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Digitas Health Reviews

Updated May 29, 2018
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Pros
  • "Decent benefits, good people, some work/life balance if you have the right position" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, lots of opportunity to work on various parts of the business" (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours; doesn't often promote from within" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Toxic workplace : abusive upper management/bullying and fear-based management/SOB syndrome" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "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. "Great Experience and Social Atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Work/life balance
    - Amenities in the office (food, coffee, snacks, drinks)
    - Social calendar (book clubs, happy hours, tailgates, intramural teams)
    - Continued learning seminars
    - Internal management training for all levels
    - Mobility between offices all over the US
    - Smart people who are great at their jobs
    - Exposure to all types of work and campaigns
    - Great benefits!

    Cons

    - Process between sister agencies
    - Fragmentation between client teams/floors of the office
    - Onboarding & Publicis software training is lacking
    - Technology could use an upgrade (only creatives and upper levels have Macs

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to employees. We've had some great upgrades and new things happening in the office, which will keep employees around and attract great new talent.

  3. "Great People, Great Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Digitas Health full-time

    Pros

    Passionate, smart, creative people; good benefits; DH management really cares about staff

    Cons

    Hours can be long; a lot of meetings


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Major identity crisis"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    For younger, up-and-coming people - a great place to start and learn.

    Cons

    Confused leadership serving the mothership and dreaming of being a real agency while maintaining a project shop mentality all the while.


  5. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Digitas Health full-time

    Pros

    Great experience, clear healthcare mindset, strong integration with media, lots of learning. Strong expertise in analytics with folks having multiple specialties.

    Cons

    Siloed between capabilities. Onset of business intelligence unit created barriers for analytics success. Not enough client exposure


  6. "Strategy/Analytics"

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    Former Employee - Strategy and Analytics in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Strategy and Analytics in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Digitas Health full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn the marketing industry of enhance your skills

    Fun, vibrant atmosphere

    Events and parties are fun if you’re younger and into that sorta thing

    Great holiday schedule and PTO

    Great location

    Cons

    Top heavy department

    High turn over throughout the company

    Has issues hiring talent at the correct level

    Direction is unclear

    Crab shoot for promotion. Gotta be lucky and play the politics

    Advice to Management

    The company went through a lot of changes within the past year they received plenty of advice


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work, but has it's flaws"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate Producer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Producer in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic and fun work environment
    Flexible hours
    Lots of room for growth
    Opportunities for exploration outside of your capability/department
    Wide range of work and project types
    Unlimited sick time

    Cons

    Many Account Executives/Managers are unqualified and untrained for their positions
    Technical departments not always integrated into workflows properly
    Some teams too focused on budgets/profitability rather than quality of work

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Digitas Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Creative work environment, fast-pace, centrally located in Center City, paid holidays.

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted, upper management believes 'time in role' is important and adheres to it though talent should prove more important than time.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "better agencies out there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Digitas Health full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to large pharmaceutical client accounts and great digital advertising experience. Great vacation time allowance and benefits.

    Cons

    Upper management comes across as distrustful and fake in their attempts to restructure and unite the agency, especially after multiple rounds of layoffs this year. Expectations for roles vary significantly between internal client teams. Most managers are either micromanaging or distant, and it takes a long time to advance - especially if you shift teams/managers.

    Advice to Management

    You should make the effort to find out employees’ (from entry to senior level) recommendations for upper management while they actually still work at the agency, not just ask in the exit interview survey...


  10. Helpful (2)

    "It's the worst!"

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    Current Employee - Senior PM in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Senior PM in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Digitas Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Being in a great city. That's all.

    Cons

    All of upper management. Yes, you!

    Advice to Management

    Leave. Please do everyone a favor. The best ones already did.


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