Bazaarvoice

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bazaarvoice

    Pros

    When I was there it was about a year before it went public and still had the personal, "small"-er company feel. It was fun and progressive.

    Cons

    As it grew, everyone got caught up in the glamour of tech, went public and the culture basically died. Now it's just a bunch of people passing through to get their resume stamped.

  2.  

    Great company, uncertain future.....

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great culture and values; smart people; solid mid-sized company; great work/life balance; proud to work at BV!

    Cons

    Not sure of the long term strategy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a long term compensation plan that is in line with the realities of the business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 7 people found this helpful  

    Clueless Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Unlimited vacation.
    Free snacks.
    Some great people.

    Cons

    The company's goals and directions change month to month.
    The Sales Dept is full of the dumbest people at the company but they steer the ship.
    Employees are undervalued and unappreciated.
    Upper management frequently join the company, make some bold statements and plans, and leave halfway through.
    Middle management is a perfect example of the Dilbert Principle.
    Much of the company has a good ole boys mentality.
    Crude, offensive, sexist, racist behavior can be experienced any day of the week, generally more often than once per day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow some balls, choose a course of action and stay with it. If you're not smart enough to figure out a course of action, fire yourself and find someone that is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bazaarvoice

    Pros

    Company has direct impact on ecommerce.

    Cons

    The pending DOJ case, but that is hopefully getting resolved.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    No clear strategy, don't know where they are going

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Vacation policy
    smart co-workers
    possibility of advancement ( but too many directors and too few people doing the actual work)

    Cons

    lack of strategy
    frat boy culture sometimes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Interesting company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bazaarvoice

    Pros

    Brett Hurt started a great company - it has some challenges coming up but the people are awesome

    Cons

    The company needs to figure out where to go next and move past their first product.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Toxic

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Bazaarvoice full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced company in an exciting new field

    Cons

    Highly political. Inexperienced management at all levels. Very big on touting the culture but, in reality it is all just hype.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't know the current management. Everyone at the top is new.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Burn out is high

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Moderation Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Moderation Specialist in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Bazaarvoice part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Telecommute; pay rate based on performance (most of the time); 1099 not W2

    Cons

    Boring, exacting, highly stressful, ethically questionable work; employees co. wide appear to be over qualified for their positions; headquarters staff predominantly tense and defensive (which makes communication difficult at times); no bonuses for working holidays/overtime; mandatory weekend hours; 2 weeks notice necessary to take a day off (really)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize your best performing workers consistently and meaningfully - in the end, the entire organization rests on conscientious moderation performance - we are not just cogs in the wheel, we are the wheel; take steps to minimize stress and eliminate criticism as the only form of feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great if you've got a technical skill they need and don't know any better

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

    I worked at Bazaarvoice full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fast moving, good HR policies, cool market position and product. Probably safest/best if you're a developer/data analyst. Much better fit and potential for growth if you're coming straight out of school or it's your second job. Mind-blowingly awesome culture if you want to live/work/play with the same group of folks.

    Cons

    Not so much fun after the kool-aid wears off.
    Schizophrenic management, driven by, and limited in vision to, monthly goals (if that). Proficiency is rewarded by increased demand without clear priorities.
    They could really benefit from a stable management structure and goals for employees to chart their course or make priority decisions that DON'T change every week. Workplace success is built more on responsiveness to the latest whim of upper management than any coherent plan or actual strategy/alignment with corporate goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've heard this in every employee survey and failed to act for the last 5 years, but I'll repeat it. There is zero alignment of corporate goals with departmental/individual goals, virtually no guidance for employees, and management in the classic sense of nurturing and developing talent is non-existent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great to Good to Below Average

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Bazaarvoice full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company is always hiring (or backfilling) so there are good opportunities for people breaking into the workforce at the entry-level. No stated vacation policy. International opportunities. Working with premier brands.

    Cons

    Hubris and group-think have suffocated the company. Turnover remains rampant across the organization regardless of role, seniority or function. Innovation, culture and client reputation have all suffered as a result. For prospective employees, it's worth doing your due-diligence on why the role is open and career path. By now, the company should have matured at least a bit. Doubling down on the reviews product simply won't deliver the growth expectations. Aimless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay positive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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