Digitas Reviews

Updated Jun 23, 2020

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3.5
67%
Recommend to a Friend
82%
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Digitas President Michael Kahn (no image)
Michael Kahn
54 Ratings
Pros
  • "The people are amazing - great people to be in the trenches with(in 82 reviews)

  • "Many capabilities and smart people to learn from(in 77 reviews)

Cons
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  1. COVID-19

    "Best Interview Process To Date"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Digitas full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great collaborative team environment, everyone seems to have strong knowledge of their skill set as well as a strong grasp on the larger picture.

    Cons

    I have to admit that I am starting this job in the midst of the Covid-19 situation so it has thrown a wrench in everything. So it would be tough for me to give any real cons at this point.

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  2. COVID-19

    "Great place to work overall"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate, Project Management in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Digitas full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great office, people are lovely and extremely knowledgable, exceptional values

    Cons

    Big layoffs due to COVID-19

  3. "Good First Job Experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Creative Strategist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Digitas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company culture is very welcoming and fun with many young employees, making this a good place to work right out of college

    Cons

    Pay and promotions not great

  4. "A great place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Creative Strategist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Digitas full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good people to work with and good benefits

    Cons

    Lack of promotions and Salary Increases

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Meh"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Copywriter in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Digitas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, some good people, decent work/life balance depending on your account

    Cons

    Not a very warm culture, interesting projects go to ECD "favorites", not a lot of mobility

  6. "Experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Digitas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good snacks, great people, good PTO

    Cons

    promos, salary increases, and growth

  7. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Digitas full-time

    Pros

    Smart, talented people who are fun to work with and challenge you to do your best everyday.

    Cons

    Don't promote people when necessary, and sometimes bring in new hires instead of elevating current employees to new roles.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Discriminatory towards women"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Digitas full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    PTO and closure during Christmas and NYE

    Cons

    The company just had a big "let's look at our biases!" workshop because of BLM. I think it's spurring a lot of people to come out of the woodwork with their complaints. In the years I've been here I've faced so much discrimination as a woman. As a woman I've seen my white male coworkers get promoted before me and get the best assignments. I've had to do the grunt work while they're off chugging beer in the cafeteria with male leadership. I spent three years pushing myself and trying to get a promotion only to see two men get promoted who were only at the company for less than a year. This is not usual. This happens on most accounts. All leadership is male. They only promote other men. I was invited to a conference as a diversity representation and then told to gather materials for the team while all the men invited were allowed to schmooze and network. I work on a huge project for the team and the men on the account took credit for my work and told me that sometimes leadership needs to take credit so clients don't think "lower level employees" are the ones doing the work. I've watched as the men on the account come in and make new changes without consulting the women who've been here longer and who know more. They assume any women with more knowledge doesn't know what they're talking about. They say their ideas are better. They get out of doing actual work and get everything handed to them on a silver platter. Myself and three other women on my team have worked so hard to be the backbone of this account and ALL of us were told we weren't high enough on the lit of promotions. But the white male coworker who did none of the work but got all the credit was promoted. I had no mentorship. My career manager never met with me. The men on my account had career managers who were at the SVP level. I was left abandoned. Whenever I brought up my concerns, I was told I was imagining things. I had records of what was happening, but the men on the account gaslit me and my coworkers and told us it never happened. I was called hysterical for imagining slights that didn't exist. I was told I had to do my "duty" and spend my time in the trenches even though men with much less experience than me were hired and promoted for no reason. This company is absolutely horrible. It's toxic and hates women. Do not work here if you're a woman. Do not work here if you're queer. Do not work here if you're BIPOC. They only care about white straight men.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Data Analyst"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Digitas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You'll be exposed to a great number of analytical tools/products. You can actually see the results of any recommendations you make. Exposure is great since you can actually interact with clients to the VP level and they listen to your recommendations.

    Cons

    - Extremely low chance of being promoted for all analysts. If your VP doesn't look like they'll fight for you or they seem too busy to talk about your career don't waste ANY time and just leave. The needs of the account/business outweigh your personal promotion goals. You can't play nice. Agency will just higher cheaper and younger. If you near the 1.5 year mark and they don't budge just bounce. - Chaotic clients mean a lot of late nights and last minute requests.

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Toxic"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Designer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Digitas full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits and PTO policy

    Cons

    "Boys club" mentality, almost no diversity, no work/life balance

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