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On a sinking ship, no one is safe (except the Captains)

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Bloomspot

Pros

- Amazing people
- Fun, young vibe
- Located in SOMA blocks from the ballpark

Cons

- Mid and Upper Management is reckless and inexperienced
- Job Safety is a huge issue and causes high anxiety among employees
- Surprisingly, the internet is always going down which makes an internet based sales job frustrating
- Comp plan was always changing and being 'adjusted' = again, new company and a bit reckless

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take responsibility for reckless decisions. Next time you are faced with yet another big layoff, look towards your mid and upper management and take into consideration the choices that have been made at the expense of employees. Also, when a big change is made, don't glaze over the issue and answer with a 'non-answer'. Be direct and honest.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Everything was great except the model and the ability for the comapny to monetize.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bloomspot

    Pros

    People are amazing, freedom to do your job, no micromanaging, product is ok.

    Cons

    No job security, business model might fail, so they company is scrambling, so things like comp structure change CONSTANTLY.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nice guys who are doing a terrible job at building an awesome, successful company. With the 3 rounds of major lay-offs, everyone's job is changing, and everyone thinks it sucks. With the sales team being the life blood of the company, they should have considered keeping them a bit more happy, i.e. not firing everyone and leaving the rest to carry the burden. Everyone is certainty looking for other jobs at this point. Moral sucks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    High Highs and Low Lows

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Bloomspot

    Pros

    young, friendly, fun environment
    great , brick, open spaced building
    dog friendly, occasional meals
    a team manager or two who are incredibly awesome to work with/for
     truly a group of employees who are also friends
    fast-paced, exciting, constantly changing
    flexible schedules and ability to work from home

    Cons

    upper level management on almost all sides ignores issues, and refuses to address employees' concerns
    pay structure which changes on a monthly basis
    "act first, think second" as a management policy
    hires too many, too fast; fires too many, too fast
    doesn't follow through on promised perks (transportation stipend)
    constant fear of losing job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a more thoughtful hiring AND firing process- these decisions shouldn't be made over night.
    When ANY employee asks you something, at least give them a response.
    Go back to the rewards & performance-based days when people worked because they wanted to, not the fear-based recent culture which makes top sales execs want to seek employment elsewhere.
    Work on retaining your best people. When all else changes or fails, they will be your best assets.
    Be more clairvoyant with the company's finances- we signed NDAs!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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