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MasterCard Sports Marketing Intern (Former Employee) –  Norwalk, CTFebruary 3, 2019
-Fast paced, energetic, forward thinking, encouraging, welcoming, open-minded
-Always striving to be the best people for our clients and for each other
-The thought, programming, and consideration for building strong teams was apparent
-Work hard play hard. Everything from happy hours to sangria making competitions, intramurals, and more
-Leaders care about the experience employees are having and go …
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Proactive fun place to work
Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Stamford, CTOctober 9, 2018
Octagon is a proactive and fun place to work. The culture is very progressive and they treat their employees extremely fairly. I would recommend Octagon to anyone in the industry.
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Very good place to work
Mold supervisor (Former Employee) –  Windham, MEOctober 4, 2018
Octagon was a very good place to work they helped me get certified in areas I didn’t think I could they make sure you are safe and make sure you have all the proper equipment
Pros
Very good pay
Cons
Not much home time
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Great people mixed with not so great people
Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Norwalk, CTJuly 20, 2018
not much direction given

interacting with those at a title below you was looked down upon

quick to throw people under the bus

preach culture and try hard to put it into action, but just not there

good people leave quickly

great people to work on teams with

life changing events to travel for that most companies would not provide

long hours, unrealistic timetables, no work life balance
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Fun place to work
Client Coordinator (Former Employee) –  McLean, VAJune 10, 2018
While working with Octagon, I was working on my Master's Degree in Financial Management. My ultimate goal was to join the international development line of work. I did enjoy working for Octagon and had the best supervisor.
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Fun Workplace with Great People
Account Manager (Current Employee) –  USAApril 30, 2018
If you're looking for an environment that fosters creativity and allows you to work with big brands and great people, then Octagon is a great company to consider. The flexible work environment and PTO days offered are unmatched. Salary may not be as competitive as other agencies, but working for an industry leader is a great resume builder.
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Enjoy the work you do
ACCOUNT DIRECTOR (Current Employee) –  Stamford, CTMarch 11, 2018
A typical day at work starts at 830 and ends at 7
I learned quite a bit about sponsorships and the financial services and automotive categories
Management and their particular growth and goals presented challenges
The hardest part of the job was the competitive nature of team members
The most enjoyable part of the job was exposure to industries and events I may not have normally attended and been exposed to
Pros
Good company culture
Cons
salary not competitive
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Unique and fun workplace while also competitive and professional
Account Trainee on BMW Account - CRM (Former Employee) –  Stamford, CTMarch 2, 2018
Terrific work atmosphere that allows for having fun at work and fairly relaxed as long as client's needs are being met. Octagon likes to hire from within and promote talent that have proven they can work well on a team and keep their client happy.
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Event Trainee (Former Employee) –  Stamford, CTFebruary 12, 2018
3 month project in the Hamptons working for Octagon for a partnership with BMW and American Express. Fast paced gig with some nice perks but ultimately not a great foot in the door in the sports business field, very removed from their central operations in Connecticut
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Fast paced environment,
Geotechnical Engineer (Former Employee) –  IlfovJanuary 7, 2018
Working for Octagon was great from the point of view of getting experience. I acquired a lot of useful information, the only problem for me was that I had to work around 80-90h a week.
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Great Place Overall
Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Stamford, ConnecticutDecember 9, 2017
Truly a great company to work for especially if you take the time to get to know your fellow employees. The people there are amazing and make coming into work everyday the best incentive. Client work is engaging and exciting especially if you are on the right team, but there is availability to help out other divisions if the opportunity to comes along and works for your schedule. There are some aspects like pay and politics that make it a not ideal place to work depending on your office location. While they have a solid ground work to get employees in the door it does not necessarily keep them their for more than a couple years especially when it comes to the younger generation of employees.
Pros
The people you work with, diversity of client work, opportunity to engage on projects outside of your team's objectives
Cons
Salary
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Relaxed agency with average pay
Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GANovember 19, 2017
The company is a very relaxed agency setting that provides a good work/life balance. They offer a variety of office outings to help build team chemistry. However, the pay is average and there is a very poor bonus structure setup. Not to mention, a total lack of employee reviews or goal setting.
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Great Company to work for but poor lower management
Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Century City, CAOctober 16, 2017
Octagon has a great company atmosphere and seem to really care about employees work life balance. Planning many employee fun activities. However lower management could be improved.
Pros
Great new work space, free breakfast on Friday, lots of employee fun events
Cons
Poor lower management
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Productive, fun and relaxed environment. Great culture and work life balance
Talent and Properties Sponsorship Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  McLean, VAOctober 12, 2017
I had a great experience working at Octagon. It was a laid back environment with a great atmosphere. I learned a lot on the job from management and co-workers around me. If not for the need to relocate, I would have loved to remain a part of such a great company.
Pros
Ping pong table, beautiful office
Cons
Location, salary
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Awesome place to work
Restoration Specialist (Former Employee) –  Windham, MEOctober 5, 2017
Great owner. Really cares about his employees. High standards. Great people. It's a someone's nasty job but the end results are worth it. I recommend this place to anyone.
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Horrible Place
Account Executive Trainee (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 13, 2017
Company showed favoritism and did not spread out equal opportunities among employees. Although hotel accommodations where above standard, travel was extensive and you worked most holidays.
Pros
None
Cons
everything
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Productive & Fun Place to Work with a Ping Pong Table
Client Operations Coordinator (Former Employee) –  McLean, VAJuly 27, 2017
Overall fun place to work with great people. It is extremely competitive to get into the company and you shouldn't expect a high salary to start. Work hard and leverage who you know and you can get somewhere.
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Productive and fun workplace
Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Stamford, CTJune 12, 2017
I really enjoyed working at Octagon, it is a fun and productive work environment and the people are great to work with. Overall, there is a lot of travel but low salaries.
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Great place to work
Senior Account Executive, Sponsorship & Consulting (Current Employee) –  Norwalk, CTMay 7, 2017
Small agency - entrepreneurial spirit. Great CEO. Because it is a small agency you are allowed to work on many different projects and learn about a lot of areas outside of just your account.
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Fastpaced, exciting place to work
Account Director - Mastercard (Former Employee) –  Norwalk, CTApril 18, 2017
- Everyday is different with a new set of challenges
- Time management is important
- Senior leadership cares for their employees
- Octagon cares about its culture
- The most enjoyable part of the job is the people you work with
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