Booyah Advertising Reviews

Updated 13 Feb 2020

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3.8
78%
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89%
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Booyah Advertising President Troy Lerner
Troy Lerner
21 Ratings
  1. "Care"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in London, England

    I worked at Booyah Advertising part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It was good Good facilities

    Cons

    Worst pay Not very conservative

    Booyah Advertising Response

    February 17, 2020President

    We appreciate reviews. However, this review appears to be for the wrong company. We don't have any employees or offices in London. We also do not employ people in "customer service". We believe this review was meant for Booyah Ventures in London.

  2. "Hard To Leave"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Search Strategist in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booyah Advertising full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Booyah was an incredible place to learn and grow over the past 5 years. I was given great opportunities to improve my client facing relationships, hone my skills and teach others with the same kindness and patience I was given. I was able to work with very interesting clients, primarily in the travel industry, and loved working on all of the ski clients I could! I loved the amount of autonomy I was given by all of my managers, even as I switched teams based on need through the years. They valued my skill set and allowed me to become an expert on all things paid search, and I was able to create my own agendas for client calls and determine the action items I would commit to each week. That led to a proactively positive work/life balance throughout my years at Booyah. Leadership was able to make effective changes during my time and I definitely saw the retention rate improve as an impact. The values created highlight the best parts of Booyah - the ability to “teach and learn” was especially important to me, as well as creating a culture where people “give a shit” about the work, and “cultivate relationships” with one another and with clients. I loved seeing these values in action as co-workers grew into new roles and took on new challenges as the company grew. One of my favorite things about Booyah was the amount of learning they encouraged. We had paid search (and display and social) round tables every few weeks we kept everyone up to date on the latest betas and industry information. We also determined our POVs and talked through tests people were running so we could all learn from the teams who had the opportunity to test betas before others. Thought leaders would also present findings and recommendations so we could all learn at an even faster rate.

    Cons

    When I first started, I was on the small business team which allowed me to work on Social, Display and Search across many clients, but as you move up you become more specialized in a specific channel and the opportunities are harder to find to manage more than that channel. Not all employees would see this as a con, and it did allow me to learn more at a faster rate, but it would have been fun to work across multiple platforms at that higher level. The pay is relatively low compared to other agencies, but they do try and make up for that with company events throughout the year (kickball, baseball game, ski day, holiday party), team events on weekday afternoons, unlimited PTO after a year, and a really great work/life balance. The ability to rise can be limited based on resources. Many of my co-workers were promoted from coordinator to account director in a very short period of time based on managers leaving and their proximity to the client. They were good fits for the role, but it can be frustrating to see others move in such a faster trajectory.

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    "From my experience? Best agency in Denver."

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booyah Advertising full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I've worked at a few different agencies in the Denver area, so I feel like I have a good ground for comparison. Booyah is the best agency I've worked for and the best job I've had, with the best work/life balance. A lot of other agencies have what I would call an "ego problem" where progress & change is never made because it would hurt someone's ego. Booyah does not have that problem. Management is open to hearing & implementing new ideas from the staff, and everyone at every level gets feedback on how they can improve at their job. We recently launched "upward feedback" with every review so managers and our CEO get feedback from the staff on areas of strength & improvement. All of this is with the goal of making Booyah a better place to work. I really, really respect Troy and I can say with certainty that he is the best CEO I've had the pleasure of working with. I also love my boss and my team. I also have some awesome clients who I've become personal friends with. I feel strong enough about Booyah and the people working here that it genuinely makes me SAD to see any negative reviews & I think they should be taken with a grain of salt. My experience has been overwhelmingly positive.

    Cons

    It's hard to think of anything that isn't a minor personal preference. Most "cons" to Booyah are not unique to Booyah and are an effect of the industry we work in. Sometimes, the lack of experience that comes with a lot of fresh, young hires can be exhausting, but we only keep people who are motivated, willing to learn, and ready for feedback & have seen just as many rising stars.

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    "Be warned"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Program Coordinator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Booyah Advertising full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This is a great place to work at IF everyone on your team likes you. There are a lot of fun activities and company functions. There are monthly updates on systems and programs. Learning about clients and meeting them is fun.

    Cons

    If your team hates you, you’ll know it. They were try to isolate you from the others and from information , they’ll talk behind your back, and refuse to acknowledge anything good you are doing. What’s worse is that they don’t communicate with you at all about how you can do better or fit in better before it is too late. Don’t be fooled, Troy, the CEO swears on the company’s values and the lack of hierarchy, but no one cares about the values and the company is pretty much all hierarchy.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Career Path & People"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booyah Advertising full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I've been at Booyah for 7 years and love it. I started as a media planner and have been promoted 3 or 4 times. Their training is superior to other companies and agencies from my experience and if you work hard and learn fast, they give you a great career path. Absolutely adore the people I work with - smart, fun, incredibly talented and ambitious. I believe in the great work Booyah does and the people. Over the years, Booyah has attracted better clients that align with company values too.

    Cons

    The leadership team is awesome. The hiring process brings the right people in. It's rare for Booyah to make a bad hire (of course, every company does). If there is a bad egg, Booyah management reacts quickly to preserve the positive culture, in my opinion.

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Depends on your team"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booyah Advertising full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun, Cool people. Great place to start CEO is good guy

    Cons

    Management is a problem. Work is repetitive Training isnt the best A lot of turnover Too many clients per team

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  7. "Coordinator"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Coordinator in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booyah Advertising for less than a year

    Pros

    The benefits are great, the people are young, intelligent and fun, and the work atmosphere is a good balance of hard work and play. Leadership works hard to ensure that every employee has a voice and a platform to be heard.

    Cons

    They're working out some of the kinks in regards to new-hire training, but they're headed in the right direction

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  8. "Amazing Place to Learn & Grow!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Search Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Booyah Advertising full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Team pods that foster collaboration and inter-team support - Amazing training and learning opportunities, no matter your level - Awesome company culture and work-life balance - Lots of growth opportunities and encouragement to aspire - Continuous performance review opportunities to ensure alignment with goals

    Cons

    Every company has it's stuff, but most of that is person to person. Booyah is an awesome place to work - would highly recommend!

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  9. "Okay Experience"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Booyah Advertising full-time

    Pros

    - Fun environment - Great co-workers

    Cons

    - I don't have any at this time

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Fun Perks to Hide the Cons"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Booyah Advertising full-time

    Pros

    -Cool office and great culture -Many learning opportunities and seminars since that is one of their values -Perks such as free beer, work from home once a week, and outings -Friendly employees

    Cons

    -Many employees are young or fresh from college. This makes the place feel unprofessional, especially when you hear how some employees speak to reps and clients. -Insultingly low pay due to budget constraints and loss of big clients -Unfulfilling and uninteresting work overall, especially for lower-level employees -High turnover rate because many people realize there is not much room for professional growth here. This isn't the kind of place where you would have a long career.

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