Red Bricks Media

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Real opportunity to be an "agency builder"

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Red Bricks Media full-time (more than a year)

Pros

-Steep learning curve: great for people early in their career seeking learning and direction
-Opportunity to learn about all aspects of marketing you set your mind to including account management/ project management, SEO, Social Media, Paid Media, web development
-Friendly casual environment: many long-lasting friendships are made here.

Cons

- Senior mentorship can be lacking (which creates both opportunities and challenges for junior employees)
- Lacks culture of excellence

Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Whatever You Want To Make Of It

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Red Bricks Media full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I work with intelligent, un-pretentious, interesting and collectively positive people every day. This is a workplace imperative for a company that seeks to find its niche on the forefront of a changing industry. The environment makes it hard to find and perfect a niche and nail it down; just when you've figured it out, suddenly what you offer has been commoditized and something newer and cooler is there to be learned. This agency adapts and evolves all the time, which is what makes it a great place to work, *IF* you're the kind of person who digs that. A lot of people think they like challenge, but at the end of the day, they don't. They prefer stability. RBM will probably frustrate them if that's the case.

    RBM is a great environment for people who like the learning opportunities that come with constant change; the sky is the limit if you're interested in looking for potential and have the drive to build toward it.

    Sr. Management is remarkably human. It's refreshing and fundamental to the ongoing security of the company. Everyone is encouraged, if not begged, to question the status quo. The president deliberately builds personal relationships with everyone in the company.

    My manager takes great efforts to understand me and assign me work that will maximize my strengths, make use of my interests, and stimulate and excite me so that I'll be most productive. It is not often that an employer so thoroughly recognizes the "you get what you give" component of the relationship. It thinks outside the box about how to make this the richest experience possible for employees, within reason of its resources as a small company. Can RBM compete with Y&R salaries? What do you think. Can it compete with salaries from most of the 30-person shops in SOMA? As far as my peer group manifests, absolutely.

    RBM is a fabulous place for people looking to launch their careers in creative, self-defined ways, while learning how to self-manage in an environment that exposes every error and every win for honest assessment. The more freedom we have at work, the more responsibility we have to do it well. RBM has allowed me extraordinary freedom and responsibility at a stage in my career when larger or lesser organizations wouldn't have taken the risk.

    This company is run by smart, brave people; it is staffed (for the most part), by people who are excited to be going on that ride.

    Cons

    SOMA gets a little tiring. There isn't always a lot of spare cash sitting around for big bonuses and expensive conferences (although every employee does get a self-discretionary training budget).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some more dudes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to learn a wide variety of marketing skills & launch your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Strategist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Strategist in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Red Bricks Media full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    RBM is a very young company, which makes it a great place to learn new skills, meet life-long mentors, and make friends. In my experience it has been a very nurturing environment where it's okay to make mistakes, ask a lot of questions, and take on a lot of responsibility. Because the company is so small, you have the opportunity to do things you'd never get to do at bigger companies, like become client-facing and start making real strategy decisions while you're still "entry" level.

    Cons

    The company has undergone many drastic changes over the past few years. If you prefer a steady, stable work environment, you'll be uncomfortable here. While I've had a good experience here, I know many of my coworkers have not, for one reason or another. The turnover rate is pretty high.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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