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Updated Jul 10, 2022

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Fun

    Aug 18, 2018 - Teacher in Sergeant Bluff, IA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Super rewarding and fun. Bosses are easy going. Employees are cool too.

    Cons

    Hard work mentally and physically

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    File, make phone calls, create schedule

    Jul 10, 2022 - Medical Front Desk Receptionist in Edinburg, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    This clinic gives holidays and weekends off.

    Cons

    This clinic was not aiding in completing my clinical hours.

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Therapist

    Dec 18, 2021 - OTR-L in McAllen, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    It has good benefits and staff

    Cons

    Long hours and tedious paperwork

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Not Enjoyable

    Mar 9, 2021 - Floater in Sioux City, IA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The kids were fun to work with

    Cons

    The employees were not properly trained and did not treat the children as good as they should have

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Review

    Feb 23, 2021 - Sales Associate/Key Holder in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great environment for collaboration among upper management

    Cons

    Negative coworkers can dampen environment

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great place to go digital!

    Jan 30, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Building Blocks has a strong collaborative culture. In the short time I've been with the agency I've felt welcomed and appreciated by the leadership and the teams wiht which I interact on a daily basis. The projects are very interesting, and the clients are diverse and dynamic. It's an exciting place to work.

    Cons

    Like any smaller company you have to take initiative to get things done, and make your mark.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good learnings, flexible work culture

    Jun 7, 2021 - Developer in Jaipur, Rajasthan
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Supportive And Friendly Management, Good work Environment. Flexible work timings.

    Cons

    Nothing to say for now, no cons till now.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Amazing childcare centre!

    Feb 24, 2021 - Early Childhood Educator in Milton, ON
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Wonderful and friendly staff! Great support from staff!

    Cons

    There are no cons. An amazing centre to work at!

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Proud to work here

    Jan 26, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Manchester City Centre, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Building Blocks is a growing, ambitious agency. With a focus on delivering quality and a love of tackling very complex, technical solutions, it is full of people who are true experts in their field. It's certainly the agency of choice if you want to work with 'the best of the best'. As well as being international itself (with offices in the UK, Spain and the US), it works with huge, global clients, so we're always sure to be working on large scale projects for well known brands, and there is always the opportunity to travel internationally. Being part of a wider network of agencies (Dept) has brought with it exciting opportunities - from international travel, to access to hundreds of digital experts and the associated personal development opportunities. Despite being acquired, Building Blocks has maintained its own identity, culture and operates separately. BB offers really good benefits including flexi-time, private healthcare and company pension, as well as social events. It strikes a good work/life balance. I also love how centrally located in the city centre its head office is and how friendly everyone is who works here.

    Cons

    Need to get better at celebrating success - we have a lot to be proud of, but are often too modest to shout about it!

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Developer

    Feb 3, 2017 - Web Developer in Manchester, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Building Blocks take on quite a lot of Junior Developers and put them straight to work on real projects. It's environment where you can learn a lot very quickly if you are talented and driven - there are a lot of helpful and smart people around to learn from - however there sometimes isn't enough support for Juniors and projects can go awry because of this. There are a lot of opportunities to work with global brands that will impress your friends! Projects are often technically interesting. City centre office location with lots of good places to go out to eat/drink nearby. Meetups are occasionally held in the office. You will get to work with a lot of great people, who are good at their jobs and fun to be around. There are regular company nights out, sometimes paid for by the company. Flexi time, overtime pay (and no expectation to work overtime), good pension scheme.

    Cons

    There are often issues caused by poor specs and scope creep. Developers care a lot about the quality of their work however it is sometimes compromised by tight deadlines. There were some scheduling issues at times however this at got a lot better by the time I left. Pay is below average for the area and seems to be based more on your ability to negotiate than your contribution to the company. Some members of the management team seem out of touch with the day-to-day workings of the company.

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