R/GA Reviews

Updated July 16, 2015
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R/GA Founder, Chairman, and CEO Bob Greenberg
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Pros
  • You will still find smart people to work and laugh with while you work on boring accounts (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)

  • Be prepared to work long hours and get burnt out if you're seen as one of the 'better ones' (in 14 reviews)

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  1. love it

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at R/GA

    Pros

    Awesome facilities awesome employees. I loved it there

    Cons

    nothing wrong at least from my experience


  2. The Best

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R/GA full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The culture is amazing, the people are amazing

    Cons

    Can be a little political

    Advice to Management

    Simplify


  3. Great working environment in Stockholm

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at R/GA

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Talented people who treat each other with respect. Because of the high profile name... we got to pitch and work for some great high profile clients.

    Cons

    Smaller office in Stockholm compared to some of the other offices. London was kind of the big brother who could steal clients we won.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    watch your back

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

    I worked at R/GA (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Global lots of opportunity for some interesting projects

    Cons

    Politics, backstabbing, double standards depending on who you are friends with

    Advice to Management

    be transparent


  6. Helpful (2)

    Senior leadership sucks

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at R/GA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Talented individuals, awesome work.

    Cons

    Long hours. Top talent is rewarded with more and more work. After its huge expansion, R/GA was filled with a bunch of corporate office drones to "run" the business side. This seriously eroded the culture.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Great resume builder, but don't expect much advancement unless you are in the "cool kids club"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great reputation and client list means other companies come banging on your door to work for them. If you want your work to be seen by millions, than this is the place.

    Cons

    Seriously the worst part was the egos of some senior people there. It feels like a cast system, where if you don't have the right title your ideas don't matter. The priority list for most cd's evaluating ideas is always; themselves, then r/ga, then the client, then the users. They really care more about winning awards than solving people's problems.

    Advice to Management

    I know awards are what built your reputation, but focusing on solving users problems first will go a long way.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Leadership crisis

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R/GA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great technical and creative talent, some really nice people

    Cons

    Increasing risk aversion and emphasis on short term financial success are eroding culture. Weak planning department.

    Advice to Management

    Take a longer-term view. Step up hiring/retention game: Hire more humble, confident leaders at all levels that understand how to nurture a culture of craft and mind-blowing innovation. This may help retain talent.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Pros and Cons

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R/GA full-time

    Pros

    Great Culture,, Internal education opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours, PTO could be more substantial,


  10. Awesome

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R/GA full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the best places to work at. Great talent, good culture and a lot of potential to do great work. It's a place that constantly changes and isn't afraid to do so.

    Cons

    Like any other ad agency, clients can be difficult. It's a relatively big place so young talent can get lost at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going. Look even closer at upcoming talent within the company. Be more precise about building pitch teams.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great for building your portfolio

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at R/GA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Really great people, from both a professional and social standpoint -Depending on the client you are assigned to, there are opportunities to get in on some really innovative work that impresses - Name carries a lot of cache with other agencies once you add it to your resume

    Cons

    - Easy to get lost in the shuffle. - Go from periods of high-intensity work to periods of downtime - Dated and inconsistent facilities

    Advice to Management

    Look for more ways to let lower level people feel more involved in the overall direction to stop the high level of turnover



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