Bottomline Technologies

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Bottomline Technologies Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
53 Reviews
3.9
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Bottomline Technologies President, CEO, and Director Rob Eberle
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, free fruit in the summer, free ice cream (in 7 reviews)

  • Employees are go getters and want to impress and succeed and great benefits (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • They talk of 'work-life balance', but they do not walk the walk (in 9 reviews)

  • Very long hours are frequently expected (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor senior management, lack of foresight with workload planning

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

    I have been working at Bottomline Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Flexible with working at home, IT staff is very accommodating, bonuses

    Cons

    Staff are often ignored. Customers and sales teams are given free reign to make promises that can't be kept.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people, promote from within and plan for greater workloads rather than scramble to hire & train.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    You will not be bored

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

    I have been working at Bottomline Technologies

    Pros

    The company is aggressive - this means that people are encouraged to find new ways to move things forward. This is combined with a very strong "Work and and for each other" atmosphere. The people that succeed here welcome new things and taking on new challenges.
    The vast majority of the senior leadership is very strong and very knowledgeable. There are no Dilbert-esqe "middle managers". Everyone rolls up their sleeves and contributes.
    You are in charge of your own professional growth. No one is going to mandate/dictate what you need to do. Yet at the same time there is an expectation that you will take on this responsibility.

    Cons

    It is not for everybody. If you need very rigid hierarchies, you will not like it. If you need to be told what to do all the time, you will not like it.
    Work/life balance can be a little tricky. People that thrive are those who's passion for their work is a real driver in their lives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the core culture as the company continues to grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 8 people found this helpful  

    You were warned

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

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of talented people at this company trying to make it better. Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Obsessed over growth by acquisition and public perception instead of genuine R&D. BT will suck the life out of you if you aren't careful. It is the most bizarre culture I've ever been a part of. They truly have the people and solutions to be great but upper management is just too stubborn and arrogant to allow it. They would rather acquire a company for $50m than entrust their own employees with that investment. Yet they pound their chest about "innovation." They rely on these creepy, cult-like phrases like "with and for" and "delighting customers". It comes straight from top. Some of the worst performers know how to spin the right words and lay low enough to win corporate survivor. It is damn near impossible to get someone fired so there are a lot of B-teamers lurking. HR has betrayed the confidentiality of employees multiple times and will pass things said in private right up to the top. If the company dropped the employee stock purchase plan, I would expect a mass exodus. I believe the excellent pay and benefits has left a lot of people feeling trapped.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower the smart people you have within the company to lead us to success. Management by my intimidation does not work on successful professionals and most of us aren't trapped in Portsmouth with few options. Please have a top to bottom review of talent and remove the dead wood. We've got more VPs than IBM. Many people stopped contributing to the bottom line long ago. Restore integrity to HR by finding new leadership. Lastly, speak to some peers in the software industry to learn how other CEOs structure and grow their businesses. Take off the accountant hat every once in a while to let the company breathe and have fun. You'll be surprised.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fantastic place to work! Great team! Inspiring management!!

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

    I have been working at Bottomline Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Bottomline provides unlimited opportunity in a fast paced environment. An amazing group of passionate, talented people. Open communication and continued growth in multiple verticals provides for continued growth and new challenges. The company truly cares about its people and demonstrates it in so many ways from the CEO on down!! Very glad i chose Bottomline!

    Cons

    Fast paced company. Not the right place for someone who wants to punch a clock or hide.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue leading the company with heart and passion! Don't let growth turn it into an ordinary big company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    very nice place to work. Great benefit

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

    I have been working at Bottomline Technologies full-time

    Pros

    very strong culture. Relaxed working environment

    Cons

    no cons. all good so far

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the Best!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Implementation Manager in Portsmouth, NH
    Current Employee - Implementation Manager in Portsmouth, NH

    I have been working at Bottomline Technologies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Strong leadership and a company that is always evolving and getting better. Hard work is expected, but also recognized and rewarded. Promotes from within consistently, with plenty of opportunity to grow in to new roles. A collaborative effort, with many who out of their way to provide assistance and support from all levels. Very good salary and benefits, a generous employee stock purchase program and regular bonuses. The ability to work remotely when needed, plenty of paid days off and flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Although the company has many modern break rooms and provides free Kuerig coffee and cappuccino, there are not many amenities for employees to relax, unwind or take a break from a busy day. A lounge, exercise room, or a large year round open space with lunch tables, TVs, chairs and quiet areas would be a great motivator and increase productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay on the steady path. Continue to listen to ideas and reward hard work and dedication. Look for more ways to get each department together to build a closer organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to be, and great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Portsmouth, NH
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Portsmouth, NH

