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Great Company but no work life balance

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Bazaarvoice

Pros

Amazing coworkers, free snacks and drinks, constant learning opportunities, lots of charity work opportunites, fun environment, get treated like as an equal from management, you feel empowered to try to make things better, very rewarding when your clients launch with BV products for the entire world to see and use. Huge feeling of accomplishment and celebration when goals are met, especially in Sales. They have many people with great leadership skills on Sr. Management.

Cons

Workload is very unmanageable. The majority of the people in implementation are working 60 - 90 hours EVERY week. Ironic, as the company is very particular about who they hire, and want people that are very involved in other things, yet the workload requires you to give it all up once you start working there. People get burned out easily if they don't force themselves to have a good work/life balance and it is hard to draw that line when you know you will let clients, coworkers, and the company down. Unless you were one of the first employees....the stock options don't make up for this. I'm not sure if the mentality is that all should be working 80 hours a week because they still think it is a startup....but it's not and the stock options they have given over the last year are a joke. Many people predict a huge mass exodus if the company goes public.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Find a way to staff up to reduce the workload where it is too much. You are losing some good people and will definitely lose a lot of good people once you are public. Many many people are sticking around for that and fully intend on bailing so they can have their life back. Some really amazing long time BVers, too, that exude the 5 stars of culture are dreaming of the day they can quit and go back to their family. I worry the company is going to take a huge fall after IPO unless you start taking care of people now, both financially and workload balance. Send out an anonymous survey and find out how many hours people are working and which department they are in. Don't let people put their name and you will get honesty, where people don't feel like they need to inflate the numbers to reflect a certain way on themselves. I think you would be surprised. I know Sr. Management has good intentions...I just don't think you realize the number of hours people are working and the negative impact BV has had on their home life. It breaks my heart.

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    Équipe BRILLANTE et environnement de travail exceptionnel BRILLIANT team and absolutely amazing work environment

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Consultant in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Paris (France)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    De loin la meilleure expérience de travail de ma carrière. Équipe très internationale avec des personnes intelligentes qui travaillent dur, ambitieuses et simplement géniales. Environnement de travail excellent (très moderne, salle de jeux, bureaux avec v

    By far the greatest work experience of my career. Very international team with highly intelligent, hard-working, ambitious and simply great people, amazing work environment (very modern offices, games room, offices with view of Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe from the large terrasse), huge growth potential in EMEA, fast-paced market and constant change, so things never get boring.

    Cons

    Changements organisationnels significatifs dans les derniers mois, certains peuvent trouver cela déstabilisant ou stimulant, mais avec le changement viennent aussi également toujours les opportunités.

    Significant organisational changes over the past few months, which some could find destabilising or challenging, but with change always comes opportunity as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Traverser les changements organisationnels et garder les valeurs comme priorité.

    Drive through the organisational changes and keep the values a priority.

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    Excellente place de travail! Amazing place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Directeur in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Directeur in Paris (France)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    - Bazaarvoice est une entreprise d'entrepreneurs talentueuse cherchant le meilleur de chacun d'entre nous.

    - Le commerce social est un très bon thème à traiter : vous avez la réelle impression d'être un joueur clé dans les changements du marché et les no

    - Bazaarvoice is a talent builder company looking into the best of each and everyone of us.
    - Social Commerce is a great topic to cover; you really feel that you are a keyplayer in the market change and part of the new trends.
    - Multicultural environment with smart people who combined both work and fun!
    - Not to small neither to big so that you really feel that you are contributing to the success of the company.

    Cons

    - Reste l'équilibre entre travail et vie privée.

    - Vous devez être flexible et prêt à faire autre chose que votre propre travail ce qui peut être difficile parfois.

    - Work Life balance remains.
    - You have to be flexible and be ready to do outside of your own job which can be challenging sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - améliorer la globalisation. Toujours trop centré sur les États-Unis.

    - Sortir du BV et parler aux clients et aux autres entreprises (pas seulement les grandes mais aussi les nouvelles, les agences, les partenaires en technologie) afin de comprendre ce

    - Improve on globalisation. Still too US centric.
    - Get out of BV and speak to clients and other companies (not only the big one's but also the startups, agencies, technological partners) to understand what's expected and the trends.

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