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Helpful (3)

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

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at blinkx

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  2. Helpful (3)

    Good Fun, Fast Paced

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    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Former Employee - Software Developer

    I worked at blinkx

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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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