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  1. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Toxic, misguided leadership reaches far and wide!

    Jul 29, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    A lot of friendly, smart and talented people (Most gone in the past 6 months)

    Cons

    Freshman-year college feel. You're hired and almost instantly you have to prepare for rush week except that rush week goes on for years. There is no difference from college life to work life at Droga5. Management is toxic to themselves and their "team". Every senior-level person hates the next senior-level person across every department. Poor level of discretion when your employees know you all abhor each other and take every possible opportunity to screw one another over.

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    6 people found this review helpful
  2. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Solid work, mediocre culture.

    Aug 31, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Agency makes incredible advertising work and hires pretty smart people. It's lively and there's always a new challenge ahead.

    Cons

    Agency main priority is money, not people, making it a place with long hours and unfriendly management.

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee

    The best there is!

    Oct 19, 2022 - Finance Manager 
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    Pros

    Smart people and great culture

    Cons

    None that I can think of

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    D5 has been an evolving place

    Aug 15, 2018 -  
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    Pros

    - People are smart - (most of) sr leadership genuinely care - Depending on your role, there can be room to stretch and grow - It's a top tier place. The standard is so high. - At least lately people leave at a decent hour

    Cons

    - The industry is declining, and so is the opportunity here to do killer work - The rapid growth and then contraction has led to a fragmented culture. No one knows each other. No one cares that no one knows each other.

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    4 people found this review helpful
  5. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Ups and Downs

    Feb 13, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Still a respected agency that has some extremely smart people to learn from.

    Cons

    Management blatantly operating out of self-interest at times. Certain departments very top-heavy. Can feel clique-y at times.

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Strategist

    Nov 5, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Valuable learning experience and incredibly smart people.

    Cons

    Hard work at all times.

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  7. 1.0
    Former Employee

    On the decline

    Mar 18, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    There are plenty of intelligent and dedicated people working at Droga5. They keep the place afloat.

    Cons

    Hard-working and smart people were unexpectedly laid off, but the agency managed to find funds for exorbitant parties, on-and-offsite happy hours, and random useless gestures. There's no amount of alcohol and/or food that will compensate for the fact that people are overwhelmed and sometimes working in vain due to disorganization. The constant pressure has cultivated a cut-throat environment. People will smile at you then talk badly about you behind your back. On top of that, leadership is shady and complicit. For them, the bottom line matters more than chronic sexual harassment and general misery. Plus, they act like they care about 'diversity,' but that same concern doesn't apply to all marginalized groups.

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    6 people found this review helpful
  8. 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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  9. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Project Manager

    Jan 23, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Smart people, used to be a truly wonderful company culture. Some of those perks are still there.

    Cons

    Grew too big too fast. No real infrastructure in place to help save it. Long hours and pressure to be the best. Wasn't always like this.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  10. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Lots of smart people here

    Aug 21, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    1) smart people, 2) free food, 3) make friends, 4) career training, 5) good location

    Cons

    1) long hours, 2) middle management, 3) demanding teams, 4) clients, 5) all my friends left

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