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Pleasanton, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Financial Transaction Processing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Blackhawk Network delivers branded payment programs to meet our partners’ business objectives. We collaborate with our partners to innovate, translating market trends in branded payments to increase reach, loyalty and revenue. With a presence in over 26 countries, we ... Read more

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Blackhawk Network – Why Work For Us?

Blackhawk Network delivers branded payment programs to meet our partners’ business objectives. We collaborate with our partners to innovate, translating market trends in branded payments to increase reach, loyalty and revenue. Specifically, working with retailers, corporations and agencies, we deliver:

  • Retail Distribution Programs to drive revenue,
  • Incentive Programs to build loyalty,
  • Alternative Payment Programs to provide unconventional payment options,
  • Employee Programs to motivate employee behaviors and
  • Reseller Programs to extend agency offerings.

Blackhawk Network offers a full portfolio of comprehensive services to ensure the success of our partners’ branded payment programs:

  • Design services: The development, production and issuance of a branded payment content.
  • Distribution services: The warehousing, demand planning, supply chain and logistics for program delivery.
  • Fulfillment services: The fraud and risk management, compliance, processing and customer services for program administration.
  • Marketing and assessment services: The merchandising, promotions, support and reporting for program operations and evaluation.

Our partners find that Blackhawk Network and our branded payment programs deliver valuable advantages. We help our partners extend their reach as we introduce new opportunities to access and leverage. We help our partners grow loyalty as we enable them to deepen relationships with their customers, employees and channels. We help our partners increase revenue as we maintain a steady hand on existing programs and collaborate to find new opportunities. Our proven capabilities enable our partner to be confident that business objectives will be met – or exceeded.

Blackhawk Network’s reliable infrastructure and expertise ensures scalable and technologically advanced programs are executed on their behalf. Our expertise in regulatory compliance and relationships with financial institutions helps safeguard transactions. With a presence in over 26 countries, we seamlessly execute programs worldwide to ensure quality and consistency in retail, incentive, engagement and alternative branded payment programs, while meeting the unique expectations of each region.

At Blackhawk Network, we look for people who want to shape the future of the global branded payments industry. Collaborating with our partners, we deliver the innovative programs required to meet our partners’ business objectives — extending retail distribution, introducing innovative incentives and creating meaningful employee engagement. You could be part of this entrepreneurial culture, while experiencing the stability and benefits of a robust, global corporation. Visit our website to view all of our current job openings:

AT BLACKHAWK NETWORK, THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT thrives and opportunities abound. Employees enjoy working with dynamic, inspiring teams in one of the world’s fastest growing industries. Our solution-oriented and creative culture offers the ideal career growth opportunity for self-starters who crave the challenges of a fast-paced and rewarding environment. Our business units include the leadership of self-directed, talented team players that support Blackhawk Network in its continuing growth in the United States and around the globe. 

If you are a motivated individual and a committed team player, we’d like to hear from you. Please review our current job openings listed by department on our Job Board.

Blackhawk Network offers a comprehensive suite of benefits to all employees, including:

  • A choice of medical plans
  • Prescription drugs
  • Vision care
  • Dental and orthodontia
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Healthcare (FSA) and dependent daycare spending accounts
  • Paid time off for vacation, sick leave and company-recognized holidays
  • Company-paid basic life insurance
  • Optional life insurance to cover your spouse, children or additional life insurance for yourself
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Company-paid business travel accident insurance
  • Company-funded retirement plan
  • 401(k) plan

Other Optional Benefits Include:

  • Employee Association for leisure time activities at a discount
  • Direct deposit of your paycheck
  • Credit union membership
  • Service and Recognition Award programs
  • Professional and Career Education Program
  • Community Pride Program, which contributes to non-profit organizations our employees support

Headquartered in Pleasanton, California, Blackhawk Network Inc. has offices in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, and the United Kingdom. Visit our career site to find opportunities in your area.

Blackhawk is committed to diversity and thoughtful people practices, and we are proud that our employees reflect the diverse communities in which we do business. We recognize and appreciate the variety of backgrounds and characteristics that make individuals unique, while providing a work environment that promotes and celebrates individual and collective achievement.

Blackhawk Network is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Blackhawk Network believes that diversity leads to strength.

In an effort to develop a pipeline of high caliber talent with the intention of hiring interns upon graduation, the Blackhawk Network Internship Program is designed to introduce college students to Blackhawk. The goal is to recruit talented students to work on meaningful projects, make a contribution to the organization, and ultimately extend the students' learning opportunities beyond the traditional classroom setting.


There are several requirements Blackhawk considers when recruiting our Interns: 

  • Student should be in their Junior or Senior year of college (should not have graduated college).
  • Student’s college major and skill-set should be applicable to the open intern assignment.
  • Both the Hiring Manager and Student’s long-term goal would to be hired into a FTE position upon graduation.


The intern program is structured to benefit the organization and to allow the student an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a professional work environment. Throughout their assignment, Interns have an opportunity to network with other interns at various events, partner with a manager with a professional background within the career field represented by the internship, and present a final project to Blackhawk Network employees outlining the experience gained during their assignment. 

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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Blackhawk Network (San Jose, CA) in March 2018.


    First round is a technical phone interview using the Skype interface to collaborate and code. Asked about previous experience and moved on to the algorithm questions.
    Finally discussed about the work in the team, the role at the team and what they are looking for. I took the interview on a Friday afternoon and got a feedback from the HR on Monday morning.

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