blinkx
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www.blinkx.com San Francisco, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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STAY AWAY - blinkx's hostile work environment is reminiscent of 3rd world sweat shops

Employee (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I worked at blinkx

ProsExcellent technical, marketing, and creative services teams consisting of bright fun people to work with.

Consblinkx is nothing but a sweatshop, a hostile work environment where putting down the employees through insults and cursing is the norm. There is absolutely no communication between groups which results in projects being rushed and released without adequate testing - there is no formal QA process. Employees are overworked, underappreciated and underpaid. Morale is dismally low as management acts as taskmasters rather than advisors. Ideas are suppressed - the folks tasked with implementing managements' ideas (some of them are good) have no say in how to design and create said products. There is a high turnover rate because employees leave as soon as they realize the company is rotting from the inside out and any other alternative is likely going to be a good one. Finally, because the company is cheap, there is no official blinkx HR so there are constant issues with benefits - I heard there was a period of time where employees didn't have medical coverage. Maim an arm? You're screwed.

Advice to Senior ManagementLike a previous poster stated, go take some management courses. Reward your employees for the hard work that they put in. Cussing out someone is detrimental to their morale as well as everyone who sees such an encounter (everyone).

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Blinkx is a terrible place to work. Poor leadership and communication from management.

Senior Manager (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I worked at blinkx


Pros: Cool technology and hot industry. It's also a good location… Cons: The management is very poor leaders and just puppets to the primary investors. Also a very competitive industry so not a lot of upside. They… Advice to Senior Management: Get some management training and understand why the company has such a… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

 

Not Great, but Not Bad

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at blinkx


Pros: There was a flexible schedule and independence. Vacation wasn't too… Cons: Not great people to work with, not very professional and the staff is very green and junior.… Advice to Senior Management: Look into your Montreal office...Lot of shady business dealings there. More

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