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  1. "Fast paced and exciting environment"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Flame Agency full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun culture, get to work on projects from beginning to end. Feels kind of like a start up

    Cons

    Deadlines are extremely agressive. Work life balance is hard to achieve.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in more people, need larger infrastructure for the amount of work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Only if half a star was a rating"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Flame Agency full-time

    Pros

    +Some co-workers actually make you want to go to work

    Cons

    +This whole place is a con
    +Be prepared to work long hours - I mean no work life balance - NONE
    +Be prepared to work with Divas that think they are the celebrity
    +No Communication
    +No diversity
    +No Structure
    +No growth
    +Things change at the last minute after you work so hard (I mean the last minute)
    +Be prepared to be thick skinned
    +No respect - You will feel like you're on BET AWARD SHOW
    +No direction of a 5 year plan
    +Company is a revolving door (I've seen ppl quit within 1 week)

    Advice to Management

    Learn the word RESPECT -it goes a long way with your employees
    Everyone has a voice and opinion why not listen?
    What is the benefit for working long hours of the day?

  3. "Creative Agency"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Blue Flame Agency (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very creative company that is great with executing

    Cons

    sometimes understaffed with an unusual internal structure


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Art Director"

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    Current Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Flame Agency full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small team, more responsibilities than you'll receive elsewhere, there is an actual budget to do high profile work

    Cons

    Way too stressful due to people's lack of competency, upper management has no respect for the creative process or the team itself, not a democracy at all

    Advice to Management

    trust the people that you hire to do their job and implement some process so it's not always a fire drill


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    "Manager"

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

    I worked at Blue Flame Agency full-time

    Pros

    Nothing nice to say here

    Cons

    Not friendly. Upper Management is awful to their employees. You get treated like garbage. The pay is horrible. The vibes are negative.

    Advice to Management

    Practiice what you preach! Lead by example. if you do not want drama DO NOT act like a drama queen yourself!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "all or nothing"

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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blue Flame Agency full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    opportunities are possibly limitless If you know how to play the game and prove your worth to the right key holders. people make up their own titles. Fun exposure to major events and entertainment scenes.

    Cons

    vicious cycle of short sighted management team with limited real world experiences running the company like a medieval kingdom. limited creativity and structured business policies. very high employee turnovers. zero work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    It needs to be an entirely new management team.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Upper Management needs a wake up call!"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Flame Agency full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to the Entertainment Industry and other companies who wanted to sponsor events, Great office location in Times Square

    Cons

    Long Hours, Weekend Work, Upper Management does not take responsibility for their own KPI's- blames other employees for their mistakes

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees and Interns with respect, organize team building days, expand relationship with Diageo employees and office (if working on Ciroc) Be accountable for our own job responsibilities and do not push them on interns who are willing to learn and grow

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Selling Dreams"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to entertainment field. Learned the basic ins and outs of advertising/marketing. Outsiders are impressed by the CEO (Sean "Diddy" Combs) and the idea that you work for him.

    Cons

    No real structure

    Lack of respect in the workplace

    Not a company where creative, new ideas are implemented

    No room created for growth in the company

    Chronic procrastination created additional burdens for other employees

    Efficiency didn't seem to be a priority

    Extremely low morale


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Summer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I learned a lot from this company. It wasn't about fetching coffee. I really got to work with clients, sit in on meetings, brainstorm and do real work. I also got a really good knowledge of many computer programs due to my direct boss.

    Cons

    It's disorganized and I felt taken advantage of. This may have been because it's an unpaid internship but I felt like I was doing the work of an actual employee without any of the benefits. They're really nice people but, they should make a better structured internship programs. They also never had any events that let me get to know the other interns better and there were no group projects for us to work on.

    Advice to Management

    Structure the program better, and give a better travel stipend. It was not nearly enough.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good intentions for growth but the input of Sean Combs limits any real structure for growth.."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Flame Agency full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This company is directly related to the entertainment field and gives you some really cool experiences.

    Cons

    The time management for various projects hinders a structured growth pattern. Generally things are planned and changed as a result of change of mind from senior management. The trickle down effect isn't conducive to a long term successful company in my opinion.

    Advice to Management

    Preparation should be made to effectively execute unexpected programs and events as they arise. The lack of preparation puts a strain on all employees.


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