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R/GA Reviews

Updated January 14, 2019
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  • "No such thing as work life balance unless you’re on leadership" (in 45 reviews)

  • "Long hours and it was hard to get expenses back" (in 38 reviews)

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  1. "Media Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R/GA full-time

    Pros

    Great Compensation, Beautiful office, great team.

    Cons

    Longtime work, too much stress.


  2. "Both good and bad"

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

    I worked at R/GA full-time

    Pros

    The best talent, great clients, interesting and challenging work

    Cons

    Workplace politics, very little work-life balance

  3. "Talented people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R/GA full-time

    Pros

    the people, culture and work

    Cons

    work life balance and long hours


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Ex Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at R/GA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Team
    Good atmosphere
    Good career advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours
    Client diversity
    Lacks empathy
    Lacks human communication internally


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Unsure of corporate identity - seems to change every six months."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at R/GA full-time

    Pros

    Access to great projects and clients, if you play your politics right.

    Cons

    Terrible senior management and a cut throat culture allowed to thrive.


  6. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at R/GA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Exciting state of art office.

    Cons

    Super small media teams with little support compared to other agencies.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Don’t believe the fake HR written reviews"

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    Former Employee - Executive Producer
    Former Employee - Executive Producer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at R/GA full-time

    Pros

    Pay - that’s about it.

    Cons

    Everything else. Like others have mentioned - this place is TOXIC to its core. Upper management (especially production and client services) is a micro-managing, soulless group who will stab you in the back at any opportunity. Finger pointing culture - no one will have your back.

    Systems are in the dark ages, resource management is confusing and ineffective, teams get pulled from projects all the time. This place was a low point in my career TBH.

    Run!!

    Advice to Management

    God you’re just awful - literally no support for your people. You ought be ashamed.

  8. Helpful (13)

    "Worst of the Worst"

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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
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at R/GA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There were some smart people there, some of the best User Experience folks I've ever met. You get paid a lot for the abuse.

    Cons

    Quite possibly the most toxic, absurdly ineffective environment I've ever worked in. Account/Creative/Tech blame each other. No one ever says no to Clients. If you're not in the "cool kids" club from before you get there, it's impossible to actually get any work done. Zero Work/Life balance. Take time off, come back to no job. Firing is extremely common, as is swapping out team members on projects, especially when they think what they're working on isn't good enough for them. A culture of backstabbing, lying and finger pointing. Technology is an outsourced joke of "resources" making development nearly impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly. Fire everyone and start over with actual Human beings.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "All that glitters is not gold. Don't join this company. Seriously."

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

    I have been working at R/GA full-time

    Pros

    - Office is nice
    - Pay is decent

    Cons

    - As the title describes it, this place is toxic. You find yourself stuck in the facade of the office and awards they slab on the walls. As it's full of constant drama, backstabbing, manipulative culture, and meaningless work.

    - You spend all your time and effort only to have your work shut down by creative or because of limited billable hours. Managers only want to micromanage or are envious of younger /superior talent. While everyone else is out for themselves in order to save their job.

    - The only reason why people stay on for more than 3 years is to cash out on their 401K. Otherwise, everyone is miserable and hide their issues by drinking every day. There are constant layoffs and changes within the department structures as people leave regularly.

    - They pride themselves on the speed of the work, however every project takes longer than expected. Then they keep pursuing new work and don't actually pay attention to the projects and clients that they already have. There is also zero work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    - Stop lying to your employees.


  10. "loved it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at R/GA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great team working out of PDX

    Cons

    growing very fast - some things get lost in the process