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THE worst possible place to develop your career.

Software Engineer (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

ProsThere is no good reason to work for blinkx, you will be expected to work long hours for peanuts.

ConsThe company is propped up like a fancy magic act. Lots of smoke and mirrors. They promise software that can turn the audio in a video clip and make it searchable. The software they use for this, from their parent company Autonomy, does not work. These people employ more lawyers than actual engineers. Suranga is bi-polar, some days he's pleasant, most days he's a jerk that will use his Cambridge education to insult you. The CTO Matt is better suited to be a comedy writer than to lead any engineering team.

Advice to Senior ManagementFind a bridge and jump off it.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I'd hesitate to call it "management".

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    I worked at blinkx

    Pros: Amazing location. Fair compensation. Friendly coworkers. Stimulating work in the field of scalability and data aggregation. High employee turnover means you can probably get a job there without much… Cons: A complete lack of transparency on any level. Management would commit to specific deadlines long in advance but not tell engineering until days before. Maybe… Advice to Senior Management: If at all possible, learn what the concept of respect is and start showing it to your employees. Just because you're paying someone doesn't entitle… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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    Blinkx, A Regret that I can't afford again.

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    I worked at blinkx

    Pros: Compensation Nice view Web 2.0 space Free lunches Cons: No Effective decision making Keeping employees always in pressure There seems to be no effective planning coming out from executive… Advice to Senior Management: Reorganization is necessary at executive management where more skilled managers and… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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