BFG Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Pros
  • Some of the people there are great people to work with (in 4 reviews)

  • Great employees and management, fun to be around, low stress, great pay for part time work, great location and office (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Kudos on hiring aging raging alcoholics, former "pro athletes/musicians or exceptionally green former field agents (in 6 reviews)

  • There are a few entrenched folks on the director level who do little to no work but demand 60-70 hour workweeks (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Children can't run a business.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BFG full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company is incredibly forward thinking. They hire extremely creative individuals from diverse backgrounds to tackle massive contracts for big clients. Fortune 100 Clients. Great way to make contacts. Awesome job if you don't want to move up. Be a Field Agent or an executive, not a manager.

    Cons

    They hire based on creativity and not business acumen. Many of the corporate personnel are lacking in accountability. They will throw you under the bus to save their skin.


  2. Promoted several times

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BFG full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Promotions were available if willing to relocate

    Cons

    Little concern for employees work/life balance.


  3. Big Company in a small town

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hilton Head Island, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hilton Head Island, SC

    I have been working at BFG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of creative Talent
    BFG has big name clients
    The office itself really has a great Atmosphere and it makes coming to work an enjoyable experience

    Cons

    The Salaries are fairly low in comparison to other agencies and there are no bonuses.
    Promotions: Lack of advancement from within- Once a certain career level is hit, they seem to bring in higher level employees from outside rather than promoting from within.

    Advice to Management

    Value current employees and their desire to better themselves


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  5. Helpful (5)

    RUN AWAY! Continue your job search!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bluffton, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bluffton, SC

    I have been working at BFG full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is paid (lowly I might add)

    Cons

    Pretentious Clueless Shady Management.

    No stability or clear direction. Imagine a chicken coup with headless chicken managers.

    Very Secretive, like a TV drama, but without any glamour and just crude fraternity behavior.

    Quick Turn over ratio. Many quit within their first week/month.

    "Company culture" articles were always a good laugh to current employees. If you played shoulder punch and hit each other once for every lie, your shoulder would have had a bruise the color of an eggplant by the second paragraph.

    Promotions based on a buddy system rather than work ethic. People watch Netflix and Facebook during working hours and then stay late to make it seem that they are working hard.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves... or wait just until the ship sinks


  6. Helpful (3)

    Its been a challange learning and working the way they do at BFG but things seem to be getting better.

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    Former Employee - Creative
    Former Employee - Creative

    I worked at BFG

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people. Lots of creative talent and potential to do great work with BFG's current client roster.

    Cons

    Not enough depth within the creative teams to allow for those 'deep breaths' that creatives need to recharge between assignments.

    Advice to Management

    The Go, Go, Go approach is what will drive people away.


  7. Helpful (5)

    Smaller Offices Better than Headquarters

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    Former Employee - Market Manager
    Former Employee - Market Manager

    I worked at BFG

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Travel, individuality, full benefits, fun, fast pace. Great pay compensation for part time employees,

    Cons

    Very Pretentious Management, No stability, Very Secretive, A lot of hiring of people known over more qualified employees. Quick Turn over ratio.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your lower leg employees a little better. You should always remember " Happy Wife , Happy Life". Your employees get really rebellious the bigger the a-hole you are.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Worked with some great people, poor direction from the very top.

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    Former Employee - HQ Level in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - HQ Level in Tampa, FL

    I worked at BFG

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People, plain and simple. Met some bright and motivated people while working here...also saw that the Tampa HQ was a place for bitter field managers to go and die.

    Cons

    Owner/CEO portrays an image of progressiveness through published articles (that he surely didn't pen himself) about corporate culture (that didn't exist) and progressiveness. I knew managers that had been at the HQ level for years and spoke of ever-dwindling bonuses and pay increases. These processes were all but discontinued when I arrived in Tampa. Tampa HQ structure was top-heavy, with too many managers with oversight of little to nothing.

    Advice to Management

    I have heard very similar stories regarding the primary HQ location in Hilton Head. Continue your job search!


  9. Helpful (5)

    Interesting opportunities.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Bluffton, SC
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Bluffton, SC

    I worked at BFG

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. You live at the beach.
    2. Work with Creative / intelligent people (for the most part).
    3. Great opportunities & don't really need much experience to get in the door.
    4. Small but still has large agency characteristics.
    5. Everything is done in-house from strategy to creative to development & analytics.

    Cons

    1. Secluded from large companies / business growth opportunities.
    2. There are some extremely lazy idiots that have somehow been hired at this company.
    3. HR department is HORRIBLE. Not even sure how they ever got started in HUMAN resources.
    4. Don't really need much experience to get in the door...
    5. Small agency trying to keep up with big agencies.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees who are looking to be successful, not the lazy people that you pay too much money just because you're friends with them. Run a business, not a party.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Not like it used to be

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    Former Employee - Senior Designer
    Former Employee - Senior Designer

    I worked at BFG full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    No dress code. Dog friendly. Comfortable work space. Some passionate people. Willing to give newbies opportunities (used to be that way).

    Cons

    Promotions based on a buddy system rather than work ethic. Some people like to play around during working hours and then stay late to make it seem that they are working hard. The positive, fun and happy work environment has been replaced with a lot of negativity and tension (Not many people smile like they used to). I've seen good, hard working people not get any credit for what they do.

    Advice to Management

    Take notice and give credit to those that work hard rather than those who will go out for drinks with you.


  11. Helpful (6)

    Horrible company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BFG

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The starting salary was good but did not measure up to the sometimes 90 hours a week you work.

    Cons

    TOXIC environment. NO upward movement. Expected to fly across the country and get in at 1am and still be at work at 9am the next day even though you have already put in 80 hours for the week. Chained to your desk 9am -6pm everyday. NO flexibility. Upper level management was horrible and it went down from there.



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