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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Napa, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Napa, CA

I have been working at Blackhawk Network

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

Pros

Some of the nicest people I've ever worked with. My co-workers are very hard working, helpful and smart. HR creates fun & team-building activities.

Cons

Long hours. Overwhelming work load and impractical deadlines. Too many Chiefs; not enough Indians. High burn-out rate. Changing priorities compete with accomplishment.

Advice to Management

Respect and acknowledgment for the hard-working contributors. Better communication to the teams. Hold business accountable to a plan and stick to an attainable plan. Changing priorities and competing demands distract from the possibility of accomplishment (for any one deliverable).

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  1. Helpful (2)

    IT Management seems to think employees will tolerate abuse indefinitely

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Blackhawk Network

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting technical projects Good commute for some people Safeway generic items discount Health club membership for employees Annual bowling day to compensate for the hundreds of unpaid hours

    Cons

    Project teams often work in cramped windowless rooms eating "free" pizza for lunch and dinner Zero privacy - all developers sit at long tables completely exposed Contractors can only bill 40 hours no matter how much they work Promises to make it up to us for the hard work - always lies Zero transparency from upper management Zero 401k employer match Poor compensation increases Highly political environment - secrets and lies are everywhere Zero equity participation

    Advice to Management

    If you don't start treating people right, you will soon not have anyone left to do your work. Your employees are not stupid - they know what you're doing, and probably they're getting ready to leave by now. We all understand that the business has priorities, but you have to balance those priorities against the reality that it takes time and good people to get things done.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Tough place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Blackhawk Network

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great business model Fast-paced and growing

    Cons

    No respect employees personal lives; no work-life balance Management constantly threatens job loss if performance not met

    Advice to Management

    Hire experienced management. Invenst in existing talent and promote them


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