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Bottomline Technologies Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated April 18, 2014
Updated April 18, 2014
52 Reviews

2.4
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Bottomline Technologies President, CEO, and Director Rob Eberle
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are great people to work with and the benefits are top notch (in 5 reviews)

  • Good benefits, free fruit in the summer, free ice cream (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • They talk of 'work-life balance', but they do not walk the walk (in 7 reviews)

  • Too many VP's and not strong enough middle management (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great opportunity to grow at an organization aggressively pushing for success

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Product Marketing  in  Portsmouth, NH
    Current Employee - Director, Product Marketing in Portsmouth, NH

    Pros

    A leader in a critical market space
    An organization that recognizes when pieces to it's product/solution portfolio are missing and purchases market leaders to close the holes
    Provides the opportunity to learn and offers recognition and reward for success
    Great benefits plan
    Very supportive when personnel have a family-related crisis

    Cons

    Not for everyone. Like GE, Apple, and other leading orgs, expects "A" players and performance. That means "work/life balance" isn't always balanced BUT, like the other companies mentioned, management is putting in the same effort and hours.
    Growth has been short-term and extensive - not all middle management has grown at the same speed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure resource levels and organizational leadership match the portfolio growth and expanded internal and external expectations
    Recognize that the company wins when all the architects of success share in the rewards - it drives the organization to further excellence.
    Corporate longevity is only a positive if personal growth matches corporate growth - managerial excellence at all levels needs to match corporate goals

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    the is for and about the share holders; investment in employees is limited

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portsmouth, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, NH

    Pros

    The health insurance plan is very good.
    The allowance for extra personal time off is really good.
    Most people (peers) were really nice to work with.

    Cons

    the company is only about making money for the stock holders, now; not much long term vision.
    Pay was low for the work expected from employees. management, in general is not open to the employee base.

    No opinion of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Stay away from this place if you want a life and reapect

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Portsmouth, NH
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Portsmouth, NH

    Pros

    health insurance ok - nice grounds

    Cons

    Total lack of respect for person. Working weekends expected, else job in jeopardy. No feedback about performance, even when requested.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize the is the people that work there - and not only those in management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    One of the worst places to work in the area

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Person  in  Portsmouth, NH
    Current Employee - Computer Person in Portsmouth, NH

    Pros

    Benefits
    Nice work area
    In tax free New Hampshire

    Cons

    •Company is run like lots of small companies with head of Line of Business making all decisions
    • People and leadership at one Line of Business has no idea what the other Line of Business does, except at the very top
    •Management micromanages people
    •I was dept head and no idea what my budget was, even when I asked about it
    • Does not have the right infrastructure and processes (HR, IT, Accounting) in place for company size.
    • High employee turnover. Would rather fire people and hire new ones, than proved mentoring and employment development.
    •The compensation is highly based on stock options and grants. Management’s compensation is based on running up stock and then selling it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire professionals to solidify company processes.
    Recognize that you’re a $150M company, not a $15M company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Middle management lacks ability to grow. Petty people who can't manage in a bigger environment. Hurts everyone

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

    Pros

    Strong Exec team that has grown the Company (sales wise) over the last 5-6 years.

    Cons

    Middle group, especially marketing and sales don't have the ability to manage their teams or be real Directors. Prefer to sacrifice their own staff then face their inability to grow as managers and executives. Amazing turnover over great people who are then blamed for the inability of the people that manage them. Too bad. Great overall, but wrong team to grow with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a team that can manage a $250 m organization - Top can't do it all. Folks who have 'grown' with the position can't do the job. Time to bring in an new bench.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great career opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portsmouth, NH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, NH

    Pros

    It was a great learning experience and the co workers were phenomenal. The management team was very receptive to ideas and did not shy away from helping and answering questions when the need arose. I would recommend the company to anyone who is looking for a sales or marketing job. They were also very helpful in reviewing performance and letting you know that you were doing a good job. The feedback was great. Its a fairly big company, but not too big that you get lost in the shuffle. Most of the people I worked with were friendly and always willing to help.

    Cons

    There were not too many downsides to my time there. I know certain people worked a lot of hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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