BDNA
2.6 of 5 7 reviews
www.bdnacorp.com Mountain View, CA

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Updated Apr 6, 2014

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Constantin Delivanis

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at BDNA full-time for more than 3 years

ProsAutonomy, independence, innovation, contribution beyond scope of job description, all are encouraged.

ConsTypical challenges of a start up environment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great experience, great learning, great people

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I worked at BDNA full-time for more than a year

Pros- Excellent place for engineers
- Good work/life balance
- Startup nature, get to work with people from higher posts
- Can contribute to ideas even at a junior level
- Very friendly people to work with. You get comfortable with the team and other employees very easily.
- Company has made great progress regarding the products are not stopping here.
- Free lunches once a week and occasional company outings and happy hours

Cons- Need more engineers in the team (which I believe is in the roadmap)
- Involves late night work sometimes (which would possibly be in any startup company)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place for engineers

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I worked at BDNA full-time

ProsPeople in engineering are great and get along well
Variety and flexibility in engineering projects
Opportunity to work with many different technologies
Org structure is pretty flat, entire office is generally pretty cozy and friendly with each other
Good consideration for work/life balance

ConsExpect to spend time on customer support issues
Projects sometimes change too rapidly
Old products have lingering technical debt

Advice to Senior ManagementBe willing to see a project through to the end.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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B players unite!

Consultant (Former Employee)
Mountain View, CA

I worked at BDNA full-time for more than 3 years

ProsNew products launching but need marketing support =leads

ConsNeed marketing!/awareness/branding!
What does BDNA stand for?
Top exec sits at cube in main open office environment--babysitting/intimidating/smothering environment
B office quality, lame facilitates, a/c poor.
Culture very silent, not social, stale, boring, and morale mediocre.
Very diverse so no unity, cohesiveness, interaction.
Understaffed in all but engineering.
small team and geographically dispersed to divisivea nd inefficient.

Advice to Senior ManagementMove top exec out of main employee area.
become a non-engineering/techy driven co.
Improve morale.
Try some employee recognition......
Make culture upbeat, friendly, and enjoyable-not the opposite.
Special events are nice but need to improve offcie environment-work day feel.
Stop marketing dept revolving door!
Admit you attract /hireB players if lucky not A players!
Staff up to increase chances for growth.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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LACKING IN PRODUCT DIRECTION

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at BDNA

Pros- good technical engineers
- hiring manager was excellent

Cons- high senior management turnover
- no product direction
- limited references

Advice to Senior ManagementChoose a strategic direction for the company and communicate that to the field.

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Good technology, but no strategy.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at BDNA

ProsEngineering group is great, and very easy to work with.
Far less office politics than most companies I've seen.
Their technology can be truly great, if they'd just focus on developing one thing and being the best at that one thing.

ConsThis company, as an organization, has the attention span of a sugared up 8-year-old. If you work here, you should expect to have a new "top priority" directive from the CEO on a nearly monthly basis, with no rhyme or reason as to why the priorities and strategies are changing. This tends to generate tons of wasted work, as the rest of the company chases their tails trying to keep up with the priority du jour.

There have also been far too many management changes, especially on the sales and marketing side of the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementPick a good strategy, and stick with it. The way you're doing it now, you're confusing your customers. Or even better: pick a competent executive team and stick with them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Poor direction and leadership

Vice President Marketing (Former Employee)

I worked at BDNA

ProsGood location. Good employees. Good product. Some good customers. Employees get along well together and try to weather the ups and downs.

ConsVery poor leadership. Everything changes all the time. The CEO is generally loathed and is dealt with by always agreeing as anything else is grounds for dismissal. Management merry go-round. Dozens of executives have passed through and CEO makes excuses.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe problem is the CEO but the board appears to be incapable of doing anything about him as he is the major share holder. They once hired a real CEO but he was run off in less than a year.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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