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Black Sun (UK) Overview

London, England
51 to 200 employees
1991
Company - Private
Advertising & Marketing
£10 to £25 million (GBP) per year
Competitors

MerchantCantos, Conran Design Group, Instinctif Partners

For over 25 years Black Sun has been solving critical business challenges with creative communications solutions. Helping companies tell the story of how they create value for the people that matter to them – investors, employees customers and society. In ... Read more

Black Sun (UK) Reviews

  • "Amazing place to learn and grow"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Black Sun (UK) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It is true the people are great. Very talented, hard working, supportive and fun!
    If you engage you can learn loads and progress
    Great clients and interesting work
    Love the location and working in the palace
    Management working hard to address the concerns of employees
    Love the Friday breakfast and social programme

    Cons

    It can be hard work given the nature of the work
    It helps if you happen to live SW London

    Advice to Management

    Keep working with employees to solve some of the day to day challenges of the business
    Going in the right direction

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Black Sun (UK) Photos

Black Sun (UK) photo of: Our values
Black Sun (UK) photo of: How do you like your pacakes? Pancake Day 2020 at Black Sun!
Black Sun (UK) photo of: Congratulations to Jon our Creative Director for Moving Image on his 20th work anniversary at Black Sun with many more to come!
Black Sun (UK) photo of: Congratulations to Mirko our Chief Technology Officer for 20 years of service at Black Sun! Mirko started as a graduate and has made such a success in our business.
Black Sun (UK) photo of: Congrats to the latest members of our Research team at Black Sun to pass their Certificate in Investor Relations (CIR) qualification from the The Investor Relations Society!
Black Sun (UK) photo of: Macmillan Coffee Morning
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Black Sun (UK) Interviews

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    Senior Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    The hiring process was completely unprofessional! They did a telephone interview and then invited me for a face to face and gave me an assignment to complete. They asked if I was all right working long hours as it is nature of their business and if I would be tired commuting across town after working these long hours. l actually thought it was a great assignment but it would be time consuming. I needed about 3 days as I also had another assignment to do. At first they said they will provide their availabilities and I can pick. Then on a friday, they asked for my availability. I provided it but no response. I wasted half the weekend working on the assignment but I decided not to complete it until I received confirmation of my interview which I was assured was happening. This behavior plus the long hours questions raised some red flags so I read the reviews. Just as I suspected, the culture was called toxic and very long hours was expected pretty much all the time, and even weekends, with no compensation. They had invited me to ask any follow up questions via email. So on Sunday, I sent them an email asking if very long hours or weekend work was regularly expected as they had asked if I was fine with it. I never received a response nor confirmation of the interview. I'm glad I didn't finish the assignment.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you comfortable working long hours and commuting back home late across town as this is the nature of our business?   Answer Question
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