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  1.  

    Good opportunity for a first time job

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    Current Employee - Account Management in Williamsburg, VA
    Current Employee - Account Management in Williamsburg, VA

    I have been working at Snow full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexibility, pave your own way, bonus driven, roles and responsibilities constantly changing

    Cons

    no formal training, sink or swim mentality, poor process for annual assessment/growth and development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    see cons

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Work Horses

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Snow part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Some really fun to work with co workers with great personalities. I enjoy the day to day discussion's people have, some of the work load when its not before or after "normal" work hours. Fun outside events.

    Cons

    Many people are incredibly self centered and will do anything to get ahead even if that's putting you or a "teammates" down in the dirt. Feel treated as a work horse who gets no compensation back and is expected to work before, after hours and weekends with absolutely no sincere appreciation. I'm convinced with the young college grad crowd this place is meant for high turn over due to burn outs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why give advice, they wouldn't take it anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    An Enlightening and Skill-Building Experience that Turned Toxic due to Erratic Leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Snow full-time

    Pros

    amazing patient interaction, creative work, feeling like you are making a difference, good teammates, fast paced environment, pharma is an interesting industry to work in, some good travel opportunities

    Cons

    leadership alternated between being absent and wildly changing direction, lack of resources was constantly an issue, too many fresh out of college hires being asked to do things they weren't ready for, constant team changes, no training, continual outbursts by management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've got a great mission, stick with it and find the right people with experience and pay them well and give them time to recover from the intense demands of the work...otherwise you'll just have a bunch of stressed out burnt out people running on fear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    An endless storm of drama - lucky to have left without a house landing on my head!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsburg, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsburg, VA

    I worked at Snow full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    With an emphasis on business development, the company casts a very wide net and outbids many of their competitors. This allows employees the opportunity to work on a greater variety of projects than they would at a more specialized agency. This experience is certainly a resume` builder, as you will be able to go into any interview and say, "recruitment, websites, videos, events, programs, educational materials -- sure! I've done that."

    Cons

    While Snow dabbles in a little bit of everything, the rushed timelines and understaffing means that not all projects are done well or in a timely fashion. Upper management is exceptionally disconnected and doesn't appreciate the time and energy that employees put into the job. Work/life balance is abysmal. Middle Management is great to work with, but disempowered to influence any change. Worst of all, there is no real avenue for employees to air grievances, as the HR director is related to the COO, so issues such as verbal abuse or a toxic work environment often go unaddressed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to criticism and view it as an opportunity for improvement instead of becoming defensive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Fun Company, Great Experience for Millenials

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Snow full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Open, easygoing atmosphere
    Good people, social workspace
    Changing positions is possible
    Working with patients is good for the soul
    Young people get a chance to shine
    You can travel to New York, San Fran, etc.
    Firsthand participation in important projects right from the get-go
    Meet big players in Fortune 100 pharma companies

    If you're looking for a great first step into marketing, Snow will open doors.

    Cons

    It's in Williamsburg
    Not a typical agency, if that's what you're into - things get weird
    Training is unorthodox - you're expected to come in and perform
    If you are a timid or meek person, you probably won't make the cut

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand hiring pool to beyond Williamsburg, or move out of Williamsburg

    Recommends
  7.  

    Nothin but good

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsburg, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsburg, VA

    I have been working at Snow

    Pros

    Been rewarded more for my efforts than any other job I have ever had...Lots of energy and passion for the work. Great place to learn.

    Cons

    Working with clients can be tough and not everyone is gut out for it....can be brutal and hard on the ego.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training and development opportunities for high performers.
    More chances to spend more 1:1 time with senior leadership.
    More formalized mentoring....

    Recommends
  8.  

    Snow Companies-Good First Job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsburg, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsburg, VA

    I worked at Snow

    Pros

    Very good people, young and energetic and willing to learn. They truely care aboiut the people they represent and work with sharing their story.

    Cons

    Senior Managmenent is off the wall, just intent on sucking fees from clients for maintence and not delvering any true service to the client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a break from talking about yourslef incessently and look at your employees. They work there becuase lack of options in area and are treated like cattle between quartely cryfests.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    If you can handle the fight - get the experience and then get out

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Snow full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The staff and middle management! If you are motivated and ambitious Snow is a good place to build your resume

    Cons

    A small company short on resources trying to be a larger agency; Staff are expected to always do more yet the senior team (CEO and COO) are seemingly, intentionally unaware of the daily panics, 16 hour days and endless hard won victories that are won. Partial day PTO deductions, no flex time; Senior team is absent, condescending and inappropriate; HR director is the bosses mom...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember your core competency, show some respect to your employees and FYI - not all can be forgiven by a parking lot cookout and BP giftcards

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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