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  1. "Great Experience and Great Things to Come"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Burst Marketing full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    If you're smart, willing to work hard, and able to contribute to the business positively, you're rewarded. I'm encouraged to talk to top management about what I want from Burst, and have found that 9 out of 10 times I'm given what I ask for. The strength of the relationships I've built and the power of the learning I've gained is invaluable.

    Cons

    There's been a lot of change at Burst since I started. While most of it is in the right direction, sometimes it's been difficult

    Burst Marketing2013-06-17
  2. "Agency Has Lost Its Way"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Burst Marketing full-time

    Pros

    Amazing co-workers and extraordinary talent.

    Cons

    Upper management and new operations management are overhauling/bulldozing everything with no regard for how this will play out. Employees are overqualified and severely underpaid and under-appreciated. Most employees work around the clock with no compensation beyond paltry wages and no recognition or even acknowledgement. Upper management pays themselves well and is stingy with giving overdue and appropriate raises. Morale...

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    Advice to Management

    Honest self evaluation and introspection. Recognition and compensation for those who deserve it. New Operations Management.

    Burst Marketing2013-06-26
  3. "This agency is on the way up"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Burst Marketing full-time

    Pros

    Chance to work on really interesting creative and strategy work. Real team oriented environment. The company has recently had some immature employees leave and is upgrading them with better talent and experience. There's opportunity to build a career here.

    Cons

    As the company evolves into a bigger player - growth pains are expected. Team members may need to pitch in at a moment's to solve a problem or meet a deadline.

    Advice to Management

    Keep bringing in better and more talented people.

    Burst Marketing2013-06-19
  4. "Interesting work, open management, chance to grow with the company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Burst Marketing full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Burt Marketing is the result of a merger between IntelliSites (a high-volume web design firm) and ImPress (a high-volume print company). The link between them is marketing strategy, which is probably Burst's greatest strength. The work environment is not the stuffy, stilted environment of large corporate or government jobs. The entire leadership of the company is very open and humble, will quickly admit to their...

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    Cons

    As mentioned, the pay is fair, but not astronomical. But the firm is currently undertaking a all-hands-on-deck plan to focus on larger, more strategic clients and transition some of the smaller "legacy" clients from the former high-volume firms that merged. This is a really good idea and the current aspirations and plans of the firm are completely in line with what firms this size are doing nation-wide. Its success...

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    Advice to Management

    Stay the course of moving to fewer and larger accounts to do unified, multi-tactic work with killer strategy and closely tracked results. And as this success starts hitting the bottom line, share as much of that as possible with every employee from the top to the bottom. And create direct performance based bonuses based on the metrics of how each client campaign performs or other metrics that accurately measure job...

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    Burst Marketing2013-06-17
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Awful place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Burst Marketing

    Pros

    The schedule is pretty flexible. The employees (aside from the principals) are generally pretty skilled and enjoyable people to be around.

    Cons

    Pay: The pay is horrible compared to what the markets offering, not just state and "big" corporations. You can expect to get paid a certain amount for certain responsibilities, but over time the responsibilities escalate a lot with the response that there isn't room in the budget for you to make any additional money. Bonuses don't exist any longer because the employees were insulted by a rewards system that totaled in...

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    Burst Marketing2013-06-21
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Poor management, poor pay. Good place to start and then move on from."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Burst Marketing full-time

    Pros

    Great place to gain experience quickly and take on lots of work that wouldn't normally pass by the hands of a new employee. Can learn a lot in 1-2 years, and touch a lot of projects and skills. Management has (accidentally) hired brilliant, hard-working employees that carry the company and are fun to work with.

    Cons

    Management has no idea what they are doing. All success in this company can be attributed to the employees, who are vastly underpaid according to industry standard, and not recognized for their hard work and long hours. The company is wrought with low morale and low pay. Raises barely exist here and bonuses definitely don't exist. Management consistently falsely promises change in the company and does not follow through,...

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    Advice to Management

    Invest in the employees and their happiness/talent. Listen to them and improve upon the items management hears about from them every day. Provide fair compensation, have a stronger chain of command, and take employees seriously. There are serious problems at this company and there is little to no actual understanding of this from management.

    Burst Marketing2013-06-20
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Low morale with high chance of burn out."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Burst Marketing

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, people are pretty keen to hang out and get drinks or food (sans Principals). There's an office dog.

    Cons

    Incredibly overworked staff, low wages, Principals can be petty and unsupportive of their employees career growth. High turnover, they've lost the majority of their original staff since their merger in 2012 due to poor working conditions. Seriously low morale that effects the quality of work.

    Burst Marketing2013-05-22
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Good place to start but not to stay long."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Burst Marketing full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company is full of people that want to grow in the field. Very easy to get a job here.

    Cons

    The company has a reputation for high turn over and playing the blame game. The salaries are lower than other agencies in the area. The sales team will tell clients what ever they want to hear. The culture in general reeks of deception.

    Burst Marketing2012-09-10
  9. Helpful (4)

    "good work and engaging, low pay and really high turnover"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Burst Marketing

    Pros

    very team-oriented relaxed and fun work place

    Cons

    low pay that's below market almost half of the employees left in 6 months

    Burst Marketing2013-01-10
  10. "A very good company. The owners and staff really care!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Burst Marketing full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The teamwork is really incredible. Unlike most places, staff seem not only to get along but to care about each other and act to reach the team's goals. The owners understand when things don't go perfectly.

    Cons

    It's not a large company, so there's no opportunity to move to a different part of the country. You're stuck in Albany, so you'd better like it here.

    Burst Marketing2012-11-30
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