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BCL Technologies Reviews

Updated April 17, 2017
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  1. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Internship in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Internship in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BCL Technologies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a great experience to work at BCL as an intern. All staff was very friendly, and helpful. They also have a pretty good learning environment for new grads and interns.

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons.


  2. "Account manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Enterprise Account Executive in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Enterprise Account Executive in Dublin, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BCL Technologies (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for with great flexibility and you can learn a lot about technology

    Cons

    No growth potential, as this company has been the same size for 20 years and their business practices were very nonstandard.

    BCL Technologies Response

    Oct 2, 2015 – Executive

    While we are always sorry to see a long time employee who clearly learned a lot be head hunted and transfer his accumulated knowledge to a competitor, BCL resumed its growth after his departure ... More

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent company with long-term staff committed to it"

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    Former Employee - Chief Operating Officer Malaysia and Strategic Advisor On Sales, Marketing, Products in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Chief Operating Officer Malaysia and Strategic Advisor On Sales, Marketing, Products in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BCL Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    BCL is a silicon valley company that thrives on innovation and has industry-leading technology and enterprise-class products and technologies -- in pdf solutions, data analysis and extraction, natural language processing. BCL has an extremely loyal staff -- many employees have been with the company for 10+ years. It rewards its top sales performers handsomely, provides flexible work environments to its technologists, and keeps everyone engaged by working on cutting-edge technologies. BCL's staff is extremely diverse, and BCL fosters a non-heirarchical culture of collaboration and respect for the individual.

    Cons

    As a smaller company, BCL must contend with the challenges that come with that designation. It must invest prudently and rely on its staff members to be self-motivated and operate without lots of layers of supervision.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build on your technological strengths and maintain your informal meritocratic culture.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "BCL has been a great learning experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BCL Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - nice people to work with
    - learning new skills is encouraged

    Cons

    - you have to be a self motivator sometimes


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Only work for this company if you don't have any other choices."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    Pros

    Flexibility, but not anymore compared to before.

    Cons

    Receive no appreciation from upper management. If ever a word of appreciation, it sounds so fake. Management likes to wear mask.

    Advice to Management

    Be sincere to your employees, after all, it's only a small company. It will only help the company if emloyees are being united rather than seperated.


  6. "good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good management. Flexible work hours

    Cons

    No pay. No dental and medical for interns


  7. "Great at first, then worked to death"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BCL Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Location is great and some coworkers.
    Technology has great potential to be huge.

    Cons

    Quota is always an issue as it is adjusted before payday and after the sale is done. If you are a great sales rep then this will definitely hurt your final pay. They will go to extremes to pit you against your team mates and pay the person with the lower commission rate. There's no marketing team to help and most of their customer claims are downright false. Encouraged to lie about how many customers we actually have.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to nickel and dime people and adjusting their quota after the sale is done. Might as well just tell them you won't pay them.

    BCL Technologies Response

    Feb 28, 2017 – Executive

    I think this is mistakenly posted for us. Probably for another company. We do not 1. adjust commission after sale is done. 2. Make reps compete for lower commission rate. 3. Tell anybody how many ... More

  8. "Good workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Small company that gives you opportunity to work on differnet projects and own responsibilities.
    Great people to work with
    Friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons


  9. "Great place to work out of college"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BCL Technologies full-time

    Pros

    -Great people
    -Friendly atmosphere
    -Engineers are super helpful
    -Small company that gives you a chance to make an impact

    Cons

    -Lack of communication across the engineering team
    -No real opportunity for growth within the company
    -Not the best place to work if you are looking for direct mentorship

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good People"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BCL Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good place to learn new things and good for ambitious people. Very flexible, which is very important from a work-life balance perspective. Senior management is always open to inputs and suggestions from employees.

    Cons

    Flat and unstructured organization, with minimum training and supervision, which can be disconcerting especially to the unmotivated.

    Advice to Management

    BCL also needs to work better with the media because I rarely see any news article about the great projects they have done.


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