Blackhawk Network Work Life Balance FAQ

Read what Blackhawk Network employees think about work life balance at the company and make sure this fits your lifestyle. Employees have questions about everything from the work from home policy, overtime and flexibility.

Blackhawk Network has a work life balance rating of 3.5.

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5 English questions out of 5

April 17, 2021

What is working from home like at Blackhawk Network?

Pros

Flexible work schedule - work from home

Cons

Lack of diversity and upward movement

work from home

April 17, 2021

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January 11, 2021

How is the work/life balance at Blackhawk Network?

Pros

Good exposure to technologies and knowledge

Cons

No work life balance and not much good benefits

No work life balance and not much good benefits

January 11, 2021

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November 20, 2020

What is overtime like at Blackhawk Network?

Pros

Flexibility, great management team, fun atmosphere

Cons

No benefits because of part-time positions

time positions

November 20, 2020

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October 14, 2019

How flexible is your schedule working at Blackhawk Network?

Pros

Management appreciates exceptional work and recognizes it

Cons

rigid structure and less flexibility for working from home

rigid structure and less flexibility for working from home

October 14, 2019

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October 4, 2019

What do employees say about the location of the Blackhawk Network office?

Pros

Coworkers are really great people. The company is in a nice location with plenty of access to affordable housing, good schools, and nice communities.

Cons

The company has gone through multiple life cycles, first was the growth stage when everything was great, people enjoyed their work, there were opportunities for advancement, solid incentives. Then the company started relying more and more on M&A for growth and acquired numerous businesses. While an exciting time, the company did not spend the resources to properly integrate these acquisitions and allowed many of the key talent to exit. This was the second life cycle. The third life cycle was one of continual cost cutting and lay offs to try and make up for the downturn in retail sales resulting from EMV, this only compounded the issues created from the second life cycle. The company became focused on perpetual forecasting and cutting instead of innovation, integration and talent- everything seemed very short-sighted. The fourth life cycle began with Silverlake purchasing the business. While I'm sure the Silverlake team must be a group of very intelligent people, over the course of the last year, they have allowed all of the highest performers to leave for other opportunities and we are now left with a company with numerous issues needing correction and the B and C team trying to execute. The few remaining A people I've spoken with are looking and it is just a matter of time before they leave as well. It is a very tough environment to succeed in. As other people's reviews have suggested, popularity with and loyalty to the CEO and her inner circle are the most important traits for success, but those few people don't make time for anyone other than themselves. The company claims to empower employees but I've never seen it, so we are instead micromanaged by people who I'm not sure really understand the business. It is really sad to see such a previously great company decline like this. Clients are not happy, employees are not happy, it is a toxic situation right now.

Advice to Management

Clean house at the top, while the CEO may know and be more comfortable with her inner circle, they are not getting the job done, you need a fresh start with honest goals set going forward.

The company is in a nice location with plenty of access to affordable housing, good schools, and nice communities.

October 4, 2019

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