Octagon Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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Rick Dudley
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance pending manager approval (in 4 reviews)

  • If you are interested in sports and entertainment marketing and a recent graduate, then Octagon is a great company to look into (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours, sometimes can be tough staying with an account for a while because they can come and go, and misinformation (in 7 reviews)

  • Embarrassingly low pay for lower-level positions, resulting in high turnover and low overall moral (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Marketing Intern

    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Athens, GA

    I worked at Octagon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The office atmosphere was great! The internship was an awesome opportunity. Made great connections, worked with several accounts, and was given actual work not just "intern work."

    Cons

    Worked a lot of events but it's worth it for the experience


  2. Event Trainee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Paid internship to travel around the USA

    Cons

    Be away from family for a few months to travel the US.


  3. Senior Account Executive

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntersville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntersville, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Octagon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, lots of travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Terrible pay for number of hours put in each week

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better to all levels of staff


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  5. Account Trainee Contract to hire

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    Former Employee - ACCOUNT TRAINEE in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - ACCOUNT TRAINEE in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Travel, overtime with a solid base pay, company exposure

    Cons

    TRAVEL, long hours, no true hiring base on performance more so head count,


  6. Event Trainee

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    Current Employee - Event Trainee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Event Trainee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Octagon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Salaried, pays for meals on event days

    Cons

    A better description for this position is internship, when I worked here there was three levels of people that were hired on simply for this account (as in temporary positions), the highest level person wasn't even living in the state. The person that was in charge of the account would not have even been able to tell you who I was. Hence, no one above me, or them, had been there long enough to be helpful or teach much to you. Also, don't plan on getting anything full time afterwards, you might be able to apply to the person above yours position and then maybe be able to move up to the next. ALSO: -Disorganized -No training -No room for you in the office -No networking opportunities -Low pay


  7. Event Trainee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Direct experience with Luxury Automotive Client. Gained lots of insight into the automotive world. Travel experience was a huge plus.

    Cons

    No opportunity to review direct manager to upper management. Very repetitive work. No creative thinking going on what so ever. Many missed opportunities having such unique assets in market.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people in the automotive space with a true passion for it. Not someone that will just do as told and squeak by on a tour. Octagon needs to get more creative for their luxury automotive client.


  8. Great Company Name, Below Average Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Octagon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Strong accounts Smart professionals Various Corporate Awards

    Cons

    Complete lack of creativity, innovation, brand strategy. Absolutely bogged down by daily admin tasks, logistics, and time consuming finance/legal procedures. Under staffed accounts. Petty office dynamics: "he said, she said" behavior Culture that account teams are beholden to client.


  9. Senior manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Octagon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good connections, nice office

    Cons

    Lack of resources, lack of leadership

    Advice to Management

    Create better culture


  10. Senior Account Executive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people, the passion, the ability to gain experience at a leading agency in the industry

    Cons

    Compensation for Account Managers and below.


  11. Great place!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work, great clients, great people

    Cons

    Nothing really comes to mind

    Advice to Management

    Keep these good times rollin!



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