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BigMachines Reviews

75 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Good company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

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

    I worked at BigMachines full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fast growth, great experience, free food.

    Cons

    Low pay in exchange for great experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fantastic summer experience, nicest people you will ever meet

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

    I worked at BigMachines as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    BigMachines 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.

    Cons

    It 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 ManagementAdvice

    Pay a little more please.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

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

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

    I have been working at BigMachines full-time (less than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great community and great place to advance your career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    Fun group of people. Lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Low compensation. Could be a better location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job with motivation and MBOs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great environment, bad pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Raise the pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a good fit for someone who is experienced

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

    I have been working at BigMachines full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Really nice people, flexibility with schedule.

    Cons

    Unbelievably low pay. HR Department is not confidential or professional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Fast paced & growing

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

    I worked at BigMachines full-time

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Well-positioned company. Clear industry leader.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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