Bazaarvoice

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Bazaarvoice Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
171 Reviews
3.5
171 Reviews
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Bazaarvoice CEO, President and Director Gene Austin
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I find that you have to fight a little for a better work/life balance but overall it's pretty good (in 10 reviews)

  • Unlimited" vacation policy (however you realize why when you quit (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • You need to assert your own work life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • It is a company in constant change so if you can't handle that, then this company probably isn't for you (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    New leadership has been awesome

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bazaarvoice full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Innovation, Authenticity, Respect, Generosity, Teamwork, Passion, Performance................. These are the BV beliefs. There is a sense of value in the way that everything gets done. A decent sized company with a start up mindset. From the weekly Global meetings, to the ping pong tournaments. Since I've worked with BV it has always been a place where the culture speaks for itself.

    Cons

    It is a company in constant change so if you can't handle that, then this company probably isn't for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    In Metamorphosis, but Great Company Overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Implementation Project Manager
    Current Employee - Implementation Project Manager

    I have been working at Bazaarvoice full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people/team, interesting projects, good work/life balance, fun team outings, excellent on pacing and training, very well-documented processes and procedures

    I think this company is on a great path, but in its "awkward teenage" years. There are some growing pains, but will be an amazing company to work for in a year or two.

    Cons

    This company is in transition from startup to mid-size company. It's awkward as there is this vibe of "business meets recess" for better and for worse. People complain about admin tasks that most project managers in other companies have to do. It can be loud in the office and distracting with people talking through cubes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make yourselves more accessible to all employees; need clearer communication of long-term vision for transition (the path is s good one, just do a better job of helping everyone see it in a believeable way) and help everyone see the stable path ahead

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 10 people found this helpful  

    New Leadership has brought focus and clear direction

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Bazaarvoice full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The opportunity to expand the scope of your professional experience, work with sharp, motivated people and develop your career is broad. The new senior leadership team is experienced, open in their communication and clear in the short term goals that BV as a company needs to align around.

    I was ready to leave BV a year ago, at a time of much upheaval, stress and uncertainty, but now am glad I waited to assess the new leadership. The work is challenging, but the team pulls together, is respectful and has fun on the way.

    Cons

    If you are not OK with regular change and a fast paced environment then this is not for you. It's never boring.
    There are still pockets within the company where the work is managed by smart people without the specific experience needed to help move BV toward best practices or ineffective managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The development and communication of long term plans will be key to employee commitment.
    There are a couple of senior leaders who are not effective - addressing them would help issues of morale that exist in certain departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Analyst Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Data Analyst Intern in Austin, TX

    I worked at Bazaarvoice as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome work environment, work-life balance, leadership, management

    Cons

    personal growth, still some issues transitioning from a start up to a large company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company culture - going through a metamorphasis

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support Management
    Former Employee - Support Management

    I worked at Bazaarvoice full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Strong Leadership, Strong Culture, Strong PeopleOps team, Excellent PTO benefits. Better than average health benefits

    Cons

    They make changes - then don't tend to wait to see the impact. Expect process and org changes to have an immediate and significant impact,where some changes take a while to see the upside. A lot of times, they will change direction before even having time to see the benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some better training for folks, but that is improving. Handle Change Management better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Life/Work Balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bazaarvoice full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You are not micro-managed, they allow you to "own" your position. The teams are smart, passionate, and collaborative. Management is finally where is needs to be, they have a long term vision. I am excited about the future of BV.

    Cons

    Comp could be stronger, be sure you ask for what you need comp wise before you get in the door. It's hard to get a big increase once you are in. Benefits are great, unlimited pay vacation is great and benefits start right away, no waiting period.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company

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

    I worked at Bazaarvoice as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very laid back, flexible hours, great offices, great people.

    Cons

    Definitely got a little of the tech company CULTure feeling there. The product isn't super interesting but you can tell there are a lot of people "drinking the Koolaid" as you might hear in the tech industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on more innovative product developments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Pretty great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Bazaarvoice full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Technically challenging atmosphere with great peers. R&D encourages innovation, hard work and cooperation. Encouragement and team outings at every corner makes it a nice place to put your all into something and feel good.

    Cons

    The work area is cramped because of the growth and open seating. I think 1/2 the folks like it and 1/2 don't. Not tons of ego in this place, but where there is some, they are free to be controlling. Impossible to get someone hired here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    <Upper Mgmt> Pay attention to your people, not just the politics. Sit where they do, so you can see how cramped and uncomfortable and loud it is. And, finish what you start.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great people to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Bazaarvoice full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people and the culture are amazing. People are interested in other peoples projects and ideas are exchanged freely. There are lots of happy hours and and meetings that wrap up with social events.

    Cons

    There can be some confusion in what's going on in various departments and who has the authority to do what. Things get done but it can be a bit chaotic and not always the most efficient.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bazaarvoice full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Laid back, friendly people, not very stressful

    Cons

    not clear cut career advancement opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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