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Updated February 3, 2017
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  • People, culture, work life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • The work environment at Blackhawk Network is good, especially in Risk Management (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Such a Great Company-I came BACK"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager Marketing in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Manager Marketing in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blackhawk Network full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very engaging group of individuals that care about the business and try to be innovative in growing the business in many ways.

    Cons

    Need to move fast and make changes quickly-but that's what happens in a sales driven company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyable work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots to learn, room to grow

    Cons

    Very chaotic with ever-changing priorities


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, company really cares about the employees, decent benefits and transparency.

    Cons

    Raises are every year but very little, promotions are hard to get and bonuses are non-existent


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  5. "Compliance Analyst"

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

    I worked at Blackhawk Network full-time

    Pros

    Growth Company, room for growth, team building is encouraged.

    Cons

    Too many meetings.


  6. "Blackhawk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It had freedom to work at my own pace. There were side projects to complete which was nice.

    Cons

    Sometimes the tickets that other employees would open would be confusing and sometimes communication broke down between fellow employees.

    Advice to Management

    Need to organize the stock room better. The way that gift cards are organized into numbers rather than an alphabetical order causes problems when new companies launch their cards.


  7. "Great Place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent Culture ! Very supportive Management which is focused on employee satisfaction and career growth. Laid back environment with good compensation

    Cons

    So far - None


  8. Helpful (8)

    "Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers!!!! Fun company culture, lots of in house activities

    Cons

    Work life balance could stand to improve!

    Advice to Management

    Quit hiring losers that don't know what real work is: Individual that left comment "Terrible Account Management" is a prime example of the why there is significant turnover in the last two years. Hiring spoiled kids who don't have any world experience, and believe their role should be outlined in syllabus like their college days, are not qualified for the complexities of the role. Those that leave are usually not competent enough to withstand the day to day expectations of the client, as well as the organization. I've never experienced an element of harassment or discord within the office, however immaturity among over entitled/under qualified candidates is rampant.


  9. "Good company, open culture."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Settlement Ops Analyst I in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Settlement Ops Analyst I in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great upbeat atmosphere. Open culture and lots of great people. There is opportunity to grow into multiple positions as the company is growing at a rapid rate.

    Cons

    Because of the hyper growth and very unique business model, it is easy to fall behind. The training was not always ideal.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Great people"

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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
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blackhawk Network full-time

    Pros

    The people I've worked with at Blackhawk Netowrk are professional, courteous, friendly, and passionate about doing a good job.The location is great if you live in Pleasanton, Dublin, or Livermore.

    Cons

    Not everyone is given stock options.
    The open cubicle arrangement makes it difficult to concentrate and think.
    Parking near the building is impossible if you arrive after 9:30 in the morning.
    Not clear what the career path is for some of the positions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on ways to make employees feel valued. Not offering stock options or profit-sharing to all employees is insulting to those go get nothing but "flyer" awards. Also, kindly give up your reserved parking spots and trek in like the rest of us.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "PMO Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with smart and creative colleagues, work-life balance and exciting projects.

    Cons

    It would be great to have a better clarity on career track.



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