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High on sociability, low on solidarity

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Account Supervisor  in  San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Account Supervisor in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Blanc & Otus

Pros

Unlike sister agency, H&K, B&O isnt a stuffy place to work. There were a few people who would make you feel welcomed and wanted, but many of them had left. It is an agency that invests in training. Met some of the most colorful characters in the PR world.

Cons

Extremely political especially with new management team. Lots of favoritism and people were promoted when they don't really deserve it. Agency had lost its culture with the new management in place. High turnover at the mid-level. Great place to start one's career if you know how to play the political game... and if you can continue playing that game, you are guaranteed quick promotions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

CEO, while is an extremely nice guy, needs to be more hands on what's going on in each office rather than just passing the buck down to the GM and/or VPs.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    specific culture fit needed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Blanc & Otus

    Pros

    resources available for industry knowledghe

    Cons

    account mix provided not enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate

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    A good place to grow your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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