NYC Creatives - what big agencies are most worth working at? (between BBDO, McCann, Grey, TBWA, R/GA and VMLYR/Ogilvy?)

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Do more tech-ish places ever hire creatives with more of a storytelling, craft, and pure conceptual background? ie: would R/GA ever hire a creative without a ton of digital work in their portfolio, bu… more

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Certain agencies on your resume can immediately give you street cred. Back in the day, either a Goodby or a W+K would get you hired anywhere else you might want. (WK still it seems). Do either AKQA or… more

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What’s it like working at R/GA and 160over90? Culture, benefits, salary, etc.? Give me what Glassdoor can’t.

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Have any freelancers worked through weekends with RGA and dealt with the “discretionary bonus” structure rather than being paid your day rate? Please advise.

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Just remembered the time I interviewed at an agency, was told I didn’t have enough experience in “tech”, and then proceeded to get a job at one of the most competitive tech companies out there and bec… more

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Who here works on the Roku account at R/GA? I’m applying to their in-house marketing team and am curious to hear about the clie… more

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There are elite groups of jobs/roles/teams in most orgs focused on intellectual horsepower and value generating rumination. At engineering-first orgs it’s “skunk works”, but non/less technical sides… more

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I’m a Junior right now and I’m thinking about my career growth. I’m planning at staying at my currently company at least until I become Analyst. I love R/GA and the work I do but I want to make sure I… more

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Any insights in R/GA NY these days?

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R/GA or Wunderman Thompson? I think I definitely made the right choice, just want to feel a little better about the pay difference.

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Any other creatives struggle with how creative is done at R/GA? The process feels all over the place. Past and current R/GAers, what was your experience?

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I heard WK Raised their pay bands. I want to see how RGA compares to other digital agencies pay bands. Can anyone share what SR Producers or EXec Producer pay bands are at AKQA on west coast (LA/Portl… more

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What does R/GA Austin work on? Anything notable?

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Does R/GA Portland do any decent brand work or is it mostly social posts and product/UX work?

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Can someone from RGA NY creative dept please message me id just like to ask how you like it there. Thanks

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What’s it like working at R/GA as a creative in New York?

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How’s RGA for a CW?

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Is R/GA still well respected?

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How’s the current R/GA office in Austin and Portland? I’ve heard of the tough accounts; what are the good ones?

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Can anyone at R/GA shed a little light on the agency’s unique approach to strategy (and if it matters, the diff from office to … more

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Does anyone know who the recruiter at RGA NY is?

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Would you prefer to work at RGA, TBWA, or Grey?

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What if the office randomly sent us all RGA sweatshirts? A little RGA x WFH gear could be a fun way to gear up for winter wfh/look cool on Zoom calls to our clients. 🧐

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What shops are doing the best and most innovative digital/tech focused work right now? (examples: Instrument, Work & Co., R/GA, Huge). Are there any up-and-coming agencies to be on the lookout for… more

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Thoughts on R/GA right now? Have they done any notable or interesting work in the past year or two?

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I’m genuinely curious about the promotion process in NYC. If you’ve ever got promoted, can you share what that experience was like for you? I’m at a loss to know how to get my work and experience n… more

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Any insights into what’s going on with r/ga these days? In terms of business, work, atmosphere/vibe?

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Can someone explain to me how RGA’s freelance policy is legal? Working 100+ hrs rn 4 unknown pay “Your weekly rate covers your salary for the full week. Our general work schedule at R/GA is Monday t… more

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Anyone else up for the freelance gig at RGA? Group concepting scheduled same time as thanksgiving dinner, creative review when you have to put your kid to bed and revisions needed before the last phon… more

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Anyone know the salaries for a Sr Copywriter at some of the big agencies? GSD&M, McGarrah, R/GA?

