Blue Fountain Media

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Blue Fountain Media Reviews

Updated Jun 25, 2014
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3.7 55 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

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Gabriel Shaoolian

(40 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • BFM is a great place to both start a career or for an experienced professional(in 6 reviews)

  • Opportunity to work with really talented people(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometime long hours and too many projects to managed but this is changing(in 8 reviews)

  • As with any dynamically growing company, the environment shifts with the ever-changing needs of its clients and associates(in 3 reviews)

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    A learning experience

    Business Consultant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsIn my time at Blue Fountain Media, I've learned more than I ever would've imagined. The people here are extremely creative - it makes for a great, productive environment.

    ConsCan't think of any cons!

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

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    A toxic place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsI really enjoyed some of my teammates who were smart, driven, a care about their clients. If you're a self-starter, there's a chance to learn some stuff, but don't expect training in cutting edge or innovative marketing. This company is like training wheels. Some good hires have been made in upper management and they work hard and care about their employees.

    ConsThe CEO is impossible. I once witnessed him yell at two managers for 15 min in front of the entire office and then fire someone in front of everyone. All efforts by employees to build a great company are ruined by his narcissism and arrogance. He does not understand how to motivate or take care of employees and it creates a toxic and hopeless place to work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a leadership training course.

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

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    Jul 9, 2014

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    If only ZERO stars was an option, it would sufficiently describe this evil place

    Marketing Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsIts actually impressive that this place stays in business considering how terrible it is. These guys are "professional" marketers, and they win whacky awards in the face of all logic to their credit. So just ask yourself if your career and/or hard earned money are worth the risk.

    ConsA CEO who screams four letter obscenities daily at the office. A COO who has never run a business and has no internal respect. A CMO who changes teamm structures monthly. Staff is fired every other week, and competent colleagues barely last 6 months before leaving for other reputable companies. They can't seem to hire in New York city anymore due to their reputation, and senior staff has been consistently leaving for over a year.

    There is no place to make a career or learn or grow here. It's show up, do the work, log your time down to the minute, and go home to search Indeed and LinkedIn for a new, better job

    Advice to Senior ManagementSell the comoany to some competent and caoable people, anybody, who can build a company where people dont hate to work and who they work for. And stop creating fake online reviews on glassdoor and google reviews, and changing reviews by people after theyve left or been fired. People know the difference.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A Great Opportunity for a College Kid

    Freelance Writer (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsI am a writer. And it's kind of tough to find gigs that pay me to write about things that I enjoy. I really enjoyed working at Blue Fountain Media because I was able to write and get paid to do it. Not many writers get to say that.

    ConsAs is usually the case, I couldn't always write about the exact things I would prefer. Of course there were client project that were sometimes boring, or just hard to do.

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

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    Great dynamic company to work for!

    Web Designer (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsI love working here because the team is so dynamic, young and versatile. It never gets boring. The atmosphere and work environment are just right for someone who loves a fast paced environment with creative tasks and challenges. This is a great place to start up or continue your career in Web/Media Design, especially if you want to train yourself to adjust to different clients, their demands and the work loads. As a graphic and web designer, BFM has been amazing for my personal and professional development.

    ConsNothing really, just having to adjust to different clients who are sometimes very picky, may be challenging but you get used to it!

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

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    A Collaborative, Supportive, And Forward Thinking Organization

    Finance Department (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsRight down to the company slogan "your partner for digital growth," Blue Fountain Media exhibits a refreshing collaborative spirit, both with clients, and among one another. Creativity and ingenuity are encouraged to help bring out the best in one another professionally, and to deliver the best possible results for the client regardless of project scope. The organization recruits globally to find the brightest minds in each department, and to identify the best fits for the company's values and mission. Blue Fountain Media is comprised of passionate individuals who care immensely about their work, and the results reflect that drive and determination.

    ConsThe company does ask a lot of its employees right away, which can be a negative for some who don't share the desire to achieve great results, but for quick learners and curious individuals, the initial starting period can be fruitful and exciting.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company meetings that highlight employee work and effort bring an incredibly rewarding and positive feeling. They are held pretty consistently, but having them more often could only help in continuing with positive momentum.

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

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    Great work enviornment

    Business Consultant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsBFM is a great place to build a career. The company is filled with smart people doing interesting work for a wide variety of clients.

    There is tons of room for advancement within BFM and high-performers are rewarded.

    Great benefits, pay, flex time and PTO policies.

    ConsThis is fast growing company and as a result things change quickly. If you are looking for a place to "hang your hat" this isn't the place. BFM adapts very quickly to the fast pace of technology and employees are expected to work hard to keep up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAs the company matures think more like a start-up to further accelerate growth. Don't rest on what you have done always keep looking forward.

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

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    Great Atmosphere to work in and even greater people working next to you!

    Web Designer (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsWe have a very dynamic culture at BFM; our leadership team encourages personal empowerment and each member is a hands-on expert. I learn something new all the time from my coworkers. BFM is a great place to both start a career or for an experienced professional.

    ConsThe hours are often long and stem from clients just changing their mind about something. this can be frustrating for us producers but we do the best we can.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow your employees that you care about them more than you do! They are the people creating the work and BFM's reputation.

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

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    Fun environment, challenging work and great management

    Marketing Specialist (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsNon-stop learning type of hands-on environment, great clients and challenging/interesting projects, having the freedom to be myself and contribute to the greater good of the company (open door policy with CEO and anonymous suggestion box in the break room) Multi-cultural staff and celebrations, great location to work in and very accessible commute

    ConsCan't really think of any cons as I really enjoy working here... perhaps having more options on where to meet and take a break from the computer screen?

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy manager asked me during my first month how I learn best, what motivates me, and what I think my strengths and weaknesses are... I think that all departments should be implementing this sort of check-in and management should mandate it be part of the recruitment process. It can only help people be better versions of themselves

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

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    Rewarding Work Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHaving the opportunity to work on big name accounts and with such talented team members makes working at BFM extremely rewarding. We have a standard benefit’s package and BFM does contribute monthly to employee premiums which personally helps me out a lot. Work/life balance is encouraged through flexible schedules and perks for being a BFM employee.

    ConsAt times, there can be top-down pressure and conclusions are drawn without all pertinent information or parties involved.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend less time on doing actual client work and more time reviewing team member work and identifying ways for them to improve (or ways to reward hard work).

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

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