Bluewolf

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Bluewolf Reviews

Updated November 7, 2014
Updated November 7, 2014
146 Reviews
3.9
146 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company rewards hard work and initiative while encouraging all to do their best for customers every day (in 8 reviews)

  • Work life balance- I have the ability to work from home as needed (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance gets more difficult the higher up in the company you are (in 9 reviews)

  • Bluewolf is a rapidly growing company and with that there are some growing pains (in 11 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Stepping stone

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

    I have been working at Bluewolf

    Pros

    This was a great place to get your feet wet in the IT staffing world. You get exposed to a whole host of different technologies and is a pretty good learning experience.

    Cons

    Though they say they don't micromanage, it isn't true. It's also just like high school again. If you don't get with the in crowd, get ready to look for another job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your employees some more autonomy and believe that they can do what you hired them to do rather than following up with them ever few minutes. Also, deliver on your promises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Bootleg Company... Be very careful

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Bluewolf full-time

    Pros

    *Cool people
    *Open vacation policy... u dont have a max to the days you can take off
    *Although I didnt, I've heard from others that theres a potential to make a LOT of $$

    Cons

    *Unprofessional managers
    *Consultants always get paid laid/dont get paid/dont get the right amount and it makes account directors look bad
    *They fire staff left and right in group firings without reason...even though I wasnt with the company for a long time, there was huge turnover in my short period here

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 6 people found this helpful  

    horrible.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bluewolf

    Pros

    young environment with very driven individuals.

    Cons

    horrible management. conniving sales approach and manipulative interview process. They literally said in the interview, "we work hard but play much harder." I worked my ass off and played never. The company doesn't care for real people; they prefer those willing to succeed at ANY cost. They like to hire brand new college grads but really favor the people who are much older within the same role. For instance, if you come in as a 28 year old with no experience, they love you for you're "old and wise," thus respectable. As a college grad, you're seen as "less than professional and in need of help." Truly a horrible experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs a better grasp of the individuals working under them. We were overlooked and overworked. NEVER checked in with and never really cared for. I could have contributed greatly to this company had they actually cared to speak with me.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Run away fast.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Bluewolf full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Fun incentives!

    Cons

    Management is pushy. Has no real experience in the industry. Doesn't know how to work with people right. HR/Accounting department does not know what they are doing. No one to trust when reporting others. No real benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get experience in the field first before managing those who are doing the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 8 people found this helpful  

    Good Place to Learn, but Cheap Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bluewolf

    Pros

    - Significant face-time with important executive at large companies
    - Gained PM skills pretty quickly
    -There are people there who really want you to succeed and will help you get there
    - If you love Salesforce, this is the place for you
    -Can see individual impact on the overall company vision

    Cons

    -Pay is significantly lower than jobs with similar responsibilities
    -Sr. Management lacks communication around most things, but particularly compensation
    -Is a competitive staffing model...puts your bonus in somebody else's hands
    -Lack of unity of vision; has a tendency to change spontaneously
    -Travel intensive

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 7 people found this helpful  

    Decent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bluewolf

    Pros

    -Young
    -Good place to learn
    -You can make decent money if you put in work (I guess?)

    Cons

    -Cold calling
    -Shameful selling strategy
    -Manipulative atmosphere

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Ambitious, hard working and committed to their clients success

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

    I worked at Bluewolf full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great marketing and sale function means this organization will grow globally
    Fast career progression if you know what you are doing.
    Laid back working environment
    Committed and helpful team always ready to work extra time to help out when needed.

    Cons

    Recruitment program focuses on recruiting non skilled juniors to rush through their grad scheme which doesn't teach them what they need to know.
    Career progression has pushed people into positions they can't do
    Still a core group of in crowd people making all the decision even if they are the wrong ones
    Little understanding of technology throughout the organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recruit better people
    Give better training
    Recruit outside the organization for management positions to refresh the culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 8 people found this helpful  

    Mis-management, over-promise under-delivering of services

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

    I have been working at Bluewolf full-time

    Pros

    - Relaxed culture (e.g. can come to work with jeans or show off tattoos and body piercings)
    - Outstanding performance will be rewarded (but...)
    - Young & entrepreneurial

    Cons

    - Culture is more competitive than collaborative; very clique-ish ("teen politics")
    - Outstanding performance may be acknowledged in that you get more responsibility, however there is NO clear career-direction or mentor-ship; hence, no tangible growth
    - Bluewolf has a tendency to over-sell itself and seriously under-perform. A few clients (in the luxury automotive, manufacturing sector) continue to voice their disappointment with BW's LACK of TRANSPARENCY
    - Drinking buddies will see growth & being promoted ... despite consistent negative feedback from clients
    - Other than the HQ, the entire HR process is very disorganised. No uniform hiring process for the same position
    - As such, management is not entirely transparent about where the company stands, its growth forecast, etc. There is an important meeting once a month between the senior-most managers (CEO, CIO, CMO, etc.) and those of the same branch on-ground (Delivery Director, Consultants), but repeat issues & concerns tend to surface, and little action to improve seems to be paid heed to or taken

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Be more transparent with clients. Dont over-sell your product or services
    - Be more transparent to employees; don't try to cloak the company's weak forecasts
    - Have a structured mentorship program and offer clear career-progression

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 14 people found this helpful  

    Political, black hat sales and marketing techniques, toxic work environment

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

    I worked at Bluewolf

    Pros

    "Lower level" employees tend to be smart and well-intentioned
    Will learn a lot about the booming world of SaaS and cloud computing
    Great for people who only sell - you don't have to be smart or interested in IT
    Camaraderie amongst groups of coworkers is strong, but can be cliquey

    Cons

    No HR department
    Getting promoted means having to be sleazy and cut-throat
    Senior managers are hard-headed salespeople who employ bait-and-switch techniques with clients, employees, consultants, and even the public
    Employee feedback is seen as threatening rather than an opportunity and will lead to you getting ostracized and/or fired
    Intelligence in leadership is frowned upon - at Bluewolf you can either be a totally dense manager or a brilliant assistant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys claim to be so Google-esque with your manipulated "best places to work" and "no vacation policy" nonsense. It's easy to apply for awards and force employees to vote incessantly. Instead of only giving the *perception* of this type of environment to the public why not try and really emulate them by hiring intelligent people and caring about them? Might actually do you some good since it seems like the truth is catching up to your reputation. And it will only help your bottom line.

    Start by hiring people based on something other than the fact that they just graduated from a Big 10 school and are completely impressionable.

    Doesn't Recommend

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