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BirdDogHR Reviews

Updated September 5, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Work-Life Balance!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Implementation Specialist in Urbandale, IA
    Current Employee - Implementation Specialist in Urbandale, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BirdDogHR full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flex PTO, great company culture, employees encourage one another and are looking out for your best interest. Company is still small enough that you can wear several hats and work on new projects that are not apart of your typical job description.

    Cons

    Growing company, but manages the changes efficiently and remains pretty transparent about organizational changes.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are looking for continuous feedback and ways to excel in the industry, so challenge them to be better each and every day.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fun, Successful and Driven Small Company with Great Leadership"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Urbandale, IA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Urbandale, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BirdDogHR full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    BirdDogHR has an incredible culture. Employees are put first and they are treated great. Very fun environment and the company does a lot of activities together. BirdDogHR has seen substantial and consistent growth in revenue and client base, making it an attractive place to work. BirdDogHR's leadership team, led by CEO Todd Skokan, have a clear vision for the future. Great location in Urbandale. Little traffic, near downtown and West Des Moines. Finally, BirdDogHR places a lot of emphasis on work/life balance for their employees, which is a great thing.

    Cons

    Still has some components of a start-up, smaller companies have some limitations.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BirdDogHR full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company parties, snacks in the breakroom and flexible work environment are all great; but BirddogHR is an awesome place to work because management treats their employees with the respect due professionals who care about doing their jobs. In most departments, managers allow their employees act as decision makers and do not micro-manage. This is a direct trickle-down from the CEO who has created an atmosphere of accountability and recognition.

    Cons

    Being a "smaller-startup-type" software company, there are processes that are ill-defined and still developing.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in your employees


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Account Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BirdDogHR full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fair Compensation, friendly culture, attractive office environment

    Cons

    I would decline to state any negative comments

    Advice to Management

    Avoid divisions between Sales and Operation/IT


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company Culture!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment filled with forward thinking people. The leadership team is encouraging and truly cares about employee success. I always felt like a valued asset and will truly miss everyone at this company.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say about BirdDogHR. Again, the company culture is wonderful and so are the staff members.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. The continually feedback and encouragement always motivated me to continue to do my best work.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "BirdDogHR is a great employer!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BirdDogHR full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    BirdDogHR is a great place to work, phenomenal team and an amazing company culture. Employees have great benefits including health, 401k, PTO, floating holidays and a stocks kitchen full of snacks, coffee and other refreshments. BirdDogHR takes employee engagement to the next level. The organization is growing rapidly, it feels great to be a part of it!

    Cons

    No comments to share, if you enjoy working with ambitious driven teammates this is a great place for you to be!

    Advice to Management

    As a company we are handling rapid growth very well. Employees are regularly praised for performance, and encouraged to share. The only thing I can think if would be to create career paths with employees, and put an action plan to develop skills to move them to their desired position. We have the tools, let's make it happen!


  7. "Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Urbandale, IA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Urbandale, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BirdDogHR full-time

    Pros

    Great sales team and cross-departmental comradery. Opportunities to advance within the company.

    Cons

    Usual growing pains of a growing company.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency, consistency and fairness.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Glad I made the move"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Urbandale, IA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Urbandale, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've been in HCM space for nearly 10 years and very glad I made the change.
    - Great vibe & culture
    - Nearly 20 year old company with the vibe & culture of a start-up
    - Passionate sales management & product development teams
    - Marketing generates a good quanity & quality of leads

    Cons

    US focused from a product and presence stand point. The suite of products is an enterprise grade portfolio but lacks the language packs to service an international customer.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the culture remains in tact as the company continues with the rapid growth that has taking place now.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Growing Pains"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Rapidly growing and evolving product offering gives you new challenges and SaaS skill set to help become an expert in the talent space. If the clients brings up a bug or problem or feature they would like to see, fitting it into the roadmap and making it a reality is fairly quick. Brand new offices with a nice dining area, TV and snacks to break up the day. Your peers can really be a great group of people to work with each day and make the challenging days go a lot quicker. There are glimpses of a good cultured company trying to break through a few times a year or so after morale suffers for months. Because upper management isn't in the office much, there isn't much micromanagement done on a daily basis which can be nice

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    Cons

    Organization has not handled growth challenges well. Knee jerk reactions and obvious favoritism to past professional relationship are running rampant here. Upper Management and some employees are rarely in the office and "work" from home while others aren't allowed or are discouraged. CEO lives and spends most of the working month in Omaha, and needs constant updates on daily operations and numbers and weighs on everyone. With so much constantly changing, the direction of the product set and strategy change like the Iowa weather from day to day. This is evident as the sales team has had 4 different direct manager changes in just as many months due to lofty goals presented to the board upon investing in BirdDogHR mid 2014. Daily hard working employees often get frustrated by peers who try to look/appear busy while doing as little as possible just to get by and know that their relationship with the management and executive staff with keep them employed.

    Advice to Management

    Think about how your favoritism and decisions effect all your employees view. Product is coming around but it takes time. Stop only caring about the sales, lead by example and try to be better leaders your team can respect.

    BirdDogHR Response

    Oct 14, 2015 – HR & Compliance Manager

    Thank you for your comments. They are being reviewed by your leadership team.

    Changing processes is a challenge all organizations face. In a fast-growing company the velocity of change is... More


  10. "Awesome Place To Work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Urbandale, IA
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Urbandale, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BirdDogHR (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great team environment
    Ability to grow in your field
    Advancement opportunities
    Support from management

    Cons

    N/A: I truly enjoy my job & the people I work with

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. It is nice that management doesn't just sit in an office - they are part of the team & help where ever they are needed. It is part of why our office has such a great "team work" structure!


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