Working in Boston Tech: 829 Studios

July 17, 2019

Working in Boston Tech: 829 Studios

829 Studios is a digital marketing agency creating solutions and products for clients across different agencies.

We connected with Sam Fiorillo, Senior Online Marketing Strategist at 829 Studios to get an inside look at the agency's day-to-day operations and its culture.

Interested in working here? Check out all of the job openings at 829 Studios on the list to the right!

Quick Hit Company Details

  • Year Founded: 2007
  • Number of employees / number of employees: 50 employees
  • Industry: Digital Marketing (Marketing & Advertising)

Samuel Fiorillo
Sam Fiorillo, Senior Online Marketing Strategist at 829 Studios

Can you share the details on what 829 Studios does?

829 Studios crafts marketing solutions and digital products that convey messages, drive results and set our partners apart.  The combination of form with function, design with development and message with measurability is the foundation of our meticulously integrated agency.

Who are some of your customers?

Our primary verticals include adventure travel, summer camps & youth programming, education, and community organizations.  Some of our clients include OARS, Sail Caribbean, the YMCA, Waldorf School of Garden City, STANLEY Healthcare, and more.

What are your company’s core values or how would you best describe the culture and working environment at 829 Studios?

At 829, our values include building relationships, staying curious, being infinitely dedicated, simplifying the process, seizing opportunities, and always growing. Literally – that’s what’s hanging on the wall at the entrance of our office.  But we’re definitely scrappy and hungry and committed to finding new ideas and solutions to produce the best results for our partners and ourselves.

Is there anything that you’d like to share in terms of promoting diversity across your company and hiring practices?

We’re always searching for talented individuals who are eager to learn and who bring a new perspective to problems that we try to solve.  Making sure that everyone feels that they have a voice and an equal part in the decision making process is key to our employee culture and hiring practices!

From a big-picture point of view, what experience or traits do you typically look for when interviewing and hiring new employees into 829 Studios?

Looking for someone with a little experience helps, but our main focus is finding people committed to learning and finding new ways of solving common problems.  An employee who can work with the team and discover a new way we can improve our services and the quality of our work is always what we get most excited about!

What’s the best way to get a job at 829 Studios?

Apply for a position or contact us right through our BIZZpage!  We set aside time every day to review and reach out to all of our applicants, so let’s start a conversation!

What can someone expect during the interview process?

We’ll give you a call to start the conversation! We want to hear some more about you and your interests and find the position that’s the right fit for you to grow and excel in your career path.  Then we’ll have you come by our office for an in-person interview to hear your thoughts on the position and the activities you hope to pursue. We want to get to know you as best as we can, so swing on by!

What can people expect over the course of their career at 829 Studios?

Challenge and personal growth! We’re constantly looking for new ways to solve problems and new problems to solve. So that means that we’ll be knocking our heads against the wall one day and celebrating the next.  But you’ll be doing it with an incredibly talented and passionate group of individuals who’ll be there to support you every step of the way.

What types of activities are employees involved in at or outside the office?

Employee Happy Hours, quarterly company outings, and a kickball league are just a small sample of the things that we all do together! In fact, I think we’re having a Friday Arts & Crafts event in just an hour or two, so I’ll have to mosey on over there to see what’s going on.

Share one or more random fun facts!

One of my coworkers and I actually just got back from a fly-fishing trip in Patagonia with one of our clients! We spent a week camping and fishing in Chile to learn more about our new client and their services by their side – not a bad employee perk if I do say so myself!

Rapid Fire Questions

What’s on tap?

At work? Coffee followed by Sour Monkey.

Star Wars or Star Trek?

Star Wars (...but really, you can’t compare Fantasy and Sci-Fi, these are both amazing).

iPhone or Android?

iPhone...I’m not a monster

Favorite employee perk?

Feel-Good Fridays! (i.e. end-of-week company happy hour)

Coffee - hot or iced? 

Hot in the morning and cold in the afternoon. Has to be like this.

What TV show or movie describes your culture? 

Parks & Recreation – we’re a lovable mess and we love it.

Wake up before the alarm or hit the snooze button?

Definitely snooze.

What superhero could you see working at 829 Studios?

Deadpool, probably. Need someone with a sense of humor!

What music is playing in your office?

Irish Jigs. I’m not kidding, Peter either plays T-Swift or Irish Jig Music.

What's the view from your office?

Boston Symphony Hall and a whole lot of sunlight!

Colin W. Barry is the Content Manager at VentureFizz. Follow him on Twitter @ColinKrash
Images courtesy of 829 Studios

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