Beaconfire Reviews

Updated May 28, 2014
Updated May 28, 2014
6 Reviews

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  1.  

    Talented, smart, driven team, great clients, not much opportunity for advancement.

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

    I have been working at Beaconfire full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The team is made up of some of the nicest, smartest people I've had the pleasure of working with. The company is well-run, and most projects are well-managed. You can take on a variety of roles there within your job if you show interest and aptitude. They are always looking for ways to improve. Great work/life balance and flexible work setup.

    Cons

    There is not much opportunity for advancement - it's a small firm, and there aren't a lot of layers of management (which is nice), but this means that there are also not a lot of ways an employee can advance in terms of title or big salary bumps. Internal teams could be better-managed; we often solve the same problems over and over again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put stronger internal managers in place of the teams. Create more opportunities for career advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Risk averse & defensive leadership.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Beaconfire

    Pros

    Great people work here, a lot of fun memories made.

    Leadership is very smart and generally transparent about what is going on with the company.

    Cons

    The senior leadership doesn't like risk, which may have something to do with why it isn't the most creative firm.

    Some members of leadership team struggle with communication and emotional intelligence.

  3.  

    Great for Working Parents

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

    I have been working at Beaconfire full-time

    Pros

    Rigorous focus on work/life balance means you're out the door at or near 5 every day.

    Cons

    Really detached management from work force. Corporate culture is weak and getting weaker.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not the most creative agency, but they're efficient and produce high quality work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Manager  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Client Manager in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Beaconfire full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Beaconfire is very well run, and has set up a system to ensure a good work life balance and maintain a healthy professional environment.

    Cons

    There are processes for everything, which leads to high levels of efficiency but reduces opportunities for creativity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Incredibly well run company, smart staff, not too much internal innovation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Beaconfire

    Pros

    The senior staff are amazing, and have developed a well oiled machine. It's the most efficient place I've ever been, and they do great work for their clients. There is a strong focus on employee happiness, and the work life balance is amazing. They have a great benefits package, which includes a professional development budget for every employee, great health benefits, and lots of other perks.

    Cons

    The ideas that come out of the company aren't very radical, which is to be expected since the company primarily works for the largest nonprofits in the country. The work product is solid, focused on satisfying business goals, but there isn't often too much out of the box thinking. They're working to change that, but there's still a lot to cover.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Smart co-workers, good work-life balance, no mobility

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Beaconfire

    Pros

    Smart co-workers, good work-life balance, no mobility, good learning opportunities

    Cons

    No upward mobility for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more respect for employee career

    Recommends

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