BloomReach – Why Work For Us?

In 2008, Ashutosh (Ashu) Garg (former Google Scientist) and Raj De Datta (successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur) wanted businesses to generate more benefits from their content by presenting the most relevant content to each visitor based on that visitor’s unique intent. Not only would the businesses be more effective, but consumers would have better experiences on every site. They felt that if they could bring web-scale data, world-class algorithms and continuous learning to every website, they could create the relevant web.

Raj & Ashu

Raj and Ashu quickly realized that marketers’ and consumers’ could both be happier if there was a new layer to personalize discovery and bridge the gap between visitor intent and site content across devices and channels. Together, they built the BloomReach Web Relevance Engine for businesses to plug into – making their products and services more visible and increasing the likelihood of surfacing relevant information, lost in the deep web, to the right consumers.

The results are Big Data marketing applications that benefit the whole ecosystem. It exposes high quality content in a well-structured manner, delivering a more relevant experience for consumers, and profitably unlocking more opportunity across marketing channels.

BloomReach’s big data applications are for Organic Search, SNAP for mobile, SNAP for desktop and Compass.

 
truth

We believe in the truth-always. We will not make decisions emotionally- we'll make them in a data driven way. We value opinions, but really value facts. We want to hear all news­ good AND bad. If we're doing well, we'll celebrate the truth. If we're not, the truth will improve us. There is nothing wrong with a little bit of Kool-Aid, but we won't confuse it with the truth. We will transparently share how the company is doing. We will be honest about the way we conduct business, treat our co-workers, our customers and our investors.

own

We are all owners in this company- and we will behave like we are. We will spend like its our own money. We will sell like its our most important account. We will build software like we are building our own house. Every task that we commit to take on - we will deliver on. We will hold ourselves accountable for the results of our actions. We will build value for the long term. We will treat our co-workers as co-owners,according them the full respect of a long-term relationship. We work hard, sometimes working nights and weekends, and we expect everyone else to as well. We know that inaction is a decision in and of itself. As owners, it's always our problem - so we choose to act.

we

Ours is a shared journey- between the founders, our investors, our team, and our customers. Every major decision that we make- we will honor the investment that all of our stakeholders have and continue to make in it. We are privileged to captain the ship, and will do so with the humility that comes with knowing that a lot of people depend on us. We have fun with each other. We believe in individual accountability, but we also believe in shared credit. If we build a great product, its all of ours. If we sell a customer, its all of ours. If we cut costs, its all of ours. If we screw up, its all of ours. We put Company success first. If we have to choose, we choose team players over individual stars. We rise or fall as one Company.

think

Everyone who works at our Company is smart. We expect everyone to be thinking, always. We expect everyone to think about the multi-dimensional implications of every line of code they write, every email they send, every $ they spend, and every commitment they make. We expect everyone to think about their responsibilities, but also about improving the company. We expect sales executives to think about product ideas, engineers to think about the cost of sales, and marketing professionals to think about financing. We expect people to think outside the box, and to re-invent the box with great frequency. We know thinking and experimenting go hand in hand, and that some experiments fail. We love thought experiments- especially ones that are affordable, resource-lite, and data-rich. 

no drama

We don’t like “drama kings or queens.” We are here to build a great business, and we think drama, intrigue, and politics are a source of tremendous un-productivity. We don’t like people who scream at each other, throw keyboards, or politic behind the scenes. That doesn’t mean we don’t disagree with each other. We will and we should. But we should not confuse professional disagreement with personal issues. If we have a problem, we expect to be able to surface it- quickly, transparently and respectfully. We will hire passionate individuals, but we know that passion and drama are not the same thing. We won’t agree with all of the decisions, and there will be plenty of time for dissent – but once decisions are made, we will rally.


what we provide

  • we're providing plenty of benefits and perks to make sure you are secure and happ
  • putting money in your bank with competitive pay, 401k and equity
  • on-site fitness classes with certified instructors to burn off those snacks
  • full health, dental and vision insurance to keep you healthy
  • free caltrain pass and we're just a 10 minute walk from the MV station
  • bloomreachers take time off when they need it without worry
  • happy hour friday and our fridge is always stocked with cold brewskis
  • free lunches and bottomless snacks including ice cream
  • office games include ping pong, foosball, pool, basketball and catan

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    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.


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    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at BloomReach in June 2015.

    Interview

    A recruiter contacted me. The first interview was set however no one showed up. Another interview was scheduled again. There was few basic questions about my resume and had one coding question. Overall the interview was easy and I comfortably answered the questions so I still have no idea why I was rejected.

    Interview Questions

    • Given a set of brackets find if they are valid or not. As in an opening bracket should have a corresponding closing bracket.   1 Answer

BloomReach Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, SF Business Times, 2012
Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, SF Business Times, 2013
Top 100 Tech Startups in North America, Red Herring, 2012
Rising Stars, eTail, 2013
Silver Stevie-BloomReach’s BloomSearch Bridges Digital Discovery Divide, American Business Awards (the Stevies), 2012
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Additional Info

Website www.bloomreach.com
Headquarters Mountain View, CA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 2009
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology

BloomReach is a small, fast-growing startup with offices in Mountain View, CA and Bangalore, India, and we’re tackling one of the Internet’s most fundamental problems: helping leading online businesses get their high quality and relevant content found by their consumers, when and where they want it.

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