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Updated February 16, 2018
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Pros
  • Decent benefits, good people, some work/life balance if you have the right position (in 8 reviews)

  • Great benefits, lots of opportunity to work on various parts of the business (in 10 reviews)

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

  • As a contractor, getting a full-time gig can (in 4 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. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Digitas Health full-time

    Pros

    benefits, time off, training, in-house compensation

    Cons

    ability to move within the company

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  6. 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...


  7. Helpful (1)

    "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.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "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.


  9. 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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.


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