DigitasLBi

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DigitasLBi Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
100 Reviews
3.6
100 Reviews
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Luke Taylor
26 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 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 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

  2.  

    Pretty good experience as an intern

    Former Employee - Creative Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Creative Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at DigitasLBi as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    They have a lot of great mentors
    Encouraged ideas
    I got a lot for my book
    They have an awesome kitchen filled with goodies
    It was a really fun environment to work at

    Cons

    Backstabbing and some people need to get their egos checked.

  3.  

    Work Hard, Play Hard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst, Strategy & Analysis
    Current Employee - Analyst, Strategy & Analysis

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

    Pros

    People are incredibly friendly, supportive, and great co-workers. Lots of fun events, and a great culture. Not only the type of people that you want to work with, but also the type of people that you want to be friends with. In addition, clients are all nationally recognized and present challenging yet fun opportunities.

    Cons

    At times it feels like the hours you end up putting in for work do not match the salary that you think you should be getting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DigitasLBi

    Pros

    Good people, creative freedom, innovation.

    Cons

    Difficult to get to, not much control over work-life balance.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall good company

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

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

    Pros

    - interesting and wide range of clients
    - good culture
    - a lot of holidays off and generous vacation
    - on the cutting edge of all things digital

    Cons

    - pay below market value
    - need a good manager to help you get promoted
    - can get stuck on an account for a long time
    - long term health insurance is a gap in benefits
    - a little company politics with NA CEO; very focused on self and to get ahead he will do it at the expense of other people's careers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Creative Dept

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President Creative Director
    Current Employee - Vice President Creative Director

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice offices, lots of amenities. There are some great people there who want to do great work and there are a lot of people who are posers and just care about themselves.

    Cons

    Lots of the work is template, the same stuff over and over. Lots of politics and crap that gets in the way of the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some more risks and pitch more creative work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Good-hearted company. Great boot camp for recent grads

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    • 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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

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