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Helpful (3)

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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  • Culture & Values
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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

I worked at Boardvantage full-time (Less than a 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 Management

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!

Other Employee Reviews for Boardvantage

  1. Helpful (1)

    Inside BoardVantage

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Boardvantage full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent bonus and companies like using a board portal.

    Cons

    Base salary for sales positions are ok but not as high as you would hope for. Upper sales management are clueless with their quota expectations (horribly designed territories). Companies in Canada do not want their data hosted on United States servers and management is clueless about how how many opportunities are lost because of the server location. Diligent has servers in Canada. Upper sales management likes to talk down on Diligent, but Diligent has four times the quarterly revenue for new business. In Q3 of 2012 BoardVantage only had 2.3 million dollars in revenue compared to Diligent's $11 million.

    Advice to Management

    Your sales quotas are out of whack. Your software is to "busy" and not clean and your product is WAY over priced. Management at BoardVantage knows Diligent is the top company in the board portal market place but like to talk trash about them. The reason why the number of demos being done has been declining is because your product is too expensive and noisy.....stop adding so many useless buttons.


  2. Helpful (3)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 Management

    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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