Blackhawk Network
2.6 of 5 95 reviews
www.blackhawknetwork.com Pleasanton, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Blackhawk Network Reviews

Updated Jun 19, 2014
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2.6 95 reviews

                             

59% Approve of the CEO

Blackhawk Network Chairman and CEO William Y. Tauscher

William Y. Tauscher

(51 ratings)

36% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Seemingly fair, hard-working group of people who get the job done and mind their own business"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Very successful business model, bright and dedicated team, good managment"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "There is no work-life balance for many of the employees here"
    in 6 reviews
  • "There is little or no respect for developers"
    in 5 reviews
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    Great place for part time work for moms/retirees

    Merchandiser (Former Employee)
    Middletown, NJ

    ProsGood pay and excellent car allowance.

    ConsNew use of i Pad reporting system still has some bugs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMerchandisers should have chance at promotions/full time opportunities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's been a roller coaster ride so far - with very short up hills and many down hills.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Pleasanton, CA

    ProsPhenomenal people to work with. Location is excellent.

    ConsUpper management needs a refresh. Pay is below par. Lots of political issues. Lots of favoritism.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate what your people do for you. Give them the credit they deserve. Pay them what they deserve!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Cool job sometimes...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOk work/life balance. The company is always growing. That could be a con as well... there isn’t much room for growth, you have to know people to pretty much move up. If you are content with staying in a position this is the place for you. Great perks. Company bbq’s, monthly socials and overall great events. That’s the best part.. you do get those small breaks for socials.

    ConsCompany moves too fast when an idea comes about… they take an idea and run with it. When they see an opportunity to make more money they push for it at all cost. When systems are broken someone has to be there to fix it. I haven’t had to so any overtime personally but, I have seen it done. Responsibilities are always being added but there isn’t always a cut and clear policy and procedure.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to be more hands on with the products.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a good place to work. No career growth

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    Pleasanton, CA

    ProsGood company if you want to work in payment domain.

    ConsAmerican company desi culture. Managers sucks. Over powered not people friendly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue employee no matter working as contractor or full time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Industry leader provides platform for career advancement

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTalented and committed people. Large platform through which talented folks make a meaningful impact and advance themselves in a visible way. Significant investment in digital innovation combined with opportunity to work with most influential retailers in the world.

    ConsLimited structured training for new employees. Success comes from internal drive & creativity paired with development of relationships across growing organization to get great work product fully leveraged. Pockets of strong mid management with room for improvement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove culture by recognizing and rewarding contributors at all levels. Celebrate great people and many wins more.

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

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    Satisfied

    Project Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people
    Start up atmosphere with bigger company money
    Investment in retaining employees
    Fun stuff to work on
    Great commute
    Great working hours

    ConsSome disconnects in management
    Bench seating

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBest place to work in ca

    ConsI dont see anything like that

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    Politics, Politics, Politics...

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Pleasanton, CA

    ProsThe company has a lot of potential with its network and products.

    ConsToo many to list. The environment is toxic. Many senior leaders are toxic. See all the one and two star reviews talking about politics? They are true. During my tenure here my health literally deteriorated to the worst it has ever been. Teamwork is a foreign concept. Political assassination is the norm. Read the review titled "Caveat Emptor" below. It describes the company perfectly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean house.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    IT Intern (Former Employee)
    Pleasanton, CA

    ProsExtremely hands on. Provided lots of direction and flexibility and was able to pursue my own interested within the company.

    ConsNot much management or oversight, expects you to do everything yourself, not much help

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet more involved with your employees!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Profitable Business, Stagnant Growth

    Vice President Business Development (Current Employee)
    Pleasanton, CA

    ProsGreat partnerships with retailers and grocers. Great way to network and understand prepaid market.

    ConsStuck trying to accomodate their core plastic gift card business and not willing to invest in growth by expanding into B2C market.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire better strategy professionals.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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