BMF Media Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
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  1. I'll take the work without the people

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at BMF Media as an intern (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Interesting projects, option to be creative

    Cons

    Crazy hours, people don't event bother to learn your name, looked at like useless, no one talks, everyone is miserable and some are way to self involved and catty

  2. Terrible experience working for unethical people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BMF Media full-time

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

    Pros

    There are often free drinks during the events, and the office hours don't usually begin until 10:30, but that doesn't really matter because you WILL be contacted a trillion times beforehand. Located in Flatiron, which is pretty nice area.

    Cons

    The management are absolutely horrible. Tiny salaries with no room for growth or commission. I got a $500 bonus for Christmas after working an average of 70+ hours a week. I would have preferred nothing, since it was just a slap in the face.

    Advice to Management

    Be generous to your employees and it will pay dividends. Your business will probably peter out after another year or so once there's a newer, shinier toy in town for the brands to oogle.

  3. Producer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at BMF Media

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

    Pros

    Sometimes they were snacks. Sometimes the CEOs bought everyone coffee. Got to produce cool events.

    Cons

    There's a lack of respect at this company which is why everyone keeps quitting. Upper managements especially CEO's give producers, even interns too much remedial and administrative tasks instead of work they are hired to do. Interns are hired, depending on who they are for, come to do admin work. The second layer is that a good bit of the people lack independence and everyone wants an intern to do their dirty work. There's also a lot of hybrid positions. People are hired to be producers but instead get stuck doing administrative work, which is why people quit of course. No one really likes their job, they just come to clock their years and experience and leave, which is pretty terrible.

    Advice to Management

    HUMBLE YOURSELF AND LET GO OF YOUR EGOS. Respect people for who they are and not what position they're in and maybe people won't quit as much. Also stop giving people your adminstrative work, if you want something done, do it yourself. The Partner should be running the company, not the two that are. Simple.

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  5. Work here if you like torture.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BMF Media full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Most of the employees are talented | Informal dress code | Quick way to learn | Accessible location

    Cons

    1. Work-life Balance: NONE. Extremely long hours, excessive travel, little to no time off, no regard for personal life (I was endlessly contacted while at a funeral) 2. Working Conditions: ILLEGAL. Forced to work with no heat in the winter, the a/c was so cold in the summer that I often got ill, and at one point there was no working bathroom so we were forced to leave the building and go to the restaurant on the corner to pee! 3. Workload: INEFFICIENT. Worked on 10+ large projects at one time with little to no assistance. This is unfair to the client as you could not give a project the proper attention.
    4. Pay: AN EMPTY PROMISE. They do not base pay on experience but rather it is a contest among employees.
    5. Ethics: ZERO. Execs lack general manners and decorum so pretty sure they don't know the definition of ethics.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to respect your employees and what they do for you and provide a healthy and legal working environment. I applaud your ability to hire great people that are willing to suffer, but one late night holiday party won't make up for a year of slavery. Also, when you hire people, you need to place them in roles they actually want and are qualified for, not just fill random positions with anyone you know.

  6. Keep Looking

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at BMF Media full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Fellow employees are skilled and nice, benefits are decent. Projects are generally well designed and full-scale. office is casual/informal.

    Cons

    Employees quality of life is not valued by sr. management. Consistently work late and through weekends without compensation (comp time, pay, or thanks). Sr. management often on vacation and not maintaining accounts. Asking for reasonable time off is always met with criticism and judgement. There have been many plans for change to address the plethora of issues but very little has been implemented in the time I worked there. Two of the executive staff want to change things for the better, but the other two who are sr, act as roadblocks and create a thoroughly unprofessional working environment. They will push onto you any project they see fit without regarding your workload or if its even related to BMF project work. They will not hesitate to throw you under the bus to save their own egos. It's no wonder half of the staff have quit this year.

    There is also no heat in the winter so if you plan on working there, which you shouldn't, bring a scarf and gloves.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees.

  7. Don't Intern/Work here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at BMF Media full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    NYC
    Opportunity to go to events during the week, if you aren't too busy with whatever execs/office staff pushes off on you
    People you work with endure with you and are nice, if they are still there...

    Cons

    Asking for time off is like asking your parents if you can spend the night at a friends house in Middle School.
    Work long hours and usually have to work on weekends even though execs make you feel insufficient for dedicating the extra hours on the weekends to keep up and not finishing workload during work week.
    Low pay for the amount of work.
    Interns are taken advantage of and spend most of their time doing administrative duties.
    No bonuses for quality work.
    Company values are nonexistent, owner wore a shirt that said "pervert" on it to own event.
    AC doesn't work in the summer and Heater doesn't work in the winter

    Advice to Management

    If you expect people to work outrageous hours and do favors for you then you should properly compensate them for their efforts. When you hire interns let them know the majority of their labor is administrative or pay them because what you are currently doing is illegal. Get an office manager that isn't technologically inept and doesn't have mental breakdowns 3 times week. Take a leadership course and learn how to lead by example. Fix the climate control for the office so it is a comfortable environment for your dedicated employees and cut your salary a tiny bit to keep up with office necessities/essentials. Be kind to your staff and don't act like a diva, not the best way to motivate.

  8. No work life balance and low pay and work is not rewarded

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    Former Employee - Head Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Head Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at BMF Media full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The co-workers with the accusations of the ones related to the owners

    Cons

    Being thrown under bus if management makes mistakes-blasted on company email- reviews are late so raises are too- the person below still works there because I know as I was very high in the company and not one person would say that- forced to work when deathly ill. Problems with taking full lunches- I could go on but this site won't allow me to post the whole truth- 's Gibney was hired bc she's a friend of the boss mom and has no experience and had to be trained even with a simple fax- spends most of the time shopping and getting mad at dirty dishes instead of running an already disorganized office-the one persone person who helped start the company and managed it left last year and they were awful about her quitting even though she built the place-

    Advice to Management

    Take classses, hire experienced people- don't hire for one position and stick people in different places- 12-14 hours a day is not realistic-stand by your employees and stop.giving gifts of planting trees in Israel as gifts to people who aren't Jewish- it's offensive

  9. Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development in New York, NY

    I worked at BMF Media full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Executive team is friendly, warm, and cares about their people. Pay is fair, even competitive, and performance for going above and beyond is very well rewarded. Ideas for improvement are consistently welcomed and encouraged. The work BMF is doing is top-of-class.

    Cons

    Office space needs improvement, but is in the works.

    Advice to Management

    Continue rewarding your employees for hard work and cultivating a workplace that encourages creativity and input, at every level of the organization.

  10. The place where all your hopes and dreams go to die

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at BMF Media full-time

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues who suffered alongside you.
    Frequent flyer miles from over excessive traveling.

    Cons

    Where to even begin?
    Abusive leadership, extreme workplace harassment, extremely low pay, employees are always overworked, extremely unethical demands and way of conducting business, unrealistic hours and expectations, expected to work around the clock, on weekends, on days off, and on sick leave.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage.

  11. Complete facade

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at BMF Media full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Colleagues became a support group for eachother during the day to day suffering, some health benefits.

    Cons

    Revolving door of employees, extremely low salaries, unjustified salaries, experience is not honored, owners are disrespectful and full of themselves, poor working conditions, no time off, no lunch breaks, extremely long days, do not let you go to doctors appointments during work hours

    Advice to Management

    Your company is so bad that people would rather quit and be unemployed than continue to work for you.

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