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Bleu Marketing Solutions Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Career stopper - Avoid at all cost"

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

    Pros

    - Great place to learn when starting in interactive media. Offers good client exposure and access to various positions
    - Get to wear multiple hats and move from one department to the other

    Cons

    - Extremely low pay compared to other agencies. Heavily rely on interns
    - Career stopper, no opportunities for growth
    - No mentoring
    - Awkward and unhealthy work atmosphere

    Advice to Management

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  2. Helpful (5)

    "Ditto, avoid at all costs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bleu Marketing Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big clients, nice part of town

    Cons

    The owner creates a a chaotic and stressful atmosphere which reflects the owner's personality. It's not organized, respectful or efficient and the directives change daily. Checks and balances usually present in business environments do not apply here. You will be miserable unless it's your first job and you don't know any better.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Don't settle for less."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bleu Marketing Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They work with big clients.

    Cons

    Where do I begin? If you're a creative you'll be worked to the bone and be given an extremely LOW salary. ( high budget projects though, where's that money going?)

    You'll be placed in a chaotic atmosphere where you'll be given unrealistic deadlines and be expected to stay late.

    There's no trust, the owner hired two people dedicated to monitoring every move you make on your computer.

    Advice to Management

    Be respectful and honest. Pay your employees fairly.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Don't do it. Go somewhere else."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    That's a tough one. Nice view from a couple of windows. Walkable neighborhood with good shopping.

    Cons

    Owner is so old school it's scary. Internal tools are beasts. No strategy or vision for the company. No full time creative director, strategist or digital expert. Senior management distracts, distorts and doesn't blink an eye about lying to staff, clients or potential clients. Teams are separated into 3 buildings which makes working together difficult. Passive aggressive behaviors bypassing direct conversations regarding issues which ignites more chaos. Nightmares are better than this company.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a general manager and a creative director who have current digital skills and passion. However, if you're not interested in being relevant just keep doing things the same way.


  5. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bleu Marketing Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice neighborhood. Pleasant surroundings. Nice office space.

    Cons

    Despite assuring everyone that it's a family the agency is run like a sweat shop with a big turnaround of young, eager workers being bled dry without gaining and real experience or good mentor ship.
    Don't waste your time. There are plenty or real agencies in SF to chose from.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff. Be predictable. Pay honest salaries. Don't micro manage.


  6. "Extremely Unprofessional workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bleu Marketing Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The neighborhood is very beautiful with tons of lunch spots and nice places to take coffee breaks. The junior staff is very pleasant.

    Cons

    Horrible work environment, talking about staff to other staff by directors and HR. Sometimes my days were completely unproductive because of all the chaos. There is absolutely No HR department. Space yourself and find elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Hire real leaders.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Lacks Leadership and Growth Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are very few "pros" when working at Bleu. They can be flexible with scheduling and are currently providing lunch, though that maybe ending soon.

    Cons

    Bleu lacks leadership, innovation and vision. There are very few active clients and new business is not coming in. Management is not open to new ideas.

    The office was located in San Francisco, but moved to San Rafael. Employees were only given about 1.5 weeks notice prior to the move.

    Advice to Management

    Lead the team, communicate and share goals.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Sweat Shop"

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    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    neighborhood was nice while in SF

    Cons

    extremely low pay, dismal benefits, doesn't keep track of all the extra hours you work, but when you need to leave a couple of hours early, it will deducted from your PTO! WTF!?!? Uses lots of international students as they provide high quality work but cannot get paid or at least not much. Thus the establishment of the extensive internship program... lots of free labor!!

    Advice to Management

    Pay real wages, provide good benefits, don't use people and take advantage of international students interning with you


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Unprofessional management and work chaotic environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Rafael, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Bleu Marketing Solutions full-time

    Pros

    There aren't really any, the junior staff is pleasant to work with and the location in San Francisco used to be nice but now the office has moved to a very remote location where there is literally nothing around.

    Cons

    The Management specifically the owner/CEO who creates a very chaotic and unprofessional work environment. There are no boundaries and you are constantly threatened to lose your job over a mood swing.
    You cannot report any problems to HR because there isn't really an HR department/representative, you are basically on your own.
    The annual performance review program is a joke as it actually never occurs, you are asked to fill out a long form but then never hear anything afterwards.
    You are expected to full fill multiple jobs at once but will never get compensated for it.

    Lack of true leadership, lack of company culture, lack of goals, lack of communication, lack of decent remuneration and benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees fairly, value their time, their commitment and listen to them.
    Implement true leadership and real hierarchy.
    Get organized


  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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