BigMachines Reviews

Updated May 31, 2015
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BigMachines CEO David Bonnette
David Bonnette
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Pros
  • Free Meals on Friday, Beer on Fridays, everyone working here really knows what they are doing (in 7 reviews)

  • Free food and soda in the kitchen, weekly team lunches on Friday (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, no HR department to keep the place a sane place to work, large work load (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Associate in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Business Development Associate in Deerfield, IL

    I have been working at BigMachines full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Name 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.

    Cons

    Very 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.


  2. Solid startup

    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Northbrook, IL

    I worked at BigMachines (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Startup culture, lots of opportunities for career growth and ownership

    Cons

    salaries seem a bit below market, one-offs for clients dilute the core product


  3. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Deerfield, IL

    I worked at BigMachines full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast growth, great experience, free food.

    Cons

    Low pay in exchange for great experience.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BigMachines full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lower base pay than other companies

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Great community and great place to advance your career.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Deerfield, IL

    I have been working at BigMachines full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun group of people. Lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Low compensation. Could be a better location.

    Advice to Management

    Great job with motivation and MBOs


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support Consultant in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Support Consultant in Deerfield, IL

    I have been working at BigMachines full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The salary is not very good.


  8. Great environment, bad pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Services Consultant in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Services Consultant in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at BigMachines full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Raise the pay.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Not a good fit for someone who is experienced

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL

    I have been working at BigMachines full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Really nice people, flexibility with schedule.

    Cons

    Unbelievably low pay. HR Department is not confidential or professional

    Advice to Management

    No advice, considering you will be gone soon with Oracle's acquisition.


  10. Fast paced & growing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BigMachines full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Although 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.


  11. Well-positioned company. Clear industry leader.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL

    I have been working at BigMachines full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    You will continue to lose talented people if the compensation levels lag behind industry standards.



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