R/GA Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
154 Reviews
3.9
154 Reviews
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R/GA Founder, Chairman, and CEO Bob Greenberg
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Awesome, smart people and great projects if you're prepared to work hard (in 16 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
  • Production can be weak with clients, work / life balance needs improving (in 11 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Digitas West

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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 R/GA full-time

    Pros

    You will still find smart people to work and laugh with while you work on boring accounts.

    Cons

    If you really want to work at Digitas but don't want to leave the west side, then come to R/GA. It's being remade as Digitas West. Maybe Publicis will buy Interpublic and the transformation will be complete.
    Creative isn't as creative as it used to be, but it's probably being stifled by the accounts the agency has taken on. The brilliant, but quirky creatives that gave R/GA the reputation that still lingers, are a thing of the past.
    The company shows no loyalty to the people that helped build it. Creativity can't thrive in the current atmosphere.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great people

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    Former Employee - Visual Designer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Visual Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at R/GA full-time

    Pros

    - looks great on your resume
    - great leadership
    - best in class when it comes to digital
    - you'll learn a lot

    Cons

    - very few accounts are fun and creative to work on
    - it's getting bigger and bigger by the year

    Approves of CEO
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    Top talent, great culture, work satisfaction depending on which account you were on

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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 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great talent, everyone was focused on the work, not corporate environment, some sexy work if you were on the right team.

    Cons

    Big divide between creative and producers/account and creative often won. Hired too fast bringing on traditional agency talent that didnt understand digital and would flex creative muscle at the expense of good UI/UX. Company so big, it's hard to stand out and get recognized for your work. Performance review was weird.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to figure out a structure or way that staff didn't feel lost in the shuffle.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great people and great vibe

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R/GA

    Pros

    nice people, good atmosphere, good work ethic

    Cons

    work not as exciting as expected. but still good overall

  6.  

    Working here is great

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    Current Employee - Junior Designer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Junior Designer in New York, NY

    I have been working at R/GA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This place is fantastic. The expectations are realistic, the benefits are great, and the work is fun.

    Cons

    Like everyone seems to be saying, management isn't the best.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Creative

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R/GA

    Pros

    name, pay, people, multiple clients

    Cons

    work-life balance, leadership, bad work

  8.  

    R/GA is a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at R/GA for more than a year

    Pros

    It's a really big company, there's a lot of opportunity for career advancement. Big name clients. If you want to be a super star you can, if you just want to do great work and go home at the end of the day you can.

    Cons

    There's a lot of talent, so there'a a lot of competition for the good work, and when you get it you have to impress. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but there can be pressure if you take it on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Unrivaled

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    Current Employee - Associate Planning Director  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Planning Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at R/GA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    smart people, innovative thinking, flat hierarchy

    Cons

    at times too many cooks in the kitchen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Lots of professionals doing a good job.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at R/GA as a contractor

    Pros

    Many varied projects for technologists, with an opportunity to use cutting edge tools.

    Cons

    Frequent employee churn makes building meaningful relationships and products difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your technologists! They know what they're talking about.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Methodologies, Lots of Politics

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

    I worked at R/GA as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are friendly and the work is challenging. The DNA of the institution is methodical and organized, unlike a lot of advertising agencies. Lots of learning opportunities and self-starters can learn from others at the agency.

    Cons

    However like a typical ad agency politics are a constant - not in a catty, high school way, but in a turf-war, ownership way, which adds an unwanted layer of complexity in a setting of tight deadlines.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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