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So sad to see what has evolved

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Manager in Deerfield, IL
Former Employee - Manager in Deerfield, IL

I worked at BigMachines full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Don't know. It used to be great, and I would sing its praises whenever I could. Being an early employee, my career grew exponentially thanks to the opportunities I had at BigMachines. If you worked hard and proved yourself, the promotions and advancement were limitless. Unfortunately, I don't think it's the same place now as it was then.

Cons

I stumbled onto this site looking for something else, and happened to click on the BigMachines profile. Reading the employee reviews and how dissatisfied they are with the current state of BM just makes me happy that I left when I did (several years ago for reasons unrelated to dissatisfaction). I left when the old management regime was still there, and all were well respected, smart, and nice folks. The kind of people that you knew had your back if you needed it, and seemed to really care about employee happiness. It sounds like the new management that was brought in by the Board is just the opposite. That is a shame.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I don't know most of you new people, but it really looks like you need to listen to your employees more.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great up and coming company to work at

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

    I have been working at BigMachines full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You learn a LOT
    You are working with very intelligent people who know what they are doing and are always willing to help you out if you need it
    The culture is great, with a very open door policy

    Cons

    The company is up and coming and that means that there is always a lot of work to do and can lead to long hours
    The company is located in Deerfield,not Chicago. But it is right off the Metra line, so that's nice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge to talent that your people have and reward them for it with advancement in the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to gain experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Deerfield, IL

    I have been working at BigMachines full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, relaxed work environment, intellectually stimulating work, lots of perks (free lunches once a week, free beer on Fridays)

    Cons

    Pay is low for the industry, people who aren't "in" with the right people tend not to be noticed regardless of talent or work ethic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency, less favoritism. You talk to us all the time about how smart BigMachines employees are--treat us that way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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