Droga5 Reviews

Updated 25 May 2021

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Droga5 Global and NY CEO Sarah Thompson
Sarah Thompson
28 Ratings
Pros
  • "Incredibly talented people, especially in the creative department(in 12 reviews)

  • "Lots of great people there - very smart, talented and nice(in 8 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours, depending on the clients(in 25 reviews)

  • "Work life balance isn't always the best but it's getting better(in 15 reviews)

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    1. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Zero work life balance, burnout and stress is high

      27 Mar 2021 - Director Level 
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      Pros

      Met some amazing people. Very bright mid and junior level staff. D5 reputation and name looks good on resume.

      Cons

      I don’t think the agency itself is bad. It’s just not going to be a fit for everyone and that’s ok. My experience had me with triple booked meetings each day, no work life balance, and difficulty making thoughtful work with turnarounds of 1 day. It’s easy to get lost in big agency politics: stress of managing up and meeting demands of absurd timelines makes it difficult to take care of yourself and the creatives that work under you. Huge PM department but they don’t coordinate with one another to ensure manageable workloads. “Always on” mentality makes it near impossible to protect nights and weekends. I mostly worked 12 hour days during the pandemic and most weekends. Very corporate feeling due to Accenture acquisition. Feels like you can’t be genuinely upfront with management about issues without it backfiring.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      one of the smartest agencies in NYC

      25 May 2021 - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      smart nice people, inclusive culture.

      Cons

      work life balance isn't great. Accenture acquisition added some layers of politics and complexity that are diluting the culture.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great Agency

      11 May 2021 - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
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      Pros

      - extremely smart colleagues - big clients

      Cons

      - long hours - agency pay isn't great

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Decent place to work on big clients

      7 May 2021 - Senior Account Manager in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Brilliant creatives and dedicated founder

      Cons

      Not great work life balance

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great experience overall

      21 Apr 2021 - Digital Producer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working in New York City. You meet people from all backgrounds. Independence to do your job. Collaborative.

      Cons

      Lots of late nights. Lack of growth opportunities.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      still the best agency in the world

      21 Apr 2021 - Creative in New York, NY
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      Pros

      everyone is smart and everyone is talented

      Cons

      not always a walk in the park

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place

      22 Mar 2021 - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Work. Employees. Atmosphere. Wide range of clients

      Cons

      Long hours at times. Pending your boss may need to self advocate

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

      D5 for Designers

      29 Apr 2021 - Design Director in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Get people to meet and work with.

      Cons

      Poor work life balance. 60hr weeks are regular

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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      David Droga promised me an agency in Ruidoso NM

      20 Feb 2021 - Associate Creative Director in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Cool building you can’t use.

      Cons

      Judgemental CD, wasted ideas, disgusting politics, male white creative director majority.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Work hard. Great experience.

      26 Dec 2020 - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Great experiences on challenging clients and projects. Work with very bright colleagues who all have high expectations. Produce some amazing work. Above average benefits.

      Cons

      Long work hours at times.

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