Blast Radius
2.5 of 5 85 reviews
www.blastradius.com Vancouver, Canada 150 to 499 Employees

Blast Radius Reviews

Updated Apr 9, 2014
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2.5 85 reviews

                             

25% Approve of the CEO

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Sam Landers

(4 ratings)

38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "There are some really great people that work at Blast"
    in 12 reviews
  • "Some very talented people, big name brands and great work"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "Total failure by senior management to secure new clients"
    in 13 reviews
  • "They tout themselves as having a great corporate culture and excellent work-life balance"
    in 7 reviews
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Has Been Agency

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

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

ProsBlast has some cool clients.

Blast has also brought in some great creative and strategy talent to most of their offices.

ConsTerrible benefits in the US.

NO 401K match!!!

NO BONUSES or PAY INCREASES GIVEN (even after promotions were assigned) in the past 10 months, and only promises of "soon" moving forward.

They pay less than other agencies.

in the past 12 months they have lost more clients than they have gained.

There is is little opportunity or emphasis on career advancement.

Advice to Senior ManagementRetire and move on.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It's ok... Has potential for a lot more.

Art Director (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Blast Radius full-time

Pros- Awesome people
- Great clients
- Reasonable hours if you can manage yourself / your work

Cons- Senior Management
- Lack of 401K

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good opportunity to start out, bad if you have a life outside of work

Strategy Director (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Blast Radius

ProsFortune 500 clients in a wide range of industries
Good opportunity to learn new skills

ConsNo such thing as work life balance
People do not work with honesty and integrity
Advancement is directly correlated to who you know
Employees are dispensable

Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate your employees and the hard work they do and reward them
Seek client work that is interesting - small Facebook pages keep the lights on but don't elevate the company's profile

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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My Manager had no Idea what I did

Program Manager (Former Employee)
Vancouver, WA

I worked at Blast Radius

ProsGreat Location, Great Clients, and Good talent

ConsSenior management is disconnected from reality and focused on personal gains
Lack of fair compensation
Lack of fair performance review and career development

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your people once in a while

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Caught within the fallout of the Blast Radius

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Amsterdam, OH

I have been working at Blast Radius

ProsA good place to earn money

ConsThe company treats the employees like cattle - to be slaughtered at will

Advice to Senior ManagementFire the CEO - he has no idea of how to run an organization

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Fun few years

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Blast Radius full-time

ProsRelaxed environment, interesting work, great people

ConsNo salary increases, boring work to keep lights on, etc

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great experience working with a wide range of brands

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Vancouver, BC (Canada)

I have been working at Blast Radius full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe people!!!!! Great group of professionals who also have fun. If you want to have experience with large brands in a variety of industries, Blast is the place for you.

ConsThe ups and downs of the incoming business. It has been feast or famine. There tends to be last minute work without having time to think through what needs to be done, you just have to pump out code, mockups, etc.

Advice to Senior ManagementPeople aren't just a resource that you can swap in and out of projects. You should look at nurturing and what are the goals of individuals to try and boost their capabilities.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work

Quality Assurance Analyst (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Blast Radius as a contractor

ProsPeople and work environment is pretty friendly. The occasional free breakfast and the candy fridays are a plus, if you are looking to have fun at your work place :)
Colleagues relaxing between work with the various games in the office keeps the place approachable, humane and warm.
I have worked over the hours a few times but have never felt it a burden.
Managers and peers take good care of each others work and keeps all in the loop, facilitating a nice movement of any tough project at hand.
2 thumbs up for BR

ConsI dont see any negative points here.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was good, then...

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Blast Radius

ProsStarted off great, with lots of interesting work. Ended bad. All the eggs in one account, said account fired BR. Then layoffs, except for upper management.

ConsNO raises. 3 years, no raise. Review system is so-so, but with no raise, who cares?

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to open communications, and controls teams for large global clients. Take responsibility.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great experience, Great people

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Vancouver, BC (Canada)

I worked at Blast Radius full-time for more than 3 years

Pros- Excellent opportunity for junior positions, there are always opportunities to learn and grow
- Meet talented people
- Very relaxed culture, everyone is approachable
- You will build a solid portfolio if you work hard, it will pay off
- 6 month sabitical after three years

Cons- high turnover in the delivery team
- annual raise may not happen

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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