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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company Overall"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Media Planner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Media Planner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BPN full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, wonderful group of people, great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Not enough room for growth, need more transparency between upper management and lower level employees


  2. "Great Place For Media Professionals"

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    Current Employee - Media Buying in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Media Buying in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BPN full-time

    Pros

    - Great PTO/Time-off Policy
    - Strong Global Network of Resources
    - Supportive Leadership
    - Fun Atmosphere
    - Values Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    - As a new agency, does not have the scale and/or resources (yet) of some of the bigger shops
    - Media does not pay as well as other industries

    Advice to Management

    - Educate more junior employees on the realities of working in the media/agency world. Reviews such as the ones listed previously only refer reflect the disillusionment a lot of the junior/millennial works have and need to get corrected. Yes, junior staffers have to work hard to prove themselves, but this is the way it has ALWAYS been. We all did it. Suck it up, and get to work instead of complaining.

  3. Helpful (7)

    ""Great Place For Media Professionals"... Not even close"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Media Strategist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Media Strategist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - "Some" genuinely good people.

    Cons

    - Supervisors/Directors/VP's. The previous positive comment amongst a sea of negative ones that stuck out like a major outlier is your typical higher-ups. They are the first to blame junior staffs which is ironic because junior staff basically does the most work.

    - Supportive Leadership? Nice joke. Directors and Supervisors could care less about you. Junior staff runs the accounts. Higher-ups makes horrible hires. Mostly based on bias decisions that are out of your control. Typical of any agency.

    - Work/Life Balance? Nonexistent. They are SLOW to hire anyone.

    Advice to Management

    - Remove current Managers/Directors/VP's. Bias decisions, huge egos and bad personalities.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Corporate Restructure Lacks Structure"

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    Former Employee - Administration in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administration in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at BPN full-time

    Pros

    - Great benefits
    - Generous PTO policy
    - Coffee Bar in the office serves an assortment of beverages and breakfast/snack items.

    Cons

    -- Employees are overworked more than ever and moral is incredibly low, especially Mediabrands employees who are new to the BPN name.
    -- Work/Life balance can be difficult depending on the department.
    -- Pay rate is lower than most agencies.
    -- Poor communication, especially from an HR perspective.
    -- Culture has been non-existent since October which is terrible given new management's award winning culture at their original agency. The minimal efforts they have made have been phoned in.
    -- Restructure efforts were handled VERY poorly and the disorganization continues. Crucial and basic questions went unanswered for far too long, resulting in a mass scramble across departments and the problems persist.
    -- Poor communication and constant last minute decisions from IPG Mediabrands, results in zero execution time for anything related to Finance, Facilities, Administration and Human Resources.
    -- Human Resources is incompetent and blatantly disregards the "human" portion of the role. Gossipy, clueless, and/or nasty behavior has become a staple -- all characteristics which you do NOT want in an HR department.

    Advice to Management

    The connection to corporate head, IPG Mediabrands, is detrimentally overshadowing. Not only does it over complicate client relationships, but BPN has completely lost it's autonomy because of it. Make corporate identity your top priority otherwise you will continue to lose business. Also, stop letting corporate completely dictate the future of your best and brightest. Protect the good employees who deserve it and remove the ones who do not. Learn to listen. If 20 people complain about the same person then look into it, don't ignore those complaints simply because that 1 person talks a good game. Investigate and handle the situation accordingly.


  5. Helpful (8)

    "Smoke and Mirrors"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BPN full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Good PTO policy
    -Lower level associates are all diverse and intelligent
    -Good downtown location
    -always vendor luncheons and free food!

    Cons

    -supervisors have no idea what they are doing across acounts, junior planners and planners run all accounts
    -Hiring is non-existent and staff is over worked and under paid
    -Complete disregard for personal life outside of office
    -If you value anything in your life other than your job no one will understand
    -management is afraid to push back on clients and fight for their employees

    Advice to Management

    You need to take a real look at why people are leaving. It isn't the accounts, it's management. People leave managers, not jobs. A quarter of the office has quit in the last six months.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Treat you like an employee
    -Great training in media planning role
    -always give you feedback
    -Client facing
    -Great perks

    Cons

    -The office is a little small, but its a growing company


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fun place to work"

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    Current Employee - Media Planner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Media Planner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BPN full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small shop so you get to know everyone

    Cons

    Hard to grow unless people leave

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Media Planner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at BPN full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Young, small agency atmosphere with friendly junior staff. agency spun off from UM a few years ago. Open plan office. Agency meetings led by staff with rotating duties. Buyers with open access to clients on daily basis. Strong television spend.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity to work in digital, social and mobile. Client base is small too which limits opportunities to build experience.


  9. "BPN"

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    Current Employee - Media Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Media Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BPN full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good environment to work in

    Cons

    none really all good to be honest


  10. "Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at BPN (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Bpn is a progressive, data-led content and audience activations. Working there is extremely exciting.

    Cons

    The only downside for bpn is the absence of global accounts.

    Advice to Management

    Work hard to win global accounts.