Genesis BCW Reviews

Updated Jun 18, 2020

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Genesis BCW Vice Chair, Principal/Founder Prema Sagar
Prema Sagar
26 Ratings
Pros
  • "opportunity to work with good clients(in 10 reviews)

  • "Amazing work culture, warm people, growth oriented, freedom to express ideas(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Pathetic HR, Poor work-life balance, low stipend(in 7 reviews)

  • "Office culture can be better, office politics is the biggest hurdle in achieving the "Great Place to Work" status(in 3 reviews)

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  1. ""Has-been" agency, but there are some interesting things going on"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Genesis BCW

    Pros

    Flexible work-from-home policy is great. We also had three flexible extra vacation days for the summer. Most people are pretty nice. Generally hands-off management which can be a good thing (not breathing down your necks, autonomy and trust building) but sometimes bad thing (lack of knowledge in situations and therefore lack of understanding/care). Junior staff (CSA, CE, associates, Senior associates) are generally pretty close and are happy to help one another. Fun happy hours, especially in the summer. Compared to other agencies the hours aren't always bad, unless you let yourself get taken advantage of. Burson also owns really great data tools which are fun to use.

    Cons

    Stuck doing the same old things that may have worked for un-savvy clients ten years ago, but it isn't fooling anyone in this industry. Tough place to grow in terms of doing cutting edge work for clients. Also since BM is known as a crisis agency, it'll take work from some less "desirable" clients, but it can be interesting. BM is owned by WPP (holding company) so there hasn't been a raise in months. The one that was supposed to happen mid-year still hasn't happened, but not much BM can do to control it (besides perform well, which has been tough). It's been a tough year for Burson with a lot of digital colleagues leaving, which is tough on teams because they know digital media practices best so it keeps BM in a vicious cycle of "has-been" kind of work. Some managers are really unrealistic and selfish with deadlines, dumping projects on people with no thought on what other client work one may have. A lot needs to change over time to turn things around, but there are some interesting things going on if you get in with the right people.

  2. "Good Learning Ground"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genesis BCW full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very good learning ground. Gets the basics right

    Cons

    Too low salary slabs. Major preferential treatment.


  3. "Average- it’s not worth it"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genesis BCW full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Renowned brands, Understanding management, flexibility in work hours

    Cons

    Very poor, sad salary, no added benefits, senior management in Blore office is 👎 not worth the hype that the firm is known for, do not go for the name alone, it will be a huge disappointment

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  4. "Good company to hone PR skills but leaderships is biased"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genesis BCW full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good clients ok culture

    Cons

    biased leadership can get promotions only if you are a favorite

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  5. "good"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Genesis BCW full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People and learning are the best.

    Cons

    salary is less compared to other brands

  6. "Senior Executive"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genesis BCW full-time

    Pros

    opportunity to work with good clients

    Cons

    non friendly environment and work culture

  7. "Associate Partner"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genesis BCW full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Had an amazing time at the organisation being part of the enterprise tech team. The leaders were always encouraging and supportive of my initiatives and ideas of working. They cooperated for flexibility during a medical condition amidst client demands.

    Cons

    Can't think of any con. Nothing to highlight

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  8. "Great place to learn"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genesis BCW full-time

    Pros

    Lot if focus on content, new things to learn

    Cons

    No work life balanace, no respect for people's choice, too much pressure

  9. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genesis BCW full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great brands to work on Very supportive and encouraging senior management Transparent work culture

    Cons

    Work life balance is a problem

  10. "Work culture"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Genesis BCW full-time

    Pros

    Best learning ground for PR, great facilities

    Cons

    Low bonuses especially for the Brand and consumer practice

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