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Digitas Reviews

Updated February 26, 2017
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Pros
  • You can meet a lot of smart people there (in 44 reviews)

  • Learned a lot of valuable information and professional skills pertaining to advertising (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Doesn't value people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Sr. Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun people, young agency culture (tap room, ping pong table, etc), interesting work if you are not stuck on big clients, lots of responsibility, tons of opportunities to learn and grow in the areas you want to

    Cons

    Constant turnover makes it very hard to get anything done, promotions and bonuses are awarded much later than deserved (contributes to high attrition rate), too many meetings and inefficient collaboration across departments


  3. "Great place to launch your career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Digitas (More than a year)

    Pros

    I learned alot during my time at Digitas. They provided both internal training sessions and tuition reimbursement for external opportunities. The people in my department were very friendly and there are alot of opportunities for socializing with other teams. There are also alot of opportunities for recognition through healthy competition in internal hackathons and visualization contests.

    Cons

    Compensation may be lower than average


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  5. "Good Benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Great culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Fantastic culture with smart people

    Cons

    Clients not the most interesting with varying scope of work

    Advice to Management

    Continue to lead with vision


  7. "Good and the bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent, big name clients : Bank of America, Dunkin, baskin, DOW,etc. Great Pto and good benefits, excellent holiday schedule and many perks (free food, tap room,free bagel Friday) , there are times when the office will spontaneously close early or open late, which is really awesome!

    Cons

    Typical client services/ad agency- you could get good clients or bad/aggressive clients. The highlight of that is you will develop a thick skin and be stronger for it in the long run. Compared to places I've been in the past, I don't find employees to be really smart and ahead of the curve. There are MANY high level VP's and AD's who don't have a clue what they are doing, will admit it to their employees and still get to keep their job. Hr is also completely useless. My teammates had an issue with a former boss, the boss was under "close watch" by a VP in HR and things were being handled. Then, midway through solving the team issue, the HR VP left the company and now the team is in really bad shape.

    Advice to Management

    Be WAY more careful when you screen and hire. There are way too many people in high level roles look good on paper, but can't perform their job function to the level that they should be.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Amazing place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work with lots of young ,enthusiastic and talented people. Love working for this company.

    Cons

    I have been with the company for just few days, and haven't noticed any cons yet. So far so good.


  10. "Great Agency"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you want to learn about digital, Digitas is a great place to do that. You have the chance to work on some great clients, with really smart marketing people.

    Cons

    Like any big agency, you may not feel the same "impact" you would at a smaller agency. Digitas is a good shop to experience what a big agency is like. Like all agencies, they have good and bad.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to tap into middle management- they can add a lot of value.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good benefits: work from home, unlimited sick time, lots of time off, health/dental insurance is really robust

    - Great downtown Boston location

    - Bagel Fridays

    - Smart People

    Cons

    - Inconsistency between teams and roles

    - Incredibly difficult to get promoted. You need to play the political system and schmooze with the right SVP

    - Terrible work/life balance. Just terrible.

    - No communication between departments

    - Insane amount of turnover - 3 different managers and 7 new team members in just over a year, for example. Clients call us out on this.

    - Zero training and punishment if you're not trained correctly

    - Fearful culture - never saying no to the clients results in overworked employees

    - Fueled by chaos - you will always be behind your to-do list

    Advice to Management

    Upper management: do something, anything, to retain your employees. Provide opportunities for actual career growth. And on that note, put some effort into training your new managers!


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