Beam Interactive & Relationship Marketing

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3.2 6 reviews

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Eric Snyder

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Satisfying But Not Aspirational

    Designer (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    Pros- Satisfying compensation and benefits
    - Nice office amenity
    - The bosses are respectful
    - Good employer ethics

    Cons- The social environment is a bit cliquish.
    - Not very clear upward moving path.
    - Hard to align the personal growth with the organization growth.

    - This workplace doesn't seem to recognize outstanding performance, nor does it reward it.
    - No mentoring or any mechanism that encourages people to collaborate and learn from each other.
    - If you're good at something, you tend to be tasked to do that thing again and again and again. Then you become a one trick pony.
    - If you didn't hit something right at the first try, you're likely to be removed from ever being tasked that thing again. Then you never learn or improve.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good career stepping stone, great clients, but not a lot of growth opportunity.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBeam gets some top clients that will make your portfolio really shine out. Beam really is one of the best Web Marketing companies in the Boston area, and I do feel lucky that I was a part of them.

    Aside from a few times, the work/life balance was pretty decent.

    Decent computer specs and you can choose your monitor setups if you beg/ask nicely.

    Organized! Stuff is generally run very tightly and they use proper software to track bugs etc versus going through your Outlook email chains.

    Respectful to you as an employee and easy going about personal stuff that you have to take care of (IE if you have to leave for Dr's/get sick/etc).

    Some genuinely talented people. While the work might not be great sometimes, you can work with some people who are really good at what they do, and their hiring process looks for good people overall.

    Nice location/attractive office. Fruit on Wednesdays + free pod coffee (although that gets stale quickly).

    ConsZero forward movement as far as growth goes in certain departments, unless you're in for the long haul/or someone leaves.

    No review system (which means you'll be stuck with what you signed on for a long time).

    Clique-y social groups that you're either in or out. There was some definite tension between departments.

    Zero company culture. Going out for drinks with your coworkers because someone is leaving is not really conductive for employees togetherness.

    High turnover rate (typical for agency environment, to be fair), but don't get attached to anyone personally. The web field is way too competitive to stick around very long anyways.

    The office setup is rows of desks beside each other with zero personal space (the new collaborative method, apparently), so I hope you enjoy the tapping of your neighbors keyboard/spilling stuff everywhere/not having any privacy at all.

    Some scary dead time where you're trying to figure out what to bill. This is a resource management issue, and while generally it was good, there were more than a few times where internet time wasters took up the majority of time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a better review system and stick to it! As I said before, the market is way too hot for anyone to stick around and wait for a review/have to beg for one.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Smart People, Great Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou'll work with some of the smartest, most passionate, talent people you'll ever come across in your career. It's all about doing great work that cuts thru the clutter - finding that sweet spot between client goals and user needs, and making sure the KPIs measure off the charts. And the creative is second to none.

    ConsProfessional Development, Training and On-Boarding processes are non-existent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great talent in the creative team. Quirky culture. Lots of drama.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsSuper smart, talented people who care about the quality of work.

    ConsSome personalities and work approach were destructive.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Some Talent, Lots of Toxicity

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFree fruit once a week

    ConsThere are a few talented and genuinely nice people here, but considering the small size of the agency, you would hope there would be more. Potential employees are lured in by the high-profile clients and the promise that if you're passionate about advertising and your given discipline, you'll thrive at Beam. And you may, providing your passionate about the same things that everyone else is, in the same ways that they're passionate and your passion doesn't affect or impact anyone in a way that might rock the ship. Generally-speaking, it's an environment that imparts a sense of fear in it's employees that, if you don't fall in-line and follow the status-quo, you're head will be on the chopping block. It pits colleagues against colleagues, draws out the sneaky in people and it's a 'ME' rather than a 'WE' culture. My experience here has been that people are downright lousy and mean to each other. Like I said, a few nice folks does not a happy workplace make when you're afraid to make any decisions independently, make a recommendation as to how to improve something or have *gasp* an original thought.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe space itself is eerily quiet and sometimes cold, but the people are really good people, they all are very nice and do good work, and the atmosphere is really laid back and casual. Projects that come in are fun and quirky.

    ConsOne or two of the people who have gotten promotions there are people that don't seem very personable or friendly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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