Trainee (Current Employee) – Norwalk, CT – 18 November 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.
Great opportunities are available for recent college grads to work on national marketing campaigns. Unfortunately, beyond that it is quite a revolving door. Entry and mid level employees seem to last no more than 2-3 years unless they advance quickly (which is really rare) due to lack of competitive salaries and benefits, poor communication from management and poor work-life balance.
Good to start your career, but not for the long haul
Senior Account Executive (Current Employee) – Rogers, AR – 16 November 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.
company with great success and happiness ,work commitment
IT Officer (Former Employee) – Baghdad – 12 October 2015
stick to job tasked instantly , I had learned to be a job commitment and got an experience for many software , the was a great respect ,work commitment and sense of hummer among the co-workers in the brake, the hardest part is when the employer in rush and should finish the task so quickly. the most enjoyable part is the great relations among the other employees.
Senior Account Executive, Events and Hospitality (Current Employee) – Norwalk, CT – 31 August 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.
Event Coordinator (Former Employee) – Rogers, AR – 17 March 2014
Most days are spent interacting via conference calls or sending emails. Travel is required in the event department and they do a great job of taking care of their employees on the road. The starting salaries are not too great and it takes some time to work your way up. Long hours are required so if you are entering at a low level be prepared to work a lot and get paid a little.
Club Promoter (Former Employee) – Street Team – 29 June 2012
As I was a club promoter, I was typically working from 10pm to 2am trying to promote club events and drinks offers at the club I was working for. During my time here I gained a lot of confidence talking and approaching people asking them where they were heading and if they were unsure, telling them the offers of the club. As we were all on the streets late at night, we all learnt to trust each other and work as a team helping one and other if someone was struggling, we found working in couples were easier as if one person forgot something 9 times out of 10 the other person would remember it.
Octagon encourages creative input from employees at every level. Management is genuinely interested in listening to and implementing suggestions for improvement. Co-workers have a great sense of teamwork and together deliver exceptional service to clients.