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DiMassimo Goldstein (DIGO) Reviews

Updated December 17, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great people, exciting projects, inspiring atmosphere" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Great place to build your book if you're a junior" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "The hours are long with low pay" (in 4 reviews)

  • "When creative work DiGo had nothing to do with is presented to prospective clients as being the agency’s own" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Great people, great company!"

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

    I worked at DiMassimo Goldstein (DIGO) full-time

    Pros

    I worked at DiGo for a few years and can genuinely vouch that the people make up the heart and soul of this company. Everyone is hard working, dedicated and friendly. Coming to work everyday was fun...there is a great energy in the office and there is always something new and exciting going on. The executives are extremely approachable and make time for employees, regardless of title, age, or tenure. I've had a handful of jobs, and this is the one I consistently use as point of comparison. It's a great organization to learn and grow with and if you get the chance to work at DiGo...take it!

    Cons

    My experience working at DiGo was only positive.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Doing 4 peoples work with 1/2 a persons salary"

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

    I worked at DiMassimo Goldstein (DIGO) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Laidback company environment
    -Co-founders are very hard working and passionate about what they do
    -Get to meet some great people of all different ages and from all over the country
    -Unlimited paid time off

    Cons

    -Understaffed: be prepared to do the work of 4 people and work extremely late hours
    -Underpaid: Glassdoor salaries are not accurate, they are completely unfair with what they offer, hence the quick turnover
    - Some Senior Management has been with the company for ages and that's all they've ever known in their professional experience. They lack the diversity in experiences they are bringing in as leaders
    - CFO needs to know and flag the rest on how much business we can handle so we don't constantly have to be backed up in every aspect of the business. (fear of letting higherups down doesn't solve the poor quality work to meet quantity demands, it only affects the company's relationship with clients, vendors, and employees)
    - Should have more diversity, in terms of race, in who they hire being in New York
    - HR doesn't exist, only a recruiter does. No clarity on HR responsibilities

    Advice to Management

    DiMassimo and Goldstein can have their business run soo much more efficiently if they get a new and experienced CFO. The CFO lacks diverse professional experiences, is unaware, disconnected, rude, unprofessional, and a horrible leader, that is taking away from the hard working employees salaries to maintain her lifestyle, working out of state.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Office Environment on Fleek"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DiMassimo Goldstein (DIGO) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing atmosphere, leadership availability, positive and energetic

    Cons

    Not many yet; However I think people should utilize the proper people and channels to get the job done, going around the designated individuals often creates more work in the long run.

    Also more team building exercises may be helpful for teams that don't often have the opportunities to work with each other - will help with inspiring better professional relationships.

    Advice to Management

    Connect and realign on all aspects of a project before presenting to another party.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "A real family"

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

    I worked at DiMassimo Goldstein (DIGO) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people there care about you and want what is best for your career. The team is full of hard working go-getters that ouch to do the best work possible.

    Cons

    There are issues with resources, but this is partially because they are experiencing growing pains from new business and internal client growth.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Inspiring action? How about inspiring your employees to want to stay?"

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

    I worked at DiMassimo Goldstein (DIGO) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free bagels on Fridays. Some very nice people.

    Cons

    Too may to list, but the first one is the terrible creative that constantly gets produced. There are quite a few good ideas, but the department heads never fight for them. Just look at the work on the site. You can imagine how bad the other 95% of the work is that didn't make it on the site. Low pay. Long, long hours. You will miss living life if you work here.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people better. Respect creative work more. Stop over-promising clients work in impossible time frames so employees don't need to spend every night and lots of weekends working. No ad is worth missing out on living life. Especially BAD ads.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Great Company to Work For!"

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

    I have been working at DiMassimo Goldstein (DIGO) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really great, welcoming environment! Everyone is warm and friendly and does their best to create a family-like feel. Collaboration is key in the company so your voice and opinion count! Upper Management want to know how to make the environment and work space more habitable and a great place to work. They have fun, employee-focused events and all-office meetings to find out what the team needs are. Very excited to be a part of such an engaged, connected team!!

