Mission: When our clients are successful, we are successful.
I have been working at BuzzBee full-time
This is a top notch agency and agency work at it's finest. This means that when clients call we roll up our sleeves to deliver amazing creative - regardless of the size of the project. It's great to work with a bunch of smart, driven, creative problem solvers who don't mind having a beer now and then. The CEO does a good job of bringing us together for food and drink once a month to stay current on trends and other stuff both inside and outside the company. Dog friendly. Cool office. Good coffee.
Well when you're an agency clients aren't always nice and you need to be grown up enough not to take it personally. Sometimes our clients are a bit stressed and working under tight deadlines and can take that out on the world. Sometimes you have a lot of time (which is actually bad because it could means your project is ending and a new one hasn't begun) and sometimes you're heads down for days.
Advice to Management
keep on using surveys to check in and Yammer to communicate. It's the constant communication that makes me feel listened to and valued. I really like the "lunch and learn" and find it helps me understand the end to end work better.
I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at BuzzBee (Seattle, WA) in September 2012.
My interview at BuzzBee had three steps - quick phone interview to discuss the job responsibilities, face-to-face informational-type interviews with two BuzzBee employees and job-specific interviews with the hiring manager and a couple of people that I now work with. The interviews were a mix of general questions and scenario type role-play questions - 'help me define my business requirements', 'help me understand the components of a proposal', 'help me convince my management team why we need your marketing solution'. BuzzBee employees were all very friendly and I enjoyed the interview process and BuzzBee's awesome offices. The firm's HR Manager contacted me the day after my interviews to discuss an offer for the role that I now have.