Balihoo Reviews

Updated Jun 28, 2016

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5 Ratings
  1. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Balihoo full-time

    Pros

    Excellent people, office perks (such as snacks and beer), and allow for flexible hours. This is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    This company is agile and will do what it takes to stay afloat, but with this they have had many major layoffs.

  2. "GREAT people and company culture!!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Balihoo full-time

    Pros

    There is always a lot of work to be done, but working with a great group of smart, talented and energetic individuals makes it very exciting. The flexible work hours it makes it much easier to manage your work/life balance. Everyone has the opportunity to contribute to the evolution of the company, culture, internal processes... regardless of your role.

    Cons

    Repeated organization restructuring to meet changing business focus makes employees very nervous.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good people, poor product"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Service in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Balihoo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart, driven people in all areas.

    Cons

    Too many pivots on product & strategic direction.

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  4. "Great company to work for!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Balihoo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart, friendly people. Good company culture, good benefits (unlimited PTO, flex time, dogs in the office), family-friendly, good work/life balance. Really cool products that could change the world of local marketing.

    Cons

    Some people get really overworked here. Company had a lag in sales that hit hard, had some managed changes that caused ripples and slowed things down.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Automation Marketing Strategist in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Balihoo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's really easy to land a job here. It has a great location and you can bring your dog! They finally removed some of the troubled people. they hire in big waves.

    Cons

    No training. No movement. You have to be friends with management to get anywhere. They will hire in big waves then do a mass layoff once the project is done. All of upper management from the time I was there has been laid off or left. Makes employees nervous.

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  6. "Work Hard-Play Hard"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Balihoo

    Pros

    -CULTURE -The people -The Drive -The Management -The amount of appreciation and encouragement -The opportunity to move up and forward with the company We take the work hard, play hard seriously!

    Cons

    No major Cons here

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Digital Account"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Balihoo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Their eagerness to learn from others and make themselves better whether it was feedback on culture or processes.

    Cons

    A lot of blind leading the blind and people who weren't qualified to be in their roles. Which lead to a lot of throwing under the bus because there was a lack of ownership when things went wrong and it's a start-up so things went wrong all the time.

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  8. "Great culture, little upward mobility, low pay"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Marketing Manager in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Balihoo for less than a year

    Pros

    - Friendly company, co-workers build really positive culture - Product and space that the company in is interesting - Kegerator in the kitchen, free beer any time! -Relatively free to decide how to do your job- If you've got good ideas, you'll be allowed to execute them.

    Cons

    - Pay is low: I was aggressive with negotiation, and increased pay was hard to come by. Offered stock options in lieu of adequate pay. Got over a 50% pay increase (+20k signing bonus) when I left the company for a new job. - Health insurance is very poor (cost over $8,000 to have a 0 complications labor/delivery for a new baby with company insurance) - Many departments have no upward mobility. Its a small company, so thats not a surprise, but just be aware of it.

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    Balihoo Response

    December 29, 2015VP of Human Resources

    Thank you for your candid feedback. Balihoo tries very hard to ensure that compensation is competitive based on a number of factors, including comparison to similar opportunities within the market. There is always room for improvement, but since Nov 2014, we've taken steps to improve our benefits, lead compensation within market, and provide opportunities for development and growth within the company. Of course, there is plenty more to do!

  9. Helpful (1)

    "A truly positive culture...not just a "front" put on to attract talent. But you trade that for salary."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Balihoo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work-life balance (I simply don't get emails from coworkers on the weekends), flexibility of schedule and work space (I can work from home without judgement, for the most part). Unlimited paid time off (as long as you're getting your job done). The entire culture is based on trust and respect.

    Cons

    You may make less than your peers in larger companies.

  10. "Amazing Opportunity"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Balihoo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great employees.. fun environment, lots of laughs, smart co-workers, challenging work Great exec team.. highly capable team with strong industry experience Great opportunity.. huge market, huge opportunity, few viable competitors. Exciting opportunities professionally to positively impact the business

    Cons

    No major concerns that I have encountered to date.

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