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Digitas Reviews

Updated Dec 9, 2019

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3.3
64%
Recommend to a Friend
77%
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Digitas President Michael Kahn (no image)
Michael Kahn
47 Ratings
Pros
  • "great people, great culture and great clients(in 79 reviews)

  • "Many capabilities and smart people to learn from(in 77 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Work Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Digitas full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working Creative teams innovation is everywhere

    Cons

    After moving HR systems under the Pub Media Groupe some processes take too long

    Digitas2019-11-06
  2. "Nice team but poor management"

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    Former Employee - Media 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Digitas full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Colleagues are nice Free breakfast

    Cons

    Horrible management - don't know what they're doing

    Digitas2019-12-04
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Too many acquisitions and mergers to know what our proposition is"

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    Former Employee - Account Management in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Digitas full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people. Good work life balance. Flexible working.

    Cons

    No structure, no clear proposition, no creative work, unless you like programmatic banners and the work other agencies in the group don't want to do.

    Advice to Management

    You are an agency full of T-shaped generalists, while trying to be a specialist agency; Decide what you are, then commit to it. Be bold.

    Digitas2019-09-27
  4. "It pays the bills"

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    Current Employee - Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Digitas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Apparently this place had personality at one point.

    Cons

    There is the creation of new initiatives, new platforms, new new new, rather than trying to find something that just works and sticking to it. New things implemented are made worse further by being given ’witty’ names rather than being named for clarity. The place is all about ticking those boxes without creating real change. Parent company Publicis tries to solve problems by spending money with little thought or... effort. Atmosphere is a boys’ club. Flexible working isn’t actually flexible. Pays below industry standard for the area.

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    Digitas2019-08-12
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Years of change and poor management"

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    Current Employee - Design Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Digitas full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Potential to become a decent digital agency now that a new CCO has started, wait and see...

    Cons

    No performance reviews for 3 years, no leadership, no career progression or training or upskilling, poor communication, lack of work, especially creative work, no atmosphere, lazy HR. Lots of 'workshops' and 'talks' within the group but little interest or understanding of their employees day to day.

    Advice to Management

    Make fundamental changes to the way you manage people.

    Digitas2019-08-07
  6. "Company changed, but not all for the best"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Digitas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible working hours Great office and facilites Great people Deliver great work

    Cons

    Work life balance not good Flexible working is not always ahered to Takes a long time to get promoted Agency has had major changes so its easy to feel insure about your role

    Advice to Management

    Give more training to line managers for a uniform approach to career progression and team management

    Digitas2019-07-18
  7. "Where creativity goes to die"

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    Former Employee - Creative in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Digitas full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of room to sit wherever you like, subsidised canteen, decent transport links, very pro-female

    Cons

    Sterile work environment, no fun, no clients, lack of vision/direction,

    Digitas2019-07-31
  8. "The drive is there as a company but after many changes in upper management it seems lost in the market."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Digitas full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Ambitious, nice offices ,great location.

    Cons

    Still waiting for good leadership and position in this changing landscape.

    Digitas2019-07-08
  9. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Digitas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy to work with. Treat employees with respect

    Cons

    Very big work load

    Digitas2019-06-20
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not such a good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Digitas full-time

    Pros

    29 days holidays Day off on your birthday Free breakfast Nice people Working from home

    Cons

    CEO lies Not much career progression or if there is it is without a salary increase No honesty during the company meetings No care for employees You have to give more notice than they have to give you. Overly corporate atmosphere since the office move

    Digitas2019-06-19
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