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  • www.roundel.com
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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  • Company - Public
  • Less than $1 million (USD)

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Roundel Reviews

1.6
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Feb 26, 2021
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"Great benefits and market innovation with heavy workloads"

Current Employee - Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN
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Positive Outlook

I have been working at Roundel full-time for more than a year

Pros

- opportunities to work across diverse groups of people to understand guest shopping trends -great career development -opportunity to lead and work with a cohesive team -flexible working from

Cons

-heavy meetings, insane amount of emails to respond to daily
-heavy workload with everchanging workplace tools, processes and best practices

Advice to Management

consider an additional person for every 2 or 3 account managers on one team for helping with data pulls, audience segmentation, media brief submission and media plan QA to make it vendor facing
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Diversity & Inclusion at Roundel

5.0
(2 Reviews)

Roundel Interviews

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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Application

    I applied through an employee referral The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Roundel (Minneapolis, MN) in Jan 2019

    Interview

    I had a few conversations with HR, then with the team lead I would report into (he was GREAT!). I was invited to fly out to the headquarters to "meet" with five others on the team. The interview day started off strange because when I was greeted by HR she saw me and said, "Oh wow you are so tan!!" Um, I'm African American so that was awkward. I just smiled and looked down - not sure what I was supposed to say???!!!?? I was led into a room, my first meeting was actually a call with an executive on the team (not sure if he is there now). He started off the conversation speaking negatively about an executive at the company I worked for previously - again not sure what I was supposed to say. If I agreed with him it might show that I was not loyal and if I didnt agree with him it would appear that I was difficult?? I ended up trying to change the subject and I think from that point on he was not a fan. He didnt ask me many questions at all. He spent the whole time talking about himself - this was concerning. My next meeting was with another executive who has been there many years. She didn't seemed thrilled to speak with me and I noticed she didn't look me in the eye. This meeting was quick and I was disappointed that she didn't ask about my sales experience or pov in regards to the industry. Next I met with the two more sales executives - who seemed great. They asked all the right questions, some of them challenging. You could tell they were very happy to be working there and felt passionate about the product. I also had another dial in call with someone who is no longer there. She was in the car, I could barely hear her and the conversation was awkward - she seemed distracted and annoyed that the person I talked to previously had gone over his time which then made me late to dialing in to her call. Again, she didnt ask me ANY questions about my experience, sales methodology etc. In the end I didn't not get an offer and I was devastated. It took me a year to write this review because I thought I did something wrong. After taking time to reflect and knowing who they hired for the role. I realize I didnt get that job for reasons that had NOTHING to do with me. It clear to me that a few of the people I talked to most likely didn't hire me because I dont look like them. Target may talk about big game about wanting diversity but clearly it's not the case in their media division. Second, some of the more seasoned executives need to go through diversity and inclusion training and just overall training on what you should and shouldn't do in regards to interview protocol. I doubt this will happen because the worst offenders have been there too long and have too much seniority. I now realize that this would not have been the "perfect" job for me because of those reasons. Some of the team seemed great but some of them are an HR nightmare.
    Interview

    They asked about my opinion of the west coast market. Nothing about my sales experience, nothing about my technical experience or sales methodology.

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