Blackhawk Network
2.6 of 5 85 reviews
www.blackhawknetwork.com Pleasanton, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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Tides are changing at Blackhawk Network (BHN)

Middle Management (Current Employee)
Pleasanton, CA

I have been working at Blackhawk Network

Pros1. The people at BHN are great to work with. Dedicated, Focused and Full of Promise.
2. Location is great if you live in the Tri-Valley area.
3. Safeway as a parent company has provided stability for this idea (BHN) to grow.
4. Management has recognized and acknowledge its' short comings and has begun to address them.
5. Senior Management has been changing for the better. New management in Products, IT, Operational roles have joined the team, and our direction has changed.
6. Human Resources has begun to drive training and education of a somewhat immature management team.
7. The employee's are being heard.

Cons1) IT Management is under going a "remodel" of sorts, positive steps have been taken recently to improve how the teams are managed.
2) Benefits must be reviewed in order to maintain a level of competitiveness with Silicon Valley, not the grocery retail business.
3) Training for management has begun, but should be accelerated and also should reach down to our team members on the front line.

Advice to Senior ManagementStep back, take a look at the entire opportunity before BHN. Do not focus solely on market share and revenue, but focus on the well being of your employees. Demonstrate to the employee's that BHN has true interest in their future, their families, their lives, and the employee's will gladly do what is necessary to catapult BHN to the top in the PrePaid Financial Services Industry.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Pleasanton, CA

I have been working at Blackhawk Network


Pros: Commute, people, oh and commute Cons: When I first started working at BHN, I was very excited and eager to new learn new things. By my 6 month, I was highly… Advice to Senior Management: STOP promoting people less that 30 years old in to management roles...you're setting them and their employees up for failure. YOU need to take… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Not even enemies let enemies work at Blackhawk

Software Developer (Former Employee)
Pleasanton, CA

I worked at Blackhawk Network


Pros: If you live near Pleasanton, the commute is very good. The $ is somewhat competitive. There are many great people at Blackhawk, and… Cons: I wish I could list more pros than cons... but I can't even come close Mark my review down as the same as the previous "I've… Advice to Senior Management: Realize that you are a software development company, and that your value is delivered via software. Stop treating your technical people like mercenaries. … No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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