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Digitas Health Reviews

Updated October 31, 2017
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Pros
  • Decent benefits, good people, some work/life balance if you have the right position (in 8 reviews)

  • I've really enjoyed learning about complex scientific processes and working with great people (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • As a contractor, getting a full-time gig can (in 4 reviews)

  • No work/ife balance, no respect to private life, no career growth opportunities (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great company with some growing pains"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Digitas Health full-time

    Pros

    Great, highly diverse group of people who produce great work. Lots of perks (good benefits, beer fridays, etc.)

    Cons

    Growing pains from a smaller company to a larger, corporately-held company. They do a good job of trying to maintain the small agency feel but it's tough.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify further out of pharma only - something in progress already but needs to be accelerated.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Fine. Not bad. OneDH is a crock tho."

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    Current Employee - Editor in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Editor in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and PTO. Salary is good. Some friendly people. Flex days. You can advance if your boss really likes you or if you're an HR favorite.

    Cons

    NY office tries to run the whole agency. No freezers, only refrigerators. Black people are relegated to being facilities and cleaning people. Higher-ups make decisions without considering what the worker bees think or how it will affect them. Performance improvement plans blacklist you from advancing in the agency.

    Advice to Management

    Solicit feedback from your employees before implementing a new program. Don't just institute a new program and tell everyone they must follow it whether they like it or not. It causes resentment. People want to provide their input at the front end, not at the back end. Get more involvement from all capabilities.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Better jobs elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Digitas Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Location is good for an easy commute.

    Cons

    This is the worst job I have ever had.
    No sinks. You have to wash your fruit in the bathroom.
    There was a time where we had no drinking water for a couple of weeks.
    They depend on bullying their employees but this is dependent on which management team you have.
    Lots of office gossip.
    You are never left to manage a project on your own. Consistently being micro-managed.
    They don’t want to hear your opinions.
    Account managers make all the decisions and if they don’t like you then expect to be fired.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect. Get stronger managers who can lead teams and stand up to the Account Directors. Management need to allow their team members to grow in their work and support them.


  4. "A complete joke"

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

    I worked at Digitas Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful, passionate people below management who truly care about the work and one another. Standard nyc agency benefits which are great.

    Cons

    No leadership and poor management. No interest in employees, the work they are doing or how to make the work better. Decisions are made via office gossip. Terrible office space.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Dependent on supervisor support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Digitas Health full-time

    Pros

    Really depends on supervisor support

    Cons

    Dependent on supervisor support
    Frequent layoffs when finances suffer


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, agency in a weird place"

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

    I have been working at Digitas Health full-time

    Pros

    Bright people
    Interesting opportunities if you're lucky enough to be assigned to them
    Good place to grow and learn the marketing landscape
    Nice office space
    A lot of PTO
    Fun culture

    Cons

    Egos
    Politics
    No pets
    Can be limited in types of projects unless you have a good manager, and those are rare


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Welcome to the Royal Court"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Digitas Health full-time

    Pros

    A lot of great, passionate peers who do great work and are good people
    Publicis benefits are great -lots of holiday time and decent pay

    Cons

    This company has time and time again hired and let go of talented people because they continue to keep ineffective leaders in role
    They cannot seem to win pitches and yet they do nothing differently
    Agree with the comment from another person about how they send leadership to prominent and costly events without expectation that learnings will be shared back with the larger agency group

    Advice to Management

    It is time to take a look at the people who are in strategic, account and creative roles who are not improving your new business win rate
    Consider carefully before madly hiring people -many other agencies have been very calculated about these decisions and have not had the extensive and recurrent lay-offs you have

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Leadership is arrogant and talentless"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great PTO. Some nice, dedicated people-some.

    Cons

    Cannes Awards & SXSW: Both times Sr leadership boarded flights for these events just hours after laying peope off. SHAME. The bad are rewarded-the good canned.

    Advice to Management

    Read "The Emperor's New Clothes" and learn something from it.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work experience across a variety of clients and projects.

    Cons

    Very "clique" like at times and varied by team.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Badly-run Mega Agency Poisoned by Internal Politics"

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

    I worked at Digitas Health full-time

    Pros

    Lots of paid time off (but it's hard to get approval to actually use it)
    Nice center city location

    Cons

    There's a lot of internal politics and if you don't play along, you'll be blacklisted
    Too much "playing of favorites" - managers have their preferred butt-kissers, and if you're not one of them, you're screwed
    Poor management and almost no actual leadership


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