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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Graphics Specialist in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Graphics Specialist in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Borenstein Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The collaboration and the collective intelligence particularly from the CEO is the best I've seen in my career. The types of projects that you get to work on and the freedom that you get on any particular project is not something I've seen from many companies. Also, there is room for growth as I was promoted relatively quickly due to performance. You are rewarded for hard work.

    Cons

    Any cons come with the typical agency. Heavy workloads and tight deadlines come with the territory. Some people just aren't made for the line of work.

    Advice to Management

    Start thinking about more flexibility when it comes to teleworking opportunities.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A real 'TEAM' environment"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at The Borenstein Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Award-winning work, done by true professionals, is the result of a real 'TEAM' environment at Borenstein Group! Everyone has their special talents, but we all work together for our Clients so they get the best ROI possible!

    Cons

    Busy work schedule as a result of our good reputation!

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Don't Do It"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Hands on experience for all
    - Nice (but small) office
    -Lessons on client life

    Cons

    - Wildly unprofessional and often inappropriate environment
    -Work is slow and can be unsatisfying
    -Lessons on client life were often learned by seeing the wrong thing to do/say
    -Ruined agency life for me (perhaps forever)
    -Unclear work expectations and instructions
    -Work rarely related to original job description (or skill set)
    -Horrible employee retention rates; entire staff changeover during my short time there

    The Borenstein Group Response

    Nov 2, 2016

    Thank you for your review. We strongly disagree with your defamatory and malicious statements, which hold no bearings on reality. As we joyfully celebrate our 22-years of proven track record as a Top... More


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good company for first exposure to a firm setting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -You will leave with a full understanding of how a marketing firm functions
    -Employees are very nice and helpful
    -Exposure to client relations
    -Flexible schedule, fun environment

    Cons

    -Unpaid
    -Some days are slower than others

    The Borenstein Group Response

    Aug 21, 2016

    Borenstein Group is thrilled you had a great internship experience. Our goal is to allow interns to learn how the real world works from day one.Most of our former interns report they are much more... More


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great office environment that allows you to really be creative while having fun and getting work done. Also great core staff.

    Cons

    Not many, it was a great experience


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Horrible CEO, Unhappy Clients and More"

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

    I worked at The Borenstein Group full-time

    Pros

    Thinly veiled "family" atmosphere that immediately disappears once trouble with clients start

    Cons

    Horrible leadership that takes no initiative except when letting people go.

    The Borenstein Group Response

    Jun 22, 2015

    Thank you for your candor and feedback. While no workplace is perfect at all times, at Borenstein Group, we strive to have a self-actualizing culture of strategic and creative excellence and as such... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People at the firm were very friendly and helpful.They took time out of their day to explain software and their design practices.

    Cons

    Sometimes I would have nothing to do.

    Advice to Management

    You are doing a wonderful job! Everyone respects you and you definitely gained my respect.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Design Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Intern in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I had an amazing internship experience with The Borenstein Group. I was always learning something new and I was able to put my skills to use. The employees are not only very helpful but welcoming and highly skilled in their fields. I would definitely work for them again!

    Cons

    While working with this company, I have not come across any issues that stood out to me.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the amazing work you guys produce!


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Wonderful team, energetic environment, engaging work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Copywriter
    Current Employee - Copywriter
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Borenstein Group part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -The company has contributed to my growth since day 1
    -Involved CEO is always available to support and challenge me
    -Energetic, highly collaborative environment, have enjoyed working with the creative team to deliver top-notch materials for clients
    -Started as an intern and was given significant responsibility and the ability to prove myself, which translated into a job upon completion of the internship
    -Positive office energy, everyone is great to work with and a lot of fun
    -Solid research process to support strategy
    -Diverse client base keeps work interesting

    Cons

    -Slightly underpaid, limited to part-time when seeking full-time, but I am only able to work for the summer so this is somewhat understandable

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the morning swirlie meetings! Was nice to all get on the same page about daily activities and build office community.


  10. Helpful (13)

    "Left within 6 months"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Borenstein Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility and creativity within my role, benefits, salary and other employees. But- none of those things were strong enough to make me stay.

    Cons

    Upper management, time management, work life balance, and professionalism around the office. Everyday, I was unsure how the CEO would behave. Most employees lived in fear of him and/or losing their jobs. It was a toxic work environment to say the least.

    Advice to Management

    When people leave for the day or go on vacation allow them to have personal time. Employees shouldn't be expected to follow up on emails at 9 pm at night (or later) or PTO.


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