A Culture Centered Around Collaboration—And a Little Controlled Chaos

Somehow, getting work done feels good in a place like this. At Blue Compass, we’ve eliminated the me-my-I mentality that often dominates agency life and replaced it with the we-our-us method. We don’t take the credit for a coworker’s job well done—we’re the first to congratulate them for the value they bring to our team. And as our team continues to grow, we have several West Des Moines digital marketing positions available for fun-loving, digital-savvy candidates ready to jump right in to our lively crew. Founded on fun and steadfast rejection of drama & gossip (just one of our team pillars!), we’ve come to the consensus that the people we call co-workers and friends are the best part of working at BC. Our open door policy paves the way for constant collaboration and approachability for all members of our team. Even the leadership team can’t hide from our office pranks—nor would they want to!

Blue Compass Is an Office Job That Doesn’t Feel Like an Office Job

When it comes down to it, we come to the office because we enjoy each other’s company. We thrive on teamwork and believe easy access to each other’s ideas is our greatest asset. Still, we don’t conform to the traditional desk job your parents complained about. Our team members make themselves at home, often cozying up on the couches in our many community spaces to get a fresh perspective away from the confines of a desk. It’s not uncommon to find a furry friend curled up close by, either. The best part of being a dog-friendly workplace is a built-in friend from day one. But at Blue Compass, we’re all a package deal, so buckle up.  

Inspired Inside Jokes

We’ve proudly perfected the balance between professionalism and pranks. Consider this your fair warning, because we go from “hired” to hijinx real quick. Our frequent team gatherings in the Compass Cafe (beginning with our “Cookie Time” tradition on your first day!) have inspired some of our best memories.

From unicorns and jump scares to bathtubs and boats, we won’t always be able to tell you why something is so funny (honestly half of us don’t even remember at this point), but we will share our laughter with you. Most of our inside jokes reach mythical status, so even if you weren’t around when an incident allegedly transpired, you’ll always feel included and encouraged to laugh along.

graphic including company culture testimony from Jay Snyder.

Timeless Team Traditions

Every summer at Blue Circle Games, four teams come together to compete in a series of challenges designed to test our limits, and only one emerges with the ultimate prize. In other words, we all dust off our plank walking and pool noodle skills requiring no athletic ability whatsoever to compete for bragging rights. But we still take it very seriously, and it’s one of the best days at Blue Compass.

A close second is our themed holiday gift exchange that gets everyone in the giving spirit. Speaking of, giving back through our coordinated volunteer efforts during the workday is another of our most cherished opportunities to spend time together and contribute to a cause close to our hearts. The Blue Compass team never fails to go all in when it’s time to make a difference.

Meaningful Memories Made

Of course, some of the best moments in the office have come as a complete surprise (and we’re not talking about hiding inside a giant birthday cake and surprising a fellow team member, though that has happened). Whether packing a party bus for Employee Appreciation Day or plastering giant photos of employees’ faces to the side of the building, our leadership team is always finding new ways to take their appreciation to new heights (literally). 

Each month during our team meetings, we all hop aboard the appreciation train and share shoutouts for those we want to thank for a job well done. Taking the time to recognize one another for what we bring to our multi-talented team energizes us because we truly support one another (one of our most important team pillars!). We go far when we find talented team members who embrace everything we try to embody at Blue Compass.

graphic including company culture testimony from Dexter Jacobs.

 

Blue Compass: Guided by Values of Teamwork, Talent and the Importance of Ample Time Together to Recharge.

Our co-founders built Blue Compass around five key pillars that continue to shape who we are today. One thing we’ve made crystal clear is our values are more than just writings on a wall. No offense to our dedicated wall that does in fact spell out our values, but it’s our team that brings these values to life everyday. At Blue Compass:

 

We are positive

Positive you’ll find your fit here!

We continually grow our expertise

That’s why we need your skillset on our team!

We support one another

Whether participating in team trainings or having each other’s backs in a client meeting, we show up for each other from day one, and it shows in the work we do for our clients.

We give clients our best

Our team is best with new talent to add to our ever-expanding capabilities. We go above and beyond what’s expected of us because exceeding expectations is ultimately our goal, and we can get it done because we have a whole team of creative minds coming together.

We reject drama & gossip

Psst. We really mean it!

  graphic including company culture testimony from Hannah Burke.

A Portfolio to Be Proud Of

At the end of the day, we strive to provide a clear digital direction by serving as a strategic extension of each client’s team. Thankfully, our relaxed environment allows us to refuel when needed so we never have to run on empty. We believe the hallmark of a healthy company culture is laughter, so taking time to enjoy moments of each day ensures we are always able to put our best efforts forward. Fun is our secret ingredient for improved focus, and it shows in the work we do for our clients.

From Fortune 500 companies to small family businesses, our clients represent a broad range of industries and have diverse web development and digital marketing needs. All of our team members work on multiple client teams, allowing us to fully integrate with the niche markets of each client while still being able to apply what we learn to our other clients. No day at Blue Compass is the same, so we can confidently tell you there’s room to be challenged and continue to grow.

graphic including company culture testimony from Stephanie Wubben.

The best part is we all bring something different to Blue Compass and to our client teams, so just by working together we are getting better at what we do. And what we do is pretty cool. We have the portfolio to prove it! (Which definitely comes in handy once your parents catch wind of how much fun we have at work and wonder whether you have a real job.)

Check Out Our Portfolio

Blue Compass Offers Benefits to Find the Balance You Need

At Blue Compass, we want you to love what you do, but we know that means pushing the brakes from time to time when you need to take a step back. Here, 5 p.m. means 5 p.m. Period. If you’re still at your desk when the workday comes to a close, count on a check-in from a teammate or two because we expect and encourage everyone to pack it up and pursue passions outside of work, too. Kind-hearted co-workers are a perk, but the full Blue Compass benefits package is so much more, including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Graduated paid time off
  • Ability to earn additional 12 days PTO as a team
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • 401K with 3.5% company match
  • Health & dental insurance
  • Vision & accident insurance
  • Short-term & long-term disability
  • Flexible spending account (FSA / cafeteria plan)
  • Office volunteer opportunities
  • Optional work from home Fridays
  • No email policy implemented on weekends & Monday-Friday after 5 p.m.
  • 24/7 access to Blue Compass Fitness Center
  • Free rentals of West48 Event Center
  • Monthly team lunches
  • Team outings and events
  • Casual office dress code
  • Dog-friendly office
  • & More!

Join Us!

Finding team members who fully embrace our collaborative values and culture at Blue Compass matters more to us than hiring candidates who check every box on paper. When we meet with potential team members, we want to get to know you and help you find your fit with Blue Compass. Apply to one of our West Des Moines marketing jobs to join our enthusiastic team today!


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