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IT Intern

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Former Employee - IT Intern in Pleasanton, CA
Former Employee - IT Intern in Pleasanton, CA

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Extremely hands on. Provided lots of direction and flexibility and was able to pursue my own interested within the company.

Cons

Not much management or oversight, expects you to do everything yourself, not much help

Advice to Management

Get more involved with your employees!

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    Caveat Emptor - Let the Prospective Employee Buyer Beware

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    Former Employee - Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked 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

    - Employment at Blackhawk is better than no job. Take this for what it is worth.
    - There is opportunity for advancement as long as you deliver and are associated with the right groups.
    - There are some very talented and driven individuals on the team, as in all organizations.

    Cons

    - Workloads are extreme for the vast majority
    - Employee retention is a big issue. Overall, the large majority of employees are miserable. The problem with employee retention is not due to bad hiring as implied, rather it is due to the off putting culture and less than favorable management approach.
    - Beware of cliques. There is an "in group" at all levels and if you don't fit in, you may have a real hard time achieving your goals.
    - The Senior Management team has strained internal relationships; thus, frequently making it hard for the staffers down below. I believe more collaboration, respectfulness, humility and less arrogance could be better formula.
    - Legacy staffers are highly valued, at times, to the detriment to the company; because they can hold tight to old ways of doing things and not embrace change that is required in the maturing business.

    Advice to Management

    Read and react the reviews on Glassdoor. There are so many negative reviews that there must be some truth to that which is being said. You have a great business proposition, now strive to make positive changes and turn the culture around so that individuals can thrive for the long term.

  2. Great manager, great team...working to make a difference!

    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Blackhawk Network as a contractor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working with friendly, collaborative group. Hiring managers are insightful and helpful in continued partnership.

    Cons

    Growing pains of any small company that is building its brand.

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