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4 people found this helpful  

What is happening to this place??

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

Pros

-Fast-paced environment
-(still) a number of good quality people
-Reputation

Cons

-Senior management is completely disconnected
-New Execs/GMs don't fit the culture - one in particular seems incapable or unwilling to make necessary adjustments, and is difficult to be around because he's not particularly friendly
-Pay is below average and raises are hard to come by unless you're on the Executive Leadership Team
-All good requisitions are filled externally
-TOO MANY PEOPLE
-Stick around long enough and you become a manager, even if you don't have anyone under you or you haven't produced anything of value

Advice to ManagementAdvice

We need to get our house in order! The exodus is beginning and will only get worse come August when the long-termers depart...Some of the leadership should step aside and let other, more experienced business leaders take over and turn this company into a true success.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Uncomfortable if you don't fit in

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Some people in certain groups are fairly cool; free drinks, snacks, etc; quite a bit of $ spent at company meetings and parties.

    Could possibly provide an adequate environment for a recent college graduate or someone hired to a management position.

    Cons

    Might not be allowed to perform the job for which you are hired; many people aren't genuinely all that friendly; some managers are fond of "micromanaging"; culture feels phony.

    Probably not a good fit for a professional with experience, a family, etc, especially if not a manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to forget that some of your employees have worked for companies other than Bazaarvoice. Also, a lot of talent is overlooked, marginalized, or simply wasted because an employee doesn't fit a particular description or belong to a particular social group. Finally, don't speak on behalf of employees you don't truly know.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Best place I've worked so far

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Development  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Market Development in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Environment and culture are exceptional. High-energy, professional, yet laid back. Compensation is fair, and diligent, hard work is rewarded financially. Clear-spoken communication from leadership, and leadership that cares (legitimately) about success of the people. Great food and healthy options in the kitchens, with frequent lunches catered in. Unlimited vacation is always a plus. For the record, although it is high-energy, this is definitely the calmest place I've ever worked. Oddly enough, it is also the most energetic, and the most positive.

    Cons

    (1) Constant change with the usual spin from management that "this time things will be different." What would be refreshing is an acknowledgement that this is just how life is in a company that grows so fast...we make some mistakes, try new things, and learn as we go. This includes quarterly large-scale territory changes. (2) For Market Development, there has been a lot of repeated account shifting and timely response from leadership over comp structure changes lags. On the plus side, at least MD leadership communicates about this stuff and seems to hold the rest of the organization responsible. (3) The company is shedding a lot of experienced talent as it grows, so there could be a stronger talent retention program in place so the recruiters weren't always going berserk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Authentic honesty trumps positive spin when it comes to change. We know you work hard at it, but try to implement a scalable structure that will endure for more than a quarter. Sales leadership needs to deliver on its committed timetable to MD leadership - huge disconnect here at the moment. Initiate a company-wide talent retention program.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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