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Blue Corona Reviews

Updated Jun 16, 2019

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Blue Corona CEO Ben Landers
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33 Ratings
  1. Helpful (4)

    "Best Company- EVER"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PPC Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Corona full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It is the most positive, engaging and educational work environment I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. Every single staff member truly cares about the company, their clients and their peers. It truly has more of a family atmosphere! If you want to learn and improve as a professional this is the right place. As an employee here, I've had the chance to learn from some of the greatest minds in the business....and...

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    Cons

    I have no cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Blue Corona2019-06-12
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Be wary of the positive reviews"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Corona full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -free lunch Fridays -nice coworkers -work from home Fridays

    Cons

    -HIGH turnover. 2-3 people leave a month and 5 or 6 people left in May -People are overworked and underpaid. The exec team only cares about sales. They do not care that teams are understaffed and drowning in their workload. -Outdated technology and marketing practices -No opportunities for professional development -Lack of transparency - everything is kept a secret, and management treats you like you're a child ...

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    Advice to Management

    It's not a "culture fit" issue. It's a Blue Corona problem. Start making actual changes based off all the feedback you received from the surveys. This company is not even close to worthy of a "Best Place to Work" award.

    Blue Corona2019-06-17
  3. Helpful (7)

    "Do not recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Corona full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Most people work hard and are friendly with each other. You get free lunch on Fridays. There are a lot of celebrations for birthdays and holidays. You get a lot of responsibility and some input on the client.

    Cons

    Since the last review, over a dozen people have quit which is pretty much all you need to know. Blue Corona says it hires and develops the best people but there is no professional development or work-life balance. New hires come in excited about what they’ve been told their job will be only to be overworked and stressed-out by month 3. The company hires reactively instead of proactively which means everyone is overworked....

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    Blue Corona2019-06-05
  4. Helpful (8)

    "Okay if you're passionate about HVAC, otherwise no"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Corona full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Most of the people actually doing the work are nice, fun, smart, and driven people who help each other out and try to do a good job. It's a good place to make friends. Free lunch fridays and summer friday hours are nice, and office contests/parties are fun. Also casual dress code! It's not the worst place if you are straight out of college with no experience, don't have other options, and wouldn't mind writing/reading...

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    Cons

    Like other reviews have said, the exec team does not hire to keep up with, let alone get ahead, of workload. Everyone is constantly overloaded, and management offers absolutely no help for this. The hiring process is slooow, usually a few months just to find someone, because they are obsessed with "culture fit", which seems to be if two or three specific people at the agency like the personality of a candidate. I've never...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee feedback and make actual changes, don't try to mask problems by throwing random perks at it. Hire to keep up with and get ahead of sales. Manage the sales team. Respect employees and treat them like adults. Flexible work hours, better work from home policy, less micromanaging (train your managers).

    Blue Corona2019-06-12
  5. Helpful (6)

    "Hard Work Pays Off"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Corona full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Blue Corona has been so good to me over the past 4+ years. If you work hard, genuinely care about your teammates and clients, and have a good attitude, you WILL be rewarded in many ways. But you have to be willing to put in the effort. There are no handouts. The company wouldn't be where it is today if that were the case. I'm surrounded by extremely smart people who I actually enjoy working with. Every day is filled...

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    Cons

    Because the company has grown so much and so quickly, it has been a challenge to keep up with hiring, which has lead to periods of having to be creative with my time and resources. However, the company is making clear strides to find that balance and I am very optimistic about the direction we're heading.

    Blue Corona2018-12-21
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Excellent Experience"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Corona full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    In my time at Blue Corona, some of the best aspects have been: - receiving extensive and organized training for SEO and digital marketing - the growth mindset; challenging employees to be a part of company goals but also expecting professional development - the leadership is transparent and, in my experience, willing to take time in order to answer questions/ offer assistance -the passionate and fun culture

    Cons

    The company has aggressive growth goals, and as expected has some growing pains. BUT, leadership is proactive in putting in/ planning solutions. Not really a con as it is clear the company works hard to address issues.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be available to employees as the company expands. It goes a long way to know the leadership is concerned with your growth and experience at Blue Corona.

    Blue Corona2018-12-19
  7. Helpful (11)

    "Looks good on paper, but feels like I was tricked"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Corona full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    CEO is a genuinely good guy. They truly do care about their clients. They push you to always do your best work. The majority of the people who work there are wonderful people. Free lunches on Fridays. Fun holiday parties.

    Cons

    Huge disconnect between “upper management” (account managers, etc) and rest of the team. Not sure if the account managers know exactly how hard the content team works. Content specialists are overworked, underpaid, and under appreciated. You’re absolutely expected to work overtime. Typical days ranged between 9-12 hours, depending on the time of month. There’s a huge amount of pressure to be perfect 100% of the time,...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring account managers and hire more content people. Bridge the gap between management and the rest of the team with more open communication and less office politics. Look at what’s a realistic workload for the team actually doing the work instead of expecting a handful of people to complete an insurmountable work load perfectly every single month. This company is growing, which is great, but you need infrastructure...

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    Blue Corona2018-12-01

    Blue Corona Response

    December 13, 2018President

    Thank you for your feedback and for your service. I’m sorry the opportunity was not what you expected. As you noted, we do truly care about our clients. We’re passionate about growth, and we push ourselves extremely hard in an effort to get our clients the best results possible. ...

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent Company"

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    Current Employee - Content Marketing Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Corona full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Blue Corona is incredibly transparent when it comes to finances and business numbers, which really keeps employees invested in the performance of the company. It is a community built on striving for the best, so your peers provide constructive feedback to push you to do your best work. Everyone in the office has been welcoming and supportive. I am continually impressed by how long employees (and clients) remain at the...

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    Cons

    Blue Corona is continually growing very quickly, which I see as a pro, but if that's not what you're looking for, don't apply.

    Blue Corona2018-11-06
  9. Helpful (9)

    "Good company, no structure for mobility."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Corona for more than a year

    Pros

    - Solid ownership - Great communication even with locations so far apart - Regular continued education - Did a decent job of identifying their target audience and not straying too far from them.

    Cons

    - Under-qualified management. - Account managers who know absolutely nothing about the internet or websites. - Its a young company going through growing pains. - Some of their best practices for SEO are a little sketchy

    Advice to Management

    Educate your account managers to facilitate communication breakdown and eliminate handoff mistakes. Hire managers who have earned their stripes. Not your friends, or your business partner's kids.

    Blue Corona2018-08-13
  10. Helpful (10)

    "Love This Company!"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Corona full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have only been working with Blue Corona for 16 months, but it is by far the best company I have ever worked for. I have learned more valuable information in my short time with this company than I have in any of my other jobs...combined. Aside from that, the people I work with are all amazing. We work hard and have lots of fun. The CEO is an incredible leader who pushes all of us to be the best we can be. I have never...

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    Cons

    I don't have any cons!

    Blue Corona2017-05-25
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