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BVK Reviews

Updated April 17, 2019
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  1. "Great place to work. Strong company culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quality Clients
    Fun working environment
    Strong management

    Cons

    The review process needs some work


  2. "Rocky road, but a good stepping stone"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative
    Current Employee - Creative
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BVK full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    BVK is a great place if you’re new to the industry and want to get your feet wet.

    Everyone gets their own private office space, parking is free, coffee is pretty good. Coworkers are also nice people. Work/life balance is good.

    Cons

    Grossly underpaid. No room for growth. Slackers aren’t dealt with.

    They don’t seem to value their employees and creative talent. Turnover is high and now that they’ve lost some business specifically their legacy client TMTC, morale is low and lay offs are coming.

    Advice to Management

    You need to do a better job communicating with your team.

  3. "Boring Boys Club"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Creative in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BVK full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was largely on my own - which has its own set of pros and cons. Had some interesting travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Soul crushingly boring environment that doesn't value younger talent. Mad Men levels of impenetrable boys-club atmosphere. If you're a woman and under 30 this is going to be rough.

    Advice to Management

    Actively evaluate the talent you have within and understand that the world is rapidly changing or get left behind.


  4. "Great for awhile"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BVK full-time

    Pros

    Great clients if you can find your niche. I made some great work there once I built up trust and experience on my team.

    Cons

    Segmented. Hard to move across different clients once you are on one. Large division between director / senior levels and junior level. Not much authentic growth to be had after your first few years out of school, unless you leave the city and come back as a creative director.

    Advice to Management

    Foster growth from the talented people you already have under your roof.


  5. "Account Service"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BVK full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great environment and great people. Lot's of opportunity to learn and grow if you take the initiative. Management is fairly responsive to suggestions and at least listens to those who want to share.

    Cons

    Open concept makes it quite loud at times. Lack of processes often makes for lack of efficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening and changing things for the better.


  6. "This is an excellent Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Creative in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No Politics, great culture. Excellent Creative and Management. I highly recommend this place for those that dare to be adventurous, innovative and bold.

    Cons

    I think we could have more dog days.

    Advice to Management

    Keep expanding!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BVK full-time

    Pros

    Fun culture, creative people, nice office

    Cons

    Awful pay, no review process

  8. "Great People and Environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BVK full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic Co-workers
    Energetic Environment
    Opportunities for team-building outside of work
    Wellness program
    Success is determined by individual effort / drive

    Cons

    Workload can fluctuate week-to-week
    Employee review system is very loose
    No set compensation advancement schedule

    Advice to Management

    Improve employee review / compensation advancement structure


  9. "Good Work Life Balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BVK full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone at the agency truly values a work life balance. This mentality helps to foster comradery and teamwork within the office that ultimately produces great work for our clients. The entrepreneurial mentality also opens doors for employees to blaze their own trail.

    Cons

    There is no review process in place. This can make it challenging for employees to understand what they need to learn or master in order to advance their career. Again, the entrepreneurial spirit presents both pros and cons.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate with employees about management updates, new initiatives, new business, etc. Agency meetings are appreciated and the recent company survey shows that employee feedback is valued. Keep up the good work!


  10. "VP"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BVK full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Extremely professional and responsive. Focused specialties include tourism and healthcare verticals. Senior leadership is terrific and encourages participation from staff to bring new ideas and services to the agency.

    Cons

    Thus is both an advantage and disadvantage; we work in a very independent environment. That is great for staff that is disciplined but can be a challenge for accountability.