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Work for a quick stint if you have to and then move somewhere else as you won't get the recognition you expect.

Software Developer (Former Employee) Vancouver, BC (Canada)

ProsFlexible work schedule
Autonomy
Goodie Wednesday (treats every week)
Great IT team who are more than willing to help out with technical issues
Ability to get involved with aspects of the business that are outsode your usual competence
Learning how to work in a chaotic and fast paced environment (you become a master a juggling tasks)
Great for the resume when adding some high profile brands (Nike, Starbucks, Microsoft) that you might have worked with

ConsTerrible project managment. Because each project is siloed with its own PM and you might work on multiple projects at any given time, each PM expects you to work 80% for them and when informing each PM that you don't have the time it isn't taken very well (it just makes you look bad)
Very young crowd which is great sometimes but can be a bit of an immature environment.
Senior technology management (some of whom have already left) are disingenuous. Watch out: They will clearly articulate one thing very passionately for you to get behind but unfortunately they rarely support it after the fact.
Filling out expense reports is absolutely ridiculous. You can lose half a day getting it right and trying to make sure it doesn't get rejected 2 weeks later (where you are out of pocket the whole time)
From a technology perspective not much excitment takes place. Most projects are so brief you barely get to build anything interesting.
You will work with some great people who will most likely leave Blast Radius fairly quickly once they realize the environment that they are in.
Due to the short nature of projects, the actual code and systems in place are very messy, poorly designed and most times not there. No time or money to do it the right way.
Tons of meetings (I can't tell you how many meetings I have been forced to be at where we're simply discussing how to schedule the actual meeting)
Reviews rarely translate into promotions and pay raises. Many employees openly discuss this dissappointment amongst themselves.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees are clearly dissatisfied. Instead of doing the same thing over and over again listen to them and find out why so many have already left the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Nice people, but "Meh"

    Manager (Current Employee) Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Blast Radius

    Pros: The people are very nice. "Canadian" atmosphere. Great location. Cons: Sr Management has no clue. They are incredibly cheap. They overpromise to clients… Advice to Senior Management: Improve communication, work and be more transparent about your goals… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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    3 people found this helpful  

    You get back what you put in, as long as you ask

    Strategic Technologist of Design, STD (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Blast Radius

    Pros: Moves with the fickle wind of buzz, sometimes for the better Survive or die attitude works for the entrepreneurial Still possible to drive innovation within Still possible… Cons: Moves with the fickle wind of buzz, sometimes for the worse Suffers from annual identity crisis Company & Revenue size has exceeded existing mgmt's capabilities Guinness World Record… Advice to Senior Management: Keep it real. Everyone can poke through the sugar coating to see what flavor of cake it is. Stay sexy.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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