blinkx Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    blinkx: "Comfy Corporates" need not apply

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ex-Blinkx Employee
    Former Employee - Ex-Blinkx Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great team of hardworking, personable and social people. Hot industry, cool technology Management allow autonomy and control to those who show to be committed, capable and trustworthy A fantastic product set, which attracts new customers easily, which brings with it job satisfaction, and handsome financial rewards which are easily achieved by those prepared to put the work in. Management are (despite so many neg reviews) very supportive and open to ideas, and open change, especially to those who have proved capable, consistent, clear, concise and hardworking. Backed with finance and expertise from some of the most successful people in the FTSE100 software markets.

    Cons

    Small, cramped office space Lacking in time and resource, 100% of the team work long hours, are all tired, worn out, and need more people to help them do their jobs effectively without complete burnout. blinkx will not appeal to those looking for a 'comfy corporate' A pretty grim place for developers looking to get into the zone. Hot tempered management.

    Advice to Management

    Improve internal communications regards commercial strategies as they happen Avoid shouting at employees in front of entire teams. A public outburst completely shatters what it likely to be a highly valuable employee which you cannot afford to loose. Those who witness it will question the strength/skills of management and jump on it to create negatives messages throughout the company. If you really feel the need to shout at someone, just do it in a private office, you will be respected for it. Otherwise, keep doing what you're doing - it's all good


  2. Helpful (3)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  3. Helpful (3)

    Good Fun, Fast Paced

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Former Employee - Software Developer
    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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  5. Helpful (4)

    Good co-workers, fast-moving and chaotic.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at blinkx full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart coworkers. Opportunity to learn/grow Free food on Fridays and nice office When the share price was right-high value options

    Cons

    When the share price is low options were NOT valuable! Chaotic management style in engineering lots of projects and changes to projects

    Advice to Management

    Try to let engineers work on their projects for longer so the product can be better Keep letting people learn new technologies


  6. Helpful (2)

    good place to learn/grow

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at blinkx full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    laid back atmosphere, good benefits, competitive salary

    Cons

    Confusion on what exactly the products are and how they work (if they work?). With recent acquirement of Burst, there is various new roles that need to be played for your position which is aggravating/confusing. It will take time for this to smooth out.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more flexible with employees work hours. Should be allowed to work from home as long as job is getting done and there should be summer hours on Fridays (like most companies of this type in SF).


  7. Helpful (4)

    Average Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at blinkx full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's nice for working your straight eight hours and going home. There isn't much motivation to work extra or contribute more. Your coworkers you work with on a day to day basis are nice.

    Cons

    Blinkx doesn't create anything truly innovative or ground breaking on the tech side. There aren't many perks if at all for working there. This isn't an environment for you if you're looking to learn and grow. There isn't many areas to advance to.

    Advice to Management

    Please talk to your employees and care about them more.


  8. how is it to work at blinkx

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at blinkx full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    convinient, nice location, great office space

    Cons

    salary, stock in really bad state

    blinkx Response

    Jul 23, 2014 – Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoy the office environment. We are always open to additional feedback. Please feel free to reach out to blinkxcares@blinkx.com and an HR ... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good first job, can learn a lot.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Technology
    Current Employee - Information Technology
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Some great people, exposure to a rich technology platform. They deal with all pieces of advertising, including display, video, mobile, programmatic, and SOE.

    Cons

    Poor communication across business units makes it hard to see the Big Picture. Company seems to change direction frequently, but not decisively.

    Advice to Management

    Give more autonomy to mid-level management. Focus on communicating effectively, and getting buy-in from employees.

    blinkx Response

    Mar 26, 2015 – Human Resources

    Thank you for providing feedback! We are excited you recognize the awesome team here at blinkx and our range of products. We strive to provide each employee with growth opportunities within the ... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    Ok company to start your career with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at blinkx full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ok company to start your career with

    Cons

    there is no training of any kind


  11. Helpful (3)

    Great Possibilities, Poor execution

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hot space Interesting technology Good buzz in industry

    Cons

    Poor execution on products Terrible treatment of employees Poor communication- starting at management Bogus PR: papering the industry with meaningless press releases Lack of support, yet all the obligations on accomplishing things

    Advice to Management

    It's time to clean house at the management level at blinkx, I don't think any reputable person who can contact people via sites like this or social networks will take a job at blinkx unless they are desperate.



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