Bazaarvoice Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
164 Reviews

3.7
164 Reviews
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Bazaarvoice CEO, President and Director Gene Austin
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39 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Unlimited" vacation policy (however you realize why when you quit (in 18 reviews)

  • I find that you have to fight a little for a better work/life balance but overall it's pretty good (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • The culture and the work life balance remains very good (in 10 reviews)

  • It is a company in constant change so if you can't handle that, then this company probably isn't for you (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Best internship experience. Got to start a brand new project that got deployed, and is in use after just 2 months

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Bazaarvoice as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The great things in priority order are the people, the work, the technology, and being able to work remotely even as an intern.
    I learned so much, and the people on my team are really smart and patient.
    The on-boarding process was excellent. We were productive in the 1st of the week of the internship.
    The perks here are amazing: lots of free food, a couple sponsored intern events, and company-wide event/party called All-Hands.

    Cons

    The only thing that I feel I wanted more of was code reviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yall are awesome.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company culture - going through a metamorphasis

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    Former Employee - Support Management
    Former Employee - Support Management

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

    Pros

    Strong Leadership, Strong Culture, Strong PeopleOps team, Excellent PTO benefits. Better than average health benefits

    Cons

    They make changes - then don't tend to wait to see the impact. Expect process and org changes to have an immediate and significant impact,where some changes take a while to see the upside. A lot of times, they will change direction before even having time to see the benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some better training for folks, but that is improving. Handle Change Management better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Content Moderator  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Content Moderator in Austin, TX

    I worked at Bazaarvoice part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They give you the opportunity to work from home. Great parties where you meet everybody. Relaxed and very fun company. They are the very best at what they do.

    Cons

    Sometimes the schedule can be a little tough. Week ends, very early in the morning and holidays. No benefits if you work part time from home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Lot's of potential

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bazaarvoice full-time

    Pros

    Extremely impressive portfolio of clients.
    In my experience, it was a very thoughtful and caring organization.
    Solid benefits, including an unlimited vacation policy.
    The pay was decent and on par with the rest of Austin technology firms in my experience.
    There is reasonable flexibility to work from home and get away from the office as long as you are in good standing.
    There is a lot of potential for this organization.

    Cons

    Extremely clique-ish. I felt like an outsider at times since there was a feeling that the "original Bazaarvoice employees" did not embrace the additional staff brought in to help the company grow.
    The culture felt very manufactured in my experience.
    My department, and at least one other I was exposed to, worked people to the point that there was low morale and high turnover.
    Turnover in leadership was a constant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing place to work.

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart hard working people. Lots of challenges, culture, and benefits.

    Cons

    Takes a long time to move up and be rewarded for great work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people, but chaotic

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    Current Employee - Implementation Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Implementation Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    My co-workers there were great, as was mid-management. There is a strong can-do spirit. The hours were flexible.

    Cons

    The job was only minimally technical, despite having "engineer" in the job title. With the new CEO, paperwork was on the rise, and much of it seemed unnecessary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that the task you are giving your workers are actually benefiting the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    This company is a mess

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bazaarvoice full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits like unlimited time and ESPP. Yearly All Hands in Austin is usually a great party. Austin office space is lively and fun.

    Cons

    Some people are able to grow their careers here while others stagnate. Management is hit and miss, some are fantastic and others are like ghosts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enough with the meetings to discuss meetings. A lot of effort went into laying out how people could have a career path and that should apply to all employees in the company, not just select departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Austin, TX

    I worked at Bazaarvoice as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing people who inspire you to try your best for everything you set out to do. Always looking for better ways to improve code, customer experience, and data visualizations. Great open culture, small tight teams, and visibility into where Bazaarvoice is heading for the future. Lots of learning opportunities during lunch and learn sessions, and hackathons.

    Cons

    Bazaarvoice is growing like crazy so seating arrangements might be a little cramped.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Life/Work Balance

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bazaarvoice full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You are not micro-managed, they allow you to "own" your position. The teams are smart, passionate, and collaborative. Management is finally where is needs to be, they have a long term vision. I am excited about the future of BV.

    Cons

    Comp could be stronger, be sure you ask for what you need comp wise before you get in the door. It's hard to get a big increase once you are in. Benefits are great, unlimited pay vacation is great and benefits start right away, no waiting period.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bazaarvoice as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Very laid back, flexible hours, great offices, great people.

    Cons

    Definitely got a little of the tech company CULTure feeling there. The product isn't super interesting but you can tell there are a lot of people "drinking the Koolaid" as you might hear in the tech industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on more innovative product developments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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