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Updated May 25, 2018
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Pros
  • "great people- fun parties learned a lot" (in 24 reviews)

  • "Working with a lot of good people" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Little work/life balance depending on the team/accounts you work on" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Long hours, too many people in upper management that shouldn't be" (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Fun Great Place"

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

    I worked at Deutsch (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people. Great space. Great culture.

    Cons

    I can't think of any

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good job.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Don't promote growth from within agency"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Deutsch full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Dogs in the office
    Free snacks - which aren't that great

    Cons

    - Very cliquey - it's quite evident who are the agency stars, while the backbone of the agency (usually entry-level or 2nd year positions) hustle to get work done.
    - Upper Management has no idea what they're doing
    - We lose business and then the agency acts like nothing ever happened
    - Don't promote from within

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within and help your current employees grow. During the hiring process perhaps find people who know what they're talking about, I've sat in way too many meetings where entry-level individuals know way more about their accounts and processes than their bosses. That's just embarrassing.

    Get more social and digital opportunities or risk going no where.

  3. "Very hard to produce creative work"

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

    I worked at Deutsch full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of nice people work there. Pretty organized.

    Cons

    Almost impossible to produce good creative work. Clients are allowed to change the work until it barely resembles the original idea. Lots of hours are demanded of the creatives. You'll have no life outside of work.

    Advice to Management

    Need better leadership. Agency's are only as good, and creative, as their leaders, both in the creative dept and account dept.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Fun place to work until you'd like to grow within."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deutsch full-time

    Pros

    Great people, fun culture. Good place to work for a few years.

    Cons

    False promises for moving up in the company, you need to leave the company in order to be promoted.


  5. "Get out of the weeds and start fostering talent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deutsch full-time

    Pros

    Great people and awesome dogs.

    Cons

    Director-level management needs a readjustment.

    Advice to Management

    Please have directors go through real leadership training. All are focused on getting work done but none are truly invested in the success of the lower levels that make up their teams. Too often good people are leaving based on the lack of growth or trust.


  6. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deutsch full-time

    Pros

    Mid-sized company with small company feel. Great female leadership and a sense of camaraderie across teams, as well as departments. Overall, just full of supportive, creative and intelligent people which makes for an amazing learning environment.

    Cons

    Naturally, a victim of the fast-paced stress of the advertising industry, but particularly an issue now when teams feel pretty understaffed and the norm is to work late/have to work the occasional weekend. Entry-level and second year positions (particularly within account management) end up carrying a lot of the burden.


  7. "Awesome agency. But be ready..."

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    Former Employee - Concept Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Concept Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deutsch (More than a year)

    Pros

    This agency has some of the best creatives, producers, and leadership in the business. You’ll never be short of working on innovative and entertaining stuff.

    Cons

    Be prepared to deal with attitudes. Be prepared to fight with creatives/designers about tight deadlines. Be prepared to run ALL work past all executive management (including the CEO).

    Advice to Management

    Tight turnarounds are inevitable. Coach your team on ways to get through tight deadlines and help set expectations with your account team and client.

  8. "Excellent Agency"

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

    I have been working at Deutsch full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Really good at taking entry level employees and developing them into top-level talent
    -Fair compensation

    Cons

    -Like any agency, there is often cross-departmental drama


  9. "Feed the fire"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Persistence pays off when pushing new projects

    Cons

    Not everyone wants your project to succeed

    Advice to Management

    Ambitious company. Always looking for new ideas and project, especially if you have already implemented them and that's what the market is looking for


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great coworkers, great for most of my time there"

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    Former Employee - If I Give My Title They'll Know Who I Am : D in New York, NY
    Former Employee - If I Give My Title They'll Know Who I Am : D in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deutsch full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    My overall experience was great. I worked with fantastic people doing the best work one could do with not the 'sexiest' clients. Good pay, benefits, people.

    Cons

    Not quite sure what's going on with the agency since they started working with the LA office. Seems like a management growing pains + cyclical downturn = killed morale. There are a lot of people I like still there, but more have left or were let go.

    Advice to Management

    No idea, I'm not management so idk what makes for better management. Manage better?


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