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www.bamko.net
Los Angeles, CA
51 to 200 employees
1999
Company - Private
Business Services
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Boundless
BAMKO is an energetic, international company that is fast paced and rapidly growing. Founded in 1999 as an apparel company, BAMKO quickly expanded its focus to all things merchandise—promotional products, packaging, private labeling, uniforms, POP displays and ... Read more

Mission: BAMKO's mission statement is to be “the answer to inefficiency in global supply chains”.

Bamko Reviews

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    Current Employee - Business Development in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development in Los Angeles, CA
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    I have been working at Bamko full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I had no prior experience in this industry, so it was a lot to absorb and learn. They provided a pretty rigorous training boot camp, which was helpful, but what was more beneficial was the overall support you get. If you need help or can't figure something out, do your best to figure it out and raise your hand if you need help.

    Everyone is usually super busy, but I never found a moment where people weren't super helpful in assisting if you needed it. That said, I think it's important to bring a "figure-it-out" mentality to this company, as with most companies that hire valuable employees, you're brought on to bring your expertise and add value to the organization instead of just being told what to do and having your hand held.

    The whole executive suite and upper management is great. There aren't many layers, and you'll get to interact with leadership very often. I have tremendous respect for the leaders - they are never afraid to get deeply involved in projects and give guidance and advice. They really want you to succeed and provide avenues and tools for you to do so, but you have to bring some hard work to the table (which is an assumption for any job, really). The support, insight, advice, and guidance I receive is top notch, and balances well with them letting you figure out how to execute on solutions as well.

    You'll get to work with some of the coolest brands in the world, but it's up to you to bring them to the table as well as cultivate those relationships.

    Be open to working with multiple teams in multiple states and multiple countries. It's a very team-oriented environment and gets you some great exposure to distance, cultural, and language barriers.

    I've read some of the lesser reviews here, but everyone I currently work with who's stuck around are a pleasure to work with every day.

    Cons

    The creative and operational bandwidth can at times feel very tight and impede productivity because of sheer volume of work, but most organizations deal with this. I think for the amount of people, it is handled pretty well.

    The 401(k) match is bit low, and the expense ratio on even the S&P500 fund is relatively high. Lot of that probably not in their control, though, since we are a subsidiary of a larger company.

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Bamko Interviews

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    Business Development Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Bamko (Los Angeles, CA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Lengthy! Overall the interview process was good. The HR team and executives come off friendly. BEWARE! This is a cover. If they were even remotely honest with who they really were I would have NEVER said yes.

    Negotiation

    My advice: NEGOTIATE! They offer based on your previous salary and your cost of living.

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