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Genesis BCW Reviews

Updated April 8, 2019
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Genesis BCW Vice Chair, Principal/Founder Prema Sagar
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Pros
  • "Good clients, senior management is open to feedback" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Amazing work culture, warm people, growth oriented, freedom to express ideas" (in 6 reviews)

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

  • "Travelling from Delhi can get a little hectic" (in 2 reviews)

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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. "-"

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

    I have been working at Genesis BCW full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity
    Keeps on Challenging your mind

    Cons

    Compensation can be increased to people

  3. "Great Place To Work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genesis BCW full-time

    Pros

    Great work culture
    Great teams
    Rewards and Recognition is fab

    Cons

    Salary can be better !


  4. "Fancy place to work but pathetic colleagues"

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    Former Employee - Consulting Associate in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Consulting Associate in Mumbai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Genesis BCW full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good employee engagement programs and fun activities

    Cons

    poor leadership, unfair distribution of work load, harassment of employees and threaten to not pay full and final on resigning


  5. "Can be Overwhelming"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genesis BCW full-time

    Pros

    Excellent culture
    Excellent exposure
    Great Training workshops

    Cons

    Can be a little overwhelming if you're new
    Be prepared to massage some egos


  6. "working at BM"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genesis BCW full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Global Outlook, Good Accounts , Healthy work atmosphere

    Cons

    Frequent Team Fluctuations, cold people


  7. "Good in terms of learning, however the lead in Bangalore office can be a dampener"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New Delhi (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth opportunity is possible if

    Cons

    The Enterprise tech lead in Bangalore doesn't understand tech!

  8. "Great learning place but comes with its challenves"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genesis BCW full-time

    Pros

    Great learning and good mentors

    Cons

    Salary scale and bureaucratic


  9. "A great learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Associate in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genesis BCW full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Supportive leadership teams
    - exposure to work with great brands

    Cons

    - Office politics
    - stressful work and irratic work timings
    - Difficult to apply leaves since the teams are very small


  10. "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genesis BCW full-time

    Pros

    good learning opps, and inclusive work culture

    Cons

    needs to be more non-formal and connected to the young crowd