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Employees rate Portsmouth 4.1% higher than the overall average
I have been working at Bottomline Technologies full-time (More than a year)
Bottomline is a top notch company. Leadership truly cares about employees. The company is driven to innovate and deliver the very best products to customers and places a high priority on customer satisfaction and delight. I am proud to work at a company that cares about doing the right thing, and that extends to employees, customer satisfaction, charitable giving, and environmental sustainability.
This is not a place to sit back or be an individual contributor. Bottomline looks for and rewards leaders, people who will drive results and contribute to the team, regardless of title or role. I think of this as a pro, but employees are held to a high standard and the work can be demanding-- it isn't for everyone.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Bottomline Technologies (Portsmouth, NH) in March 2013.
A recruiter called me about 2 weeks after I applied online via the Bottomline website. He quickly set up a phone interview a few days later after gauging interest in the position.
The current hiring manger was very professional and answered all my questions as well as giving a great overview of the product and what to expect out of me. The biggest surprise was that I was expected to regularly put in overtime and had to work long enough "to get the work done". I believe at one point engineers were putting in around 60 hours a week just to stay afloat.
After the phone interview I was scheduled a few days later with the group which was based in another location. The interview was very pleasant and the questions they asked pertaining to my knowledge and the product was asked and answered effectively.
A week later I was scheduled to meet with management where I met with a completely different hiring manager that apparently been moved from another group. He asked me lots of technical questions pertaining to by skills and a lot of "what-if" scenarios. I also met with the manager from the phone interview as well as his manager who asked my why I left my previous employers and my reasoning for joining the company.
I was offered a job offer a few days later with to my surprise a base salary which was much lower than the industry standard for my position in the geographic area. I set up an appointment to negotiate a salary but was forgotten by the recruiter only to have to set up another one later on in the day. He told me he would probably not be able get me any more money and told me that I could make up for it with quarterly bonuses I "might" be able to get but were not guaranteed. He also asked me if I was being contacted by any other companies which I told him I was and he began telling me all the bad things about the company which I found very unprofessional.
The recruiter went to check with the new hiring manager for a salary increase and called later in the afternoon but the increase was still not at the low end of the salary spectrum I would have accepted and not up to media industry value for my position.
So to sum up my overall experience, the people seem nice to work with there and the building is nice but be prepared for a much lower salary offer than industry standard and be prepared to put in mandatory overtime and being on call after hours.
Reasons for Declining
The base salary offered was well below what my knowledge, skills and years of experience were worth. This included "mandatory" overtime and on call hours which I was forewarned about during the interview process.