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Blackhawk Network Reviews

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
103 Reviews
3.5
103 Reviews
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Blackhawk Network Chairman and CEO William Y. Tauscher
William Y. Tauscher
56 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Fair work/life balance, flexible work schedule (in 4 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Exciting and Growing Company

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

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

    Pros

    Expanding employee programs, flexibility, caring employer, growth and innovation. The company has grown quite a bit in the last 2 years yet they still value the input of their employees. At times it feels like a very large company yet at times it still feels like a small start up environment.

    Cons

    Could use additional internal training programs and learning modules.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Card Crew in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Card Crew in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Blackhawk Network part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good management.
    Good co-works (didn't work with much)
    Average pay

    Cons

    Part time hours
    Average pay
    Not many advancement opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Startup mentality trying to be a grown up company.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blackhawk Network

    Pros

    Casual, nice folks, good products

    Cons

    No clear direction from senior leadership; a lot of spinning; no process or procedure;

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  5.  

    So So....

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

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

    Pros

    They are aggressively expanding- even buying new companies to put under their umbrella.

    Cons

    They haven't fixed their core business so they are likely not going to have long term success

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a deep and hard look at those "early employees" who have been vacuumed up to senior "leadership".....some are incompetent and brag about their tenure.

    This isn't a union where "tenure" means advancement. Your culture has become one where new employees (often with more experience and success) are often ignored. We will leave if not corrected.

    Just because you have been around since the beginning doesn't mean you are good....perhaps it means they are "not recruitable".....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    By far the best company i worked in the bay area

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

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

    Pros

    I have been working in the bay area for about 14 years and Blackhawk is by far the best company that i worked at it has Great supportive teams, nice people, good work life balance, flexibility,
    great management, fast execution of projects - nice compensation and stocks overall a fun place to work.

    Cons

    growth/promotions could be limited in IT

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company but needs to step up certain issues.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Bridgeport, CT
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Bridgeport, CT

    I have been working at Blackhawk Network part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great independent work. You have a very flexible schedule as long as you get the work done for the week.

    Cons

    Only offers part time and salary is very low for the amount of work we do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should offer more room for advancement from within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Challenging, Fast Paced, Dynamic Growth Organization.

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

    I have been working at Blackhawk Network full-time

    Pros

    Challenging organization to learn and grow in where you may be rewarded for focused and diligent efforts. This company is evolving into the digital world to continue growing and changing as the market changes.

    Cons

    Like any organization of this size, politics plays a role. Not an extreme amount of favoritism, however it does occur.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great leadership, and continue to promote from within! Perhaps 360 degree review process could be increased?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    OK, if you have a good manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    Fair benefits, reasonable compensation.
    Good team environment.
    Catered lunch on Fridays.
    Provide nice hardware (Mac book and plenty of monitors).
    Fair work/life balance, flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Working with other teams at head quarters can be difficult. It seems the only way to get information from them is to set up a meeting with all the people who might have the information (i.e. getting answers via email does not work)
    The deadlines come down from on high, and there are constant time crunches.
    Requirements are difficult to nail down, and are often wrong.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at Blackhawk Network part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible, make your own schedule. Great pay, great management. The company makes you feel part of a team. Positive feedback. If you make a suggestion, about doing a procedure differently they will listen and most likely implement it.

    Cons

    Not alot of one on one training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Nice work environment, positive attitude

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fraud Analyst I in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Fraud Analyst I in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    Environment is very nice, people has nice attitude and you hardly speak with other people since always busy in your own work.

    Cons

    There are some extra hours or work specially for salaried position, depends on which department you're working in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more people to share the workload, everyone need to share the same interest of work as others

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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