Working at Blue Water Media | Glassdoor

Blue Water Media Overview

Work Here? Get a Free Employer Account
Greenbelt, MD
1 to 50 employees
Unknown
Company - Private
Information Technology
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Unknown

Blue Water Media Reviews

3.1
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
CEO
0 Ratings
  • "Blue Water Media experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Digital Intern in Greenbelt, MD
    Former Intern - Digital Intern in Greenbelt, MD
    Recommends

    I worked at Blue Water Media as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent learning environment.
    Friendly and knowledgeable team.
    Tons of great experience with interesting clients and executing tangible campaigns

    Cons

    Location is in not close to much, but the drive is relatively traffic free even in rush hour.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for an excellent learning experience. Perfect combination of opportunities to take ownership and make mistakes with guidance and leadership.

See All 7 Reviews

Blue Water Media Interviews

Experience

Experience
20%
0%
80%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
75%
25%

Difficulty

2.0
Average

Difficulty

Hard
Average
Easy
  1.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Greenbelt, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Blue Water Media (Greenbelt, MD) in February 2016.

    Interview

    1) Phone screening with Director of HR
    2) Phone interview with Director of Client Services. It was made very clear they needed PMs to help guide projects.
    3) In person interview with Director of HR , Director of Client Services, VP & Client Services & Digital Strategy, and 1 other employee. - They reaffirmed the need for PMs. I was told they would make a decision the following day. 5 minutes after I left their office they called and asked for references which i provided within 2 hours.
    4) Two days after the in person interview I was contacted about interviewing with the CEO 1 on 1. It was scheduled and then rescheduled for the following week based on a conflict on the CEO's schedule. I then had the interview and was told a decision would be made the following day (Mar 4)
    5) Five days later I was contacted by the Director of HR and told a new CTO had been hired and that they would not be making any personnel decisions until the CTO could assess the company and that I would likely hear back in early April.
    6) I was contacted by the CEO mid-March to ask if I was still interested and was then extended a job offer without speaking to the new CTO. The following day I negotiated with the CEO via phone for an extra $5,000 salary (that was verbally agreed upon), with the caveat that I would need to speak with the new CTO. I was told they wouldn't get an updated offer out for at least 2 days.
    7) I spoke with the CTO the following day for about 10 minutes on the phone.
    8) After 5 days i contacted the Director of HR; I received a response from another employee on the behalf of the VP of Finance that she would check on the status of my offer and that the Director of HR was no longer employed by the company.
    9) 10 days later I contacted the company again (VP of Finance). I then received a response from the CTO stating they were not interested in hiring a PM who was not interested in technical work. I responded asking for clarification on what "technical work" referred to. No response days later.

    Even if this was a misunderstanding, the leadership's ability to communicate is terrible. The whole process was a huge waste of my time and of some of the few vacation hours I had accrued at my current job.

    Interview Questions

    • Did i have experience with JIRA?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    The CEO reluctantly negotiated after a miscommunication about the salary (whether the number they provided me early in the interview process was the number I was willing to work for). It was a difficult negotiation just for $5,000. The originally offered salary would have been a $10,000 pay cut.

See All 5 Interviews

Blue Water Media Awards & Accolades

Let us know if we're missing any workplace or industry recognition – Add Awards

Work at Blue Water Media? Share Your Experiences

Blue Water Media
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or