Droga5 Reviews

Updated May 19, 2020

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2.7
33%
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59%
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Droga5 Global and NY CEO Sarah Thompson
Sarah Thompson
18 Ratings
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  • "Long hours and pressure to be the best(in 22 reviews)

  • "Work life balance isn't always the best but it's getting better(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Best place to cut teeth"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Producer 

    I worked at Droga5 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart co-workers, great reputation, challenging environment

    Cons

    Work life balance isn’t great. But you aren’t here for that.

    Droga52019-12-12
  2. "A sweatshop focused on politics, not results"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Droga5 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Huge clients, lots of responsibility, good pay in certain departments, well-respected in industry trades and among other agencies

    Cons

    Non-existent work life, arrogant leadership, insane politics, focused on ego stroking instead of results, all the reviews you're seeing here are correct. You must suck up to succeed and gaslighting is rampant. Overall, worth it to stay here about a year then work somewhere else more respectful

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    Droga52020-05-19
  3. "Horrible upper management"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Droga5 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Incredibly talented people, especially in the creative department

    Cons

    No work/life balance, boys club, horrible upper management.

    Droga52020-04-19
  4. "Think Twice before applying"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Help Desk Technician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Droga5 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lunch everyday after 8:00 PM, happy hour every Friday. Very dedicated people

    Cons

    Terrible management, They only move up people they like. no work-life balance

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    Droga52020-05-03
  5. "Great place for innovation, creativity and opportunity."

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Droga5 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities at Droga5 - if you're eager to learn and willing to drink the kool-aid, you'll be successful.

    Cons

    Somewhat of a grind. Work hard-play hard mentality, which I like. Opportunity to wear many hats. It can be a tad bit clique-y - you have to butter up management to get new opportunities. I feel like management would hate to hear that, but it's true.

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    Droga52019-11-21
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great work, not so great work ethic"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Art Director 

    I worked at Droga5 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Best of the best talent, exposure to the biggest blue chip clients / production

    Cons

    Non-existent work-life balance, expected to work non-stop

    Droga52019-11-14
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Yikes"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Droga5 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free cashews! Looks like you can move up if the right people like/notice you. Dinner is served every night at 7 (which should tell you something about the work/life balance)

    Cons

    All the cons you have read are true! the burnout here is high, most people are doing the work of 3, ZERO work/life balance, most floors are ghost towns with endless rows of empty desks, lots favoritism, major egos in leadership, location is yuck, the pace they are working people has only gotten worse with the acquisition and will probably continue to decline with the global expansion.

    Droga52019-11-15
  8. "Good"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Senior CopyWriter 

    I have been working at Droga5 full-time

    Pros

    It's an opportunity to make good work and work with great people

    Cons

    The hours are pretty rough and its easy to get lost in a bigger agency

    Droga52019-09-05
  9. Helpful (2)

    "smoke and mirrors"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Strategist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Droga5 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You will have an interesting 1-3 years on your resume that you can use to find a better job elsewhere (higher paying, less politics, smart managers, better benefits)

    Cons

    - Operates largely on politics, gossip and cliques - Leaders/department heads are more concerned about their own status within the agency than the health of the business they help to run - Management will gaslight you into thinking you are underperforming so they don't have to reward you

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    Droga52019-10-01
  10. "Solid company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Account Director 

    I have been working at Droga5 full-time

    Pros

    solid fast paced collaborative environment

    Cons

    you may work some very long hours

    Droga52019-08-23
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