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An okay place to work.

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Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Pleasanton, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Pleasanton, CA

I worked at Blackhawk Network as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Average work ethic for tech, from my short time there, employees didn't seem overworked but also seemed to be getting things done. Never felt particularly stressed out there.

Cons

Management needs to be improved.
Things are done very inefficiently relative to the size of the company.
I felt an overall lack of a creative atmosphere in the office.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Blackhawk Network as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Freedom to express your thoughts and ideas. Management won't put a lot of pressure about dead lines when you are convincing about the estimate.

    Cons

    Not a lot of learning

    Approves of CEO
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    Extreme politics & Turmoil

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

    I worked at Blackhawk Network full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Location. Less commute if you stay near pleasanton.

    Cons

    Extreme politics.The culture [not sure if it is a disrespect to this word to use in the context of BHN] inside is terrible. The mid levels managers does not have any clue of the technology side or management side. They are forced to act in favor of their directors\direct managers who are no different than their direct reports. The founder and people of the same level have great ideas and business model of the company is good. Quite unfortunately it is currently being manged by bunch of people who does not have neither technical nor managerial capabilities.

    There is zero value for the years of experience a prospective employee bring on board.

    If you are planning to join this place, I would strongly encourage to use any other potential options to hang on for some time and find a job elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Peform a much needed deep cleansing if you would like truly transform this company around.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Approves of CEO
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