I worked at Beanstalk Group (More than a year)
Opportunity to work in a creative environment and expound upon the ideas of the brands to market too.
When social events were held, good way to intermingle with teams (i.e. operations and brand).
Open to new ideas for existing clients.
HR has a good on-boarding practice.
Not ethnically diverse.
Narrow in their thinking .
Growth is limited to mainly the brand team, and even within that division structure your promotion is based upon how well you are liked.
HR plays favorites to the c-suite only and whom they think deserves the chance to advance.
Pays below the market for the state, as well as the locale of the office.
Group think occurs often on brand team.
Advice to Management
Create promotional and development opportunities for all sides of the business-both internal and external client facing.
Raise your salary practices.
Expand your way of thinking regarding the clientele of your brand
Get on-board with cultural competency. Beanstalk is part of a large brand of companies, you could learn from the actions and steps of your sister companies.
Good personalities among immediate supervisors as well as junior staff. A decent amount of time off. Exposure to high-profile clientele.
Compensation was below industry standard during good economic times. Now, with the economy low, salaries are in the basement and work has doubled after lay-offs. Senior management does very little to create new business and lacks the skill or motivation to train replacements. Certain SVP's are beyond their expiration date and not suited to present to new clients or to search for new business. As a result, more junior executives bring new business in spite of the efforts of their superiors. The business has lost its "sales" character and is more about personable people who don't know how to strike a good deal.
Advice to Management
Replace the old guard, stop trying to find answers from/act in awe of your parent company, and get back to the basics of the business.
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