Bluehost Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
30 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, many perks. PTO is cool. There is a hardy amount of great people that work at BH. Work environment is very relaxed and somewhat casual.

    Cons

    Pretty typical corporate environment. Which has it's down sides if you're on the bottom end. If you have a great supervisor life is good but it's very possible to end up on a team that gets slapped with micromanaging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication, Communication, Communication. Across departments. De-segrogate them please.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Pretty good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tech Support  in  Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Tech Support in Provo, UT

    I worked at Bluehost full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent Pay, free food, game room. Opportunity to learn some new skills. Decent Benefits. Pretty well run company overall.

    Cons

    Hard to have a future there, when you get promoted you don't get paid that much more money. Don't get all the holidays off. People work all days except Christmas.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent growth in a vibrant company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - L3 Tech  in  Provo, UT
    Former Employee - L3 Tech in Provo, UT

    I worked at Bluehost full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good culture, relaxed enough to be enjoyable while still being aggressive at delivering excellent results. Genuine meritocracy and encouragement to take on interesting projects and grow your knowledge. The fun, casual, focused culture you would expect from a tech company is evident in great measure. If you want to work with people that learn Python and build robot arms in their spare time, this is the place.

    Cons

    EIG influence post-merger is less ideal. They are fairly tight-fisted with expenses, more aggressive with sales and the bottom line. Corporate culture is becoming more 'standardized' with the merger and it is generally disliked. As an example, insufficient techs on the support floor now have industry standard wait times, rather than Bluehost's prior 'less than 30 seconds' goal. Similar cost cutting is evident in server administrator numbers and compensation as well. This is cheap in the short-run, but expensive in the long run!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push back on EIG oversight, keep the core values of the original company alive!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A company on it's way up, a management team on its way down.

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    Former Employee - Retention Consultant  in  Orem, UT
    Former Employee - Retention Consultant in Orem, UT

    I worked at Bluehost full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great coworkers. Good health benefits package.

    Cons

    Management is just a bunch of people that have been there for awhile. They are promoted based off friendships or seniority not by capability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a very detailed review of management and clean house on the people that are there just because they were there in the beginning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inbound Sales  in  Orem, UT
    Current Employee - Inbound Sales in Orem, UT

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

    Pros

    -Really relaxed if you're staying on task and focusing on answering phones
    -Non cutthroat environment
    -care about your happiness

    Cons

    -Corporate
    -Micromanaged
    -Commisions are declining
    -Space is growing thinner and thinner

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Management needs work

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

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

    Pros

    Good starting salary, laid back culture for the most part. Excellent position to learn and prepare for other technically related endeavors

    Cons

    Very unfocused, horrible communication, very slow to react or adapt. Supervisors and managers in general are very obviously lacking in any real experience in their given positions, which reflects poorly on everyone as a result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More information than needed is in all cases better than less information than needed. Focus on strengthening the communication between supervisors and subordinates and between departments, and include employees in the decision making process. Communicate current issues in the company, and ask for feedback. Grant employees more access to information regarding company plans, goals, and perceived shortcomings and encourage dialogue.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Architect  in  Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Architect in Provo, UT

    I have been working at Bluehost full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Open environment, flat management, empowering workplace.

    Cons

    Management tends to get unfocused

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on prioritization of company focuses

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A Good start, which promptly fell flat on its face

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Orem, UT
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Orem, UT

    I worked at Bluehost full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good team interaction, new building is awesome.

    Cons

    Getting too big, too fast. It went from a Company based on pleasing the customer to a numbers game in a matter of months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down, value your employees opinions and ideas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Much better than many other companies I've worked for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orem, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT

    I have been working at Bluehost full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of perks, Doing a lot of things right

    Cons

    Technical knowledge valued above everything else. If you're not a dev or admin you're 2nd class.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salary Caps hurt feelings. Bluehost is turning into a company where people learn what they can then move to greener pastures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Previous Employee (Sales)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outbound Sales  in  Orem, UT
    Former Employee - Outbound Sales in Orem, UT

    I worked at Bluehost full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Outstanding company! Best hosting service provider hands down. Great easy to sell product, excellent happy customer base. You will not find a more relaxed work environment (providing you are actually doing your job) No micromanaging!

    Cons

    Write-ups, Write-ups, Write-ups,.. If you make an irreparable mistake even by sincere accident you are finished! Traditionally a company will coach you and give you at least a final write-up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Write-ups, Write-ups, Write-ups,.. If you make an irreparable mistake even by sincere accident you are finished! Traditionally a company will coach you and give you at least a final write-up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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