Bazaarvoice

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With great privilieges come great responsibilities

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Implementation Project Manager in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Implementation Project Manager in Austin, TX

I have been working at Bazaarvoice

Pros

Fast paced - operates like a startup
Innovative - Great product focus, short development cycles
Social - Company very actively encourages open communication and collboration
Fringe Benefits -- Free snacks, Free massages, reimbursement for personal fitness
Cool break rooms -- Unwind playing console games, board games, ping pong, watch TV/Movie
Outstanding New Hire experience
Smart Passionate People

Cons

From the standpoint of someone coming in to Implementations:
Long hours / growing pains as they ramp up (standard for any startup)
Demanding, high-touch clients
Office location not ideal -- creating a commuting
No work from home (as a rule,although exceptions apply)
New Hires not given much time to ramp up... Normally you come in and take over someone else's job
 who is getting promoted.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Overall, company is headed in the right direction and most know what they are getting into when they start. I would suggest that there is a bit smoother transition for incoming IPMs - when they begin working, perhaps not drop the entire workload of an outgoing IPM on them, rather allow the outgoing IPM to finish projects that were with 25% of being complete. There should be more shadowing, let the new IPMs ease into it. The new IPM might be really taltented but ineffective for the first 2-3 months and we dont want clients to suffer as a result.

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    Just a great place to work

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

    I have been working at Bazaarvoice

    Pros

    Challenging environment that requires high performance from all employees. Flexible vacation and personal time policies. Management by objective. Competent and open mid and upper management. Fast growth company with a huge upside to the business. Social and collaborative teams. A lot of opportunity for personal and professional growth.

    Cons

    Can require long hours when situation calls for it. Compenastion is average, but not high for Austin.

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    It was a good experience

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

    I worked at Bazaarvoice

    Pros

    Bazaarvoice is the 500lb gorilla in the industry and there are not many real competitive threats for them. With their core product line and the market penetration that they have, they will be a successful company.

    Cons

    There are a lot of people ranting about the vacation policy, which I think is silly. Employees are given the freedom to take time off when they need to and it is up to them to do it. If they feel like they can not take time off, then they need to communicate that to their manager. What I did see is that managers did not often take a proactive approach in telling their employees that you need to take a vacation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is nice to listen passively for feedback by saying that you have an open door policy, but to be a strong leader you need to ask for it regularly. You should use a survey and allow people to make comments anonymously to get the real truth.

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