R/GA Reviews

Updated Jun 9, 2021

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3.6
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R/GA Global CEO Sean Lyons
Sean Lyons
45 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work with smart people and gain experience working across many lines of business(in 62 reviews)

  • "Some of the smartest, and most talented people i've ever met(in 40 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours, high expectations to perform(in 47 reviews)

  • "As with most agencies, there is a bit of a revolving door with producers and creatives so at time the hierarchy is a bit confusing on projects(in 12 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Amazing Firm

      Apr 7, 2021 - Innovation Consultant in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Multi-disciplinary, intelligent employees, creative, good hours

      Cons

      None, outside of employee churn

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Recommend, great experience

      May 21, 2021 - Producer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      R/GA is a great place to learn a lot quickly and gain deep understanding of how innovative and complicated programs of work are concepted and executed. The people that make up this agency are great - smart, talented, humble people who are kind colleagues and eventually become friends as well.

      Cons

      It can be a very political environment. You either quickly pick up on the political culture and are successful at navigating it, or you're not and it will be a pain point for you. Promotions are tough to come by but the experience overall is top notch regardless.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Production lead

      May 27, 2021 - EPD in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      team work, driven, good work

      Cons

      work - life balance, advertising landscape,

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Cool Agency Bad Upward Mobiility

      Jun 9, 2021 - Manager in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Cool clients and creative is something to brag about.

      Cons

      Bad career trajectory, leave sooner than later for more pay

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Mixed Bag

      Jun 2, 2021 - Senior Producer in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -It really depends on your region - New York and LA projects can be crazy, but other offices like Austin have better work/life balance

      Cons

      -Sink or swim culture - you're often thrown into projects you're not qualified to be running without the proper onboarding or oversight

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Mediocre

      Jun 7, 2021 - Design Director in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great office and flashy clients. Kind employees.

      Cons

      Poor management and review process. Advancement unlikely.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      A great place to learn, but has some big problems

      Jan 27, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I have learned so much in my time here. R/GA is filled with very smart individuals who are passionate, curious, and driven. I have been given numerous opportunities to advance my career in a short period of time, and I'm so thankful for that. However, I am one of the lucky ones. The pay is also good compared to other agencies, but we cannot compete against the big tech companies, which is where a lot of employees go after their time at R/GA.

      Cons

      This place will chew you up and spit you out, and there is a prevalent sink or swim mentality toward new hires. Turnover is extremely high, and needs to be seriously addressed. Executive leadership is running this place into the ground and it is a shell of its former self. Business decisions are extremely short-sighted and at odds with the company's employee vision. How can we create a more human future if we are working everyone to the bone and constantly cost-cutting + laying off our teams?

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Work hard, learn a lot.

      May 4, 2021 - Executive Strategy Director 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You will work hard, but learn a lot and get to work on exciting brands and projects in all aspects of marketing and innovation.

      Cons

      Top heavy agency and lost a bit of its scrappy culture over the years.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Another term for project manager

      Apr 19, 2021 - Producer in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Clientele is great and the people are even better.

      Cons

      Easy to feel overwhelmed if you are not accustomed to fast paced work environments.

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      A dying business

      May 21, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Outside of senior management, the teams are very talented and hard working

      Cons

      Incompetent senior leadership; divisive and exclusive culture that directly targets women and people of color; no strategy guiding business decisions; insecure and weak CEO; Inept financial management that results in poor cost planning

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