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BigMachines Reviews

Updated May 7, 2014
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3.1 75 reviews

58% Approve of the CEO

BigMachines CEO David Bonnette

David Bonnette

(50 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Although the company is growing rapidly, you will feel like you're around family(in 10 reviews)

  • Stocked kitchens, beer on Fridays, company outings(in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay in exchange for great experience(in 11 reviews)

  • It sounds like the new management that was brought in by the Board is just the opposite(in 7 reviews)

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    Good company.

    Business Development Associate (Current Employee) Deerfield, IL

    ProsName recognition of Oracle is good. Beer on Fridays. Training was top notch. Sales trainers covered both the product and the process. The development team is also on their A game, this is a market leader.

    ConsVery corporate. Corporate structure makes it hard to advance, while salary can be decent, the sales roles can be a grind. Management is usually slow to accept proposed changes, and the Vista Equity team espouses top down managment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company

    Associate Software Engineer (Former Employee) Deerfield, IL

    ProsFast growth, great experience, free food.

    ConsLow pay in exchange for great experience.

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

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    Fantastic summer experience, nicest people you will ever meet

    QA Engineer Intern (Former Employee) Deerfield, IL

    ProsBigMachines is very relaxed, dress is casual. Everyone is incredibly friendly and outgoing, you will not have trouble socializing. The work is fast paced and rewarding. Daily scrums ensure that everyone on a project is up to date and help get projects done quickly. In-office perks are great, lunch is catered every Friday and there are always activities going on. BigMachines is growing and would be a good company to grow with.

    ConsIt is sometimes too relaxed. I was not properly informed about my first day and came in to work two hours early. For the location and industry the pay could be better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay a little more please.

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

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    Love the culture and support you get from everyone including senior management.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWhile the base pay is lower than some companies, the experience and potential for growth is invaluable.

    ConsLower base pay than other companies

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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

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    Great community and great place to advance your career.

    Customer Support Engineer (Current Employee) Deerfield, IL

    ProsFun group of people. Lots of opportunities.

    ConsLow compensation. Could be a better location.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat job with motivation and MBOs

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

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    A company where you can learn a lot of things as an entry-level employee

    Customer Support Consultant (Current Employee) Deerfield, IL

    ProsYou can have a lot of fun when learning things from different people. People are very nice.

    ConsThe salary is not very good.

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

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    Great environment, bad pay

    Administrative Services Consultant (Current Employee) San Mateo, CA

    ProsThe people that work in BigMachines are awesome. It is a blast coming into the office just to work.

    ConsThe pay is pretty low, even when compared to its smaller competitors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRaise the pay.

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

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    Not a good fit for someone who is experienced

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Deerfield, IL

    ProsReally nice people, flexibility with schedule.

    ConsUnbelievably low pay. HR Department is not confidential or professional

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice, considering you will be gone soon with Oracle's acquisition.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fast paced & growing

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people are great. Very hard working and willing to help out anyone.

    ConsAlthough there is lots of opportunity from growth, there is also opp from people leaving. Many view this as a stepping stone company and not in it for the long term.

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

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    Well-positioned company. Clear industry leader.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Deerfield, IL

    Pros- Gain great experience in a short amount of time.
    - The skills you acquire here are highly sought after in the job market.
    - You will be surrounded by sharp people who know how to have fun.
    - Although the company is growing rapidly, you will feel like you're around family.
    - Company leadership has a clear vision and is mostly doing the right things to realize that vision.

    Cons- Compensation needs to be more competitive
    - Compensation needs to be more in line with industry standards
    - Compensation needs to be proportional to the long hours of work required to be successful.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou will continue to lose talented people if the compensation levels lag behind industry standards.

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

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