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Reasonably good company to work for

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

I worked at Blackhawk Network full-time for less than a year

Pros

Fairly small company, some opportunity to advance with extra effort
Decent benefits
Average salary
Below top management, the people are tremendous

Cons

Pretty political
Management is not very decisive
Strategic planning could be much better
Mid-level managers and below are under-appreciated

Advice to ManagementAdvice

This is for top management:
Find expertise in current and emerging technologies - you don't have it now.
Look to your assets in mid-level management and below to foster innovation.
Asses your R&D spending to maximize the results.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

101 Other Employee Reviews for Blackhawk Network (View Most Recent)

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    Love Blackhawk Network!

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing peers, a manager that is both supportive and knowledgeble. Love the overall positive fun culture and think this is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Benefits are standard but better than unemployment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hoping as the company continues to grow, policies and processes are not overdone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    One of the biggest mistakes I've ever made in my career was taking a job at Blackhawk

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

    I worked at Blackhawk Network full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company is situated in a convenient location.

    Cons

    The turnover there is incredible particularly in the IT/engineering groups and Accounting. The number of people leaving the company without a job is astonishing. For 95% of the people there, the workload is HUGE, compensation is a joke and the working conditions are horrendous (they've implemented bench seating...it's like working on a fully occupied picnic table).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Running a business includes knowing how to treat your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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