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Former Employee - Account Director in New York, NY
Former Employee - Account Director in New York, NY

I worked at Digital Brand Architects full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Free cupcakes
Opportunities to take ownership of your work
Cool clients

Cons

Zero work life balance
Owners let clients walk all over junior staff members
Zero transparency
Owners use company money for personal expenses (spa days, first class plane tickets)
Employees are expected to be on call 24/7
Promotions are given in title only
Junior staff is underpaid
High staff turn over
Bad benefits

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't be hypocritical - e.g. don't let clients walk all over employees and then say you "put employees first"
Be honest and transparent - it goes a long way for boosting morale
Charge clients more for your services and hire more staff members - that way you won't have to one employee on five accounts

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  1. Solid agency with a promising future.

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

    I have been working at Digital Brand Architects full-time

    Pros

    DBA is a team oriented agency that encourages creative thinking and praises hard work.

    Cons

    Agency life isn't for everyone. No 401K match.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More perks (and hugs) for junior staff.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
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    No work-life balance at DBA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Digital Brand Architects

    Pros

    There are very few pros - and I'm sure many people would say working with cool clients in the fashion industry and some of the perks that go along with it would be one of them. All of that loses it's luster after a while though when you're burnt out, and that stuff isn't as "cool" anymore.

    Cons

    No, NONE, zilch, ZERO work life balance here. You are expected to work into the late hours, come in early, and work on the weekends sometimes. It is ridiculous. The main problem is clients are promised things that are NOT possible with the small team that is DBA. Morale is also ALWAYS low and the top people are into micro-managing and then taking the credit for work they didn't do. Plain and simple it's a factory that runs it's workers into the ground.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a grip, and stop over promising when YOU AREN'T THE ONES DOING THE WORK. Also, up your salaries. We

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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