    Very political and chummy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure departments to focus and empower.
    Rein in Creative Directors and get them to collaborate in teams instead of acting like Divas and Prima Donnas.
    Better technical support.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place if your starting out

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Chicago, IL

    I worked at DigitasLBi full-time (more than an 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great culture and high expectations (in a good way)

    • 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 full-time (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
  9.  

    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.

  10.  

    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

  11.  

    Not much to explore for Software Engineers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 (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

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