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Blackhawk Network – Why Work For Us?

Blackhawk Network is one of the world’s largest prepaid technology and products companies with a network of leading distribution partners. We are a leading provider of prepaid and financial payments products for consumers and businesses worldwide. Blackhawk Network’s prepaid gift, debit and telecom products reach more than 165 million people each week through a network of grocery, big box, convenience, drug, specialty and Internet retailers.

Blackhawk Network’s most popular prepaid products include:

Gift Card Mall™ offers the most popular prepaid gift, ticket, digital content and sports cards all in one convenient location.

Prepaid Telecom Products allows consumers one-stop shopping convenience and value of purchasing a suite of prepaid telecom products, including prepaid cards and wireless devices, through in-store and online partners.

PayPower™ Reloadable Visa® Prepaid Cards provides consumers with the power and flexibility of a debit card, with built-in budget control and security.

REloaditallows consumers to quickly and easily add money to certain prepaid reloadable Visa cards in safe and convenient environments, such as their local grocery or drug store.

 

Today, the company features more than 350 brands in its award-winning Gift Card Mall and Prepaid Centers offering consumers some of the world’s biggest brands in convenient locations.

Blackhawk Network has truly revolutionized the way consumers think about and use gift and prepaid cards.

We hire great people! You’ll find that Blackhawk Network employees are smart, collaborative, resourceful, and they develop and leverage relationships with each other and customers to deliver our products. They thrive on change, challenge, and being accountable for what they do.

AT BLACKHAWK NETWORK, THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT thrives and opportunities abound. Employees enjoy working with dynamic, inspiring teams in one of the world’s fastest growing industries. Our solution-oriented and creative culture offers the ideal career growth opportunity for self-starters who crave the challenges of a fast-paced and rewarding environment. Our business units include the leadership of self-directed, talented team players that support Blackhawk Network in its continuing growth in the United States and around the globe. 

If you are a motivated individual and a committed team player, we’d like to hear from you. Please review our current job openings listed by department on our Job Board.

Blackhawk Network offers a comprehensive suite of benefits to all employees, including:

  • A choice of medical plans
  • Prescription drugs
  • Vision care
  • Dental and orthodontia
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Healthcare (FSA) and dependent daycare spending accounts
  • Paid time off for vacation, sick leave and company-recognized holidays
  • Company-paid basic life insurance
  • Optional life insurance to cover your spouse, children or additional life insurance for yourself
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Company-paid business travel accident insurance
  • Company-funded retirement plan
  • 401(k) plan

Other Optional Benefits Include:

  • Employee Association for leisure time activities at a discount
  • Direct deposit of your paycheck
  • Credit union membership
  • Service and Recognition Award programs
  • Professional and Career Education Program
  • Community Pride Program, which contributes to non-profit organizations our employees support

Headquartered in Pleasanton, California, Blackhawk Network Inc. has offices in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, and the United Kingdom. Visit our career site to find opportunities in your area.

Blackhawk is committed to diversity and thoughtful people practices, and we are proud that our employees reflect the diverse communities in which we do business. We recognize and appreciate the variety of backgrounds and characteristics that make individuals unique, while providing a work environment that promotes and celebrates individual and collective achievement.

Blackhawk Network is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Blackhawk Network believes that diversity leads to strength.

In an effort to develop a pipeline of high caliber talent with the intention of hiring interns upon graduation, the Blackhawk Network Internship Program is designed to introduce college students to Blackhawk. The goal is to recruit talented students to work on meaningful projects, make a contribution to the organization, and ultimately extend the students' learning opportunities beyond the traditional classroom setting.

 

There are several requirements Blackhawk considers when recruiting our Interns: 

  • Student should be in their Junior or Senior year of college (should not have graduated college).
  • Student’s college major and skill-set should be applicable to the open intern assignment.
  • Both the Hiring Manager and Student’s long-term goal would to be hired into a FTE position upon graduation.

 

The intern program is structured to benefit the organization and to allow the student an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a professional work environment. Throughout their assignment, Interns have an opportunity to network with other interns at various events, partner with a manager with a professional background within the career field represented by the internship, and present a final project to Blackhawk Network employees outlining the experience gained during their assignment. 

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Blackhawk Network Chairman and CEO William Y. Tauscher
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    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Blackhawk Network full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Always learning something new encouraged to create better processes

    Cons

    Not paid market salary especially considering the amount of work we do.

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    I do not think the executives realize how much work we do as account managers considering the salary disparity.

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Blackhawk Network Interviews

Updated Feb 3, 2015
Updated Feb 3, 2015

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    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at Blackhawk Network in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Got to go in for face to face through an external outsource recruiter. Had a group interview with 30 minutes each. Hiring manager very cordial and so was the second manager, who provided plenty of information on the company, painting a positive picture and providing her background. She asked if I had questions and I had a few because she belonged to un-related department. The Director was very stoic and took down notes of everything said. He asked all the probing questions and I did too. The role did not meet the job description as it was not a traditional role but specialized role with heavy journal entries and little analytical tasks. I made up my mind I would not pursue it. Director was really aloof and did not seem to understand that interviewing is a two-way street; candidate is also assessing if this is viable place to work. Asked many "how would you deal with difficult people" type questions further deflating my interest in the company.

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Additional Info

Website www.blackhawknetwork.com
Headquarters Pleasanton, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Type Company - Public (HAWK)
Industry Finance
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

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