Boardvantage Reviews

Updated June 10, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    company without a compass

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boardvantage

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

    Pros

    the company provides good snacks

    Cons

    management has no idea what they're doing and changes direction every week

    Advice to Management

    A mission statement would be a good idea.


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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Boardvantage full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A very productive and quiet place to really get things done. The employees are warm and very approachable. The culture and is lively and fresh, located in a great area. Super cool benefits!

    Cons

    Wish the fruit/veggie deliveries could be more equally distributed.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Stay away

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boardvantage full-time

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

    Pros

    Snacks and hard working sales and support team

    Cons

    Lame company with no vision for the management. All you would find here is Nepotism and fake resumes and skill sets for perm processing or visa sponsorships. USCIS hope you read this and validate all documents. Been a great company but most of the skilled resources were made to leave to protect the existing management jobs or to promote their friends to the right position. If you have a friend in there at the right position then this is the best company for you. No matter you know anything or not ...you would reach your career goals.

    Advice to Management

    Hope the CEO takes action to clean the environment.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    yes-men, sponsoring and recruiting relatives and friends, qualifications optional

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

    I have been working at Boardvantage full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Support and IT team. Very active sales team. They better have one right !

    Cons

    Authoritarian Management very hierarchical and in some divisions, excessively incompetent. Very unprofessional attitude of management and no processes followed. No long term direction or at-least it is not shared with employees. Sponsor, recruit and promote relatives and friends who don't necessarily possess required job qualifications. Rampant favoritism. Dearth of quality engineers. I wonder why? If you are in need of visa sponsorship, don't mind putting up incompetent managers, this might be the place for you. Then again since they hire all relatives and friends ....

    Advice to Management

    What's the point ! If they cared it wouldn't have been so bad.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Caste system abundant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Boardvantage

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

    Pros

    Watching your colleges quit, knowing that they are finally free.

    Cons

    So TL;DR version, the caste system is alive and well here. Without going into "race" I'll leave it to the reader to google it of where it comes from. If you are H1B, expect the fear of deportation, they will hold it over your heads to get you to snap into line. Just really whack people in charge with a view on the world that's misogynistic, full of nepotism, Orwellian, and at times racist with no regard to anyone else's feelings or cultures but their own. Your best day here will be when you leave.

    Advice to Management

    Gut the management and replace it. This environment is a meat grinder of employee turnover.


  7. Helpful (2)

    avoid

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Boardvantage full-time

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

    Pros

    benefits somewhat stable income with their core product offering but how can success last with the horrible nature of the leadership team here?

    Cons

    super micro-managing leadership odd, passive aggressive and toxic culture hire and fire on whims

    Advice to Management

    replace executives at the top especially CEO and marketing.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Non, OK
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Non, OK

    I worked at Boardvantage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    They have a fairly good product.

    Cons

    Authoritarian leadership style - not willing to consider regional strategies - one size fits all approach


  9. Helpful (2)

    Laid off their entire sales team

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at Boardvantage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Not sure. Have to type 5 words

    Cons

    They laid everybody off in their sales department and can't hold a marketing person for more then two seconds.

    Advice to Management

    Why did you hire people to your sales team and then lay them all off in a couple of years?


  10. Helpful (7)

    Worst company you could ever come across in bay area

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Boardvantage full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent pay but not at par with bay area companies. Its a good company for a fresher or a junior developer. But don't expect to improve your technical skills. Still a profit making company and hope it remains in near future.

    Cons

    No processes. All management does is look at the features of other competitors and enforce implementing them. Most of the great technical resources and technical managers left the organization recently, due to lot of politics in the top management. There is hardly any co-ordination. Lot of politics and no professionalism.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open and transparent, I believe you learnt the lesson when all the four VPs quit recently.


  11. Good place to start you experience

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Boardvantage full-time (More than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    start your experience in a quite work place and not too much stress

    Cons

    make a change without any plan and probably after that you have to make another change on the same code and that is happened rarely



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