R/GA Reviews

Updated May 29, 2020

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3.2
62%
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R/GA Global CEO Sean Lyons
Sean Lyons
9 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work with smart people and gain experience working across many lines of business(in 61 reviews)

  • "Some of the smartest, and most talented people i've ever met(in 38 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY

    I worked at R/GA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some of the smartest, and most talented people i've ever met. Everything i know about being a professional is from R/GA.

    Cons

    work - life balance isn't a priority. can lead to burnout if you don't look out for yourself.

    R/GA2020-03-18
  2. "Smart People, Innovative"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager, Marketing Science in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at R/GA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work with smart people and gain experience working across many lines of business

    Cons

    Politics and disconnect from leadership. Can be a clicky place to work.

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    R/GA2020-05-29
  3. "Great, if you're a workaholic."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Digital Strategy in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at R/GA full-time

    Pros

    Ability to move, grow within the company.

    Cons

    If you're good, you'll always be overworked, understaffed.

    R/GA2020-05-01
  4. "Rampant Sexism and Dirty Politics"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at R/GA full-time

    Pros

    Certain coworkers were incredible. The downtown location is nice. Pay is good for the advertising world.

    Cons

    Imagine every negative stereotype you can think of for an advertising agency. Thats this office. As mentioned in the title, sexism is rampant. White dudes who are good at pretending to do work get all the credit, while everyone else end up having to pick up their slack only to be discarded later. Hours aren't just long, they're ungodly long for the worker bees having to do the work. Real contributions are consistently unnoticed and credit is given to the wrong people.

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    R/GA2020-05-21
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Meh, look elsewhere if you want respect and to be technical"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at R/GA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cool clients to work with

    Cons

    As an engineer, you're treated as a resource and expected to just get work done. Very little appreciation for the work you do. At R/GA SG, it feels like it's more important to keep the clients happy, then your engineers who happen to being doing all the work.

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    R/GA2020-04-17
  6. "Great place to learn- but not to grow"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Visual Designer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at R/GA full-time

    Pros

    Good salary Amazing culture Good projects

    Cons

    Bad work life balance Too much burochracy

    R/GA2020-04-04
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Stay far away if you work in media"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at R/GA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice office, smart people, good creative agency

    Cons

    There is a reason why R/GA Media does not win the large media accounts. The media team operates as a startup even though they are part of a large network with an abundance of resources. Every person works on multiple accounts and believe this is a disservice to the clients as they do not receive a fully dedicated media team. There are only a couple of full time media accounts and the rest are projects that are won only because the creative teams have won the accounts and the media team will perform smaller projects.

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    R/GA2020-04-21
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Creative Director"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at R/GA

    Pros

    Beautiful working space, lunch on site, conveniently located in the city

    Cons

    Purely a culture of production, not people. Soulless and flat. Nothing is exciting here.

    R/GA2020-03-09
  9. "Great culture, typical agency troubles"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at R/GA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There’s a real family vibe here. People love each other. There’s a lot of work share and a lot of good accounts. Feels like a relatively flat structure, with room to grow and lead business.

    Cons

    Sometimes it feels too flat... wish there was more manager involvement. Also, it feels like we don’t have a lot of new business win victories coming in. Also, wish there was more teaching of how to refine our craft. Wouldn’t recommend RGA to more junior people.

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    R/GA2020-02-16
  10. Helpful (10)

    "Bunch of lying, underperforming hacks"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at R/GA

    Pros

    Office is beautiful. Still a great name on your resume but not sure how long that will last...

    Cons

    Politically driven hacks lead the company. They don’t know how to clean house, letting poor performing individuals stay on because they have personal relationships with selective leaders. They themselves lack craft and experience. The client services are the worst, producers have no real skills, and people are getting promoted based on favoritism not craft. The company is trying to be everything but they’ve lost what they were really amazing at - design and tech. And all their talk about “business transformation” is a hack because no c-suite wants to work with them on the long run, they’re all project based. When you can’t make an effective change, clients won’t trust you to do business with them. If you’re curious what the employees are saying, go to Fishbowl and read some threads (if they haven’t been deleted by the company) about how unhappy people are and unstable the business is... It’s going to take a long time for them to rebuild their credibility. Anyone on the inside of the industry knows how dysfunctional they are at the moment. The work is no longer great because all the great talent walked out on their own.

    R/GA2020-03-04
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