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Working @ RGA100+ hour weeks without knowing if or what the $ will be. How is this legal? “your weekly rate covers your salary for the full week. Our general work schedule at R/GA is Monday through F… more

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Hi, what is the R/GA email setup? (And if the city matters, asking about LA) Thank you 🤖

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What is the October cycle of promotions really going to be if there are still people waiting on promotions/raises from earlier this year? I just looked at all of the emails from leadership and this is… more

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Are anonymous exit interviews when you quit your job really anonymous?

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Do you consider PTO and 401k match as TC? Company A offers me 170k with 15 days of PTO and 50% 401k match till 6%; Company B offers me 25 days of PTO and 100% 401k match till 6%. Which has higher TC?

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When you’re forced to gate check at United because your bag is too big. But the guy in front of you has the same bag and the 5 people in a lower boarding behind you don’t have to check their bags. Grr

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Please no delay at ORD. Please no delay.... ☹️

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Let's settle this once and for all. Teams or Slack. Support your answer, especially if you've used both extensively.

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Anyone know of companies that don’t have annoying case studies or skills based assignments that take time off from weekend or work hours? -_- Starting to feel like free labor and ideas they can use for the companies.

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What are the pros and cons of charging a day rate vs hourly?

Pwc friends - are we allowed to sign up for points plan on our Corporate Amex?

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I am seeing a lots of openings at Scale AI. Any idea how the company is? Any insights on the culture?

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Lost my green card (I know, sounds silly but not totally at fault) and have to travel in 10 days. Any options other than apply for a replacement and look for Infopass appointments? Any tips? Thanks!

When is the next round of Deloitte layoffs?

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Can you fake a job offer for a raise?

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Do you feel the bar for promotion to senior levels is radically different for women at your company than for men? Like men are promoted on potential or for one notable achievement/contribution but women have to actually achieve everything at the next level BEFORE they get the title?

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Any reference or idea for PE comp in Mexico?

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TFW when you're sleepy af and have to drive to the airport but don't want to drink coffee as it'll interfere with sleep in flight

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Do you prefer asking for a raise or looking for a new job with a higher salary?

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What’s is the coolest analytics project you have worked on?

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I had a really weird interview for Creative Director today. It’s a small startup. HR interviewed me and asked all the hard hitting questions (how do you get design inspiration, how do you deal with design roadblocks, what sets you apart for this role?) which I thought was odd for a screening interview. They made some affirmative noises then said the next step would be a design test (one pager) which I would present to a panel of interviewers including the CMO. Anyone else think this is odd?

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I’m currently on the bench and had a senior colleague reach out to me about assisting with a work item. I volunteered to help (but I can’t charge my time). There was (to my knowledge) an entire team of individuals working on the project up until last week so it seemed to me that my help wasn’t really needed. The project is spinning down and they’ve lessened the team members, but I’m still helping out with tasks. I don’t mind helping at all, but it seems weird. Am I thinking into this too much?

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Hello! Can other moms share their experience with night nurses? What are the costs (We live in MCOL area— Atlanta), was it worth it if you breastfed baby, etc? Do they clean and do laundry? None of my friends have ever gotten one so we don’t know what to expect! TIA 🙏🏻

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FYI for those who’s curious about salary here, I think the LinkedIn tool is not bad. Screenshot below. Also anyone up for networking in Amsterdam hit me up :)

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Is anyone else having problems downloading their receipts from the Marriott website? The page just refreshes but my file never downloads

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Can you buy a one day pass to admirals club at ORD?

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Hi all, This is me, Role: Embedded Software Engineer YoE: 2+ Experience in: Device bring up, FreeRTOS (porting & app dev), BootROM dev, Linux Device Drivers Dev, Cortex R & M series. Pulseaudio, Bluez stack Python, Bash and Perl scripting, C app dev for linux systems. Skills: UART, SPI, I2C, CAN & PCIe. Good understanding on internals of FreeRTOS. Location: Hyd Preferred: Bengaluru, Hyd, Remote. Can anyone refer me to a similar role. Also my Current CTC is 3.3L. How much can I expect?

Would you take an offer of 290k TC in the bay area or 230k TC in Seattle area? Factoring COL, homeless situation, weather, culture?

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