    I have been working at Bottomline Technologies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people here are great, it's a very team-oriented, friendly environment.
    Lots of fun perks: latte/espresso machine, free fruit, ice cream Fridays, family trick or treating
    Bottomline is very involved with local charity organizations
    Benefits are very strong

    Cons

    Needs to be more communication between departments!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Don't let any of the bad reviews fool you! Bottomline is refreshing! Great people and so many growth opportunities.

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

    I have been working at Bottomline Technologies full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Working for Bottomline has completely shifted my attitude about how an organization should run. The culture and the people are first and foremost the best asset for Bottomline. I feel honored to work with such high caliber, intelligent individuals that truly care about the core values of the company. The company is focused on hiring and taking care of good people, young talent and most importantly, making sure someone is a good fit for the culture.

    If you are driven to succeed and want to make a difference you will be recognized. Sometimes that might mean hard work but, it pays off. When has anyone ever gotten anywhere without working hard?

    Finally, what others haven't talked a lot about on here is how much the company cares about the individuals that work here. Not just ice cream Fridays and fruit for breakfast every other month but, down to the core.. Bottomline allows employees to select charities they would like to donate to each quarter and make donations in that employees name. The benefits packages are by far above average compared to other companies. They put trust in employees and in turn the employees continue to work hard and care.

    The community here makes the company.

    Cons

    The only con - some people just don't fit the culture. If you are just a plug away 9-5er that doesn't care about anything but taking home a pay check this is probably the wrong place for you.

    People that succeed here are dedicated to making the world a better place and delighting customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue all the good you do. Charities, fun for employees and good benefits packages. Continue to bring on new talent and take good care of all the talent you have.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Outstanding and rewarding experience over almost 6 years with great opportunity for growth.

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

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

    Pros

    Customer focused organization reinforced at all levels. Company develops and maintains very strong relationships with customers which is a foundational component of Bottomline's success. Demonstrated commitment to support employees especially in times of need as well as a strong supporter of community activities and charity organizations. Shared guiding principles that unite the organization and serve as the basis for how we work with one another. Great benefits package. Strong business that is doing well in the market-place and successful results are shared with employees through bonuses, stock purchase program, 401k match and annual salary reviews. Plenty of opportunities to grow and build a career.

    Cons

    Given that Bottomline is a global high-growth and fast-paced software company, there can be periods of time where one's schedule is demanding. Work-life balance can be challenging at times but generally very manageable -- just something each individual needs to own and work at regularly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the All Employee Meetings at the Corporate, Line of Business and Department levels -- this provides great sharing of information with employees and ensures everyone is aligned on the most important objectives of the business. Focus on developing more internal learning programs to augment employee growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Still the best company to work for in NH!

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

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

    Pros

    Very good health benefits.
    Excellent Managers and co-workers.
    Company listens to suggestions.
    Senior most management is very approachable and makes time to listen to anyone, regardless of role or seniority.
    Successful company.
    Takes care of its employees.
    Very understanding about sick time, family emergencies, and extremely supportive when people are in need.
    Health fairs and free events to help manage stress / life.
    Many paths / roles to pursue within company.
    Tons of community outreach opportunities.
    Quarterly Donation from company to non-profit of one's choosing.
    Creativity, learning, and self improvement encouraged.
    Lots of family oriented events for holidays at work and outside of work. Example: Bring your kid to work day and Halloween are a big deal at Bottomline.

    Cons

    Extremely high stress level.
    Staffing levels are not optimal.
    Salaried staff sometimes work in excess of 60-70 hours a week, possibly more. In many cases this time spent is expected and necessary due to staffing levels.
    Starting vacation time is less than provided by other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to pursue innovation.

    As more products are added, and exponentially more customers, seriously consider adding more staff and not wearing out current experienced, motivated, and dedicated staff who love Bottomline Technologies and helping people.

    Be the Great company! Don't be like other companies where staff are replaced like light bulbs. People are not expendable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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