Bristlecone Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
62 Reviews
2.9
62 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Work Culture and work life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Able to work for a good international client, has plenty of opportunity for on-site, good work culture (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • None that I see, if you are a supply chain consultant (or want to become one) (in 5 reviews)

  • net developers, worst management n no processes (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good organization

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bristlecone

    Pros

    Nice to work, More flexible and its mahindra group

    Cons

    Little insecure if we are on bench

  2.  

    Worst Management Team I have encountered in my 20 years of IT Consulting

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Bristlecone full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Extremely knowledgeable SAP ERP and APO consultants who are being held back in maturing in their careers due to H1B obligations.

    Cons

    The management team prides themselves in fostering an environment of chaos, lies, bullying and contempt for fellow colleagues rather then that of collaboration and success. I was forced into signing a compensation plan that was absolutely unachievable and when I attempted to negotiate on certain KPIs I was told "either sign the KPIs or receive zero bonus". On several occasions I was screamed and cursed at over the phone by several colleagues during the process of deal negotiations. Twice I reported this incident to HR with no actions taken or feedback. The final straw for me was when I was threatened by another executive that if I did not commit to certain revenue figures that "there would be a mass layoff within my team".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I won't waste my time. They refuse to hear any criticism or advise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Absurd management, mediocrity epidemic

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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 Bristlecone

    Pros

    Mahindra backing and hope that they will merge this outfit with Tech Mahindra or Satyam

    Cons

    no transparency in operations, project allocations, promotions
     politics and favoritism galore in name of random processes
     no new projects and everyone given carrot for same onsite opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    leave the tractor mindset behind. this regional favoritism is dragging the company down and will never let it grow

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Principal in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Bristlecone full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great resources, great top management layer

    Cons

    Mid level PMO has brought bureaucracy and dirty politics/tiactics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    restructure mid level PMO and bring new faces on the board

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

    Great people, a little disorganized however.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bristlecone

    Pros

    People are extremely friendly and laid back. They really attempt to keep the office culture lighthearted and enjoyable. They play a lot of in house games, eat pizza, etc.

    Cons

    The executive management seem to be a little disorganized. They have lots of goals and work very hard, but I'm not sure if they know that they aren't entirely effective. Its a small company with lots to do, and having half of the team in India makes it difficult to organize things.

  7.  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at Bristlecone full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Customers are great, the owners care about their employees and are very Understanding. It is a good work environment. The neighborhood where the shop is in the Richmond district is fantastic. There is easy access to public transportation. The other employees are very friendly and dependable, as well all the employers and employees of the neighboring businesses are very friendly.

    Cons

    No health or dental benefits.
    One of the businesses may be sold soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for being such a good management team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Not so great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Bristlecone

    Pros

    Old Management was good and efficient

    Cons

    New Management do not have focus

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager Business  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Manager Business in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Bristlecone

    Pros

    Freedom of work and grow the business.

    Cons

    YOU need to ready for challenging assignment,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working towards success.. Great team,

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Prospective Company with good work environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bristlecone full-time

    Pros

    Manindra & Mahindra Group. Major Client is M & M. Good scope for learning new skills. Salary and work environment is also good. Good opportunities to work.

    Cons

    No standard office procedures, not clear about employee future growth

    Recommends
  11.  

    Not a great company for Non-SAP Practice, but good for people with SAP expertise.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant  in  Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at Bristlecone as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good exposure to work on client side. A very good company for self learners as you have to strive to survive.

    Cons

    Usually hires employees on contract or sub contracts and no clarity when you will get on rolls. This creates less motivation to work day by day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get more employees on rolls as it will create higher motivation to work for betterment of organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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