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A good place to grow your career

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Blanc & Otus

Pros

High standards - you get pushed to do things the right way
Responsibility - the senior team are happy for you to take on new responsibilities if you show you have what it takes
Fairness and collaboration - everyone tries hard (with a couple of notable exceptions) to work towards a common goal and help each other

Cons

No slacking - it isn't a sweatshop, but there isn't much time for kicking back
Salaries - feels like we are falling behind the market and it seems increasingly hard to get a raise

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You are doing most of the right things internally, but need a better profile outside of the company. More junior staff needed to take the pressure off

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  1. Great agency to work at.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Blanc & Otus

    Pros

    Great client portfolio and exposure to some amazing tech companies.

    Cons

    Can't think of any. Great experience overall.

    Recommends
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  2. Great experience - but poor culture, subpar benefits and slow promos

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Blanc & Otus full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very detail-orientated agency with strict review processes and high expectations - forces you to learn quickly on the job and sets up a strong foundation for a career in PR. Great client roster that is continually growing and marquee accounts that are great to get experience working on.

    Cons

    Highly political - part of larger H&K and WPP network which equates to slow promotions, while they're working to deliver decent 'soft' benefits (i.e. work from home days, day off for your birthday, snacks, etc.), they are falling behind with salaries, bonuses and promotion opportunities. Toxic work environment with a lot of office gossip, condescending behavior, unfriendly competitiveness and out of touch senior management. Long hours, low pay and promotions not based on merit. Tend to micromanage mid-level and entry-level employees stunting opportunities for growth and forward momentum. A lot of time spent reporting, forecasting, etc. - very little time spent delivering real results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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