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Lack of Direction

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at blinkx full-time (more than an year)

Pros

1. San Francisco Office next to Ferry Building
2. Catered lunch (but only once a week)
3. Some people who work there are very cool
4. Total pay package is OK (but salary lacking)

Cons

1. They don't know who to hire for what positions. A couple of recent hires have just disappeared and I'm scared to ask why.
2. Long term growth doesn't seem to be there with a lack of mobile advertising direction.
3. YouTube is just superior in every way
4. Load pay package with bonuses (which are attainable) but that means you are taxed at a much higher rate and you make less than if you would if they just paid higher base salaries.
5. Stock options are worthless
6. The smartest person at the company (C.O.O) is leaving the company, now there is no one smart enough to run it.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There is no communication to employees except for really big announcements (like the C.O.O leaving). No one knows what direction the company is heading in... new flash, it's down. 300+ employees and 10+ offices, that doesn't seem to be very smart.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    HORRIBLE

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at blinkx

    Pros

    Free lunches
    Coworkers are generally cool unless they're at mid-management or higher
    A fully stocked fridge and kitchen
    Pay is decent

    Cons

    Everything else. If you like working in a boring, stuffy work environment with management breathing down your neck at every step, this might be the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Realize that you don't actually know everything. Show your employees some respect and reward ingenuity and hard work instead of trying to bend them to your will.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    I'm so glad this place is behind me, wish I never joined

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at blinkx

    Pros

    The senior managers have really cool accents. It’s like working for a mean little Hugh Grant. If you like senior managers who are bad at managing but have really cool accents, then you’ll love it here.

    Most middle managers and peers are good people. Their morale is low, but they’re good people.

    Cons

    The work environment is the worst. Senior management sees themselves as brilliant wiz-kids and all employees as vermin. Employees are disrespected and constantly reminded of their expendability. Folks are scared of the penalties of a bad decision so they don’t make decisions on their own. Their fear keeps them from investing any time in helping out fellow peers, it’s all about protecting yourself.

    It’s just no fun to be treated so poorly and seeing people you respect being treated even worse. There’s an uncomfortable, depressing feeling everywhere, in meetings, in conversations, in work habits that all stem from the awful senior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It’s probably too late. No one from senior management understands good leadership. B-slap the top five and replace with smart, respectful, experienced leaders and maybe there’s hope.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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