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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

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  1. 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Like working in a third world sweat shop run by really angry robots...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at blinkx

    Pros

    Good location
    Free lunch on Fridays
    Some good people (management excluded)
    Helps you understand how not to run a business.

    Cons

    Really boring, lifeless, uninspiring management team.
    Totally overhyped PR. Most is completely fictional.
    Rubbish product. Lets face it, who in the real world has ever heard of blinkx!! Where are these users? If you take out the porn there is no one left...
    Useless management team with no idea about the media industry.
    Culture of aggression, secrecy and leadership through fear.
    Do not work for this company.
    They don't promote people... period...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some management training asap or resign
    Start behaving like humans
    Sort out the content on the site. Its rubbish..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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