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- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
Working at BGMC has been a great experience. For those looking to enter the world of marketing or those who enjoy working for non profit organizations this is the opportunity of a lifetime. We are a company who is fueled by entrepreneurial minds. There is training for employees from the very beginning. Employees learn a plethora of marketing principals, communication skills, and improving the way they present themselves. The company culture is amazing. Company employees treat each other as friends and equals. They encourage each other to grow as much as possible. BGMC does not hire external management for our company. We only promote employees from within the company. Promotions are offered within in very reasonable time periods as opposed to waiting years like other companies.
The company needs more employees who are hungry for success. BGMC is a team of young, very driven individuals who are driven by various factors. One thing can definitely said for certain with every promotion is a chance to get a higher salary. Entry level associates in the firm make a great salary even at the starting point in their careers. Upper level management is always available to provide new employees with guidance, motivation, and direction. The CEO is very accommodating to the employees needs, different situations, and is always available to help.
I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at B&G Marketing Concepts in July 2014.
I applied for a marketing position with this company. Their secretary/admin assistant contacted me pretty quickly that same day for a small phone interview. She was nice, and offered for me to come in for a formal interview the next Monday. I showed up rather early, and sat in the 7-8 seats they had in their waiting room. To my dismay, more than 20-25 people started showing up right after me. No one had anywhere to sit. One by one, certain managers would walk by and call out the names of us waiting. They were paired up with people who work there, and immediately sent out of the office to do what I later discovered, was basically participate as a glorified street team. I was one of the last people still waiting, when one of the managers finally called my name. I was not sent out of the office with anyone. She sat me down and began to vaguely describe the position to me. I was going to be a "Marketing Executive", she told me. I was intrigued by the position title, but as I began to ask questions about the position, it became clear that she was purposefully being vague about my responsibilities. I later asked about health benefits, to which she just said, "no".
I asked more questions, and she told me that I would be supporting wildlife funds, and other non profit organizations. I liked this aspect of the idea, and after about ten min of talking, she concluded the interview, and I left. When I walked through the office, I realized this office had maybe 5 desks, and the rest was open space. Kind of weird for having about 30-40 people clearly working there. As I walked to the port authority to head back home, I saw a group of the other interviewees who were in the waiting room with me. They were obviously hounding people and asking them to donate for things. Later that day, she called me and offered me the position. I reluctantly said yes, just because I still didn't know what was in for. The next day I came in, and she had me sit down with papers to fill out. I looked over them and then their daily "energizing" meeting started. This basically consisted of about 30 of us standing in a room, while the office manager spouted off generalizations about "reaching our goals" and how to better approach people. I realized then, that this place was just a marketing agency that puts people on the street to try and get people's credit card info. I do believe it's for legitimate donations to non profits, but the way they get people to donate is not very desirable. I was polite, and hung around for a bit, but I left soon after, and did not return for "work" the next day. The sketchy vibe was all around this place.
I don't think you should join this company, unless you're legitimately interested in being one of those people who you annoyingly try to sell you something in NYC as you're walking down the street. Some people who worked there seemed to actually enjoy this job, but they all seemed very young. I'm almost 30, and could just tell right away that this wasn't for me.
Reasons for Declining
Just wasn't a place I'd like to work.
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