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Updated Jul 8, 2021

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3.5
62%
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89%
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Droga5 Global and NY CEO Sarah Thompson
Sarah Thompson
29 Ratings
Pros
  • "Incredibly talented people, especially in the creative department(in 12 reviews)

  • "Lots of great people there - very smart, talented and nice(in 8 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours, depending on the clients(in 25 reviews)

  • "Work life balance isn't always the best but it's getting better(in 15 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Best Company Culture

      Jun 22, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Creativity has no bar, best professionals to work with.

      Cons

      Tools used for management are bit old school

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Zero work life balance, burnout and stress is high

      Mar 27, 2021 - Director Level 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Met some amazing people. Very bright mid and junior level staff. D5 reputation and name looks good on resume.

      Cons

      I don’t think the agency itself is bad. It’s just not going to be a fit for everyone and that’s ok. My experience had me with triple booked meetings each day, no work life balance, and difficulty making thoughtful work with turnarounds of 1 day. It’s easy to get lost in big agency politics: stress of managing up and meeting demands of absurd timelines makes it difficult to take care of yourself and the creatives that work under you. Huge PM department but they don’t coordinate with one another to ensure manageable workloads. “Always on” mentality makes it near impossible to protect nights and weekends. I mostly worked 12 hour days during the pandemic and most weekends. Very corporate feeling due to Accenture acquisition. Feels like you can’t be genuinely upfront with management about issues without it backfiring.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      hard work

      Jul 8, 2021 - Associate Producer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      interesting people, ways of working and culture

      Cons

      long hours and lots of chaos

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee

      smart people long hours at times

      Jul 8, 2021 - Strategy Director in New York, NY
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      Pros

      smart people and great work

      Cons

      the hours are v long at times

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      one of the smartest agencies in NYC

      May 25, 2021 - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      smart nice people, inclusive culture.

      Cons

      work life balance isn't great. Accenture acquisition added some layers of politics and complexity that are diluting the culture.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great Agency

      May 11, 2021 - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - extremely smart colleagues - big clients

      Cons

      - long hours - agency pay isn't great

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Decent place to work on big clients

      May 7, 2021 - Senior Account Manager in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Brilliant creatives and dedicated founder

      Cons

      Not great work life balance

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great experience overall

      Apr 21, 2021 - Digital Producer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working in New York City. You meet people from all backgrounds. Independence to do your job. Collaborative.

      Cons

      Lots of late nights. Lack of growth opportunities.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      still the best agency in the world

      Apr 21, 2021 - Creative in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      everyone is smart and everyone is talented

      Cons

      not always a walk in the park

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place

      Mar 22, 2021 - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work. Employees. Atmosphere. Wide range of clients

      Cons

      Long hours at times. Pending your boss may need to self advocate

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