Diligent Boardbooks Reviews

Updated June 27, 2014
Updated June 27, 2014
5 Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great new direction

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Diligent Boardbooks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company has really changed over the last year. Moved into beautiful new offices in December, added all new great benefits in January, lots of parties and fun interaction with coworkers. It's obvious that some with the new management that the company has a renewed understanding of what is important to employees. The new HR guy is hilarious and has really added a needed spark.

    Cons

    Not many. The company is unevenly focused on personal growth, based on each manager, but as with many growth stage companies there are hiccups and not everyone will be pleased if they are passed up for opportunities. Some of those employees are vocal behind closed doors and should probably look for other work where their complaints are actually valid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the improvements you have started. The seeds are here for a truly amazing workplace. Communicate the vision on a more regular basis.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    By far was the worst place I ever worked. I am embarrassed to say that I actually worked there.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at Diligent Boardbooks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Employees completely overpaid, especially upper management. This is why dumb incompetent people are hired to work there, to make sure the people in power look good next to all the other dummies! And the dummies of course, are so so happy cause they can't believe their luck!

    Cons

    It seems that the purpose and mission of this company is to make sure all the top honchos make out like bandits! Basically, the original founders had a great product, and the current administration's goal is self preservation in order to keep milking the cow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shame on all of you! And the Board is no different. Shareholders need to wake up, fire all of you greedy , self profiting bunch of crooks. Company will not succeed , sorry.

    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    I have been working at Diligent Boardbooks

    Pros

    They overpay; job security ; nice co-workers; nice parties, nice mid-town office, dress casually, very nice mixture of nationalities from all over the world; no stress, no over time , very laid back.

    Cons

    No career path, or upward mobility available for staff. The job upper management does best, is keeping their jobs. No corporate strategy or mission, no corporate meetings, no sharing of information, very secretive, probably half the people don't really know what we sell. People at the top stay at the top. Dictatorship run by the President and his sidekick, the Chairman of the Board. It's a love fest, ensuring they stay in power and rake in the dough. It's a boys club. Oh, except for under qualified and overpaid friends and families. Oh, and there is one actual female executive. Oh, and there are a lot of young, good looking girls who were hired because they are very, very smart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire everyone who has been there more than 3 years, specifically upper management. Start over , start fresh with intelligent, professional, experienced people who have vision and clarity of thought and actually want to work hard to succeed. In other words, get rid of those who have already succeeded and make room for new blood.

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Focussed on growth, but not yours.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Diligent Boardbooks full-time

    Pros

    Money. They are doing well and are generous with salary and commissions. The product is excellent and there is a solid and rapidly growing client base.

    Cons

    Don't ask for anything else. There is no flexibility, no support and no room for professional growth. The physical space is terrible, adding to a low-quality work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start being more employee-focussed. Consider the benefit happy employees will contribute to the bottom line. Allow flexible scheduling and working from home. Add mid-level managerial support of large teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    You are kept to busy to complain

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Diligent Boardbooks

    Pros

    Great product that really fits a need in the SaaS marketplace. You will work with alot of big name clients and meet very interesting people.

    Cons

    Management is very focused on the financial capital more that the human capital. Employees don't get positive feedback from management.

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