I have been working at BIGfish Communications (More than a year)
--The account team is all pretty young, but everyone is professional and driven (and good at their jobs).
--The account team works together in an open-office space which encourages collaboration and camaraderie. There's no sense of competition, unlike lots of other agencies.
--Because of the smaller company size, entry-level positions (AND interns) are given a great deal of responsibility, getting into important projects like pitching right away. Everyone has their hand in almost every account in some way, so you get a wide variety of experiences.
--The company offers lots of benefits - unlimited work-from-home days, work-from-home Fridays, summer Fridays, paid parking/public transit passes, etc. They also do a lot of team outings and BIGfish parties throughout the year.
--Moving up in the company is pretty much built in on a yearly basis if you're performing well, and you're naturally given more responsibility outside of promotions as well.
BIGfish management isn't the type to hold your hand through your work day, so new employees may not be used to the "hands-off" management style. However, it does encourage you to grow and push yourself to do more, so I've appreciated it as a young professional.
Advice to Management
Keep giving the same responsibilities to your entry-level positions and interns, because it helps them learn a lot!
I applied online. I interviewed at BIGfish Communications.
I sent in my application and two months later heard back. They sent me a questionnaire to fill out, which was basically just a formal application online. A few days after completing the questionnaire they asked to schedule a Skype interview.
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