Bluewolf

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Bluewolf Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
129 Reviews

4.0
129 Reviews
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Bluewolf CEO Eric Berridge
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49 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Smart, hard-working people seem to be treated well and given opportunity to succeed (in 7 reviews)

  • Work life balance- I have the ability to work from home as needed (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance gets more difficult the higher up in the company you are (in 8 reviews)

  • Bluewolf is a rapidly growing company and with that there are some growing pains (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunities are there for the taking.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial culture perfect for those looking to take careers to the next level. Teammates have each others back and get the job done right for the customer.

    Cons

    Pace of the market and demands of enterprise clients means high expectations; which translates into everyone having critical roles and no where to hide.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consistent communication across all global regions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A collaborative organization that really empowers its employees.

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

    Pros

    Teamwork, collaboration., and accountability are the expected behaviors, and the vast majority of employees embrace this culture. I am empowered to be entrepreneurial, but at the same time I know that in a demanding situation, a manager or colleague will "have my back." This is a great place to work.

    Cons

    The company is evolving into a more mature organization, and balancing that transition with our rapid growth can be challenging when you are on the front lines (client facing).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is headed in the right direction, so keep making the investments in people and infrastructure that will continue to drive our growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Paving the way to Employee Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Talent Management  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Global Talent Management in New York, NY

    Pros

    Bluewolf is a company with a lot of amazingly talented people who enjoy working together .This plats a big part in it's VERY collaborative environment. Bluewolf is a company that you can make a career at, it provides you the stage to showcase your abilities.

    Cons

    Bluewolf is a growing organization. It's developing from a startup to a well defined notable company. With growth comes change, with change comes management. We are constantly trying to balance and empower people over process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being a manger is a responsibility to your employees and to a company. It is career that you need to be engaged in otherwise be a individual contributor..Not everyone should be in management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    There are few environments where you can learn more, faster

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Sales  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    Pros

    The People here make this place special

    Cons

    Consulting is extremely rewarding but not for the faint of heart

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fast growing companies need to continuously over communicate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Bluewolf prides itself on its unique and exciting culture-- and rightfully so. The employees here are vibrant and the strong sense of community makes it feel like a second home. Many employees here are extremely talented and could get a job at any company they wanted However, Bluewolf sets itself apart. You can feel how close-knit the group is as soon as you walk in the door.

    Cons

    Bluewolf has an awesome vacation policy. You can take time off whenever you need it. However, this also means that it can be difficult for the busier employees to find that time to take off. Work life balance gets more difficult the higher up in the company you are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 7 people found this helpful  

    Don't get comfortable here and ignore the blatantly fake 5 star reviews...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    Pros

    -work/life balance is awesome
    -culture within each class/rank is good
    -open environment so you can learn quite a lot about the Salesforce ecosystem
    -very transparent (sometimes too much)
    -world class marketing team

    Cons

    -culture across the ranks pretty much nonexistent, can even be condescending sometimes
    -benefits are sub par even for a non-tech company
    -many here still don't even know what Salesforce's strategy is, so why did we even hire such people? they clearly don't care enough about what we do.
    -international strategy isn't very clear and it seems like we've only acquired companies to show that we're "international."
    -some people are worked projects after projects while some people coast through without much experience. I happen to be the former and I surely knew a guy who was smarter and asked for projects that basically wasn't assigned anything. The person left not too long after this went on for months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rather than spending effort trying to sell/market culture internally, make it worth talking about already. A lot of feedback loops have been initiated without any measurement of success and it has become more of a process getting in our way of consulting projects. Also, don't tell your employees to write good reviews on glassdoor to try and boost ratings. It should be an accurate reflection of the company and not a way to manipulate people into joining the company.

    Let disruptive employees take charge in leading projects to bring success. The hierarchy in place is rigid and the so called "create your own path" comes with a condition: "wait until it's your turn."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Bluewolf Response

    Jul 1, 2014Head of Recruiting

    Thank you for taking the time to review Bluewolf. We have never asked employees to write positive reviews, only honest ones like the one you shared. We do not advertise ourselves to be the perfect ... More

  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Good culture, terrible pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY

    Pros

    Culture, relaxed work environment, work-life balance, everyone gets to go on a week long off-site (this year was St. Thomas).

