Great place to work Account Trainee, BMW Western Region, CA (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – November 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. Good Company Poor upper management Senior Account Executive, Events and Hospitality (Former Employee) – Norwalk, CT – August 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
good learning environment
Great People, but hard work Operations Assistant Intern (Former Employee) – Rogers, AR – July 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.
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Was this review helpful? Yes No Report Constantly busy, always something to do. technician (Former Employee) – Maine – January 31, 2016 Can get cold during the winter months, but loved the job otherwise. Great people and great work environment. Would recommend to others. Fun, opportunity for travel Trainee (Current Employee) – Norwalk, CT – November 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. Good to start your career, but not for the long haul Senior Account Executive (Current Employee) – Rogers, AR – November 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. Large agency that can provide great experience Senior Account Executive, Events and Hospitality (Current Employee) – Norwalk, CT – August 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. Very fun workplace environment Sports Marketing Intern (Former Employee) – Norwalk, CT – May 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 Old School sports agency - very traditional Account Director (Current Employee) – Norwalk, CT – May 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.
healthcare, PTO, summer Fridays, big name clients
fitting in is more important, homogenous
Good place to start career Account Trainee (Current Employee) – Norwalk, ct – April 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. Work hard, play hard mentality Account Executive (Current Employee) – Charlotte, NC – March 24, 2015 Good structure and great coworkers. Learned client management skills, budgeting and event management. My managers always had my best interest in mind. account manager Event Coordinator BMW Account Team (Former Employee) – Norwalk, CT – March 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. Great exposure and experience Event Trainee (Former Employee) – Norwalk, CT – January 26, 2015 Awesome company. Employees are very organized. Management structure is very effective. Great company culture. Represents fortune 500 companies.
Great benefits and exposure
Long travel hours for those who like to travel long distance.
Fun company to work work CRM Manager (Former Employee) – Norwalk, CT – January 21, 2015 Good company to work for. Lots of interesting clients/projects to work on. Fun office environment. N/a Senior Account Executive (Current Employee) – breckenridge, CO – December 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 Good Company Financial Analyst (Current Employee) – Norwalk, CT – December 1, 2014 Good company to start working for. Young people, fun happy hours. Very young office BMW Product Specialist, GKL+ (Current Employee) – Norwalk, CT – November 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. Fast paced agency that allows employees the opportunity to flourish Senior Account Executive (Current Employee) – Norwalk, CT – October 1, 2014 Enjoyable place to work with a great team atmosphere Strong sense of community Teaches employees a great deal Industry leader Great company to start off in out of college BMW Un4gettable Test Drive, Event Trainee (Former Employee) – Norwalk, CT – September 14, 2014 I enjoyed the constant travel and the experience I gained as an event trainee.
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Was this review helpful? Yes No Report Octagon Review Senior Account Executive (Current Employee) – Huntersville, NC – July 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