R/GA Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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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. Great opportunities to grow with amazing people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R/GA

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

    Pros

    Great brands, good work, fantastic people, loads of opportunities, design is at the core of R/GA.

    Cons

    Long hours, disconnected leadership, corporate vibe, timesheets by the quarter hour.

    Advice to Management

    Manage peoples time smarter. People have families and lives outside of the work bubble.

  2. Smart people - very competitive

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    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at R/GA

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

    Pros

    Smart people who are down to earth for the most part and look for the right answer to any question no matter what it takes.

    Cons

    Sometimes like being in high school but like art school as well.

    Advice to Management

    Remain authentic

  3. Quality Assurance Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R/GA

    Pros

    Smart people
    Great clients
    Flexible work time

    Cons

    Long hours
    No Bouns
    Very hard to get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Management can improve technology

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  5. R/GA

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    Current Employee - Executive Producer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Producer in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Brilliant people, amazing projects, no-where else better in the digital agency world. 2nd to none! Grass is not greener than R/GA.

    Cons

    You can get overlooked in terms of career progression unless you have a great manager who supports you. There are lots of great people here, but some some horrifically bad managers.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to rate their own managers so it becomes known who are blockers / couldn't careless-ers and who are good people managers

  6. Helpful (2)

    Good experience if you are starting out but expect to burn out quickly.

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

    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

    Smart, talented people. Some great accounts and some great work. There is opportunity for growth if you can manage to stay long enough. Bob is a legend and also just a really nice guy.

    Cons

    Groups are very competitive and there is little interaction between them. There is absolutely no respect for time off and quality of life. You are expected to work long hours and many weekends - that is just the norm. Lots of staff turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Looking into retainer inefficiencies and reducing wasted work to help improve staff retention and quality of life

  7. Pretty good clients, non-existent work/life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R/GA

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

    Pros

    Client work is fun and there is usually budget to get pretty awesome work done.

    Cons

    Always too many cooks in the kitchen.
    There is no work/life balance - they try and make it a fun environment so people forget that they basically live at the office.
    Overly confident in themselves and way too expensive for clients

  8. As you know, they do some awesome cool stuffs!

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    working environment is pretty great

    Cons

    the size of the NY office is too big.

    Advice to Management

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  9. It's been a great learning experience at R/GA. Lots of talent here to work alongside with.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R/GA

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

    Pros

    There are many offices around the world to travel to.

    Cons

    Work life balance isn't so great.

  10. Nice people, lots of opportunity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at R/GA

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

    Pros

    Get to work with smart, creative individuals with a passion for digital. The work is constantly evolving. Lots of opportunity for growth / promotion.

    Cons

    Just the typical "cons" of working in the industry: long hours, clients who keep changing their mind, lots of unnecessary jargon being tossed around.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Really great people but no loyalty

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    There are some great clients and a lot of great clients and some exciting work being done. There is a lot of talent and benefits are decent.

    Cons

    There is absolutely no loyalty to employees. I have heard it referred to as a "sweat shop" and there is a lot of truth to that. That would rather rehire you than promote you. The HR department is the most unprofessional of any I have experienced.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the talent - invest in the employees - promote them and restructure HR.

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