Deutsch Reviews

Updated Jul 5, 2020

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3.3
50%
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63%
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Deutsch Chairman and CEO Mike Sheldon (no image)
Mike Sheldon
24 Ratings
Pros
  • "great people- fun parties learned a lot(in 27 reviews)

  • "Good people, good work, enjoyed my time there(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance could be tricky(in 22 reviews)

  • "So-so accounts, working long hours to get new accounts, not many social events anymore(in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Love this company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Account Planning in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deutsch full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great atmosphere. Dog friendly.

    Cons

    Pending on your team, especially if you are creative. Hours can be long. Mine are fine, so if you end up in research it's not something you need to worry about.

  2. "Love Strategy Dept!!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Deutsch full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Open-minded individuals make up Strat dept.

    Cons

    Not respected outside of internal department

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Smart Employees | Not Amazing Accounts"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Deutsch full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Deutsch really fosters a positive atmosphere and desire to do great work. The people all communicate effectively and try to help each other out the best they can. Work life balance is also great (half of the time)

    Cons

    However, with so much focus on gaining new business, there's a tendency to move attention away from loyal, stable accounts. There's also a definite hierarchy across departments that is not only implicit but actively promoted. Pay is also very imbalanced compared to workload (especially for Account Management members)

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  4. "Great Place to start out"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior CopyWriter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deutsch full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great vibe, good assignments, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Work-life balance could be tricky

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  5. "Good culture. Sad executions"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Art Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deutsch full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Deutsch hires a lot of genuinely nice, well meaning people - Some mentorship from older creatives - My work life balance was fine, but that was because they were losing clients

    Cons

    - Top heavy with little room for advancement. I saw creative teams busting their butts for years without a promotion or a raise - Average or below average pay - Despite employing many genuinely creative people, time after time the actual execution of the work is sad and unimpressive - I think the chief NY creative should be much more involved

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  6. "Content"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deutsch full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people & good content

    Cons

    Bad work life balance

  7. Helpful (1)

    "OK place to work"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deutsch full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly people for the most part Dog friendly/fun culture Good snacks

    Cons

    I can't speak for all the depts, but here's what I observed in mine: - Management, though nice, very removed from day-to-day activities of employees - Very bad workflow process, making it hard to do your job - Zero professional development; Management does not cultivate/develop their employees nor dept growth - Very poor work/life balance - No to very little training to the point of negligence

  8. "Good not Great"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Deutsch full-time

    Pros

    There are some really great people, unlimited PTO, and great name for the resume.

    Cons

    Ridiculously low pay, very top-heavy leaving junior staff for little growth and crap pay. No work/life balance, very little POC and the inclusion for the employees of color is nonexistent. Pretty much still riding the wave that they've been around so long but has not grown or shown and progression.

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  9. "Awesome place"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Account Director 

    I have been working at Deutsch full-time

    Pros

    very friendly and love dogs

    Cons

    long hours and sometimes weekends

  10. "Eh"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Acct Director 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deutsch full-time

    Pros

    Provides the standard agency perks, Kim is great, some good team members

    Cons

    It's a bit bro culture...

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