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Updated January 31, 2017
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  1. "Lower Glassdoor ratings post-layoffs"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good products in a market that needs them.
    Top-notch executive team.
    Good company outlook.

    Cons

    Company growth creates coordination and operational challenges.
    Certain roles seem to have limited growth opportunities.
    Difficulties post-layoffs and acquisition of a new company cause stress.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people, especially managers.
    Be clear on promotion criteria, puzzling promotions and moves.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "PEM"

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Exciting industry
    Multicultural team and multicultural environment
    Location (Mountain View, not too far from the Caltrain station)

    Cons

    No innovation. Product lags way behind competition, and nothing much is done about it, causing uncertainty, and flat growth.
    Lack of leadership and poor management cause very high turnover and talent drain.
    Not very optimistic about the future of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in R&D and in your people.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Struggling mid size company; Abysmal Engineering Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues in the workplace. Good culture.
    Work life balance is good
    Free food everyday
    Workout classes are a good plus

    Cons

    CTO left earlier this year to start his own company.

    Abysmal engineering management. No career development opportunities for engineers and managers do not care. Engineers who get stuff done are not being rewarded.

    Top staff and principal engineers have left the company, causing mediocre talent with little experience running critical systems. Junior engineers with very strong opinions build mediocre systems.

    Layoffs causing even more confusion within employees and the morale is extremely low.

    No more learning opportunities. Best days of the company are behind it.

    Advice to Management

    Engineering management needs a revamp.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Start of struggle"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great talent. Very smart and easy to work with people. Good work life balance. Amazing perks.

    Cons

    Not a lot of innovation after the CTO left the company. Company is struggling to get to profitability. There have been a lot of budget cuts eventually leading to lay off of 20% of the workforce. Not a lot of importance is given to career development of employees.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Toxic company culture. No hope for future"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good perks (free lunch)
    Good work/life balance
    People are friendly

    Cons

    Mediocre product in a competitive market. No innovation. CTO left earlier this year. Engineering management is toxic; managers play favorites and competent people are not rewarded. As a result all early and senior employees have left. Mediocre people building mediocre product lacking innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Engineering management needs replacement


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Office manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great Culture and flexibility

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth


  8. Helpful (6)

    "slow paced struggling mid-size company, no longer a startup"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering, Member of Technical Staff in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering, Member of Technical Staff in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very smart and highly motivate people.good learning place for junior engineers.
    great flexibility with work hours.

    Cons

    very slow growth rate . after exit of previous CTO (cofounder), no investment on innovation.
    20% head count cut last quarter followed by series of senior engineers/sales people leaving.favoritism towards people and not towards product.
    buyout of European company hippo signaling a desperate last attempt of exit.

    Advice to Management

    be aggressive in people growth. curb the culture of rewarding people who finds mistakes in others work.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - People are smart, helpful, fun
    - Exciting industry
    - Product adapts quickly to changes in the marketplace
    - Great benefits including free lunch and workout classes

    Cons

    - Unsure about future of company


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Good company, but there are other considerations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of smart people. If you have a relevant skill, you'll be able to apply it. People are friendly, especially if you are open to new cultures and ways of thinking. Employees are valued and people are generally respected.

    Cons

    Company split between continents, strategy is disparate. None of the products offered as they exist now are good enough to get the company to IPO. The company is innovation starved, and trying to pour talent and resources into selling products that are only marginal improvements for clients. There is some attrition among higher level employees, reflecting that they believe growth prospects are better elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent about how decisions are made. Figure out what you need to do to let people learn and grow. But MOST IMPORTANTLY - recognize that the company needs to innovate to survive. Because management likes to hire "elite" people, they can forget that the company is starving for innovation and growth. Focus is divided between various products, and none of them is a home run (significantly better than competition).


  11. "Amazing Company, Transparent with Employees"

    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

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

    Pros

    Executives are very transparent with all employees
    Smart coworkers that are subject matter experts
    Great benefits across the board
    Collaborative work environment
    Really interesting challenges
    At the core of a growing industry

    Cons

    Not a place for someone who needs institutional hierarchy for management
    Duties can expand or change quickly as it is a tech startup environment

    Advice to Management

    Keep being honest and transparent with employees about long term company plans



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