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4 people found this helpful  

If you're thinking of applying for a job here, you may want to think again.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at blinkx

Pros

Conceptually a great service, unfortunately not so great in reality.
Some (but not all) wonderful co-workers, who give, and give, and give.
Generally fair pay.

Cons

Paranoid, egotistical management, with poor people skills.
Disorganized, lots of balls being dropped, in generally all departments.
Low morale, many employees who would normally leave this company feel stuck because of the poor economy.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Needs an overhaul top down, especially at the top, but may be too late for that - doubtful if Blinkx could attract the right kind of management talent now.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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
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