R/GA Reviews

Updated June 18, 2015
174 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset
3.5
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
R/GA Founder, Chairman, and CEO Bob Greenberg
Bob Greenberg
128 Ratings

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)

More Pros and Cons

174 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Pros and Cons

    • 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

    Pros

    Great Culture,, Internal education opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours, PTO could be more substantial,


  2. 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.


  3. Visual Design Intern

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

    I worked at R/GA

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

    Pros

    Various opportunities such as a team project assigned for a real company.

    Cons

    No benefits and no improvement.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Great for building your portfolio

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  6. Director

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

    I have been working at R/GA full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture. Highly innovative thinking. High caliber talent. Strong in vision. There is a long rich history with R/GA, in that the company doesn't hesitate to reinvent itself to ensure it is sticking to it's core values.

    Cons

    A little uncertain with rate of growth. Some of the intimate collaboration that was once prevalent in the mid 2000 feels like it is starting to disappear.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to foster young talent and continue to reward your top performers. Continue to manage balance of growth and quality of product.


  7. Senior Visual Designer

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    R/GA NYC has a good culture. It's big but still feels like a small place. There are interesting projects to work on, and they're constantly innovating.

    Cons

    Too many politics. Getting in the work you want s very difficult.


  8. I love my job!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Where do I begin....The quality of work here is incredible and working here is by far, one of my FAVORITE jobs ever. Everyone is very easy to get along with, you have the opportunity to work from home, and I've learned so much in a year. There's tons of room for growth, you can outsource to different departments and shadow, and they encourage growth and advance from within.

    Cons

    Long hours and not very much time off

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  9. Assistant

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Company pleasure working there

    Cons

    No Cons it was a pleasure working there.

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary


  10. Helpful (1)

    Stifling

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at R/GA

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

    Pros

    Great diversity and range in work.

    Cons

    Production Factory for visual designers


  11. Helpful (3)

    Political undercurrents not great for production

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

    I have been working at R/GA

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    talented & ambitious people, crave ownership of projects

    Cons

    agency shifting from production-led to client services-led model, inevitably means shorter timelines & more demands on the day-to-day teams



Showing 174 of 193 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.