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Outstanding people, but perhaps mismanaged

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Former Employee - Not Sales in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Not Sales in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Bloomspot

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

- For a while, Bloomspot had some pull and managed to recruit and employ some outstanding, brilliant people. I cannot speak highly enough of the people with whom I was able to work and their willingness to share information and help each other develop professionally.
- Great location right near CalTrain and the stadium.
- Free Diet Coke and other snacks

Cons

- Two rounds of severe layoffs with no warning or explanation has left much of the team seeking other opportunities.
- When the team finally received a financial projection, its methodology and metric determination was not clear. The numbers were incredibly optimistic--at the same time a third of the company was cut.
- Product and engineering team seem spread too thin. Though engineers were interviewed by the dozens after the second round of funding, none were hired--not even in a junior role. Thus, eight engineers are asked to work on eight different projects, which means progress is slow and room for important work requested by other teams must be planned out months in advance.

Advice to Management

For now, you still have a crack team of developers, analysts, and salespeople. But they won't stick around long if Bloomspot's core problems aren't openly addressed and resolved. The magic isn't over, but it's imperiled.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Unprofessional Management Team

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

    I worked at Bloomspot

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Mostly fun team members willing to help out when you're in the weeds

    Cons

    Most unprofessional management team I've ever been associated with; no job security unless a favorites. Non existent HR.

    Advice to Management

    Start over with senior management. This is the 21st century - you don't motivate by fear and abuse.

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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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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