    Cons

    Beyond has painfully high turnover. People were expecting raises and promotions that never materialized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want the best employees, you need to pay for them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Smart People, Poor Pay, Broken Promises

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work with some incredibly bright individuals and are exposed to situation through which you can learn a lot

    Cons

    Uncompetitive pay, lots of talent lost to top tier, poor accountability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve compensation so as to ensure talent isn't lost to top tier firms

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 7 people found this helpful  

    obvious fake glassdoor postings won't help your reputation (multiple 5 stars postings on same days by current employees)

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    Former Employee - Director  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    super young culture & people
    fun late nights
    socially available single professionals
    good ole boys club
    have rode salesforce's coattails to mediocrity

    Cons

    young & underpaid professionals + inexperienced & over-stretched technical know-how X uninspired leadership = lackluster & amateurish customer experience

    you are a drone for latest immediate direction of your boss, the initiatives change every week and so do the people

    the pay sucks (not for the managing directors, they make a killing with this model)

    bill $300 per hour per resource regardless of experience level (project managers, architects, business analysts, developers all bill at same rate to client)

    management promotes shark tank environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you are completely inept. there is nothing anyone can say to help because most of you are sociopaths who hide behind children in an effort to insulate yourselves from repeated project failures. all the pack profiles and summits won't help deliver real, tangible results for your clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Be a rock and you may find some gems in the process

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are a lot of great opportunities that you can be apart of in this company. With a lot of great experts to learn and pull from, there is great potential to be awesome and become more awesome at what you do. Their client roster is pretty impressive, and you can always expect to work on some really good visible projects and utilizing Salesforce in ways that you may not have expected initially.

    That said, personal growth happens indirectly as you learn to adapt to a very sales-driven culture. The founder wrote a book called Iterate or Die, and it seems to be the way the culture is as well. You have to find out exactly where you fit (if you do), and if all works well, you will praised publicly, gain respect, and possibly feel privileged to work for such a visible global company.

    Cons

    On the other hand, the cons outweigh the pros some days. For the same reasons that count towards the pros, it can also become a con very easily. Because it is such a sales-driven organization, it makes it easy to lose site of the team (people) and pay more attention to numbers. When you are given more responsibility, you are also expected to do an insane amount of work and validation with very little support with no promise or hope for a raise, respect to new ideas, and lower "util" (what helps the company determine how and if they are going to profit). Because of this, their retention rate seems to be decreasing rapidly because you can easily start to feel undervalued and always hitting roadblocks and because of this it results in overwork and exhaustion that doesn't seem to be addressed.

    This company has a lot of potential to be the "team" that they say that they are, but it seems like a popularity contest and you can only move further in your career if you participate in the politics, ignore attacks while focusing on the big picture. There is room for improvement in onboarding (they throw you into the fire and pride off of that but then get upset when you aren't aware of the process that should have been taught in the beginning), training (which doesn't really seem to exist for everyone in the company), and bonuses (which people can stay stagnant even if they are killing themselves to do amazing work).

    I am constantly in fear that I'm going to lose my job or my mind because of the pressure, and I'm considering this a learning experience until something comes together makes sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen. I think if management would just listen to their team and actually be open to new ideas and not just look for numbers, it could make a huge difference.

    Bonuses - give them instead of looking for certain markers and then making the employee prove every number when clients are even praising them for good work.

    Training - actually reimburse for those that will help those in their career.

    Respect - it's the number one thing, and without that or a sincere emotional IQ, you are only causing a toxic environment in which people are actually priding themselves for "surviving" a chaotic environment rather than being apart of a caring company.

    Empathy - 5-7 minutes is not enough for a meeting in order to actually "hear" someone's concerns. When you have happy employees, it automatically creates a workspace that is conducive to a great organization. Put yourself in your subordinate's shoes who actually try hard to impress YOU and don't overlook their efforts as if they have no value to bring to the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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