Blast Radius

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Long time employee. Can't wait to leave.

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

    I have been working at Blast Radius full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun people, fun atmosphere, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Terrible benefits (no 401k match, lame and largely unattainable sabbatical program instead of better holiday schedule, average health care, etc.). Absolutely awful communication and direction from upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a CEO who cares about their employees. Communicate, communicate, communicate! And for God's sake, join the 21st century and offer your US employees a 401k match (even if it's just a few percents).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Seattle is falling apart

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

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

    Pros

    The people. The perks. The location.

    Cons

    No leadership in Seattle, executives DO NOT listen to staff, dedicated employees are easily shoved aside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We tried telling management to focus on Business Development in Seattle for months, years even... they didn't listen and now great employees are being forced out the door. Such a shame that Blast executives have wasted such great talent here. One minute you win a fancy quarterly award, the next, you're gone. Meanwhile, while Seattle is falling apart, our non existent travel budget is being over used and $200 meals are being expensed for steak dinners. Priorities are obviously not being taken seriously so loyal employees then get the short end of the stick. So many issues here I wouldn't even know where to start. Very very disappointing and at this time I wouldn't recommend that anyone join Blast Radius. Will you listen to your employees now? When will you learn?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people & culture, lacking in senior management direction/involvement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 Blast Radius full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic people and office culture in NY. Some cool accounts. Fun, laid-back environment, rarely worked late nights/great work-life balance. Wry Wednesdays (Weekly cocktails after hours in the office) are great. Managing Directors, Office Managers, Director-levels are all extremely friendly, approachable, and available within NY.

    Cons

    Losing good employees & accounts fast in NY. Decisions & direction ultimately trickles down from Canada, which is ironic as they are not very involved in the day-to-day activities in satellite offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved. Provide compensation/raises to employees more frequently. (Although this is more of a WPP decision and out of BR's hands).

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing people, not enough work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Super fun office environment, brilliant coworkers, great quarterly social activities, food and beer always provided

    Cons

    NOT ENOUGH WORK! This is seriously a great place to be a part of, but not when there is not enough work to go around. Feeling bored at a job is the worst feeling ever. If Blast can get some new work for solely the Seattle office, this place would be awesome again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seattle NEEDS a leader ASAP. Unless you want to lose all of your staff, you need to take care of this office and get new business in, and fill all open positions. Otherwise we're just stuck and unhappy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Love and Hate

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

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

    Pros

    It all comes down to the people. We get along, we do good work together, and we have fun around the office. The keg and the bar are good for morale, and the social committee does a good job of putting together events. There's music system in the office, which anyone can access and play whatever they want.

    Cons

    Communication from upper management SUCKS. It's absolutely awful. There is no 401(k) match in the US. Haven't had a raise in more than 20 months. Growing tired of chasing the career advancement carrot. Most of the office is stuck with third-rate office chairs. Headquarters in Vancouver seems to hog new work, which leaves Seattle with Starbucks and little variety.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the CEO. Listen to your people. Try over-delivering for once. Get your heads out of Canada and get 401(k) matching done already.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Has Been Agency

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

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

    Pros

    Blast has some cool clients.

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

    Cons

    Terrible 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 ManagementAdvice

    Retire and move on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Art Director in 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Strategy Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Strategy Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Blast Radius

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    My Manager had no Idea what I did

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Vancouver, WA

    I worked at Blast Radius

    Pros

    Great Location, Great Clients, and Good talent

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people once in a while

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Caught within the fallout of the Blast Radius

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam, OH

    I have been working at Blast Radius

    Pros

    A good place to earn money

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the CEO - he has no idea of how to run an organization

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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