Bloomspot Reviews

Updated May 29, 2014
Updated May 29, 2014
34 Reviews
3.8
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  1.  

    overall pretty good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bloomspot

    Pros

    smart, nice people. great perks. good office vibe.

    Cons

    consistently directionless, lost little puppy

  2.  

    Fun company at one point, but always chaotic

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bloomspot

    Pros

    There were definitely good moments at Bloomspot. The people were always great; hard-working, motivated, intelligent. During the peak times, it was a fun although exhausting experience. I learned more in those few months than I ever had.

    Cons

    Ultimately, it wasn't to be. The industry as a whole is dying, and there was no difference there. Leadership was never the best, and often made shortsighted decisions that would hurt in the long term. However, it ultimately would not have mattered.

  3.  

    Great People, Company had wrong priorities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bloomspot full-time

    Pros

    The people are great. Flexible hours, some catered food.
    Overall the company has a good "feel" and culture. The company is small enough to get access to the high-level executives.

    Cons

    Way too much prioritization of the "short-term". The company constantly focuses to hit THIS month's numbers without any regard to next month.
    Sales compensation structure often doesn't coincide with the company's ultimate goals.
    Tech resources & capabilities are way behind industry-standard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The opportunity to make a real impact on a company while gaining valuable career experience.

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

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

    Pros

    - Innovative and collaborative team where ideas are heard, considered and implemented
    - Everyone is approachable throughout all management layers, including the Executive Team
    - Competitive and generous compensation for talented sales individuals and opportunities for career growth
    - Offer a great merchant and consumer facing product and represent a brand that provides a real marketing solution
    - Fast paced, start-up environment with a unique, fun culture
    - Every day is different

    Cons

    - Office layout is very open and can sometimes promote distractions
    - Systems and processes throughout the entire organization would benefit from more optimization and additional resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the team by providing on-going training and professional development tools for their areas of expertise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Really good experience overall

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

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

    Pros

    True opportunity to contribute to product and make a difference
    Talented, dynamic and fun co-workers
    Merchants really appreciate the customers we send them

    Cons

    Erratic growth and retraction was stressful and distracting
    Poor healthcare coverage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more forthcoming with and transparent with information to employees around company status..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome company, good people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bloomspot full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1.Visibility of work is high
    2.Cool to see what you do gets released to public, very gratifying
    3.Most talented and drive group of ppl I've ever worked with
    4.Information given to the employees is unfiltered and transparent
    5.Get fully exposed to how creative ideas are born, fine tuned and then executed

    Cons

    1.Office layout can be noisy and somewhat distracting
    2.High pressure environment. Almost everyone is smart and hardworking, which creates a competitive atmosphere
    3.Company had rapid growth, hard to move around/ change divisions
    4.Expect to work long hours in crunch time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Jasper is an amazing CEO, easy to talk to, and make a point of connecting to people at every level of the company to get feedback and act on it to make the company better. I think this is crucial and he is an integral piece as the company continues to grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fun culture, bustling SoMa location, and great perks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    • Catered breakfast and lunches
    • Management is not terribly top heavy and let's everyone have an opinion
    • Constantly evolving product
    • Flexible hours

    Cons

    • Very little opportunities for career growth
    • Culture feels very young at times
    • CEO only acknowledges sales and engineers - zero name recognition
    • Compensation is very top heavy
    • No commuter benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't play favorites and consider hiring from within the company to provide options for career growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Visionary leadership, excellent coaching, and being part of the best team in the space

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    It is awesome to be part of a company that has always been the best player in the space, and thanks to our CEO's vision and leadership, is now poised to become the dominant player in the space! Also, free massages, dogs at work, and an extremely positive, motivated and skilled team

    Cons

    If you like hierarchy/bureaucracy and don't like a startup culture, Bloomspot might not be a great fit for you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Happy Salesperson

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Innovative and fun company to work for. Bloomspot has taken a "Bloomingdale's" approach to an industry full of "Walmarts" which gives a salesperson a big edge. Very good earning potential for someone who puts their head down and works. Opportunity to share opinions and be heard by senior management. Just agreed to be acquired by JPMorgan Chase. Sky's the limit!

    Cons

    Bloomspot has gone through some things that I would imagine are normal for start-ups. Some good and talented people have been left behind. It is tough to build a comp plan that is fair across the board for what we do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To Chase: I hope you keep the same culture that allows employees to freely share ideas and feel listened to.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Young, motivated startup delivering great content to our subscribers while providing tangible value to our partners.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere is amazing. In a good way, the culture is prototypical of the startup scene: office in SOMA, open work spaces, casual dress, dogs in the office, fresh fruit, work hard - play hard approach, and very youthful.

    Cons

    We are constantly discovering and rediscovering who we are. We have gone through a lot of iterations and most likely will continue to evolve into the future. Daily deals and local offers are akin to wearing a scarlet letter. They are most certainly no longer the flavor of the day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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