Bloomspot Reviews

Updated March 7, 2015
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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. Great place to work when things were great. Had multiple rounds of layoffs so it was not fun then.

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Bloomspot

    Pros

    always attracted very talented people. great location. good food.

    what was great about this place is that it was fantastic to work during the good days when people were not being laid off.

    Cons

    no new ideas. just copying other companies to try to make money will only take you so far. multiple rounds of layoffs certainly didn't help.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Nightmare of a job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Bloomspot

    Pros

    Great co-workers, lots of food and snacks, in the bay area, walking distance to coffee.

    Cons

    Crazy management, they made promises they could not keep. Always changing policies, goals. Very unstable environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop lying to your staff. I would highly encourage anyone reading this to not move for this job. They could care less about people and it shows.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 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.

  6. Great People, Company had wrong priorities

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    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
  7. Really good experience overall

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    • 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 a 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
  8. Amazing company to work for in an exciting space with an incredible team!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Bloomspot

    Pros

    Great team of smart, forward-thinking, collaborative, creative, FUN people
    Competitive salary and OTE; generous commissions & spiffs
    No micro-management
    Excellent work/life balance; if you are hitting your sales goals there is a lot of flexibility around setting your own schedule
    Dog-friendly!
    Lunch and snacks provided throughout the week
    Open door policy with executive team; employees are encouraged to share ideas, suggestions, concerns, etc.
    CEO with an incredible vision who is transforming this space
    Great location

    Cons

    Typical start-up kinks
    Questionable employee promotion process between Account Executives and Senior Account Executives; there is no documented process that lays out the steps to promotion and expected abilities at each step (there are some AEs consistently outperforming Senior AEs)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Fun culture, bustling SoMa location, and great perks

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    • 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 a 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
  10. Awesome company, good people

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    • 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
  11. Happy Salesperson

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    • 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 a 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

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