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Saint Louis, MO
51 to 200 employees
1988
Company - Private
Business Services
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
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    Pros

    I spent 2 years working at Osborn Barr in Saint Louis, and hands-down, it was the best job I have ever had to date. The office is beautiful and unique. MANY perks - snack cart, fruit stand, dairy cooler, endless beverage options, fun events and town halls.

    Several of the major clients have been around for years, thus forming strong partnerships with the team. There is a good variety of work you can do at O+B, which is great to help you find your groove. I felt nothing was lacking in agency-wide and team-specific communications throughout my two years.

    For the most part, everyone at O+B is positively wonderful to be around. Kind, encouraging and forward-thinking, driving you to grow personally. You really can't say enough about the folks walking these halls. Really great people.

    Benefits were great - 3 weeks PTO, plus the ability to roll over 40 hours per year. And more importantly, you're able to, and encouraged to, use your PTO. While you are expected to work hard, I never once got the feeling that I had to work 12 hour days to keep my job.

    Holiday schedule is the best I've ever seen - standard holidays; Christmas Eve/Day, New Years Eve/Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving & day after. In addition to all those, we also got Martin Luther King, Jr. and Presidents Day, and most typically, the week between Christmas and New Years' is also given to the entire agency.

    I did not use health insurance, so I cannot comment on that. HR is really great at helping you work out the best 401K/Roth IRA options for you.

    Cons

    Being an agency, the importance of billing 40-hours a week is big. However, most all supervisors and directors are very supportive of you putting in your 40-hours and leaving a bit early on Friday as needed. If you travel and work well over your 40, you are typically welcome to (seeing that all work is buttoned up for the day, of course) take remaining time in that week off. Unfortunately, if you travel Monday-Friday, and work say, 60-hours, you can't take the following Monday off as hours start fresh on the weekends. However, I never had a situation where my supervisors/directors wouldn't let me work out my schedule.

    I also ran into a couple different situations where friendships got in the way of management. This is unfortunate and uncomfortable. Occasionally, there were open positions that no knew about internally, and potentially better-suited employees would have been interested in the position.

    Additionally, I do think pay could be a little higher for employees. It was certainly on the low side.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let hiring decisions happen primarily because of friendships. Follow through with properly opening positions to the agency to everyone. Otherwise, this place is simply amazing - keep doing what you're doing!

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Osborn & Barr.

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    Interacted with them at a career fair. Had a fairly informal interview with them afterwards, both recruiters were in the interview. It was all super friendly. Did not hear back from them afterwards, however, even after e-mailing and asking for more information. Thought this was unprofessional. Otherwise had a good experience with the company, might speak more with them after graduation!

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