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"Truly scarred from my experience at Digitas"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Digitas full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

There are some smart people with good intentions in there and you do get to work on big brands and can build up a solid network of contacts for life after Digitas

Cons

The political environment brings out the worst in people. Backstabbing is rampant and fueled by senor management and HR.

You are not rewarded for work performance rather the only way to get a head is by schmoozing with VPs (verbatim from 2 SVPs).

Most of senior management got to be where they are through backstabbing, therefore, I’m not sure if there is a way to stop the cycle as long as they work there.

HR does more harm them good by perpetuating backstabbing. It’s almost like their function is to stir things up even more.

Advice to Management

My advice would be to rethink your point of view on management. People should be rewarded for performance not for being political and throwing good people under the bus. HR team: You need to re-evaluate your approach as well rather then being a tool for backstabbing used by the malfunctioning senior leadership team.

Other Employee Reviews for Digitas

  1. "Soul-crushing mediocrity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Content Strategist in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Content Strategist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Digitas as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pretty sure nothing illegal happening; 24/7 electricity; clients your parents have heard of

    Cons

    Huge company dedicated to servicing retainer clients via go-nowhere initiatives. Staffed by 2nd string creatives whose onetime spark for making a difference has been eclipsed by the sad realities of a paycheck-to-family, paycheck-to-family world. And by young go-getters who don't know any better.
    No one acknowledges the toxicity of doing nothing of substance and being paid for it. And everyone--everyone--is either blow-your-head-off boring, or just plain sad.

    Advice to Management

    Replace two thirds of the VPs with real, fresh talent; make them stay on their projects a little longer than their antsy tendencies would allow.
    And for God's sake: ditch Lotus Notes.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "NYC office is hopeful-- Find the best people and work with them."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Digitas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great benefits, thanks to Publicis
    - Social & volunteer opportunities
    - Solid reputation

    Cons

    - Trying to become a full service agency, but there is little communication between capabilities
    - Low pay while the company continues to waste money on lavish open bars & special appearances; employees recently went 3 years without a merit increase
    - High turnover
    - Erratic senior management whom acknowledge problems, but make little effort to fix them
    - The standard procedure for getting promoted is to find a better offer elsewhere, then threaten to quit

    Advice to Management

    Encourage collaboration & company pride; implement programs that hold departments accountable for pushing their practices forward in an increasingly competitive industry, instead of scrambling to hang on while employees leave for better opportunities.


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