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Updated July 31, 2017
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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. Helpful (1)

    "Art Director"

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

    I worked at Digitas full-time

    Pros

    Fun place to work
    Great compensation
    Reasonable hours

    Cons

    Not enough new business
    Mandatory extracurriculars


  2. "Great people, but the work is a grind"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people here are what made me stay for several years -- they are smart, talented, and fun to be around. You will make some great friends here. The workplace is also very open and supportive. You also will likely work on some very high profile projects that may reach millions of people.

    Cons

    You'll likely be expected to work long hours, often on things that feel trivial or like busy work. There seems to be a struggle to get interesting projects in the door.

    Advice to Management

    Find a clearer purpose, and cut back on the excessive layers of process so that people can focus on creating great work rather than navigating politics.

  3. "Great company. Can be very stressful due to very high expectations from the leadership team . Great work/life balance."

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    Former Employee - Marketing Operations Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Marketing Operations Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The flexibility with working remotely was great - actually got more accomplished in my home office (due to less conversations and other human distractions). Great people.

    Cons

    I worked mostly at a client's site, which made it sometimes difficult to connect to the D'tas team in the office. But overall a great company.


  4. "Summer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    -You learn a lot
    -Solid balance of intern project work and direct work with your department
    -Awesome atmosphere
    -Everyone wants to help you learn and see you succeed

    Cons

    -Unprofessional/inappropriate behavior between some interns and their managers. My advice is to assign interns to managers who are older than the intern by more than a few years to avoid this.

    Advice to Management

    -


  5. "Associate Director, Creative"

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    Former Employee - Associate Creative Director in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Associate Creative Director in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Digitas full-time

    Pros

    Lots of talented people, great benefits, fun culture.

    Cons

    Creative Leadership is missing its North Star and seems be having a hard time finding its footing in an industry where high-quality content is king. There's no strong creative POV; company aligns itself with of-the-moment industry trends (one minute we were a social agency, the next a UX agency, the next a strategic partner). Company more beholden to its shareholders and its quarterly margins than to keeping long-term, quality talent.

    Advice to Management

    Do better work.


  6. "Zero respect for employees"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meet a few amazing people here, but upper management was a mess.

    Cons

    Worst job experience I have ever had. I was brought on as a Marketing Manager and there was no room on the floor for me, so they gave me a converted closet room to work in on a separate floor. There was so much disdain for the client that was frankly undeserved and created a really toxic environment. Upper management would make fun of client's weight after meetings as if they were 3rd grade bullies. Very self absorbed environment where upper management looks out for itself and will throw managers and associates under the bus at a moment's notice.

    Advice to Management

    Be role models for your workers and try to foster a better community. Take responsibility for client relationships and show respect internally and externally.


  7. "Strategy Planning"

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    Former Employee - Strategy Planning in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Strategy Planning in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None I can think of.

    Cons

    mean-spirited culture. HR and Sr. Leadership particularly cozy. Far too much time organizing PR propaganda to tout "great places to work". What a joke. Mean, overworked, click. Stay away.

    Advice to Management

    Set people up for success. Know what agency disciplines need to be a success. Stop with so many events and DEMAND people attend. Too many to get work done.

  8. "Account"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Digitas part-time

    Pros

    Good projects , interesting clients, good name

    Cons

    Bad hours. Worse culture. No fun.


  9. "Senior Director"

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

    I worked at Digitas full-time

    Pros

    Good Compensation Package. Creative leadership (Ronald Ng)

    Cons

    No vision, no leadership, no culture.


  10. "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.


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