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  1. "Program Manager"

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

    I worked at Snow full-time

    Pros

    If you have the knack for it, the job itself is incredibly rewarding. You travel a TON, and get to keep all the air / hotel points for personal use. You also get to see patients around the country and can see first hand how your job helps them in educating themselves on their disease and possible treatment options.

    Time off around the holiday's is great, and their % of EOY bonus is something I will probably never see again.

    Cons

    They hire young so you don't know that you're being underpaid not only for the job you're doing, but for the industry that you're in. Being directly linked to pharmaceuticals, you should easily be making 10-15 k more right off the back.

    If they could double their staff in 1 day, everyone would still have enough work to fill a 40 hour week. Instead, they hire bare minimum, so everyone is constantly in state of chaos and late nights.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "big promises when hired, yet strategically little follow through on those promises"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Williamsburg, VA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Williamsburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    you won't be there for long if you're lucky, avg. tenure of a recent hire is close to a year. They provide gift cards as acknowledgement and free food whenever a patient visits. If you're in the inner circle you may get to go on a cruise once a year so there's that. Benefits are pretty decent but with your small paycheck you won't be able to afford to pay for those benefits anyway.

    Cons

    where to start:

    they like'em young and green, straight out of college preferably so don't expect to get paid well. You'll feel like you're at a really boring sorority where everyone talks behind your back but pretends to love love love you!

    out of the handful of team leads, if you're lucky you'll get one of the good ones. if not, prepare to be micromanaged until you prove yourself. But be careful, if you prove yourself too early you're not following direction, if you prove yourself too late you're being lazy. So no happy medium there.

    I can't stress this enough, do not, DO.... NOT expect to be the next big thing or the ONE to solve a problem for them. The politics in this office are ruthless, cover your own butt, and let your team leads make all the decisions. People in positions of power, with the exception of one or two, will be quick to cut off your wings if you don't comply or are rising too fast and propose ideas they haven't come up with. Keep your mouth shut and do the work you're told, if you do that, you'll be just fine and maybe, just maybe, you'll get to go on a cruise.

    Advice to Management

    why hire smart new talent to tell them what to do? you hire smart new talent for them to tell you where to improve. if you stick with people too long you risk becoming archaic and sludge in a comfort zone of old ideas and bottom line BS. just because you hire young doesn't mean you'll magically be relevant. Care for the talent you hire in a meaningful way and maybe you'll afford to move to a real office building and not stay at a mom and pop shop too small to house your employees.

    PS: just because you win some industry reach-around award you semi pay to be a part of doesn't mean you're the best in the biz. it's good to have swagger but don't be cocky about it. you hire senior people with pharma experience with promises that they'll be in a magazine and recognized as the best at what they do, pay them a cushy salary and give them all of your support yet you hire young people and set them up to fail by not providing proper training or on boarding experiences. I suggest you change your philosophy and give equal amount of support to your juniors, don't promise things you don't want to deliver on, pay them a little more so that they are incentivized, create an environment where it's ok to have grievances and provide more training and/or team building retreats so they get a taste of what it's like to be a part of a team (a $5 Udemy course DOES NOT count as training).

  3. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Snow part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere; great team leaders

    Cons

    There are no cons to share at the moment

    Advice to Management

    continue being positive and motivating employees


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Disappointing Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Snow full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay. Flexible schedule. Work from home.

    Cons

    No professional development. Health educators are bottom of the totem pole and treated as such. Poor leadership structure. No room for professional growth. Favoritism shown to certain employees.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on developing the leadership skills of team leaders.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good opportunity for a first time job"

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    Current Employee - Account Management in Williamsburg, VA
    Current Employee - Account Management in Williamsburg, VA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexibility, pave your own way, bonus driven, roles and responsibilities constantly changing

    Cons

    no formal training, sink or swim mentality, poor process for annual assessment/growth and development

    Advice to Management

    see cons


  6. Helpful (5)

    "An Enlightening and Skill-Building Experience that Turned Toxic due to Erratic Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Snow full-time

    Pros

    amazing patient interaction, creative work, feeling like you are making a difference, good teammates, fast paced environment, pharma is an interesting industry to work in, some good travel opportunities

    Cons

    leadership alternated between being absent and wildly changing direction, lack of resources was constantly an issue, too many fresh out of college hires being asked to do things they weren't ready for, constant team changes, no training, continual outbursts by management.

    Advice to Management

    You've got a great mission, stick with it and find the right people with experience and pay them well and give them time to recover from the intense demands of the work...otherwise you'll just have a bunch of stressed out burnt out people running on fear.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "An endless storm of drama - lucky to have left without a house landing on my head!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsburg, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    With an emphasis on business development, the company casts a very wide net and outbids many of their competitors. This allows employees the opportunity to work on a greater variety of projects than they would at a more specialized agency. This experience is certainly a resume` builder, as you will be able to go into any interview and say, "recruitment, websites, videos, events, programs, educational materials -- sure! I've done that."

    Cons

    While Snow dabbles in a little bit of everything, the rushed timelines and understaffing means that not all projects are done well or in a timely fashion. Upper management is exceptionally disconnected and doesn't appreciate the time and energy that employees put into the job. Work/life balance is abysmal. Middle Management is great to work with, but disempowered to influence any change. Worst of all, there is no real avenue for employees to air grievances, as the HR director is related to the COO, so issues such as verbal abuse or a toxic work environment often go unaddressed.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to criticism and view it as an opportunity for improvement instead of becoming defensive.

  8. "Fun Company, Great Experience for Millenials"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Open, easygoing atmosphere
    Good people, social workspace
    Changing positions is possible
    Working with patients is good for the soul
    Young people get a chance to shine
    You can travel to New York, San Fran, etc.
    Firsthand participation in important projects right from the get-go
    Meet big players in Fortune 100 pharma companies

    If you're looking for a great first step into marketing, Snow will open doors.

    Cons

    It's in Williamsburg
    Not a typical agency, if that's what you're into - things get weird
    Training is unorthodox - you're expected to come in and perform
    If you are a timid or meek person, you probably won't make the cut

    Advice to Management

    Expand hiring pool to beyond Williamsburg, or move out of Williamsburg


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Nothin but good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsburg, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsburg, VA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Been rewarded more for my efforts than any other job I have ever had...Lots of energy and passion for the work. Great place to learn.

    Cons

    Working with clients can be tough and not everyone is gut out for it....can be brutal and hard on the ego.

    Advice to Management

    More training and development opportunities for high performers.
    More chances to spend more 1:1 time with senior leadership.
    More formalized mentoring....


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Snow Companies-Good First Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsburg, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Very good people, young and energetic and willing to learn. They truely care aboiut the people they represent and work with sharing their story.

    Cons

    Senior Managmenent is off the wall, just intent on sucking fees from clients for maintence and not delvering any true service to the client.

    Advice to Management

    Take a break from talking about yourslef incessently and look at your employees. They work there becuase lack of options in area and are treated like cattle between quartely cryfests.


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