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Updated July 15, 2018
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R/GA Founder, Chairman, and CEO Bob Greenberg
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  • "No such thing as work life balance unless you’re on leadership" (in 40 reviews)

  • "Long hours and it was hard to get expenses back" (in 35 reviews)

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  1. "Intern Experience"

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team of people to work with. Nice location and plenty of opportunities to work on various projects and accounts

    Cons

    Work/Life balance can sometimes keep employees working late hours or taking work home with them


  2. "Best in class agency with room to improve"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at R/GA full-time

    Pros

    A world-class agency but in an office small enough to know everyone. The SF office has heart. Senior management really cares about the employees, working to prevent burnout. Room for growth, opportunities for promotion are plentiful. Strong dedication to diversity and inclusion.

    Cons

    Typical agency woes - sometimes long hours, being on an intense project can lean to burnout. Sometimes not quick enough to address problematic team members, which can lower morale.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on bringing a family feel to the office. And when problems pop up, be quick to solve them.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at R/GA full-time

    Pros

    friendly, hard working , smart, and creative people

    Cons

    work life balance could be better


  4. "Great thinking, difficult organizational structure"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You're surrounded by incredibly bright, thoughtful and creative thinkers

    Cons

    Business opportunities can be very "cliquey"


  5. "Smoke and Mirrors"

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

    I worked at R/GA full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, well known name. A good place for jr staff to get in an get some experience. Someone Sr. likely to feel stifled with the lack of diversity of thinking.

    Cons

    Toxic, bullying culture. Focuses on pointless busy work fiddling around with budgets vs. quality of work. Resources are pulled off projects with no notice causing chaos. Upper management has no real role except to micromanage and interfere. No support and poor, shaky client relationship with lack of respect.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people vs. the bottom line. Onboarding just plain sucks at R/GA.


  6. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at R/GA full-time

    Pros

    Global, creative, big, resources, talent

    Cons

    Boys club, competitive, lack of interest in non-new York office teams


  7. "Positive experience - would recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at R/GA full-time

    Pros

    I worked at R/GA fro 3 years as an AP and found the experience for my resume to be good. I met a lot of talented people who were hard workers and made the projects enjoyable from all phases. I found good mentorship within the company and I enjoyed working as part of a bigger network.

    Cons

    I was there at a time where there were more pitches than clients but that happens sometimes. Couldn't figure out the review/promotion cycle as it changed every 9 months I was there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. It's a great company.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Trying to gain back its heyday"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've seen some good things of late. They have the desire to create and support world-class work. And my personal experience of management is 👌

    Cons

    The clients are a bit average right now. Especially Samsung global.


  9. "Great company, but leadership is so-so."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at R/GA full-time

    Pros

    You get to work for one of the top ad agencies in the world.

    Cons

    San Francisco gets tossed a lot of boring clients. Management is not great.


  10. "Smart People"

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    Current Employee - Associate Creative Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Creative Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at R/GA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You work with some of the best people in the industry.

    Cons

    You often feel like a machine.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people. Get to know them and what they want to do rather than what they can do for the business. You will ultimately find better workers and happier agency life when management connects with their people on a deeper level.


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