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Helpful (1)

The place you want to work.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The clients are top notch, and the people who work there are rock stars. Everyone seems to be on the same page and working towards the same goals, and are always driven. Selfishness is not something that people are about. Helping others to get the job done - whether working late or doing something that's not necessarily "in your job description" - is amazing. Plus the office in Chicago is really cool. There are great views of Lake Michigan and Michigan Avenue. Plus the location of the office is perfect...you can walk anywhere in the city within a few minutes.

Cons

Since everyone who works there is really good at their job you get some people who are a little full of themselves, but that is few and far between. Also, you're going to work really hard everyday and will be thinking on how to make everything that is being done better - so you always have to be on your toes, up on industry best practices, looking for cutting edge technology and always being one step ahead of other agencies. At DTAS, it's not just getting things done and out the door, it's about thinking things through and always being the best.

Advice to Management

Find a great way to recognize people for everyday things that go really well.

Other Employee Reviews for Digitas

  1. Helpful (1)

    Very good place to work, hard on junior people.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional, organized, great at getting and keeping business. You can learn a lot from the people here. Lots of focus on career development, they really take this very seriously here, and make it clear that you have options to move laterally within the company if you are not thriving in your current position. They seem to be weathering the economic crisis very well and have a wide range of customers. They take a very long range approach to clients, trying to always be the agency on record (unlike many smaller shops, that tend to do one off projects and suffer enormously when economy tanks)

    Cons

    Junior people seem to go through the mill rather quickly and get burned out and bail in first year. The company can ask a lot, and if you're not used to setting limits you can get used up. It seems like sometimes senior management looks the other way while the kids are putting in massive hours per week. Happiness can be quite variable, depending on which group/project you are on. Some teams are ultra pro, some are pure monkey chaos and to be avoided at all costs. (But even monkey chaos here is better than I've seen at many other shops!) Senior people tend to have an easier time here.

    Advice to Management

    Look out more for the younguns!


  2. Very Process Oriented, Well Structured Company with Smart Co-Workers who will make you shine

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Digitas is pretty good at hiring smart people. With only one exception, everyone I have worked with was good at their job! The culture is great - non competitive, but people take their work seriously. Things like community service day are really well executed, fun, and meaningful. As a recent college grad I learned a lot quickly about how to navigate and get stuff done in a large organization. The GDP goals program makes sure that managers have to spend time with you, which is good. Diversity seems to be a priority, with women and minorities in highly visible leadership and management positions. This isn't a 50s style "boys club" mad. ave ad agency. But I can't emphasize this enough: people, really good people.

    Cons

    However, the rigid 6 month promotion / raise cycle makes it hard to advance quickly. If you miss your promotion, but would have been ready in a month, you get screwed. Also: Long hours. Really long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Don't over allocate people to 115% FTE. Keep them at 100% please.


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