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Updated January 20, 2018
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Blackhawk Network CEO and President Talbott Roche
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Pros
  • Great management support and work/life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • BHN values their employees a lot and its clearly visible in the work environment and ethics of the company (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Finance Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Blackhawk Network full-time

    Pros

    There is a great deal of opportunity to make a difference

    Cons

    Small company with many acquisitions


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Run while you can!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Off Saturday and Sunday's you'll need it to reboot.

    Cons

    Very toxic work environment, save yourself the effort, run! They are continuously acquiring companies only to layoff current employees. There is no stability or job security. Everyone is in constant fear of being laid off. Leadership is awful, they offer no support. I have spoken with colleagues in various departments who share the same sentiments, seems to be a universal culture flaw that has only worsened over the years.

    Advice to Management

    Train or hire qualified leaders, it starts from the top.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "First 90 Days"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Blackhawk is a growing company with tons of tremendous diverse talent. The staff has been very helpful over the first 90 days and I have the pleasure of working on a highly functional scrum team. It has great leadership as well making it a fun place to work.

    Cons

    Lots of acquisitions over the past couple of years will eventually mean consolidation.

    Advice to Management

    Be as transparent as possible with regards to consolidation plans and the implications it will have on employees. Consider allowing good employees the opportunity to work remotely after consolidation.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not for contractors"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blackhawk Network (More than a year)

    Pros

    They have good management system.

    Cons

    They don't treat contractors as their employee.


  5. "Business Systems Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Blackhawk Network full-time

    Pros

    Great management support and work/life balance.

    Cons

    I have none at this time


  6. "Great company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Blackhawk Network full-time

    Pros

    Everyone does their job without having to be monitored constantly

    Cons

    Some communication issues between teams, but nothing that can't be improved


  7. "Blackhawk and the Phoenix Operation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Blackhawk is filled with passionate people. This is evident by the dedicated team of professionals that work in the Phoenix, Arizona location. They come to work everyday focused on helping Blackhawk deliver products and services to our customers.

    Cons

    Still working through some growing pains. Some decisions might be influenced by the past instead of what will benefit the company by looking forward.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to embrace new ideas and be brave at leading change.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Product Owner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Blackhawk Network full-time

    Pros

    A place to learn in a open environment

    Cons

    Too many changes in the teams and reorgs


  9. Helpful (10)

    "WORST COMPANY EVER! DO NOT WORK HERE!"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible on time off and vacation but other than that, I cannot think of anything else.

    Cons

    This company is filled with the most inadequate level of intelligence. They have no standard of who they hire or promote to the executive team because they are Constantly undergoing hiring freezes, lay offs, budget cuts. They cannot seem to get their revenue high enough for 3 months at a time. Departments continuously have their budgets cuts, HR is absolutely a nightmare to work with, technology and the employees in Engineering are subpar. The pay is low for the area and industry and the company sticks within the status promote average or below average skill set. Very few at Blackhawk are forward thinking or helpful - in fact I am amazed how some people are still employed at this place (but not really).

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who know how to run a company. Stop being cheap, and stop staying in your corporate bubble of mediocrity.


  10. "GVP"

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    Current Employee - GVP US Sales in Exton, PA
    Current Employee - GVP US Sales in Exton, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blackhawk Network full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fast growing company with vision and good leadership

    Cons

    Dont have any at the moment


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