BroadVision

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BroadVision Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
16 Reviews
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16 Reviews
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BroadVision Chairman, President, and CEO Pehong Chen
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  1.  

    It's not just a job; it's an adventure!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at BroadVision full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    * Talented and interesting people who have worked together on many different products
    * Interesting projects - New products and projects come all the time; you'll never get bored
    * Flat organization - The company has gone out of its way to flatten itself; so you'll never get pigeon holed

    Cons

    * If you are looking for a start-up w/ people in their 20's, this isn't it
    * If you are interested in building consumer apps, this isn't it
    * If you are looking for cushy job and remains constant, this definitely isn't it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Creative destruction is not always the best path to innovation and growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good place to balance work and life.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at BroadVision full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Time flexible, Peoples are kind, and free cookies, drinks. You could learn by yourself.

    Cons

    no management, product goes slowly. Most are thirty or forty aged people. Just several young people. Not quite prospective.

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

    Lack of Vision and constant changes to the goals

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at BroadVision full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Not so much. It used to be a great company. Not any more.

    Cons

    No vision. Lack of Innovation. Goals and targets keeps changing. Very unstable work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall Good experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BroadVision

    Pros

    You will get exposure to a lot of feature and technologies. People are very cooperative and friendly team atmosphere. It is easy to move inter-department so you can get experience in areas you want to build your career into.

    Cons

    The company is understaffed in some areas. Even though they try to give a good work-life balance but still there are crunch times and you will have to put in a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to appreciate employee's efforts in a timely mannner.

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

    Great people, lots of heart, fun product.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BroadVision

    Pros

    Small, friendly environment. Great colleagues, some terrific opportunities.

    Cons

    This is a small company struggling against big competitors.

    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software engineer

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at BroadVision full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    quite small company but very professional on business (e-Commerce & Social). Good place to start your career.

    Cons

    Not very competitive for the salary they offered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Frustrating & difficult

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BroadVision full-time

    Pros

    There are some talented, smart people in the company. There is money in the bank so even with quarterly losses, company isn't going anywhere soon.

    Cons

    The good people struggle to do their jobs right. Others have just given up. CEO and sr management don't know how to manage the business or teams. Company is creating new products but there is no confidence in their success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire someone who understands how to run a business. Raise employee morale by listening to them. Communicate better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great people. Weak product, confused strategy (if any), lack of trust in employees to do what they were hired to do.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at BroadVision full-time

    Pros

    Good people, casual environment, manageable workload for most. Financially stable and good company name.

    Cons

    Constantly changing direction, no visible business strategy, and continual turnover in sales make this company a 50/50 proposition.I've seen too many smart people unable to succeed. The product is late to market and not competitive, and engineering is bloated, unable to move with any efficiency or speed. Too many non-performers have been allowed to languish here, and morale is low. Leadership is inconsistent and not business focused enough. People hired to do their jobs are not enabled, and for it's size, the politicking is high. CEO unable to see beyond his vision to the reality of creating a product that can actually be sold. People will jump ship again and again, so the future just seems to be more of the same. Stagnant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust others to know what you do not. Stop saying no to modern business practices. Invest resources in launching what is for BroadVision a new product. This is not the BV of old, you need to work and think with the agility of a start up, which we are. Demand the same of your entrenched teams. Pick a viable strategy and stick to it for more than 2-3 months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    This place was wonderful as Interleaf, but went downhill when BroadVision took over.

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Waltham, MA

    I worked at BroadVision full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The CEO is very motivating.
    Good working environment.
    Opportunity to work virtual.

    Cons

    BroadVision bought Interleaf because it thought that their technology was needed for a part of their infrastructure. Too late they discovered that Interleaf technology was not compatible with their operating system. What followed was approximately 50% layoff when it was said and done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out what you are getting yourself into before you throw money at it. You owe people at least that much!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very good environment to learn and showcase the potential

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at BroadVision

    Pros

    The opportunities are delegated nicely and enough room is given to handle and complete the tasks

    Cons

    The scope of moving up in the company is still not much clear for me but it hasn't been very long since I started to work there

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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