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blinkx Reviews

Updated October 5, 2014
Updated October 5, 2014
78 Reviews
3.0
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blinkx CEO S. Brian Mukherjee
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good compensation, good benefits, flexible hours and good opportunities for advancement (in 6 reviews)

  • They also provide free snacks/beverages and do a staff lunch every Thursday which is generous of them (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Worst senior management team (at least from engineering perspective) I've ever worked with (in 7 reviews)

  • There is no one leading the company (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company, Loads of Opportunity and Potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at blinkx full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Have been with Blinkx since they acquired us back in 2011, and in that time, the company has expanded, hired, and increased revenue exponentially. I've had the pleasure of working with many others across the other departments/Offices, and there's really a sense of teamwork in most areas here.

    Cons

    There are some minor "corporate" issues that come along with being a publicly traded company, sometimes there could be lack of communication on what may be going on, outside of monthly meetings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Internship Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corp Dev Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Corp Dev Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at blinkx as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone is extremely nice, and more than willing to walk me through their areas of expertise or give me a hand in an area i am unsure in. . The general attitude of all the employees is very positive and everyone seems very energetic. Management is very intelligent and seems committed to expanding the company. The company is also expanding rapidly.

    They also provide free snacks/beverages and do a staff lunch every Thursday which is generous of them.

    Cons

    Other than having to do the occasional intern duties (running basic errands, faxing, etc.), and some occasional connectivity problems with wifi nothing really comes to mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the VGA cable in the conference room.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Corporate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at blinkx full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Small office with a blend of start-up and tech corporate culture emerging. Think flexible with sustainable resources. Plenty of opportunity to have a career and have some fun. Lots of career oriented people at the Company.

    Cons

    There have been growing pains of acquisitions and also growing so quickly over the last two years. Those seem to be behind us and we are recruiting and retaining lots of talented people with ideas and the skill sets to grow blinkx to $1.0 B of revenue annually.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set up a one on one mentoring program. Hire more recent college graduates. Start an internship program.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    A good learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Content Editor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Content Editor in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at blinkx part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule as I was part time on the weekends and I was able to learn quite a bit about data entry. Was able to work from home or wherever place so long as I had a computer to hook up to to work.

    Cons

    Training, I feel, should have been more than a day. It'd also have been great if terms were shuffled out in a more timely manner when it's found that there has not been content for quite some time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It was great working with you all.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fun place to work in an evolving industry. Great people, excellent location!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at blinkx full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very welcoming, friendly group. Company is expanding quickly so every day is very exciting. TONS of perks - kitchen snacks, random bagel deliveries, organic fruit every week, catered Thursday lunches, Giants games & happy hours. Adjacent to Embarcadero Bart/Muni station & close to lots of great restaurants & shopping. Great health benefits - this company cares about your health!

    Cons

    Since the company is expanding and changing so quickly, information sometimes does not make it around to all the appropriate people, so that creates room for employee speculation & confusion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent. I know upper management is busy but try to make sure your employees understand what is changing. I don't know if monthly company meetings satisfy this need as not all branches are included in all information exchanges.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Growing, learning, rewarding.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Ad-ops Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Ad-ops Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at blinkx full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Plenty of room for growth within the company--they truly do promote from within. Very positive laid back work atmosphere with intelligent hard working peers and superiors. Responsibilities and goals are well communicated and I'm given autonomy to take care of those responsibilities how I see fit without micromanagement. Good benefits, competitive salary, growing company which is poised to continue to provide more opportunity in the future.

    Cons

    Not quite as lax as some SF companies with regards to flex time or the ability to telecommute. The extremely quick rate of growth we have been experiencing can lead to confusion regarding the redefinition of roles moving forward, but that's not a bad problem to have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm very happy here, but the one area that leaves me wanting is that the hours are long and are not based on current work load but rather are just fixed. Flex time would be a significant morale boost as would sanctioned telecommuting as there seems to be no reason not to implement more telecommuting. The job can be done from anywhere and again would boost morale to provide employees with more freedom and would improve work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Energizing place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Melville, NY

    I have been working at blinkx full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working for the company for over 2 years and not a day goes by when I do not feel energized! Management team provides a great atmosphere, charges the employees moral by positively communicating with them. Overall this is a great company to work for!

    Cons

    This may not be your typical 9-5 job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I can not think of any off the top of my head. I enjoy my job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Exciting company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at blinkx full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I've been with the company for a little over 4 years and have nothing but good things to say. The work is challenging, but rewarding and management makes sure that the entire team feels part of the company's success. The company has been increasingly taking strides to make sure that blinkx is not only a great company, but a great company to work for. I look forward to going to work every day which I know isn't the case for a lot of people at other jobs.

    Also, free bagels and snacks are a big plus :).

    Cons

    Really haven't been too many, if at all. This isn't a "9-5 job" (as is the case with most Internet jobs) so if that's your thing blinkx probably isn't the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to tap into the entire team for ideas on how to grow the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at blinkx full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Being able to speak to anyone at anytime is great. If there is ever a problem everybody is available to solve the problem quickly. The office is like my extended family and most employes have been here for over 5 years. We have a fully stocked kitchen and great insurance.

    Cons

    401k could be improved with Blinkx matching a certain percentage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More comfortable chairs and a dishwasher would be great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Best place I have ever worked

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at blinkx full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Since my first day, my voice has had the same weight as everyone else, regardless of position. This company consistently hires the most talented people they can find which has enabled us to grow at a record pace over the past 2 years. Everyone in our office is always happy and loves being a part of the team and culture we've created together.

    Cons

    Need to develop more specific teams for each initiative so they can continue to get the attention they deserve without losing steam

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to hire the best in the industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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