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Good Fun, Fast Paced

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Former Employee - Software Developer
Former Employee - Software Developer

I worked at blinkx

Pros

I found the company a challenging and fast paced environment to work in. With new projects constantly coming up and very much at the leading edge of what technology can offer in this space.

Cons

Being a fast paced industry means that on the down side the place can be a little caotic or manic, some days crazy. You also have to scream to be heard and sometimes your voice drowns.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to the troops and be less quick in dismissing their thoughts. some great material comes from us and can make the company more successful. Also communicate more.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    Fear-based management strategies are ineffective and inappropriate

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    Former Employee - Ex-Blinkx Employee Who Left By Choice
    Former Employee - Ex-Blinkx Employee Who Left By Choice

    I worked at blinkx

    Pros

    an interesting techonology that has a lot of promise
    opportunity to get in early in the online video search space

    Cons

    paranoid executives micromanage ineffectively
    no recognition of talent
    childish vindictive and manipulative actions
    lacking self-confidence, management projects their own shortcomings onto their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respect and reward your talent or they will walk away
    have a business strategy and plan accordingly
    establish core values and communicate them
    communicate with your employees
    don't think that you are above QA, documentation, and thoughtful planning
    treat employees fairly
    instead of blaming your employees, take a self-inventory

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    um... actually, on the whole, I rather like it here.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at blinkx

    Pros

    You get to own projects
    Your work goes to make a real difference to the company (unlike other places i've worked - where it gets lost in the system)
    Pay and benefits are pretty good
    Good locations
    Interesting tech
    Generally a good bunch of people to work with

    Cons

    Hard work and long hours
    Lack of communication from management
    Recent high turn around of staff
    Some good projects turn into dead ends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont let good people go
    More (any) advance warning of projects
    Work with the tech team instead of driving them

    Approves of CEO
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