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Bazaarvoice Reviews

Updated February 14, 2017
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  • You need to assert your own work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • I get no face time with senior leadership, and as a result, I never get rewarded the way a "real" employee would (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Fun place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Bazaarvoice full-time

    Pros

    Whole Foods, free drinks, fun people, good pay, new office

    Cons

    layoff, senior leadership, budget, secrecy, re-orgs


  2. Helpful (11)

    "Company is slipping"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bazaarvoice full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Autonomy and no vacation policy

    Cons

    Strict process policy, department re-orgs, lack of long-term vision, and poor investment decisions

    Advice to Management

    Get your s#!t together. You had a great culture and happy employees, but good people wont stay if you continue to manage them poorly and stock continues to plummet. You have a great product, but there must be a long-term vision in order to sustain the business.

    Bazaarvoice Response

    Jun 17, 2016 – CEO

    Thanks for your review as a former BV employee. We’re glad to hear you enjoyed our autonomy and vacation policy when you were here. Bazaarvoice is a company undergoing a transformation. Instead of ... More


  3. Helpful (14)

    "A paycheck, not much else"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Content Analyst in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Content Analyst in New Brunswick, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bazaarvoice part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    ability to work remotely
    can set own schedule (within reason)

    Cons

    management abrupt and unapproachable
    lack of recourse when issues occur
    lack of inclusiveness for remote employees
    low wages for work
    no opportunity for growth

    Advice to Management

    Begin treating your remote employees like members of the so-called family. Try to find ways to include them in the culture. Receiving an invitation to an event in Austin, TX when I'm based out of my home hundreds of miles away is kind of an out of touch slap in the face.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Sales Director in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, un environment, good product!

    Cons

    Growth YOY is struggling, long on-boarding, but quick to terminate

    Advice to Management

    Remember we're all human

    Bazaarvoice Response

    May 24, 2016 – Chief Revenue Officer

    We absolutely are all human.  But we still must perform in order for our company to continue to grow.  The culture at Bazaarvoice is built on our value of performance, so we ensure extensive ... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Rocky Road but great culture, assets and the future is bright"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The Bazaarvoice team is fun, they are truly an Austin based company in terms of culture. They've built great partnerships with their customers and the company is really well positioned long term.

    Cons

    Due to some "birth defects" in terms of architecture at the formation of the business and over focus on sales during the first half decade, the company hit some rocky roads but the new management is doing great work to rectify that and get the business growing again.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with the strategy, don't give up, it feels rough now but long-term the company will be in a better position.

    Bazaarvoice Response

    Jun 17, 2016 – CEO

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I appreciate you acknowledging the work we’ve been doing to get focused back on growth versus maintaining the status quo. Keep rooting for us and ... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Still a great company...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bazaarvoice full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Regardless of the recent turmoil and struggles, this company can come back! It has a great team, a solid partnership with many enterprise clients and a tremendous development group. It was a baby company that his finding it hard to fit in the corporate world. But I believe it can get there.

    Cons

    Lack of trust in senior and executive management decisions.

    Bazaarvoice Response

    Jun 17, 2016 – CEO

    Thanks for writing a review on Bazaarvoice. It’s true that we’ve had some growing pains, but I agree with you that we have incredible opportunity ahead of us. I hope we win you over fully in the ... More


  8. "Great People, A Lot of Challenges Ahead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Director in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bazaarvoice full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Wonderful People
     - Strong Market Position
     - Great Culture
     - Strong Pay
     - Freedom in your role

    Cons

    - Lack of Technology Innovation for future markets and products
     - Too many layers of management
     - Somewhat bulky product

    Advice to Management

    Innovate - and fast. The markets are moving faster than ever. Acquisitions to beef up the product stack could also be a great play.


  9. "Strong Leadership in tough market position"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Bazaarvoice full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Leadership cares about the employees. Really wants to make it a great place to work.
    - New office is great

    Cons

    - Reviews have been out for 10 years. It is hard to keep innovating and keep the premium pricing.
    - If you work outside of the Austin office, be aware that BV is very Austin centric. It has gotten better with all the video conferencing set up, but it is still tough to be remote and feel connected.

    Advice to Management

    Move faster on pivoting to shopper advertising.


  10. Helpful (11)

    "Good Company with too many uncertainties"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bazaarvoice full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free snacks and drinks, decent benefits (compared to others), intelligent people

    Cons

    I was with BV for almost two years. While I loved the team I worked for since I worked with a bunch of intelligent people, that wasn't enough of a reason to stay. I came on right as the DOJ investigation and suit were ending. Since then, BV has not really been able to recover - financially or culturally. They've never had a profitable year in the 10+ years they've been around and the future doesn't look too encouraging. In the two years I was there, most of the upper level management (C level) staff left and many other upper level managers followed. They laid off the APAC offices and proceeded to lay off even more after my departure. They expect everyone to "drink the kool-aid" and be exactly as they pretend the culture at BV is. The problem is, with all the company struggles and lay-offs and just poor management and communication, very few people actually have faith and hope for the company anymore and there is no culture as a result. You can't force a culture on people. The morale is extremely low and they tried to compensate with a new building in Austin, but it's just a patch for a bigger problem.

    Pay is not up to market for any of the Administrative Organizations, Company is very unstable and uncertain about their own future, culture is a facade, management doesn't listen to the employees or any concerns until it hits a breaking point, no real growth potential, lack of faith in or concern for employees - most are overworked and underpaid, management often behaves in inappropriate ways.

    Advice to Management

    Stop spending unnecessary money and focus on getting the company in shape and rewarding employees for their hard work. If employees don't feel valued and compensated for their work they won't stay. A false culture and shiny new building aren't incentives to employees - company stability, profitability and being part of a team that is rewarded for their hard work are what bring the best talent and retain them.


  11. Helpful (7)

    "Slowly Sinking Ship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Director
    Former Employee - Sales Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bazaarvoice full-time

    Pros

    Great pay structure for a Sales Director.

    Cons

    Stock dropped 75% in 10 months.
    Senior Management is delusional on what will make them successful.
    Trying to be an advertising company but they're reinventing the wheel.
    CEO isnt inspiring at all and is so far out of touch with reality. Made some really bad promotions/hires.
    Company has never been profitable yet they spend a ton of money on booze.

    Advice to Management

    Just because you can hit your number as a Sales Director, doesn't mean you are good at being a Sales Manager.

    Get acquired by a private equity firm and come off the public market. Wall Street isnt doing you any favors.



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