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4 people found this helpful  

It's really fun, but not much money to be made

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Former Employee - ECommerce Business Consultant in Austin, TX
Former Employee - ECommerce Business Consultant in Austin, TX

I worked at BigCommerce full-time (more than a year)

Pros

It was a really fun place to work. Most of the people I loved working with are no longer there, but I am sure there are still a lot of great people at the company. The snacks, games, beer on Friday and generally laid back, young atmosphere are great - I missed them a lot when I left.

Cons

The best people and great culture don't pay my bills. I was promised FAR more than I made. The low base & low commission just aren't made up for with the hope of future payout from stock. If you want to work at a pretty cool place and don't need to make much money, I'd say go for it. If you need to make money, in sales at least, you'll be lucky to break $75,000 and you will bust your butt to get to that.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more realistic regarding compensation, increase compensation and decrease stock - the majority of your staff are young and struggling, recognize and invest in top talent when it is right in front of you.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Job I've ever had

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Support Ninja in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Tech Support Ninja in Austin, TX

    I have been working at BigCommerce full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    *Free Food on Tuesdays
    *Happy Hour every Friday
    *Great company culture
    *Respect from coworkers and superiors
    *Everyone is family
    *Home-away-from-home
    *Amazing benefits

    Cons

    *Not always the most organized (we're still a start up, it's to be expected)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, keep doing what you do. Super proud to be working here!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Just Another Boiler Room

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

    I worked at BigCommerce full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Cool office, it has a very high-tech "start up" feel

    Cons

    All the fun stuff is just to attract more bodies. It's a cold-calling boiler room. You'll bother the same business owners bothered by Yodle, Main Street Hub, SEO Stars, Invenio.. all the same people selling the same garbage.

    These companies (especially BigCommerce) all advertise happy young people dancing gangnam style and "rockin" the workplace. Puh-leeez... It's just another dead-end, advance fee scam.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least admit what it is to new hires. Some hires may have a problem with the service.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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