I have been working at Bazaarvoice part-time (More than a year)
- Flexible Schedule
- Get paid per work you perform not per hour i.e. work faster make more money
- Only 29 hours max.
I have been working at Bazaarvoice full-time (More than 3 years)
Great culture, excellent team, bright data future.
Higher management needs to get better.
I have been working at Bazaarvoice full-time (More than a year)
-Awesome co-workers, great culture, decent pay, amazing PTO and maternity policy, work life balance
Management isn't that great at remembering the people aspect of business and because of this we have lost great talent
Advice to Management
Remember the people. BV is great and people want to be here just don't get so focused on the processes that you forget the people behind the processes. People leave managers not companies.
I worked at Bazaarvoice full-time (More than a year)
At least prior to the acquisition by a private equity firm, the salary offered to BV employees was excellent. Many I worked with remarked that they seemed to pay slightly above average for the Austin area. Their new building is nice- convenient parking, a decent cafe on site, lots of space for working and finding quiet spots.
I saw a lot of employees given the opportunity to change departments and try out new jobs, which isn't typical in a tech company of this size. I appreciate that the option was always on the table.
I once had a senior leader (VP+ role) tell me "The secret to success is to focus on optics and NOT on substance. You want to do well here? Put something that is very easy to do on a slide or document, make it sound more complicated than it is, maybe give it a fancy code name. Then tell everyone you can about it, present your plan in meetings, do very little actual work, then show off when you get it done." That comment nailed the coffin on my tenure there. If you want to work for a company where you can learn new skills, hone your craft, fuel your ambition and be rewarded accordingly... this isn't the place.
It is that culture that has bred a group of largely incompetent yet entitled employees. Sure, there are some really great ones on the team- but ask around and you'll notice that a lot of the 'good ones' have been leaving lately. So much time is spent arguing, planning, gossiping, talking - and not a lot of time is spent getting real work done, and making real progress. In an environment like this, trying to figure out what you should be working on is impossible; there are no organized OKRs and at any point you could ask a dozen leaders to explain the corporate priorities or company vision and you'd probably get a dozen different answers.
There is a real lack of diversity, especially in leadership. I know: this is a widespread problem in tech, and Bazaarvoice is no exception to the wealthy, white male rule. But what's worse is that I watched leadership act rudely (yelling, blaming, etc), irresponsibly (drinking, flirting, etc) and downright unacceptably (referencing sexual acts/body parts, etc). I never once had any real professional development conversations with my manager, despite asking/trying.
One other thing that is odd considering it is 2018: most people in management, even middle management, have offices. It just makes the superiority complex of management worse, and really fosters an environment where management is out of touch.
Overall, it was tough to work here. I gave it my best shot but, ultimately, I just wasn't a fit for the culture and environment they had created.
Advice to Management
Put an emphasis on hiring great talent, drive accountability for performance, train management on concepts like servant leadership and goal-setting, and seriously evaluate your leadership team. Culture comes from the top down, and you've got major issues at the top.
I have been working at Bazaarvoice part-time
Ability to work more than set hours
Extensive training and support
Opportunities for advancement
Work is engaging
Quarterly minimum hour requirement can be challenging to meet at times
Work can be monotonous
I have been working at Bazaarvoice (More than a year)
great culture, good learning environment, and easy to move up if successful
payroll who takes care of your base/commission are incompetent. They make mistakes and they dont want to pay you as much as someone in your same role is being paid.
Flexible schedule, ability to increase your pay based on speed and accuracy.
Lack of advancement opportunities, work becomes routine upon mastery.
-Extremely detailed training designed to ensure you're successful
-Supportive management who is dedicated to development
-Continuous feedback loop to ensure growth
-Passionate group of employees who are proud to be part of the company
-Rapid internal growth
-Longterm employees (it feels like the majority of the people have been with Bazaarvoice 3+ years, which is very unusual in a tech company)
-Comfortable work environment
-It's difficult to get to know people inside the org. There is not much crossover of departments, so getting started can feel lonely
-Not the best health care
Advice to Management
More internal support for new hires to understand different teams and how they incorporate into your role
I worked at Bazaarvoice part-time (More than a year)
I worked part time doing Catalog Operations.
It's flexible, the pay is good, and management is understanding.
Our rules were never clear, and guidelines changed regularly with little input or undertanding
I have been working at Bazaarvoice full-time (More than 5 years)
Awesome onboarding and coaching
Ability to actually hit your quota and exceed your on target earnings
5 years and I still love coming in to work every day
Some issues with accountability and drive for orgs outside of sales and client success
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