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Anders Wahlquist
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  1. Helpful (2)

    A nice place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at B-Reel full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    I've worked at 6+ shops over my 10 year career and B-Reel is easily the best experience I've had. The founders are still very much involved and have taken pains to ensure its a warm, generous place to work. They very obviously care about the people, the culture, and want to do interesting work. The structure is pretty flat which gave teams a lot of autonomy; some like that, some don't. I liked it. The NY office...

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    Cons

    While I was there, the company was figuring out how to evolve with the changing industry landscape. That led to some people disagreeing with the direction – the work we were doing might not have been the work they came there to do. While the leadership always did its best to be transparent, the transition led to some grumbling and disagreement.

    Advice to Management

    As the company grows and the industry evolves, keep an eye on what has made B-Reel successful: a commitment to talented, generous people devoted to making great work.

    B-Reel Response

    February 12, 2018CHRO

    Thanks for taking the time to write this review and the nice words!

  2. Swedish company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at B-Reel full-time

    Pros

    - Worth working in a Swedish Company - Really Talented people - Interesting Projects. - Environment.

    Cons

    - You might end up working overtime... sometimes.

  3. A team of motivated, caring, curious weirdos

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at B-Reel full-time

    Pros

    Was always encouraged to explore, experiment and learn.

    Cons

    Undergoing some changes in management and trajectory at the moment (summer 2018)

  4. A great small agency culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at B-Reel full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The following relates to my experience, based on just under 4 years in at B-Reel NYC. Overall, I had an incredible experience and truly felt like I found a home at B-Reel. I learned more here than I have at any of my jobs combined (and this was my 3rd role post-university). If you're willing to work hard, fast, and scrappy, you will thrive. A few things I found especially unique: - This company goes to extreme measures...

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    Cons

    - B-Reel is very humble. Work is rarely PR'd and, when it is, individual credits for work are not given. Although awards and trade coverage are a gross, self-indulgent part of this business, they attract better talent and increase individual visibility to the industry. - A variety of projects and roles within a small shop means that specializing is not an option. This is only a problem if you have a specific type...

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    Advice to Management

    - The special sauce is the people. Keep finding the right people for the job and continue to listen to what they're saying. - Understand what types of work your team is good and and wants to do, and run in that direction. Say no to the small projects that eat up time and morale. Reinvest that free time in the experimentation that put B-Reel on the map.

  5. Good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at B-Reel full-time

    Pros

    The team is full of really great people who truly care about one another and the work they do. There are some very talented digital production people and designers. Great company culture based a lot of progressive Swedish values. Although can get very busy at key times, good work/life balance overall.

    Cons

    Company exists in a very competitive market and needs to focus on fewer areas of the business and invest in people and capabilities in those areas. Extremely talented production chops but (at times) limited conceptual creativity.

    Advice to Management

    Try to do fewer things better.

    B-Reel Response

    February 12, 2018CHRO

    Thanks for taking the time to write this review and the nice words!

  6. A place that loves design and tech

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Venice, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at B-Reel full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Working with other tech loving folks that want to bring together art and design with technology, interaction, and even game play. A lot of encouragement to experiment with new and cutting edge tools and techniques.

    Cons

    As with all agency and production work with hard deadlines there will be crunch times. Technical decisions can be made before all team members in charge of implementing things are approached.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, encourage more and more experimental and attention grabbing work. Continue to showcase employee's strengths and passions.

    B-Reel Response

    September 8, 2017CHRO

    Thanks for taking the time to write this review and the nice words!

  7. Helpful (4)

    B-Reel is the Disney World of Companies

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at B-Reel full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    i have been working at B-Reel for almost 2 years now. Usually after the first 6 months at a company, you can tell whether everything you saw in the interview process was just b.s. or if they are actually practicing what they preach. My experience here was the latter. B-Reel has consistently upheld their core values of innovation, flat dynamic and great place to work. Benefits are amazing! Not only are we a dog friendly...

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    Cons

    i am being completely honest when I say that I can't think of any. i have worked at a few prestigious places before B-Reel and none of them come close to the culture, the people and the benefits you find here.

    Advice to Management

    i would say listen to your junior employees a little more. Check in with them (as well as managers) when making decisions that will impact their office or the company as a whole. I understand that you can't tell everyone everything, but you would be surprised at how much more accepting everyone would be when they feel they are included in decisions or know more about why a decision is happening versus just being told...

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    B-Reel Response

    August 17, 2016CHRO

    Thanks for taking the time to write this review and the nice words! And good advice to listen more to junior employees - we will try to get better at that!

  8. I love B-Reel

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at B-Reel part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great company working environment, great and inclusive company culture

      Cons

      People move around a lot as the company hires freelancers for different projects

      Advice to Management

      People here do great jobs, I am very happy to work with them

      B-Reel Response

      June 20, 2016CHRO

      Thanks for taking the time to write this review and the nice words!

    • Helpful (1)

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        Current Employee - Office Manager in Los Angeles, CA

        I have been working at B-Reel for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Awesome place to work at

        Cons

        great company to work - awesome!

        Advice to Management

        great job!

      • Helpful (3)

        Good people that work all the time

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at B-Reel

        Pros

        Great work, projects, and people.

        Cons

        Very little work-life balance. You can be at the office until 1am for an entire week during a launch.

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