Bloomspot
3.5 of 5 33 reviews
www.bloomspot.com San Francisco, CA 50 to 149 Employees

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Jasper Malcolmson

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59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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The opportunity to make a real impact on a company while gaining valuable career experience.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Bloomspot full-time for 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 Senior ManagementInvest in the team by providing on-going training and professional development tools for their areas of expertise.

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

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Fun company at one point, but always chaotic

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Bloomspot

ProsThere 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.

ConsUltimately, 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.

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Great People, Company had wrong priorities

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I worked at Bloomspot full-time

ProsThe 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.

ConsWay 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Account Executive (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Bloomspot full-time for more than a year

ProsThe 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.

ConsWe 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.

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

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The best job ever!!!

Sales (Current Employee)

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

ProsAmazing people, the ability to speak directly with the creators of this amazing product and pitch innovative and new ideas. The direction from day one to focus on our merchants success as much as our sales numbers. A overall collaborative work environment that is always changing and always fun.

ConsNo cons unless you don't like the ever changing needs of a start up.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work!!!

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

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Great environment for the self-directed and ambitious

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Bloomspot full-time for more than a year

ProsLeadership always looking for ambitious employees to take ownership over key employee processes and take seriously all suggestions regarding improving systems, process, and/or culture. Most teams have some real stars who make working with them a real pleasure; these same people also ensure that things that need getting done, get done.

At its core, Bloomspot culture is also positive and self-affirming (though there have been rough patches - see cons). The folks here are supportive of each other and the senior leadership are among the teams greatest cheerleaders.

ConsThough the strategic vision and high-level direction from the C-suite has been consistent, day-to-day and week-to-week priorities can shift. Also, following a round of layoffs in 2011 career growth suffered as people became more narrowly tied to their roles.

Advice to Senior ManagementBringing on good people comes with benefits and costs. Benefit is you get great people who can do fast and impactful work. The cost is you have to work to keep them interested. Ensuring that folks across the team have interesting projects, rather than just day-to-day work is of the utmost importance to keep them engaged - even when the company is focused on just keeping the ship moving forward.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Amazing company to work for in an exciting space with an incredible team!

Account Executive (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Bloomspot

ProsGreat 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

ConsTypical 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)

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

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

Senior Account Executive (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Bloomspot full-time for more than a year

ProsIt 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

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

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

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Really good experience overall

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Bloomspot part-time for more than a year

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

ConsErratic growth and retraction was stressful and distracting
Poor healthcare coverage

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more forthcoming with and transparent with information to employees around company status..

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

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Awesome company, good people

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I worked at Bloomspot full-time for more than 3 years

Pros1.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

Cons1.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 Senior ManagementJasper 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.

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

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