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Droga5 Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Dec 12, 2019

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Droga5 Global and NY CEO Sarah Thompson
Sarah Thompson
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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 11 reviews)

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  1. "Best place to cut teeth"

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    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. "Great work, not so great work ethic"

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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
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Yikes"

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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
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Meh"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Droga5

    Pros

    Working alongside amazing and passionate creatives

    Cons

    Long hours, zero work life balance, hiring freeze, no 401k, high creative turnover, political environment laced with favoritism, no diversity and not many opportunities to work on groundbreaking fun stuff.

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    Droga52019-07-24
  5. "Great place to work, but..."

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people. Unparalleled talent. Incredible passion. Creativity seeping out of the walls. Incredibly diverse culture. Lots of organic growth potential in ALL roles and in all departments. Dog friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Very long hours. Especially in Creative and Project Management. Zero work-life balance. Less than zero actually.

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    Droga52019-07-02
  6. "Great place!"

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    Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of great people there - very smart, talented and nice.

    Cons

    Low pay. Bad work / life balance.

    Droga52019-02-20
  7. "Good but could be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot quickly

    Cons

    Lack of q work/life balance

    Droga52019-03-01
  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Associate Creative Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Encouraging environment, you'll learn a ton, and big ideas are encouraged and fought for.

    Cons

    Work life balance isn't always the best but it's getting better. There are a lot of initiatives meant to improve this.

    Droga52018-01-23
  9. Helpful (1)

    "AS"

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    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Droga5 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Best ad agency in new york

    Cons

    Bad work life balance

    Droga52016-04-09
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great shop"

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    Senior Art Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Droga5 for more than a year

    Pros

    Exceptionally talented people, incredible drive, constantly challenged to grow

    Cons

    Long hours, definitely not a lot of work/life balance

    Droga52016-02-09
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