    Cons

    None. There is A LOT of opportunity to grow here as many of the employees started out as interns and worked their way up into higher positions. It is a nice generational mix of people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do! Lead from the top down and then from the bottom up! Team Members are our Biggest Clients so continue to move the brand forward and they will follow!


  7. Helpful (10)

    "Alternative Facts on 23rd"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DiMassimo Goldstein (DIGO) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Each department has at least one shining star; someone who’s a pleasure to work with and be around. A person who knows the business and adds an enormous amount of value. It is my opinion that the entire weight of the agency sits squarely on these increasingly few individuals’ shoulders.

    Cons

    So many. But in my opinion, the one that stands out as deserving a huge big red flag to anyone considering employment at DiGo would be what I perceive as leadership’s total lack of integrity.

    A few examples of this:
    - When creative work DiGo had nothing to do with is presented to prospective clients as being the agency’s own. This feels incredibly misleading and downright dishonest.
    - When a managing director gives authorization for internal operating expenditures, but then denies that approval when the CFO scrutinizes it. Shame.
    - When the CEO (or as he prefers, “Chief”) stands before the entire agency and lies about having turned away a prospective client; siting the reason as being that the company's business holdings do not align with agency anti-gun values. This then prospective, now current client holds controlling stock in a major American firearms manufacturer (the very one that so happens to produce the assault weapon used in recent deadly mass shootings). “We cannot work with this company…”, but then you're asked only days later to help draft scope and on-boarding documents for this very same company. THEN, after multiple complaints from staff about the shift in decision, you’re told by a managing director, “…but this company has nice business holdings too, guys!” Shame, shame.
    - When a senior level creative (would be junior or mid-level at any more reputable agency) publicly shames a subordinate about her creative abilities... at a bar during a work gathering in front of multiple colleagues. The subordinate was shaken, humiliated and tried hard to resolve the situation with him and his superiors. She was given zero support and the senior level creative was never held accountable. Poor guy must’ve been feeling intimidated. She has since moved on to a real agency and is flourishing.
    - Or when you are regularly required to apologize to vendors / partners for very late or non-payment of invoices. And sometimes are even required to beg them to not terminate the relationship. Embarrassing.

    Zero integrity. Managed with no regard for honesty to clients, partners or staff. A sincerely pitiful place. I’m so happy to be gone.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest to yourselves, to your employees and to your clients. Recognize your failings (no shortage) and correct them. Oh - and stop using the term, "Studio". It's antiquated. Real agencies don't have "studios", they have production.

  8. Helpful (10)

    "Sweatshop without the good projects"

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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

    I worked at DiMassimo Goldstein (DIGO) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people.
    Bagel Fridays.
    Dog friendly.

    Cons

    Underpaid.
    Understaffed.
    Not a great roster of clients. Most are financial or you've never heard of them.
    Long hours bc of lack of staff.

    Advice to Management

    You keep winning fastest growing company awards, yet your employees are being underpaid and working extremely long hours. Means you're not distributing your earnings that's why you keep growing so fast. You should try to pay them more PLUS hire more people so others aren't there until 11am. Otherwise the accounts and opportunities aren't good enough for creatives here. You're not Droga5. Get new creative directors who can do better work and mentor.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Great Place, Great People"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DiMassimo Goldstein (DIGO) full-time

    Pros

    Great place to build your book if you're a junior. Very fun culture.

    Cons

    Workload can get overwhelming at times.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Glad I'm here"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DiMassimo Goldstein (DIGO) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People at this agency are smart, creative and dedicated to doing good work. It's a mid-sized agency which means that you have all the right roles in place but it's small enough that everyone knows each other. People like to hang out together so there is a feeling of being part of a "team".

    Cons

    Being a mid-sized shop sometimes means wearing more than one hat but if I'm learning something new doing that I don't mind.

    Advice to Management

    Stay connected to the team. They have great ideas.