BlueRoads

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3.3 7 reviews

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Shinya Akamine

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Very satisfactory

    IT Manager (Former Employee) San Mateo, CA

    ProsJimmy Lee was a great boss and he was constantly mentoring his staff. Upper management were respectful and kind

    ConsThe company has some serious struggles selling the product

    Advice to Senior ManagementImplement the software faster

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a good company; bad management

    Former Employee (Former Employee) San Mateo, CA

    ProsGood work life balance overall

    ConsBad management, slackers all over the place.

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

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    BLUEROADS was a great Silicon Valley Start Up hands down!

    Marketing Development Representative (Former Employee) San Mateo, CA

    ProsGreat communication between executives and staff. Lots of opportunities to think outside your hired role and try new tasks. All input from any employee was listened to and considered in future plans. Really felt like part of a team and that the company was building something that would benefit all industries now and in the future. Was very little if any micro-management of staff. When hired you were expected to be a self starter and to use your prior knowledge and experience to help you navigate to determine the best way to complete tasks, assignments and daily duties. We all had an opportunity to contribute to the foundation of the company.

    Consdownsized due to strategic reorganization

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone - thery did what they could in a difficult economic climate

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Management can't seem to see the obvious.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Mateo, CA

    ProsI personally think that the product is actually not too bad, and a number of customers seem to love it. Upper management has a track record of running successful companies...although as they say, past history doesn't predict future performance.

    ConsSome departments within BlueRoads are headed by top managers who didn't seem to know any better and blindly accepted everything the middle managers tell them. These middle managers in turn took advantage of the situation and used it to cover their own poor performance and for their own advancement. As a result, there are too many managers and directors and not enough people who actually do the job. In fact, some directors are in name only and don't have any directee's at all.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRealize that rewarding poor performing middle managers is very bad for morale. Look at the turnover situation and do something about it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Beware - things are not always what they seem.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Mateo, CA

    ProsStrives to create and sustain a culture of open -ness and respect for diversity. Trys to attract and retain good quality people though that happens about 50% of the time, and the poor-hires drag the effectiveness down.

    ConsWhile management has some background in marketing for tier 3 software companies, they lack coal-face sales experience. There's many reasons why marketers don't make the best salespeople .. A lot of pressure and expectation to drink some very irrational Kool-Aid while management waits for their equity to be worth something to someone, some day. Glad I escaped from 'Jonestown' when I did, it's scary looking back on it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmbrace what is real, not what is wished for or imagined.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A pretty good place to be for Channel professionals, but beware of the politics.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Mateo, CA

    ProsIf you are in the channel business, then BlueRoads is the leader in this space.

    ConsToo much politics, especially for a company this small.

    Advice to Senior Management-

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great startup with a lack of funding!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros1. Bunch of friendly and smart people with true startup spirit
    2. Innovative software service and solution with great potential
    3. One of the early SaaS adopters with latest technology stack
    3. Flexible working hours
    4. Great streamlined processes that really worked for a startup
    5. Great customer service.

    Cons1. Constant struggle for profit
    2. Small customer base with enterprise customers that drove the product roadmap.
    3. Lack of funding
    4. Slow execution of critical next generation product development

    Advice to Senior ManagementMinimize frequent leadership changes
    Stick by the objectives and avoid constant directional changes
    Shorten the sales cycle and increase customer base
    Retain the right talents

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