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Not challenging; a lot of temps

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

ProsFree snacks/sodas/refreshments, etc. stocked daily
Great location in Chelsea (across Chelsea Market, High Line, shops, etc.)
Casual office attire
Office parties for holidays etc
Summer Fridays

ConsI added the extra star because of the above pros. Otherwise, bn seems to not be doing well, as in since I've been there, there have been major layoffs throughout, at least in 2 major waves. Full-timers I used to see daily in the past are gone. Red flag. Departments are virtually empty most of the week. Red flag. Many seem bored there/lack energy. Red flag. Personally, I'm in a department made up of temps, except managers/supervisor titles. No room for growth, making the same $ for 2 yrs, no reward system. Red flag.

Advice to Senior ManagementLong-term temps should see some kind of pay raise after loyally working there for so long. They stay to make 40 hours a week, and although they have the option for Summer Fridays/ half-day, they don't get paid for those hours like full-time employees (of course because they're temp). But there are temps that have been w/ bn for 3+ years and still get paid the same, etc. Even $1 raise after a certain amount of time spent at bn would help enough that maybe, things would balance out a little more and loyal long term temps could actually enjoy Summer Fridays.

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

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