BPA Worldwide

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BPA Worldwide Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
6 Reviews
2.5
6 Reviews
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Glenn J Hansen
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  1.  

    Good Company - Challenging Industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Manager in Shelton, CT

    I have been working at BPA Worldwide full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    BPA is a good company to work for and one can have a satisfying career at any level. For people early in their careers BPA offers a competitive comp, training, comradery, and opportunities for advancement. The company generally promotes from within so middle and upper management have long histories with the company. The company is structured in teams, with access to supervisors readily available, but there is a lot of individual independence. Like all work there are challenging elements and boring elements. The workload is not excessive and most employees work a 37 - 40 hour week. There are even some people who work flexible schedules, including shorter weeks, days from home, etc. Comp is fair - the company recently conducted an independent comp study to ensure comp is competitive. Some salaries were adjusted accordingly. People like working for BPA and turnover is low. While this is good - it does limit opportunity. See cons.

    Cons

    BPA's primary business is the measurement of magazine and newspaper audiences, and that market is shrinking. As a result, BPA has been shrinking and there are fewer opportunities in the main business line. This is a macro economic issue, not necessarily a BPA specific issue. The CEO is trying his best to develop new revenue streams, but so far these have not been able to offset the loss in the primary business. Since the core business is shrinking there are fewer opportunities to advance in this business line. However, opportunities do come around, and all employees are invited to apply for all roles. If you are not selected after several opportunities, you should probably consider moving on. The company does not force people out, but if you do not advance, you will soon be on COLA increases. There is more advancement opportunities in the new business lines and these have been filled with both internal and external candidates. Revenue has stabilized, but growth is still elusive. I guess you can say that about many businesses/companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more. Create more realistic expectations for new business opportunities. Recognize individuals and departments for jobs well done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Stressful job, good benefits, Data entry

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BPA Worldwide

    Pros

    The work itself is not so hard.

    Cons

    There is way too much of it.

  3.  

    Not a bad first job, but definitely not a place to stick around at for long

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Shelton, CT

    I worked at BPA Worldwide full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, lots of face time with upper management, opportunities for growth (despite what some other review say), hour paid lunch and 37.5 hour work weeks (except during end of year and mid-year)

    Cons

    Low pay, tedious work, inconsistency as far as acceptable resolutions to problems, high-turnover (which leads to having to apologize to clients a lot for mistakes that former employees made).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Definitely find a way to pay more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Worst company I've ever worked for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT

    I worked at BPA Worldwide

    Pros

    Good insurance
    401k
    Paid time off
    Glenn (CEO) is nice/friendly

    Cons

    Terrible pay
    No room for growth, unless you favored by upper mgt
    No concern for clients, it's why so many leave the company.
    There were many times we were told "there's no money in the buget for that"
    Alot of layoffs, but then they would go and hire a bunch of new people a month later.
    Unfriendly work environment for the most part with the expection of a few friendly faces.

    Just don't bother applying for this company. It will be the worst decision you ever made!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing favorites with employees! Take advice of your employees. If you actually paid well, maybe more people would stay with the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    You REALLY don't want to work here.......................really

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Taken for Granted
    Former Employee - Taken for Granted

    I worked at BPA Worldwide

    Pros

    Decent wage for starting out
    Free Gym membership

    Cons

    Employee targeting/bullying
    No growth opportunities unless you are best friends with upper management
    Lays off people or does not want to give more hours (no money in budget) but hires "a few extra hands"
    Very unfriendly and passive atmosphere
    No appreciation shown for hard workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing favorites and base raises, promotions and awards based on actual work done! Stop lying to employees about the budget, it makes you look stupid and untrustworthy. Stop targeting employees in hopes that they will quit because they have been bullied so much and you won't have to pay into unemployment benefits as much. Oh yeah, get managers and supervisors that actually know the answers to questions that the employees have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    is only getting worse but not yet to worst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BPA Worldwide full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good starting compensation, will learn people skills

    Cons

    no growth on income and promotion, a so called not-for-profit company which number one agenda is money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please be honest to potential employees, 99.999% of auditors will end up as an auditor, don't give people fake hope that most of the employees will be promoted

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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