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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Kicking myself for still working here...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Bloomspot

    Pros

    Very little micromanaging
    Cento coffee is quite good

    Cons

    bloomspot is all the things wrong with startup culture. This is not "hip" or "cool." There is very little that separates bloomspot from working at an insurance agency or Bank of America. This is the most corporate acting startup I have worked for in the city -- or even heard about from friends. In other words, bloomspot has very little of the perks of working for a startup. The pay is EXTREMELY low. I cannot speak for the management, etc., but the pay is just the minimum they can get away with. The vision for the company seems weirdly outdated -- where "checking in on Foursquare" is considered a new, cutting edge marketing campaign. I guess they just got hold of basic social media from 18 months ago. I've dubbed weekly meetings "Meme Death Watch" because by the time upper management has learned of "Friday" or the "Honey Badger" video and used it in a meeting, that meme is officially dead. No one feels secure or passionate in what is ultimately the coupon selling business. It's a highly uncreative place that runs on the naivety of post-collegiates who are working for peanuts (this is not exactly me, but it's obvious). There is just so little vision or anything innovative happening here. Jasper and Ashish drink their own kool-aid so much, they are unable to see that their employees are not thriving, and they are losing out on a ton of untapped potential. Get it together, guys. Your business won't survive if you keep ignoring what's obvious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on company culture again. I'm not asking for a free lunch or a swanky gift card, but right now, it feels like we should all be wearing name tags and khakis. There's nothing special left. So, address that. What makes your business special? Beyond revenue. And look internally to what people CAN do, not just what they ARE doing. There's a lot of ripe talent around here that isn't being mobilized. I've never seen a company whose best ideas came from mid-upper management. Get to know who's in the trenches. Get to know your pawns. Focusing on the knights and rooks is a sure way to lose the game. Good luck, guys.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unprofessional Management Team

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bloomspot

    Pros

    Mostly fun team members willing to help out when you're in the weeds

    Cons

    Most unprofessional management team I've ever been associated with; no job security unless a favorites. Non existent HR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over with senior management. This is the 21st century - you don't motivate by fear and abuse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    BEWARE! Pretty on the outside - Ugly on the inside

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bloomspot

    Pros

    Being part of a social media company is great experience.
    Working with merchants in a fun space. Example: Spas, Restaurants, ect.
    They let us bring our dogs to work.

    Cons

    1. Be very careful. They hire these classes of 15 plus people only to lay off 90% of them so they don't have to convert them to employees. This way they don't have to pay benefits or unemployment.
    2. They position it as a employee based position then at the last minute tell you that you will be a contractor only to lay you off in 90 days with most of your class.
    3. The goals are unattainable unless you are in a new market or if you were brought on awhile ago and have decent accounts. The goals are a joke actually and they are doing nothing to increase their subscriber base. A complete joke.
    4. They have no regard for their employees as people. You are nothing but a number to get them to the next level.
    5. They did NOT collect our drivers license or SSN. This way they have no trail. They do not do direct deposit for contractors which is unheard of at any other company.
    6. We were not even informed of how or when we would get paid until we had already been working there for 2 weeks.
    7. They simply don't care. I have never experience such unprofessionalism.
    8. I hope I can save someone from making the same bad decision that I did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership is horrible and it does trickle down. When a company has no integrity or respect it is bound to fail. This company WILL fail due to ego.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great base compensation, unattainable monthly goals, poor upper management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bloomspot

    Pros

    Dog friendly environment.
    Easy Commute, located in SoMa close to Cal Train, BART and Highways.
    Other employees are easy and fun to work with.

    Cons

    Management plays favorites.
    Monthly goals keep changing, become unattainable.
    No concern for employee satisfaction.
    No way for employees to provide feedback on management.
    No transparency.
    Hire mass amounts of people at a time, only to let many of them go within 2 to 3 months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    The most unprofessional and unorganized company I've ever worked for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Bloomspot

    Pros

    -Co-workers are great people
    -Opportunity to make decent money
    -Fun atmosphere
    -Got to go to San Francisco on the companies dime

    Cons

    -Management lies to its employees
    -They don't even allow you to be an employee until after 3 months, only to fire 95% of hired class
    -Every employee is just a number, and they have no regard toward an employee's feeling
    -Every bit of management is fake
    -If you're an outside AE it takes at least 10 days after payday to receive your check
    -This company WILL fail

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is the worst managed company I've ever been a part of, or have even heard of. It's absolutely embarrassing for this management team to even show their face in public. I will never believe anything management tells me again. I watched 6 employees that relocated here from across the country get fired 2 months after being hired, and they were doing great. I'm ashamed to say I work here, and the only reason why I'm still here is because the economy is horrible and I can't find another to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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