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Digitas Reviews

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. "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.


  2. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Digitas part-time

    Pros

    Great environment, nice people, cool projects

    Cons

    Strong career growth opportunities, if you know the right people

  3. "Great start in pharma"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun place to work, tons of vacation

    Cons

    Pay stinks, work like crazy and hard to move up


  4. "VP/Director"

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    Former Employee - Vice President/Director in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Vice President/Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Bright, motivated, hard-working and genuinely nice colleagues; strong employee retention (I was there for 10+ years as were many of my colleagues; not common these days.) Opportunities for growth and development.

    Cons

    Some big egos at the senior levels. Experience depended largely on who you had as a manager. Some people became supervisors by default as they got promoted (due to their talent vs. ability to manage others.)

    Advice to Management

    Separate promotional tracks and don't automatically put people into management roles if it's not their forte. Continue to hire the best and brightest.


  5. "Producer"

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    Former Employee - Producer
    Former Employee - Producer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Digitas full-time

    Pros

    Highly structured, great training programs, and heavy access to more seasoned employees who are happy to provide mentorship.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity to move upwards and salary bumps are few and far between. Very few women in upper management, especially in the creative departments. Often promote the more divisive employees, which alienated the employees that were better team players.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the health of the team overall rather than keeping the different departments so silo'd.


  6. "meh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Digitas full-time

    Pros

    good benefits. Lots of holidays. Some really smart people, but not nearly enough.

    Cons

    Long hours. No room for movement. Politics

    Advice to Management

    The good ones have all left


  7. "VP/GD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Culture is good, many clubs to be apart of

    Cons

    Nothing significant to report, stable clients for the most part

  8. "Great place on a promotion freeze"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing people
    Entrepreneurial
    Freedom to create
    Strong culture
    Incredible benefits and PTO

    Cons

    Promotion freezes
    Publicis blocks
    Not a lot of opportunity at junior levels
    Not for those who can self-start their careers


  9. "Not for the faint of heart"

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

    I worked at Digitas full-time

    Pros

    -Great agency experience
    -Smart, young people
    -Good pay once you're senior enough

    Cons

    -High turnover and challenges getting scope approval to hire
    -Very busy days due to several meetings a day

    Advice to Management

    -Pad scopes so employees don't feel overwhelmed
    -Continue with fun, corporate events/parties


  10. "Disorganized, slow, arrogant, and poorly managed"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Bridgeport, CT
    Former Employee - Manager in Bridgeport, CT

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

    Pros

    If you enjoy young meat market agencies with high burn and churn but all the right frills.

    Cons

    Immature and irrational management. Slowest agency to deliver client results. Over-complicated internal systems.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes. What are you trying to build?


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