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Badly run company with great people and a product with great potential if they'd get out of their own way.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

I worked at BoardVantage full-time (less than an year)

Pros

The people at BoardVantage are great. Very talented, very nice and, depending on the department they are in, they can be a happy bunch. The iPad product is good.

Cons

Bad upper management. CEO doesn't talk to underlings, doesn't take suggestions, thinks he knows it all. Other upper management nice but under CEO's thumb, overworked and not open to changes or anything new. Desktop version of product so-so. Sales team not supported with correct processes and not listened to. Need to invest in growth but aren't open to doing what's needed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop taking everything so seriously, Mr. CEO! You are managing with old school attitude in a new world. Listen to others. Stop micromanaging all of the progress out of the company. Stop hiring and firing people on a whim. Be consistent and hire more support at the management level. Your people can be trusted, or why hire them? Utilize a more horizontal approach and you will see better results. Stop hiding in your office and only talking to your top 2 execs!

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company to add to your resume while tolerating mediocre executive staff

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BoardVantage full-time

    Pros

    BoardVantage is a company where talent flourishes among middle management and their personal reports which have held numerous prominent positions at Fortune 100 companies, and have utilized their talents to help the company gain a competitive edge. The atmosphere is casual and the people get along well together. The company’s success is a prime example of right time to market, with the iPad contributing much to its growth.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the success of the company is stymied by the poor leadership of its upper management. The CEO spends his days performing Quality Assurance while searching to replace his recently fired Marketing Manager. The VP of Customer Support and Sales has a conflicting job description, and is too busy to meet with her reports. The CTO makes impulsive and rash decisions, and then casts blame while receiving no accountability. Under any other executive team, the company would have either already been acquired or have celebrated their IPO. If you seek to work beside ambitious and intriguing people, but can stomach learning of your demotion and being chastised for all your mistakes on the company’s intranet, then BoardVantage is hiring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Directed only to the executive staff… show you value your team and make time for them. While your decisions help the company move forward, it is their work that keeps the doors open by gaining and retaining customers. Appreciate their work rather than focusing on what could have been accomplished better. Encourage rather than crippling and negating all efforts.

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    Good place to start you experience

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at BoardVantage full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    start your experience in a quite work place and not too much stress

    Cons

    make a change without any plan and probably after that you have to make another change on the same code and that is happened rarely

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    No opinion of CEO
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