R/GA Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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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. Always evolving

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    Current Employee - Senior Visual Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Visual Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at R/GA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    R/GA always keeps things interesting. I've been here 7+ years as both permalancer and staff. If you have the ambition to grow and learn and collaborate across multiple disciplines, this is a great place to be.

    Cons

    Because the company can be a bit organic, it can be challenging to find a steady routine, if that's what you're looking for.


  2. The Best

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    Current Employee - Visual Designer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Visual Designer in Portland, OR
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Been here less than a year and I absolutely love it. There is a crazy amount of talent here and everyone is way nice.

    Cons

    I got nothing so far.

    Advice to Management

    Keep killin it.


  3. Love

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at R/GA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good, smart people. Positive energy. Best of the best.

    Cons

    It feels a bit overstaffed.


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  5. Best of the best

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    Former Employee - Director, Committees and Conferences in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Director, Committees and Conferences in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at R/GA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, creative environment, amazing people.

    Cons

    Not a 9-5 job if that's what you're looking for


  6. Helpful (2)

    Financial Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    R/GA employs some great people who are easy to work with and are very collaborative, I have seen even more so on the creative side.

    Cons

    This place is a nightmare when it comes to process and management. The systems are stuck in the 90's, much of the work is overly manually making employees frustrated and less productive. Management is in a state of constant turnover so no one really has insight into the past or present. Management is constantly pushing for things they do not understand and cannot give a clear picture of what they want. The worst part is the workspace, people are packed into a dark small space with tiny desk lamps as light.

    Advice to Management

    Work on giving your employees, especially those working on the backend the tools they need to be productive and to prevent turnover.


  7. Good place

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    Former Employee - Visual Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Visual Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Was a good place, was nice to be there at the start of a new office

    Cons

    General new office teething, but all good

    Advice to Management

    keep it goi


  8. Helpful (4)

    ACD

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free sodas and a smoothy on your first day. Lots of talented people.

    Cons

    Management is a mess over there. The projects seem to be all over the place, there's no real structure. That's why this place is a sweatshop. If you are in a managing position, you are expected to direct a small team, attend meetings, concept and also execute on smaller tasks, which other junior positions can do, but instead, they expect you to do a lot in a ridiculous time frame. Why? Because they don't have budget to allocate other resources. Why? Because they mismanage projects from the ground up. Again, a lot of miscommunication happen in this place. Never going back there, and can walk away knowing that the rumors of this agency as a sweatshop are true.

    Advice to Management

    Get your caca together and talk among yourselves.


  9. love it

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Awesome facilities awesome employees. I loved it there

    Cons

    nothing wrong at least from my experience


  10. The Best

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at R/GA full-time

    Pros

    The culture is amazing, the people are amazing

    Cons

    Can be a little political

    Advice to Management

    Simplify


  11. Great working environment in Stockholm

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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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