Bullseye Creative Reviews
Pros – Peter and James (owners) are two of the greatest people. They are amazing at what they do, and they treat employees GREAT. It's a fun group of people, and you will gain a ton of experience. You will get the chance to work on a variety of projects all across the board. They don't take themselves too seriously!
Cons – Older building that sometimes gets really hot in the summer and cold in the winter. They will provide you with personal fans and heaters to help.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – On a personal level, Peter and James truly are great guys.
On a professional level, if you're a designer, an account manager, and/or a "Yes Man", you will be treated like royalty.
It is a cool office space with an open layout.
Every blue moon you get to work on the Emerald City Comicon website.
Cons – The following and the bullet points in Advice to Management are the things I wish I knew before I made the mistake of accepting the offer from here and turning down offers from other companies.
If any of the following apply to you, working here will make you miserable:
- you're a developer or know anything about development
- you're a project manager or know anything about project management (and no, account management is not project management)
- you care about your craft, your career, and the quality of work you put out
- you have stayed current with web and how it has evolved over the past 5 years
And if you're new to the industry, or only have a few years of experience, working here will be a career killer. Your skillset will become stagnant and you'll learn bad practices from 10 years ago making you less than appealing to other companies.
Advice to Senior Management – - Lose the God complex. Yes your name is on the charter and yes you're the boss. More reason for you to learn how to be a leader instead of reminding everyone how you're the boss.
- Learn the difference between Acct Mgnt and Proj Mgnt. They have different priorities, mindsets, skills, and results. When it comes to web, Proj Mgnt is a necessity while Acct Mgnt is a luxury. To modify your favorite catchphrase/excuse: "Welcome to web development!"
- Listen to your staff that has more experience in things (like development) than you do. That's why you hire them - because you know nothing about what they do and cannot do it yourself. When your developers say they need something to not only do their job but be successful at it - documentation, scopes, timelines, communication, collaboration, hardware, software - listen to them and get them what they need. Quit making excuses and blowing them off.
- Look up the definition of 'transparency' and make it part of your daily routine.
- Start involving yourself in industry events (meetups, lunches, happy hours, seminars, etc) so that you can understand how much the industry has changed in the past 5 - 8 years (work, processes, employee satisfaction, everything).
- Quit insulting your employees by holding their paychecks hostage until the end of payday. You have five days to cut four checks. Learn time management and force yourself to show just a tiny bit of respect by making your first priority on payday to pay your employees. Better yet, be competitive with the rest of the industry and pay the $36/mo to have direct deposit set up.
- Demonstrate that you value ALL of your employees, not just your favorite yes man. Quit giving your developers lip service that you have no intention to follow through with.
Above all, learn how to respect your staff and be a leader.
If you hammer through this basic list you'll still have a long way to go but will at least start to be on your way to having a company your developers will actually WANT to have a vested interest in and be proud to say they work for... instead of it just being a paycheck twice a month.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
Pros – There is a strong creative atmosphere that bolsters good relationships with your coworkers. Music over the office-wide speakers, treats every other day (sometimes!), group lunches on Wednesdays and birthdays, and a close management team that want to get to know their employees as people, not just workers.
Cons – Tasks could be a little vague at times. When other employees left, inter-office relationships became really strained and things got weird.
Advice to Senior Management – A good solution with office music should be created so that it varies but not drastically and is quieter at different times of the week (like Monday mornings).
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
Pros – Great team building feelings. Owners work hard to make team feel cohesive, and each member important. Work on fun and interesting projects. Cool office space.
Cons – Pay isn't super - though they do offer up bonuses sometimes. And those are always a nice surprise. Can be hard to find parking nearby. Not a lot of room for advancement or being a lead on any projects.
Advice to Senior Management – Stop letting that one person be the big jerk. No reason any of your employees should feel harassed by a co-worker. Stop that.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
Pros – services were good like pick and drop
Cons – the surrounding and the people were not good
Advice to Senior Management – treat your workers more well