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I have to say, R/GA is probably by far the worst “agency” to work at. Their culture and core values as a company are close to zero. This agency is heavily sugar coated. Welcome to R/GJail.

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OP re: r/ga not paying on time, I’m assuming you were FL. If you got your timesheets in on time, so your producers were able to approve your hours during normal Wednesday compliance, then your paycheck would be on time (remember payroll FL is on a 2-week delay). It’s about making sure your timesheet was closed on time and reminding your producer to approve hours if you notice they haven’t been in a timely manner. I had to do it all the time. Overall, I was there for many years but I enjoyed it for the most part. It’s definitely gone downhill this last year.

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@SS1 R/GA when I use to work there, was one of the best places. But since it’s so big everyone has different experiences about their time there. So it all depends on which group your in and who you report to. The current state of R/GA is in flux right now especially with Nick Law leaving and the shift of direction the company is taking. I believe a couple years ago they decided to go more in consulting and advertising instead of digital products which led to some really talented people leaving or getting laid off.

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I have experience at both shops, and can confidently say that Havas is by far the worst. I say that in the most loving way possible, but it truly is a goddamn circus here right now.

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Fiya twitter account tho.

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If they’re the worst we’re a close second. Should stay in our lane and not talk shit about other agencies

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tl;dr every agency sucks, including but not limited to R/GA and Havas

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Some of the most unethical, abusive people I’ve ever worked were at R/GA. There is a culture of toxic competitiveness that has nothing to do with talent or the work. The most talented seldom rise to the top. Instead the most conniving and dishonest are rewarded. Also did I mention the Account bros that come from zero digital background and then are given the reigns to run teams and accounts. Account runs the place. Cut throat with good work as an after thought.

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They're really good at PR for themselves and nothing else.

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Based on personal experience my vote would be Havas

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But... You work at Havas?

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Worked at Havas. I need to update my LinkedIn. ☺️ But really, don’t work at RGA it’s horrid there They don’t even pay on time, let’s start with that

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Havas sounds like another whiner. This place is full of them. Oh and BTW Havas is right up there

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To any RGA peeps, could you (an anonymously as you feel comfortable) give a brief state of the agency in your opinion? I'm seriously deep into convos w joining (can't say much more, that'd be a flag 🚩) but I'd love this community give me the straight dope before making any major decisions. 🙏 Ty

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The move didnt help, but its a lot more than just the space we’re in.

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At OP, what do you mean they don't pay on time? I've worked there 2 years and never been paid late. There are plenty of issues with the place without needing to use random and isolated examples.

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Nope. Full time. And there you go, blaming someone else instead of taking the heat. This was an error by the system and switch - blah blah blah excuses I do my hours every week.

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I worked there long ago at 350 it was great. No work life balance but great people, accounts, and a lot to learn. Sucks to hear it's fallen so far. Today I learned that the are going banner ads?? Back then that would have been laughed out of the room!

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SS1 don’t come here...it’s a sinking ship. Wait until shit calms down (if it does).

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Seems like all this R/GA hate mostly started after they moved buildings. Any truth to that?

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literally never heard anyone else complain about not getting paid

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