Fun office, unrewarding work
Graphic Designer (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – February 9, 2018
Working at BrandMuscle was fun when I first started, but as time has worn on, I've grown more and more frustrated with the corporate politics within the company. Leadership is not very transparent, and it's hard to move up in the company unless you're one of the the favored few.
The expectation is to turn around 10-15 jobs a day with more regard to quantity over quality. The level of work done in the Chicago office is held to a higher standard than the onsite work. When you bring up that you feel stuck or stagnant, the typical response from management is to wait just a little bit longer, or they will ask about what you're interested in without actually making changes. I feel very replaceable here.
However, in this role, I've never taken my work home with me. Even during the busy periods of the year, I don't have to stress out about work when I'm not in the office. The majority of people I work with directly are really great and have made it worth staying here for as long as I have. The company definitely tries to entice people through the workplace culture, but that can only work for so long before you see through the smokescreen.
Free breakfasts and happy hours every other week, great coworkers, work/life balance
Upper management, salary