Digitas

  www.digitaslbi.com
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3 people found this helpful  

NYC office is hopeful-- Find the best people and work with them.

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

I worked at Digitas full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

- Great benefits, thanks to Publicis
- Social & volunteer opportunities
- Solid reputation

Cons

- Trying to become a full service agency, but there is little communication between capabilities
- Low pay while the company continues to waste money on lavish open bars & special appearances; employees recently went 3 years without a merit increase
- High turnover
- Erratic senior management whom acknowledge problems, but make little effort to fix them
- The standard procedure for getting promoted is to find a better offer elsewhere, then threaten to quit

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Encourage collaboration & company pride; implement programs that hold departments accountable for pushing their practices forward in an increasingly competitive industry, instead of scrambling to hang on while employees leave for better opportunities.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    It used to be a company that cared about their employees...

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Digitas

    Pros

    They do a great job of hiring highly talented, smart and hard-working people resulting in impressive work and strong team camaraderie. They have great benefits including holidays and vacation time.

    Cons

    They are under such extreme pressure to meet their revenue goals set by Publicis that they tend to go through lay offs more often than ever before. They lay off key talent since the work is currently not there; however, it's short-sighted because they'll win new business and need to quickly ramp up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to listening and respecting employees instead of treating them like a number.

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Smart clients and opportunity to work on exciting, cutting edge work
    Benefits and comp are great
    Fast paced environment

    Cons

    Leadership lacks professionalism and strategic direction;
    Those that get promoted usually have a "in" with senior leadership
    Moved away from being strategic and consultative to highly tactical agency
    They need to get a handle on their finances so they don't have hiring frenzies and layoffs every year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more objective when reviewing poor performers; don't let personal relationships get in the way or seeing a lag in performance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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