Mission: BAMKO's mission statement is to be “the answer to inefficiency in global supply chains”.
I have been working at Bamko full-time (More than a year)
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.
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.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Bamko (Los Angeles, CA) in April 2016.
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.
My advice: NEGOTIATE! They offer based on your previous salary and your cost of living.
The BAMKO China team went on a 7 mile bike ride which started in the rain and ended in the sun! #BAMKO #BAMKOiseverywhere #BAMKOChina #guangzhou
BAMKO Gives Back Day! Our BAMKO team personalized 100 hygiene kits for the homeless shelter Lamp in DTLA
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