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Pros
  • You can meet a lot of smart people there (in 44 reviews)

  • You can learn a lot from a lot of smart people here (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Not a strong partner to find work/life balance (in 35 reviews)

  • There can be some long hours as one would expect at an agency (in 46 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at Digitas full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people, fun projects and work.

    Cons

    No cons. I liked working there.


  2. "Unfortunate experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Met some nice people while working here, tuned up excel skills.

    Cons

    Terribly organized department & high turnover. Also, do not care about employee concerns.

    Advice to Management

    Picking and plugging in current employees on a project works if they are willing to adapt instead of ruining structure. No adapting here.

  3. "Valuable Experience"

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    Former Employee - Lead Creative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Lead Creative in New York, NY

    Pros

    Digitas gave me a great opportunity to work on great brands and with smart co-worker I was able to grow and learn from.

    Cons

    Challenging work life balance.
    They seemed to have a policy of hire talent below their current title. Be sure to fight for a title that reflects your years of experience.


  4. "Account director"

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    Former Employee - Account Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Digitas (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and time off. Looks good on resume and is good training if you're just starting out. Some nice people

    Cons

    The company and the office are just too big. Sometimes you like you're really just a number. Work life balance doesn't exist


  5. "Rampant sexism and bullying"

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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
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, some management try to fight against the hate and vitriol

    Cons

    Certain vice presidents curse and spout sexist comments as if it makes them cool. Lots of bullying from some high-level managers. Bringing it up to immediate supervisors just makes them say to keep it quiet if you want to keep working. No action taken on complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. We can wait for the discrimination lawsuits to start.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Doesn't value people"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great perks - many free events and food from media vendors
    Full of smart people
    Good pay

    Cons

    senior management doesn't know how the day to day teams work and what they need
    hard to get raises

    Advice to Management

    pay more attention to the people below you


  7. "Good Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Digitas has good pay, great perks, and lots of vacation time. You can meet a lot of smart people there.

    Cons

    They will make you work very hard with long hours sometimes. There is also a ton of turn over in NY.

    Advice to Management

    Reviews were not taken seriously when I worked there and I wish there was more career guidance through the process.

  8. "Great perks, but not enough to make up for internal politics"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and company perks.

    Cons

    Management can be abrasive and quite frankly, lazy. Many in upper leadership are completely disconnected and rarely in the office. Those who are present do not execute any objectives and spend a majority of the time deflecting work and stress off to others. Management needs serious training in professional behavior and project management. Many managers do not help team members achieve any growth.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be great, now not so much..."

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    In my 3+ years here I was always a big advocate of Digitas. I enjoyed the work and the people, but lately it has really taken a turn.

    PROs:
    - Great culture, fun events, overall enjoyable workplace
    - Smart/ motivated people (for the most part)
    - High profile clients and campaigns
    - Competitive pay & good benefits

    Cons

    CONs:

    -Too much to do and not enough people left to do it. ALOT of recent turnover has created problems for those of us still here and caused the quality of work to suffer.
    -Limited support from upper management makes it difficult to get things done and there is little appreciation for all the late nights spent picking up the slack.
    - Huge focus on campus hire program from ivy league schools instead of hiring experienced mid-level people with a strong understanding of the industry to help fill the gaps
    - Promotions are dictated by parent company Publicis, not Digitas, making it difficult to award promotions to those who deserve it and keep people around

    Advice to Management

    Focus on hiring experienced, competent individuals who can do the work now vs. leaning on the overworked team to train campus hires who won't be able to contribute significantly in the short term. Give your teams the upper mgmt support they need, push back on clients when necessary, and recognize the hard work of long time, loyal employees who are carrying the company before everyone leaves.


  10. "Great Agency"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice people, great positive culture, treats interns very well and makes them feel welcomed and valued

    Cons

    It was difficult to try and get a full time job here after graduation-- even though my previous manager had written glowing reviews of my time there

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work on your intern program, but make it easier for good interns to come back as full-time.


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