There are newer employer reviews for Bazaarvoice

 

gift horse in the mouth

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth, translated, opportunities like this just don't come around as often in the average career as we all might like. Massive need, real and measurable value attached to awesome customers supported by simply some of the best and brightest people in our industry - team BV. Often when watching game films, it is easy to focus on who missed what block all while the scoreboard shows W. I enjoy coming to work every day and can feel my self being stretched and learning and that energizes me.

Cons

With so many weapons and so much opportunity, picking the right targets to aim at can be half the battle. Velocity like this comes from great target selection.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Go with the one that brought you to the dance. Great talent....no barriers.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

166 Other Employee Reviews for Bazaarvoice (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    No longer learning anything new

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bazaarvoice full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    vacation policy is very good
    decent location
    some really good colleagues
    PowerReviews integration seemed to go pretty well

    Cons

    last two big products / lines of business have failed
    no new products in the near term that will make any real impact
    market saturation is a real problem
    sales is still not doing well, many folks not making money
    engineering is a disaster, lots of good people jumping ship
    work ethic is not strong - too many "B" players are coasting and "A" players are leaving
    those who have stuck around for 4+ years are only riding out the money, you can tell they don't care anymore
    weird vibe these days - not fun like it used to be, no feeling of working toward a mission or common goal, seems slightly pathetic and makes me sad
    C-level leaders in sales and marketing are not respected nor very successful
    attention to all these issues posted on Glassdoor was promised and never delivered
    whatever this change is that is happening isn't for the best - unlike they keep telling us, change isn't always good - sometimes change is for the worst
    leadership seems to have no clue how to fix all this (or they don't care to)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't get it Brett. You were going to write on book on culture. Remember that? Why are you letting the company turn into every other nondescript company in the world? Where is the mission? The common goal? Why do you continue to let weak leaders stay? By doing that you are telling every single employee that they don't matter. You always told us that we spend 65% of our lives at work and it should mean something. Right now it feels very empty and shallow. True leadership, the kind of leaders people are inspired by and want to follow, are nonexistent here. This exodus is no longer in small pockets or an isolated issue. It is big and it is bad. BV now has a bad reputation as a place to work. That means not only will you lose the stars but also means you won't be able to hire new ones. Figure this out!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    On the edge of greatness....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Success
    Current Employee - Client Success

    I have been working at Bazaarvoice full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks as a part of the company - vacation, etc.
    Industry timing- social is the place to be and this company is poised to be a real leader.
    Evolving - Bazaarvoice is changing so much you have a chance to make a significant difference, if you are heard.

    Cons

    Back to the evolving - sometimes you struggle to have a voice heard, even if it is the most innovative idea. We have become more like a big company in the sense that change does not come easily or quickly
    Also - there seems to be some people working very hard and doing more than expected, but so many others are just doing 'enough' but play a much better political game so are more noticed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need a mix of innovation and excitement, but I would love to learn as much from our failures as we do our successes. Therein would be our biggest growth opportunity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Bazaarvoice

Work at Bazaarvoice? Share Your Experiences

Bazaarvoice

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.