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- "Great people across the board, tons of talent, and true passion for the students served." (in 10 reviews)
- "Awesome culture and great people" (in 6 reviews)
- "Work from home, great experience" (in 6 reviews)
- "Coworkers were great and supportive" (in 4 reviews)
- "Unique online work environment and dedicated staff" (in 4 reviews)
- "Low pay but understandable considering experience level." (in 8 reviews)
- "Lots of layoffs have created low morale and a poor employee culture." (in 7 reviews)
- "Typical small startup but has great leadership" (in 6 reviews)
- "No need to share the average # of children on leadership team is 3 when only half leadership team actually has kids." (in 3 reviews)
- "Poor management, understaffed, growing too quickly to keep up and still deliver quality support" (in 3 reviews)
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- 4.0Nov 14, 2023Curriculum DesignerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearSan Francisco, CA
Remote, flexible managers, satisfying work, fun students.
Huge layoffs in 2022. Higher-ups don't listen to instructors and make huge company shifting decisions behind closed doors
- 2.0Feb 2, 2023AnonymousFormer Employee, less than 1 year
Good salaries, nice people to work with.
BT pays top dollar, and gives an extremely generous monthly stipend; however, they do not do a good job at managing their financials. Because of this, they have had to go through 2 mass layoffs in the past 2 years to fix these issues. We were told at the last "All Hands On" meeting that the company was stable, but 2 weeks later 50% of the workforce was laid off. A hiring freeze should have been implemented, and the stipend should have been taken away as a first line of defense to protect people's jobs. Some new hires started the day before layoffs. After the layoff, the CEO was tweeting an hour later about home schooling his child. A lot of people just lost their livelihood, and could have used more support. Not a good look.7
- 1.0Feb 9, 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 3 years
Inspiring mission and mission-driven colleagues
Leadership is *breathtakingly* incompetent. Three massive layoffs in three years. Broken promises, empty lip service, and lies. You'll be condescended to, underestimated, misallocated, under-resourced, milked for all you're worth, and cast aside. (Some reviews mentioning high pay... absolutely not. The company routinely hires very underqualified juniors to save money, and I suspect those reviews are from people making more than they made in previous non-tech jobs, but have no idea what they should be getting paid.)5
- 3.0May 10, 2023InstructorFormer EmployeeSan Francisco, CA
Great mission, a lot of people want to do the right thing.
Start up with the changing direction all the time
- 2.0Feb 7, 2023InstructorFormer Employee, more than 1 year
None since they laid off tons of good people that actually contributed to the culture.
The culture has become stale. Where everyone used to put the student first and worked together regardless of title, now you will be criticized/QA'd from the top. The new executive team rarely spends time with the teams. Also, the school's new direction is just a copy of a new leader's prior experience.3
- 1.0Feb 3, 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
1. Mission: Trying to do right by landing learners life-changing jobs! 2. There are some gems that work here, really trying to do right by the company. 3. Pay-: Get paid SO well! This is actually probably more of a con though because it doesn't matter how much money you are going to make if the job isn't secure because of the mishandled finances :(
1. BloomTech is seriously mismanaging money. We just laid off almost 100 people right before holidays. There was little to no backwards planning in this decision and it was alarming. Evidence: we were hiring people the week up to letting everyone go. Some people were let go weeks into their role and some people had JUST started their new role that week. There was one person I know of who was due to start in a few weeks (quit their job and then was told they didn't have a job at BloomTech!) Why were we hiring up to the day of layoffs? Employees are also all given a 380 dollar stipend to use each month to use on "whatever makes us happy" and that was never cut, but people were. There were so many licenses not used and mismanaged, HR buying people lunch for prizes weeks before layoffs, and some departments had absolutely no guidelines for how they spent their money-and no one was overseeing/managing it. There are so many things that could have happened before letting so many people go. 2. Misalignment: The company is very unaligned. Everyone is operating in their own lane and no one is communicating. The leaders are horrible with communication and usually have no idea what is happening in other silos of the company. 3. Leadership: The right people are not in the right roles but stay, even if they are not performing/getting results. I truly believe a company's success starts at the top and with two rounds of layoffs, I think it's pretty clear. The CEO is very removed form the day to day and probably on Twitter more than he actually works. 4. The worst part is how they treated people when layoffs occured. The layoffs came as a complete surprise to most everyone in the company. Most managers didn't even find out about it until the night before. They told people who were "safe" right before the "all staff meeting" where they laid off the rest of the company. Then, had us join the meeting (videos on) and watch the CEO lay off everyone else. It was absolutely horrible. Not one employee had a conversation with their manager about the layoff-it was just told in a whole company meeting that "in 15 minutes you will get an email and it will say if you still have a job." So, everyone sat and waited, those safe already knew.5
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Bloom Institute of Technology has an overall rating of 3.0 out of 5, based on over 203 reviews left anonymously by employees. 29% of employees would recommend working at Bloom Institute of Technology to a friend and 25% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -11% over the last 12 months.
29% of Bloom Institute of Technology employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Bloom Institute of Technology 3.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.8 for culture and values and 2.8 for career opportunities.