R/GA

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R/GA Reviews in London, UK

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
6 Reviews
3.5
6 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Awesome, smart people and great projects if you're prepared to work hard (in 18 reviews)

  • There are some fairly talented people at R/GA, they have some great clients and their name will look pretty good on your CV (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is tough, as it is in any other agency (in 13 reviews)

  • Some weeks you have to work extremely long hours (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    Some very smart people, some very poor management decisions and a whole lot of overworked and under appreciated staff.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Developer in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Developer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at R/GA as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of smart individuals
    Great clients
    Challenging work

    Cons

    Far too much onus put on burning the midnight oil, it should be about efficiency not just throwing hours at something.
    Teams were too large (12 people on one project that required a team 1/4 that size)
    No appreciation of hard work / rewards for doing well unless your a technical director.
    Decisions taken for non-technical reasons affecting technical work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the awesome staff you have, reward hard (and efficient!) work. Do something about the loud open plan office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place To Work & Learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Design Director in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at R/GA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you're in the right team, working with the right people you'll learn a lot. The type of work you can face can range from campaign to platforms, service & data-viz. There'll be always something interesting going on.

    Cons

    Once you're in, career mobility is very low unless you happen to be in the right team. Mobility is very low – once you're a campaign designer (defined by resources and sometimes your manager), forget about having any creative input. Resources and Production seem to run the company at some points and if you're a T-shaped individual, forget about using your other skills. You'll be stuck doing only what's in your job title. Salaries seem to be good from the start, but you'll hardly earn a fair enough raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try once to look away from how you can make more money off your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Exciting projects, talented people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in London, England (UK)

    I worked at R/GA full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    R/GA gets big clients and exciting work. If you get on the right account you can have a fantastic portfolio in a matter of months. The teams that I worked with were very talented and were prepared to go the extra mile to create something special.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be hard. Production are bad at managing the clients resulting in an over stretch workforce. Prepare for late nights.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Hard work, but worth the effort

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at R/GA full-time

    Pros

    Good clients, exciting projects, amazing people, talented design and tech departments.

    Cons

    Production can be weak with clients, work / life balance needs improving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the teams mature, less pressure from above, more time for learning and reflection.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very professional, high global level

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Art Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Art Director in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at R/GA full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Build your experience with the best of an international team

    Cons

    A dull client portfolio and lack of hierarchy - every senior staff on the same level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More time spent organizing stuff around is greatly needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at R/GA

    Pros

    Good clients. Nice office space and location

    That's really all!

    Cons

    Horribly mismanaged
    Terrible work life balance
    Leadership team have no integrity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sack the London management

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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