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Great place to work
Account Trainee, BMW Western Region, CA (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CANovember 8, 2016
I enjoyed working for this company. It is an award winning marketing firm and I enjoy the clients and people I work with. The atmosphere is great, I also get the benefit to travel which is a great experience.
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Good Company Poor upper management
Senior Account Executive, Events and Hospitality (Former Employee) –  Norwalk, CTAugust 29, 2016
good company to learn at. Bad company to try to build a stable career. The pay for entry level employees is almost impossible to sustain any type of life in the area
Pros
good learning environment
Cons
poor pay
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Great People, but hard work
Operations Assistant Intern (Former Employee) –  Rogers, ARJuly 23, 2016
The staff at Octagon is full of great people with extremely high work ethic. They work long hours and rarely complain. They are an elite sports marketing company who's events are second to none.
Pros
Cool stuff from sponsors
Cons
Long days
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Constantly busy, always something to do.
technician (Former Employee) –  MaineJanuary 31, 2016
Can get cold during the winter months, but loved the job otherwise. Great people and great work environment. Would recommend to others.
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Fun, opportunity for travel
Trainee (Current Employee) –  Norwalk, CTNovember 18, 2015
Good company, great people and a lot of perks with work, low compensation and long hours. Octagon gives the opportunity to work with several corporate brands and get great account management and client service experience.
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Good to start your career, but not for the long haul
Senior Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Rogers, ARNovember 16, 2015
Depending on your account it can be a very fun position. It's great to start out your career because you get some great experience. Like most sports marketing positions pay is not great. I do feel like they struggle to train new talent. It's very much a sink or swim mentality.
Pros
Fun Young Culture
Cons
Low pay
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Large agency that can provide great experience
Senior Account Executive, Events and Hospitality (Current Employee) –  Norwalk, CTAugust 31, 2015
Octagon is a large agency that has great clients. It offers people who are new to the industry great opportunities to learn the business of sports marketing. However the way they treat their employees in some cases is not the best, being a large agency sometimes good quality work is overlooked.
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Very fun workplace environment
Sports Marketing Intern (Former Employee) –  Norwalk, CTMay 23, 2015
I loved interning at Octagon, it was a great place to work and what I did really mattered. My boss was very fair and intelligent and it made it easy to work for her
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Old School sports agency - very traditional
Account Director (Current Employee) –  Norwalk, CTMay 6, 2015
Big name clients, lots of opportunities to work on interesting projects and a foot in the door in the sports industry.

Very traditional and homogenous culture - being a cultural fit is more important than performance. Does not pay well.
Pros
healthcare, PTO, summer Fridays, big name clients
Cons
fitting in is more important, homogenous
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Good place to start career
Account Trainee (Current Employee) –  Norwalk, ctApril 13, 2015
Octagon is a solid company, which is great for those starting their career as I did.

Octagon has a culture like no other and the employees are relatively young.
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Work hard, play hard mentality
Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCMarch 24, 2015
Good structure and great coworkers. Learned client management skills, budgeting and event management. My managers always had my best interest in mind.
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account manager
Event Coordinator BMW Account Team (Former Employee) –  Norwalk, CTMarch 4, 2015
Position was held in Norwalk CT. Traveled and set up ride and drive events for BMW. Responsiblities event set up and take down, and event reporting.
Pros
travel
Cons
travel
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Great exposure and experience
Event Trainee (Former Employee) –  Norwalk, CTJanuary 26, 2015
Awesome company. Employees are very organized. Management structure is very effective. Great company culture. Represents fortune 500 companies.
Pros
Great benefits and exposure
Cons
Long travel hours for those who like to travel long distance.
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Fun company to work work
CRM Manager (Former Employee) –  Norwalk, CTJanuary 21, 2015
Good company to work for. Lots of interesting clients/projects to work on. Fun office environment.
Pros
Fun, co-workers
Cons
Salary
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Senior Account Executive (Current Employee) –  breckenridge, CODecember 26, 2014
Consulting Agency - Sports Marketing Focused

Multiple Clients including, Sprint, Bank of America, Johnson and Johnson, Mastercard, BMW, Lexus, LG, Home Depot, Sirus XM

Offices in Norwalk, CT, Chicago, IL, Charlotte, NC, Atlanta GA, NYC, LA
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Good Company
Financial Analyst (Current Employee) –  Norwalk, CTDecember 1, 2014
Good company to start working for. Young people, fun happy hours.
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Very young office
BMW Product Specialist, GKL+ (Current Employee) –  Norwalk, CTNovember 30, 2014
Great place to work for a young professional. Everyone is relaxed and professional. Jobs get done and it is a very positive place to work.
Pros
Travel
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Fast paced agency that allows employees the opportunity to flourish
Senior Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Norwalk, CTOctober 1, 2014
Enjoyable place to work with a great team atmosphere
Strong sense of community
Teaches employees a great deal
Industry leader
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Great company to start off in out of college
BMW Un4gettable Test Drive, Event Trainee (Former Employee) –  Norwalk, CTSeptember 14, 2014
I enjoyed the constant travel and the experience I gained as an event trainee.
Pros
Per Diem & Company Expense Card
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Senior Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Huntersville, NCJuly 23, 2014
Good work environment, learn event management skills and budget management, good supervisors, great co-workers

A lot of travel, long hours, little reward, low compensation

Most enjoyable is the experience of leading major events
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