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Worst company... Worst Managers...

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

I have been working at Blackhawk Network full-time (Less than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good Business, Great Idea, Backed by Safeway

Cons

Worst place to work for, especially the Technology group. Bunch of dumbheads managing the technology group, who thinks they are the best in the industry after Steve Jobs but don't have a clue on what to do in their role. They make your life miserable in their struggle to fit in their role by trying out crazy ideas and playing dirty politics. Seriously don't know where do they hire these morons from... You will see managers, who tries to take respect by force from the team and take credit for your hard work. As if they have an internal fraternity and all the team members will have to be subjected to their hazing to continue in work. I am taking the next offer that I am getting and moving out of here.. Any other offer is better than this...

Advice to Management

In bay area, where you have so many good managers, who proved themselves, as senior managers and chiefs, in good technology firms in silicon valley, how do you manage to hire a bunch of morons to manage the technology group. Start up companies manage to poach senior managers from tech giants like google, apple, Ebay, MS,.... Seriously get some good senior managers, who know their job to manage technology. You can save the company from a lawsuit (like groupon...)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    An employee slaughterhouse

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

    I have been working at Blackhawk Network full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The gift card industry is growing and it is an exiting opportunity to be a part of. There are many people trying to do great things here.

    Cons

    Senior management needs to recognize their employees for all the great things they do and stop treating their employees like robots. There is no real work/life balance here. Senior management prefers to strain every ounce of time out of their employees without regard for their personal lives. The pay is way below market and don't expect raises above 2% because unless you're senior management, you will not get anything higher than that. Too much smoke and too many mirrors here. Senior management makes too many promises and never delivers.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to take a long hard look at the overall morale of their employees and realize that a simple "thank you" can go a long way from time to time. Don't take people for granted because without people, the company is nothing.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great people trying desperately to do good work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Blackhawk Network

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good industry to be in right now, financial services and prepaid products have a lot more growth potential. Work with some of the smartest people I have ever met in my career.

    Cons

    Strategies change like the wind, the most successful are the ones that can multi task and side step. What you are working on today will change within 30-60 days.

    Advice to Management

    Limit the stategies to the things we can do exceptionally well. Hold the executive team accountable for leadership, not just MBO's. Show senior managers and business leaders how to do simple ROI.


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