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Brandmuscle Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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Pros
  • The work life balance is great as well (in 7 reviews)

  • Great people and commradery with room for growth across and sometimes within departments (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management too focused on bottom line, rather than investing in their talent (in 9 reviews)

  • Not a lot of room for creativity (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brandmuscle full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, flexible work hours and WFH policy in case of emergencies, awesome and futuristic vision for marketing

    Cons

    None, this is an awesome place to work

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and continue to communicate openly with your team!


  2. "Lack of Technology"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Brandmuscle full-time

    Pros

    Easy Commute. Good people.

    Cons

    There's no clear direction of where the company is going. A lot of chaos and disorganization.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to your employees.

  3. "Marketing Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brandmuscle full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company culture, coworkers, managers always willing to help or answer any questions you may have, opportunities for growth, young environment

    Cons

    The work can get somewhat mundane, stressful at times since anything can be thrown at you


  4. Helpful (8)

    "Typical marketing agency"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brandmuscle full-time

    Pros

    - Great people
    - Monday morning breakfast & Thursday popcorn
    - 16 days PTO with an added day each year you've been there (if you stay that long)
    - Working with some big name clients

    Cons

    - Mostly out of college employees that have 0 prior work experience
    - Very cliquey
    - Below average pay
    - Almost no training when given new responsibilities
    - I have seen people crying at their desks after client calls
    - We were told not to write bad reviews on here
    - Childish behavior from certain managers
    - Overworked is the norm but some employees work 80 hr weeks while the managers are not willing to hire extra help
    - Frequent layoffs
    - 0 job security
    - Most people don't make it past a year
    - I have seen a lot of people walk out with no back up job
    - They are currently trying to outsource as much as possible
    - Out of touch upper management

    Advice to Management

    - Stop thinking only about profits and more about making your employees happy


  5. Helpful (1)

    "It's ok."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brandmuscle full-time

    Pros

    Long term security, PTO flexibility

    Cons

    No raises, bonuses or opportunities for growth


  6. "Graphic Designer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brandmuscle full-time

    Pros

    Creative freedom, independence, work directly with the reps, you get to see your work/designs out at bars, restaurants and events

    Cons

    If you are an on-site designer you may be the only designer on site which can be hard at times, because as a creator you need constant feedback and critiques from other creatives.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes I think we should have more critiques and feedback on designs to get better creatively, and to share with each other what we know.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good entry level company, but don't expect to move up fast"

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

    I worked at Brandmuscle full-time

    Pros

    Great, hard working co-workers. Good entry level company to start out your career with, but get a couple years experience and then move on.

    Cons

    Not a good work/life balance. Lower than average pay. Does not offer many continued education/training classes. This is a burn-and-turn company for entry level workers.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to help each team member feel valued and supported. I never felt appreciated whatsoever.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Neglectful Upper Management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brandmuscle full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    • The friends I've made in the company
    • Skyline views of Chicago
    • 33rd floor Willis Tower lounge
    • Happy hour every other Thursday

    Cons

    • Working long nights and weekends without compensation/overtime pay
    • Upper Management too focused on bottom line, rather than investing in their talent
    • Wearing too many hats and constant workflow interruptions
    • Employees are severely underpaid
    • Outdated technology
    • Lack of transparency and support from Upper Management

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your workers and actually listen to them when they speak up about pain points within the company. You are hemorrhaging money and talent because of your inability to care enough for your employees.


  9. "Overall Great Place to Work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brandmuscle full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, tons of room to grow, great peers.

    Cons

    There are sometimes questionable senior management

    Advice to Management

    Better vetting process would equal less turnover of employees and a higher company morale.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brandmuscle full-time

    Pros

    There is a great company culture. Everyone is great to work with, and I feel comfortable approaching my peers. The option to work from home has been great, but overall the flexibility of time is wonderful.

    Cons

    There doesn't seem to be a lot of room for growth in all of their locations. In addition, it seems that internal processes seem to be changing frequently.

    Advice to Management

    The easier internal processes are the better. Some of the tools that are supposed to be helpful actually waste time and provide additional stress to the work day. It would be great if there were less platform logins we needed to know, and rather a more centralized application.


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