Blackhawk Network

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Worst company... Worst Managers...

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  • Career Opportunities
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)

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 ManagementAdvice

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...)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Playground for Some, Labor House for Others

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Implementation Specialist in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Implementation Specialist in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    Most Sr. Management positions & above work hard sometimes & get payed well. Everything beneath that level works 5x's as hard but never sees returns for their efforts (AKA the Proletariat). A great company for college grads who need work experience & plan to move on after 2-3 years.

    Cons

    The HR department is completely non-existant. This company works like a startup but is no longer a startup (in business for 10+ years). Blackhawk Network is not the company to work for if you are looking for career advancement opportunities that entail salary increases of 3.5% or better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage additional education and training for all levels, especially HR, Sr.Management and above.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    An employee slaughterhouse

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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