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Outstanding people, but perhaps mismanaged

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Not Sales in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Not Sales in San Francisco, CA
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.

Other Employee Reviews for Bloomspot

  1. Helpful (2)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    High Highs and Low Lows

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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!


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