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BloomReach Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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  1. "Opportunities to learn"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    1. Interesting problems to solve.
    2. You are heard about what type of project you want to do.
    3. Nice environment to start your career as they support you to pursue some side projects for learning anything of your interest. Even got help with mentorship on that.
    4. Smart and friendly people to work with.
    5. Awesome work culture with interesting stuff like TGIT, free food, and free chocolates.

    Cons

    1. No one is constantly chasing you for completing your work, which is a good thing as you can do your work in your own way. But there is also a possibility of being lost mid-way.


  2. "If you like to have an impact, come work for Bloomreach"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BloomReach full-time

    Pros

    Bloomreach is a company that is solving really hard problems involving large scale and huge amounts of data. The quality of team is top notch. And everyone on the engineering team gets lots of ownership and opportunity. Great people, great problems, and big opportunities make it a great place to have impact. If someone cares about having an impact, Bloomreach is the place.

    Cons

    Lot of chaos and churn associated with a company that is going through a transition.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Many pros and also many cons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BloomReach full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are eager to help and very good at their professional. Have chance to build products and features with direct customer feedbacks.

    Cons

    Less investment on new technology. Spend too much time fulfilling customers random requests (which they forgot after few weeks.)

    Advice to Management

    Invest more on engineering stuff. Improve the depth of engineering in products.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Amazing company with a credible vision, great opportunities and strong employee focused culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Peers are amongst the best and smartest in the industry.
    - Lots of tough and interesting problems to solve.
    - All locations are treated equally in terms of work. For example, Commerce Search and Categories - one of the main products - ships out of Bangalore.
    - BloomReach is flexible to provide the opportunities one is looking for, either by expanding the existing responsibilities or facilitating role transition.
    - Anyone in BloomReach is easily approachable.
    - Strong employee focused culture. One of the best in India and in silicon valley.

    Cons

    - Performance management and feedback for smaller teams needs improvement.
    - Communication challenges due to distributed teams in US, Europe and India.


  6. "Lower Glassdoor ratings post-layoffs"

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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
    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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "PEM"

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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.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Toxic company culture. No hope for future"

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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


  9. "Awesome people, good work"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Bengaluru (India)

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

    Pros

    > Work is good, great amount of learning in a very short time
    > Talented and knowledgeable colleagues
    > The company is going into a direction where they are getting more customer focussed, so good opportunities available for Analysts also

    Cons

    > Work gets repetitive after a while, there is no limit to the width of the work available though - it depends more on how quickly you can ramp up on things
    > Please don't pay too much attention to the 'No-Drama' quality


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Struggling mid size company; Abysmal Engineering Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Start of struggle"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


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