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Bleu Marketing Solutions Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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  1. "Helped me build a great career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bleu Marketing Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Bleu provided me with the opportunity to work with a variety of Fortune 500 companies as clients. I was able to grow as a designer and learn about the industry and the way it changes. The CEO is very good at bringing together teams of passionate, hard working and great people. Management was flexible with my schedule so I could take career enhancement classes on the side.

    Cons

    Not very competitive sallary compensation


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Growing agency with great clients"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Bleu Marketing Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great group of multicultural and multidisciplinary people:
    One of the things I love about Bleu is the people I work with. You'll find a diverse crowd from all over the world. Their experience, positivism and enthusiasm create a good vibe within the company. Something I look for everyday.

    Bleu is located in a great area:
    There are plenty of coffee shops, restaurants and great bars for happy hour.

    Good client exposure:
    Because of the size of the company, your voice is always heard. You have the opportunity to make a difference in all the projects and get great client exposure.

    Fortune 500 companies:
    Bleu's client list include big tech companies. Great opportunities to work with big brands.

    Growing Agency:
    Although Bleu is a small agency, it is growing at a fast pace. It's a great opportunity for current employees who can move up in their careers and new employees who are looking to enter the field.

    Cons

    Mostly business to business work

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus on social media integration

  3. Helpful (2)

    "A small agency with big clients"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bleu Marketing Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Bleu marketing is great if you are relatively inexperienced. With the small company size, everyone gets to work on a variety of projects, build new skills and explore what interests them. Many people have started off as interns and have grown into full-time employees and moved further up the ranks in the field of their choice. All employees do not end up working on one client performing one task over and over.

    The client work is varied and challenging. The integrated campaigns pull together strategy, media, print design, digital design, traditional advertising, code development, and analytics that are all produced by a team in-house. Nothing is farmed-out. We own the work.

    The location is nice—in a victorian at Union & Fillmore in San Francisco. A lot of shopping, dining and transportation options are right here.

    Cons

    Being in a small company means everybody interacts with everybody. You can't hide at your desk from the CEO or the other members of your team. Also, the deadlines are tight and the clients are demanding.

    Advice to Management

    Have more open dialogue with the staff to ease the stress level when the demands are high.


  4. "Great opportunity for go-getters"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bleu Marketing Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Many talented and experienced coworkers to learn from. Work with big companies. Freedom to grow and try out different roles.

    Cons

    Many times design and management teams were short staffed which made fire drill projects stressful. Salary and benefits weren't the most generous.

    Advice to Management

    Needs bigger creative and management teams for the amount of projects in queue. Better pay and benefits.


  5. "Off to a great start..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bleu Marketing Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Recently brought on staff to add breadth to the creative firepower. Great opportunity to work on cutting edge technology projects with a very seasoned team of professionals.

    Cons

    Advertising is a business fraught with ups and downs...clients can be fickle but this agency values good talent. Long hours and stressful deadlines are often the rule.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate, communicate, communicate. Be aware and be as proactive as possible with heading off bottlenecks in the process.


  6. "Strong, fun marketing agency with unlimited growth potential"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I started at Bleu as an intern and was later hired as a marketing coordinator. Since Bleu is such a small company, there's plenty of opportunity to take initiative and quickly grow. The CEO, Laura, kindly and patiently listens to everyone's input when making decisions and makes everyone feel important and vital to the success of the team.

    Cons

    Bleu Marketing and the CEO personally will not write you a professional recommendation because someone told her it leaves her liable. Not sure if that's true, but if you're looking for a LinkedIn rec, they can't help you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep rocking it!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Okay. Stale work environment"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Good learning experience. Work with some large clients but more so of a facilitator

    Cons

    Really small. Awkward office environment.

  8. "Smaller SF Agency."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Anselmo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Anselmo, CA

    I have been working at Bleu Marketing Solutions (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great staff. Good work/life balance. Fun location.

    Cons

    Slow review process. No annual bonuses.


  9. "Internship"

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    Former Employee - Design Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Design Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Team member was willing to help out. People were nice to each other.

    Cons

    Some loose week during the internship. Need more productivity.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Good clients, but poor management and work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    There are some decent clients that are interesting to work with. The location of the office is nice, right in the marina.

    Cons

    The leadership is poor which makes for a suppressed work environment. The pay is far below average, yet the hours you're expected to put in are long. The upper senior management is very difficult to work with.

    Advice to Management

    1) Adjust your salaries to pay people fairly
    2) Don't take advantage of foreigners
    3) Treat people (clients and staff) with respect and honesty


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