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Brandmuscle Reviews

Updated March 16, 2017
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Pros
  • The work life balance is great as well (in 7 reviews)

  • Friendly work environment, collaborative, team environment, growing company (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Only cost of living yearly raises, review process dragged on until April, salary no longer prorated for the year (in 5 reviews)

  • Churn and burn mentality, upper management is cut throat (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Roll Up Your Sleeves to Succeed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Visionary company working for the world's top brands
    Empowers employees who take iniative--to an extent
    Technology/Marketing experience you can't get at an agency or most other software companies
    Great people and commradery with room for growth across and sometimes within departments
    Continual change allows for new opportunities for the employees who are there to work and not expecting handouts/step-by-step training

    Cons

    Continual change can make it difficult to develop consistently
    PE ownership is focused on bottom line growth, which means pockets are tight in many places
    A lot of Millennials complaining that it isn't the job they dreamed existed (SEE: most of the comments on this thread)
    Complainers instead of problems solvers get in the way of doers and innovators that are there
    Struggle to find the end vision leaves leadership less than transparent with the staff at times

    Advice to Management

    Focus on hiring the right people instead of the first person. Listen to employees and act on what they say or explain why you can't. Manage change transparently. Embrace the personal inspiration of leaders who care so employees also care.


  2. "Ehhhhh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brandmuscle full-time

    Pros

    Individual client teams are like family

    Cons

    No room for growth or advancement


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to Work At"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Open Culture
    Fast paced
    Latest Technology
    Great Clients
    Good coworkers and Management

    Cons

    Stressful at times
    Parking issues
    High Employee Turn Over


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "On-site Graphic Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - On-Site Graphic Designer
    Current Employee - On-Site Graphic Designer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brandmuscle full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Work with Big Brands
    - Work alone or on small teams.
    - Good Order Management System
    - Great Team
    - Job Security

    Cons

    - No career path at Brandmuscle. You'll need to be at one of their central offices: Chicago, Cleveland, Austin
    - No Yearly Bonuses
    - Raises consist of standard Cost of Living increase.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Makes use of desperate grads"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Brandmuscle full-time

    Pros

    breakfast on Mondays? Great view from Willis Tower

    Cons

    High turnover as salaries are below average with requirements far above listed job descriptions.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "It's up to you"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brandmuscle full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of people here who started at entry-level and are now in senior management. There is opportunity for those who want it.

    Cons

    Not a lot of patience or training for those who aren't good enough for Brandmuscle. They turn poor performers pretty quickly

    Advice to Management

    Seek ideas from all levels


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Team Member"

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

    Pros

    Wonderful and motivated people. The Product offering is robust and the company is committed to growth in new areas. It has demonstrated this commitment via investments in both talent and technology.

    Cons

    The company is on a learning curve as the future vision and direction is carved out and the team evolves their thinking about how to deliver these solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to stay consistent and focused on the people and product. The people are great and deserve to be recognized continuously. Stay committed to the product and company vision. It is a good one.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Last Resort"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brandmuscle full-time

    Pros

    Young culture.
    Prepares you for a career somewhere else.
    You can leverage your 'experience' here into looking a lot more legit than it is.

    Cons

    Young culture becomes a clique, per each department.
    Tons of inner clique drama and gossip.
    If you speak your mind you will not go anywhere.
    Only way to move up is to put your head down and fall in line.
    Zero benefits. Legit the only thing you get here is a paycheck.

    Advice to Management

    Listen.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "They don't learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brandmuscle full-time

    Pros

    - Co-workers
    - Popcorn/Ice Cream Thursday

    Cons

    You will not make a livable wage here. Please do your research regarding industry standards for the position in which you are applying. The company likes to low-ball talent and some of the head honchos like to call their employees replaceable. Not sure how some individuals have obtained management positions there. Most of the answers you need are learned independently or through trial and error. Management are slaves to clients and are afraid to say no when necessary. You have to take PTO in half-day increments and days cannot rollover. Medical insurance is extremely high and the company does not offer any good benefits. You are given laptops but cannot work from home. Why make people take them home every night? The stress level is through the roof and no one cares. There are no bonuses - and the company rewards it's employees with hoodies every year. Whoo-pie. HR takes the availability of paper towels in the bathroom more seriously than the actual concerns of their people. The only career path is into a management role and the managers do the same work as their subordinates with a few extra thousands tacked on. You can find entry level jobs that pay more than management jobs at Brandmuscle. True story.

    To conclude, just don't work there. You'll regret it.

    Advice to Management

    Stop writing fake reviews.


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Literally the worst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've racked my brain trying to come up with even one, there aren't any.

    Cons

    Working here was the most miserable experience of my life. My "manager" took it upon herself to verbally abuse the members of our team daily. She enjoyed making you feel awful even if you were putting out perfect work.You will never feel appreciated for a job well done. Even when you are forced to work nights and weekends you won't even get as little as a "thank you" and keep dreaming if you think you will get any kind of real raise while being there for years.

    Advice to Management

    I have none, they don't hear or care to do anything to make this company great again.



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