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Blackapple Solutions Reviews

Updated October 7, 2018
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  • "Low pay, no benefits, lousy communication, never paid on time, lied to/deceived" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Have not come across any till now" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Somerville, NJ
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Somerville, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice place to work, Good work environment, Freedom of work, Provides Good opportunity for career growth,

    Cons

    Limited Resources.... No Entertainment activities

    Advice to Management

    Provide Team outings, and entertainment activites


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Looks like this company is going bankrupt and would not pay to at least 20 employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Tester in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Tester in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blackapple Solutions part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, easy to take day off even last minute

    Cons

    Almost everything else, including the fact that they owe to more than 20 employees worth of $2,000 for each. They, looks like, got bankrupt, and would not pay. L&I office is not much help, so will need to try to take them to court before they transfer every penny offshore to India from their bank account.

    Advice to Management

    Please pay people...It;s not just their time they wasted, but gas to drive and lunch money. Thanks

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Company in the World"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Game Tester in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Lead Game Tester in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They were courteous sometimes (sort of).

    Cons

    Don't get paid on time (or ever, in my case). Don't get a set schedule. Constantly back and forth on availability which doesn't actually impact scheduled hours. Constantly worried about whether you get to work the next day. Lots of constant cons. These people are con-artists. If they had a 0 star rating, I would give it.

    Advice to Management

    Close your doors. Don't operate your business ever again.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "not bad"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Game Tester in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Game Tester in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Blackapple Solutions part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you do like just playing game, working without time pressure with the stict schedule without flaxibility, this is a job of your dream

    Cons

    Non guaranteed work day even if you were called, depends on that how many people do they have, you have only 2-hours guaranteed, rest of them depend of their choice.
    People can make any forecasts about that how many days they will work, because the company calls 0-3 day per week


  5. "Testing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Blackapple Solutions part-time

    Pros

    Good work environment with a good, friendly people.

    Cons

    Too much security and low work hours.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Games Tester"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monroe, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monroe, WA

    I have been working at Blackapple Solutions (More than a year)

    Pros

    When it comes to Blackapple Solutions, its not so much a matter of pros as much as it is that they do certain things the way they are suppose to when compared to their competition. For example, unlike their rival Flexisoft, they actually communicate with their pool of testers effectively and get them properly scheduled with the client for work.

    Cons

    Inability to pay on time despite the fact that it is legally required for them to pay within 24 hours of when they themselves set the pay day. Low pay. Never know how much work you will have during the week. They either speak in BS or outright lie to their employees when being confronted. No benefits to speak of. No incentives to stay.

    Advice to Management

    Just pay us when you say you are suppose to pay us. Start with that.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "fast cash stop"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Game Tester in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Game Tester in Bellevue, WA

    Pros

    getting some cash in the mean time and doing some game testing.
    Learning how testing works.

    Cons

    Schedules are paid by client so if you made plans for the week, you have to be extremely flexible. Low pay and no benefits.
    Payment will be delayed 2 weeks.

    Advice to Management

    More pay and perhaps more benefits? I really do hope that we can get paid on the present day rather than waiting for 2 weeks.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Not a Bad company to work with"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Computer Programmer in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Computer Programmer in Edison, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I have been working with this company for few years, NOT a bad company to work with at all. never missed a payment, may be delayed few times, but there was never an issue.

    Cons

    Communication could be better
    payment can be on time


  9. Helpful (13)

    "Unprofessional Clowns"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tester in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Tester in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Blackapple Solutions part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    IF ONLY I COULD GIVE A (** 0 STAR ** RATING)

    Cons

    If you like inconsistent hours, getting paid every 3 weeks (If your lucky), working in a jail like environment with underpaid testers who don't take showers and talk sci-fi. Then this is the job for you!

    Be ready to: exchange your drivers license for a parking permit (daily) deal with egotistical test leads who think they are better then you, wait 3 weeks for your check (if your lucky) wait for a phone call every night for a next day shift (if your lucky to even get one)

     IN A NUTSHELL THIS IS BY FAR THE WORSE COMPANY I HAVE WORKED FOR!!

    Advice to Management

    pay your testers more $$, pay them on time, treat them with respect and as human not a workhorse. give actual weekly hours and stop calling people at 6pm during dinner time


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Sr. Engineering Role (Mechanical)"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Blackapple Solutions full-time

    Pros

    None, Nada, Zip, Zilch, Zero

    Cons

    Garbage, it took a month to come to an offer then the offer was much less than originally quoted, these people have no idea what the market is like in CA.

    Im sure these are tactics taught by management to get the lowest rate possible, then charge the customer the full rate thus increasing their profit.

    Stay away from this company.

    Advice to Management

    None