Bazaarvoice Reviews

Updated July 14, 2015
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Bazaarvoice CEO, President and Director Gene Austin
Gene Austin
25 Ratings

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)

  • lenient vacation policy and office hours (in 16 reviews)

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

  • Constant change in executive mgmt (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Great company to intern for!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bazaarvoice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are amazing! Lots of opportunities to see different areas of the business and work on cross-functional teams. They give their interns a lot of autonomy and encouragement to explore areas that interest them.

    Cons

    The pay was slightly lower than previous technical internships, but the environment made up for it in spades!

    Advice to Management

    Keep giving interns exposure to higher-level topics and plenty of room to experiment!


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great company

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

    I worked at Bazaarvoice part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work from home, good compensation, flexibility, 401K

    Cons

    Repetitive, hard to concentrate for long periods, non paid vacations


  3. Helpful (4)

    Great Culture with Some Growing Pains

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Success Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Success Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Bazaarvoice full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone is super friendly Flexible work schedule Great benefits Unlimited vacation Freedom to develop new projects Finally recovering from the DOJ settlement

    Cons

    Management turnover is high Disorganized expectations of employees No negotiation of pay unless you are changing departments Lack of career path options

    Advice to Management

    You've got to find a way to keep management staff in place and then coordinate them. Managers contradicting each other isn't uncommon and can be a nightmare when trying to help clients.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great innovative company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Implementation Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Implementation Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Bazaarvoice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Attracts good engineers and programmers. Benefits are above average. Overall lots of good people to work with.

    Cons

    Some people are often promoted to managerial positions due to their technical skills and expertise and not because they are good at leading others. Although this happens in every company, BV is not immune.


  6. Still a cool place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial Sales Director in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Commercial Sales Director in Austin, TX

    I worked at Bazaarvoice full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My experience was mostly very positive. They treated me and the rest of the client facing team I was on well. We were like a family. Some of the most fun I've had in my career, learned a lot. Doing work with great clients and really making an impact on a global scale.

    Cons

    At some point it all got a little too repetitive for me and I got bored.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose what Brett and Brant built.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Data Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Bazaarvoice as a contractor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, free snacks, and free coffee whenever you want! The people make the place!

    Cons

    You only get free lunch if you're in R and D and they tend to bait their contractors with promise of promotions within 6 months to a year. Don't expect it until a year and


  8. Fast-paced, maturing company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bazaarvoice full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The culture makes it a fun place to work, often there are company and department events that help create a real sense of community and mission. The company is in a transitional phase and figuring out how to position itself for future growth. There are a lot of mixed reviews on here...just know that the company is evolving and looks very different from 2, 3 or even 1 year ago. I think the growth and change are positive and headed in the right direction. You'll still have plenty of fun working there and enjoy the snacks and beer.

    Cons

    As mentioned, there has been a lot of change, this create a very fast-paced work environment and you will be expected to hit the ground running and adapt and keep up. this may not appeal to some people and there has been a lot of turnover in the last year. Fresh blood can be a good thing, but you will be expected to be a good culture fit in addition to doing the work.

    Advice to Management

    Stay on the course you are on. From what I have seen, Gene and the ELT has done a great job. Continue to improve and enhance the on-boarding process and provide follow-on training. Use the new building to help eliminate silos, and stay focused on adding new products.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Sales Director

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture but being in the NYC office we are somewhat separate from the main office in Austin

    Cons

    NYC is separate from the Austin office


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great People

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bazaarvoice

    Pros

    High energy environment. Interesting product

    Cons

    Significant Change in environment and personnel


  11. Helpful (6)

    Lots of good things

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Bazaarvoice full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to get good things done but you may have to chase after things as the company has grown over the last few years. Has one of the best data assets on the planet that is ready for the picking. Really tough engineering challenges that will help you grow and press you. Free food 3 days a week and plenty of beer. Management is in engineering is still very good. One of the best company cultures in town.

    Cons

    Lots of change recently (especially over the last year). Not enough project managers for the work that needs to be done (this is being worked on however). No big wins recently. Power reviews divestiture still looms a bit. Loss of some really great engineers recently (still plenty around though).

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your people and get a better understanding of what the day to day challenges are. Lock down a long term strategy/vision.



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