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A new direction

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

I have been working at Blast Radius full-time

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

A changing of the guard is leading to a much different, more open, and more positive Blast Radius. A return to the core strengths is proving to be very successful, and more in line with the DNA of the team.

Cons

Still fighting back from some drifting is presenting a potentially onerous task to the existing team, but hard work seems to be part of the culture.

Advice to Management

Keep up the communication and sharing.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    It's a bit of a sweat shop

    Former Contractor - Front End Web in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Front End Web in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Blast Radius as a contractor (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I got paid? Better than being unemployed.

    Cons

    Worked in the basement. People not very friendly. It's in Yale Town...

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff better.

  2. Helpful (5)

    A joke.

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    Former Employee - Creative in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Creative in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Blast Radius full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A paycheck.

    Work/Life Balance is great (because there is no work to take priority).

    Superficial awards and recognitions called "Benny's" and "A.C.E.". Usually, a glass thing that can be used as a coaster or doorstop and a gift card to Best Buy.

    Cons

    Everything else.

    There's no work, or no new work. Blast is viewed within the advertising community as a joke and a shining example of how to mismanage a company, clients, and projects.

    New clients are sold on the idea of "connected brands" and "working within a network". Then Blast realizes that they actually need to produce work that they are contracted to deliver. The work is 99% copied dev code from the internet and mediocre strategy based on 1990's internet thinking and rational. All new ideas are squashed and the person who spoke up is taken aside and told "just do what you're told."

    There is no career development whatsoever. Most supervisors are blissfully unaware of their underlings skills or capabilities. This directly impacts compensation, work loads, and on the rare occasion "annual reviews" (which usually don't happen because management has better things to do).

    No possibility of promotion
    No support internally from HR
    No ability to negotiate anything
    No 401k
    No hope

    I wish Glassdoor didn't make me give Blast a star rating.... there should be an option of zero stars.

    Advice to Management

    CLOSE SHOP. You got your buy-out money from Wunderman, and you're promotion.

    Give employees good references, severance, and allow them to showcase the work they did at Blast so they can find their next career opportunity.

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