BloomReach Reviews

Updated June 10, 2015
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  1. Best career move I made

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

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

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

    Pros

    - The team is top notch so I can learn a ton, great motivation to go into the office every day.
    - The company's management thinks carefully about each major decision and impact to employees, they show they truly care.
    - Truly transparent, no drama culture - everyone shows up to work ready to solve problems.
    - Global offices - as of today Bangalore, London, NYC and Mountain View - makes it fun to collaborate cross geo.

    Cons

    - It's a very intense team, which at times means long hours working on figuring out one thing.
    - Global offices can also be a challenge, extra effort required to just stay in the loop.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused on ensuring there are great career opportunities and mentors for each individual at the company. Good mentoring is critical to retaining top talent.


  2. Phenomenal team and fun place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BloomReach full-time

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

    Pros

    great teammates, super smart, humble, and willingness to learn

    Cons

    Not as much career development in place but they are fixing that


  3. Helpful (3)

    Awesome culture and place to work at!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at BloomReach full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Incredible work culture, smart people, collaborative colleagues who are passionate about what they do, awesome products that are AMAZING and WORK, and incredible customers that everyone knows and shops from. We're growing but still maintaining "the good ol' days" kind of feeling - our culture is our mission here. We're not policy driven and everyone gets to make a difference. We respect everyone and we learn from everyone. This is the place where everyone from the executive leadership all the way down works together.

    My own team is a dream. I don't have to deal with any drama, and even though I'm the "newbie" they take my thoughts and ideas into consideration and are willing to change things immediately (no "let's think about it" or sense that they really don't want to hear what you have to say). I feel very grateful for having great colleagues who seem to really value me and respect me. It makes me enjoy working hard but still have fun!

    Cons

    When I come up with some, I'll be sure to let you know. Everything I've suggested, they're willing to look into and agree that it should be updated/changed. How's that! I actually get to contribute (even though everyone always says they want to do that....but here it actually happens).

    Advice to Management

    Keep being awesome and approachable and it's really cool to see you guys working right alongside everyone. I don't have to "fear" talking to you.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Dynamic startup environment, engaging work, very start people, strong upper management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at BloomReach as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    During my internship at BloomReach, I gained great exposure to the industry as well as an excellent training program.
    I worked with highly intelligent, motivated and dynamic people who had mostly transitioned to BloomReach after working in consulting / banking, Google, Facebook, etc. The benefits were great, the pay was fair, and work/life balance was highly valued.

    Cons

    Communication between upper management and the rest of the company is relatively limited, thus it was unclear how the company will continue to expand both within the market and internally. As such, the career path within the firm is less established.

    Additionally, the company operates in a highly saturated market, with many players doing 'big data' and 'natural language processing.' Although BloomReach receives backing from Bain Capital Ventures, it's unclear how successful the company will be in 5, 10 years.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Amazing, Hard Working Culture. Expect a huge bump in your Learning Curve.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Member of Technical Staff Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Member of Technical Staff Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at BloomReach as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    People: Beyond Smart, Helpful
    Work: Challenging, Requires more research and creative solutions
    Flexibility in terms of how you choose to approach/solve the problem

    Cons

    Be ready to work hard and deliver something concrete.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Brilliant coworkers, very hardworking and motivated team

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

    I have been working at BloomReach full-time

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

    Pros

    Open office layout is refreshing, although may be bothersome for some so you may want good headphones to block out noise

    Company culture is very open and trusting, the team is very hardworking and you get to work with some of the most talented people you have met.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than for similar jobs (based on amount of work)


  8. Helpful (2)

    Awesome culture, really interesting problems

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at BloomReach full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    What I love most about working here is the problems we're solving- definitely some of the coolest technical challenges I've been exposed to. Plus, there are tech talks held regularly in our "Wreck room" by fellow BloomReachers- it's nice to have experts in so many interesting fields working here.

    Aside from that, we have the standard startup perks, fun culture, nice pay and fast growth.

    Cons

    There are a bunch of couches and unused conference rooms throughout the office- some people are never at their desk when you need them so you have to do a lap around the office and The Wreck Room to see where they're hiding. Slightly annoying but workable.

    And the caltrain station is a 15 minute walk, not 10!

    I think the main reason there aren't very many cons listed in these reviews is that everyone's constantly encouraged to work on fixing the problems they see with the company. Employee participation and decision making is emphasized here more than I've seen at other companies.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Fast growth: personal career-wise and company-wise

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Mountain View, CA

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

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

    Pros

    All about the people. I get to go to work each day and be with people who care about what they do and spend the time to make sure I have an opportunity to learn what they know. Never a dull moment.

    Cons

    Very few cons. Each employee is provided with a large degree of freedom to change any aspects that might be a con.

    With that being said, BloomReach has an open floor plan. While there are many benefits, for a certain type of person like myself, it can be difficult to focus at your desk. However, if I need to head to my home office to concentrate, everyone is very understanding.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Amazing technology, smart people and happy customers

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

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

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

    Pros

    It's a very sharp group of people tackling challenging problems. Largely free of drama and egos (and literally no politics). The rapid growth the company is going through and the pace of innovation are inspiring. And for a startup, there's a great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Tough place to keep up if you don't like a fast pace. It could also be an intimidating environment if you aren't both intelligent and confident.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on keeping the culture through a period of fast growth.


  11. Helpful (4)

    An incredible company to work for

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

    I worked at BloomReach full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent individual autonomy and responsibility - you have the freedom to work on what you find motivating.
    Great company culture - hardworking and passionate!
    Amazing talent across the company - some of the smartest people you will ever work with
    Great leadership - leadership by example and incredibly talented leaders.
    Very interesting problems
    Fun coworkers

    Cons

    perhaps some better career development opportunities would be helpful



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