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Updated Jul 27, 2016

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32 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    The opportunity to make a real impact on a company while gaining valuable career experience.

    Jan 22, 2013 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    Pros

    - Innovative and collaborative team where ideas are heard, considered and implemented - Everyone is approachable throughout all management layers, including the Executive Team - Competitive and generous compensation for talented sales individuals and opportunities for career growth - Offer a great merchant and consumer facing product and represent a brand that provides a real marketing solution - Fast paced, start-up environment with a unique, fun culture - Every day is different

    Cons

    - Office layout is very open and can sometimes promote distractions - Systems and processes throughout the entire organization would benefit from more optimization and additional resources

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great environment for the self-directed and ambitious

    Jan 22, 2013 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    Pros

    Leadership always looking for ambitious employees to take ownership over key employee processes and take seriously all suggestions regarding improving systems, process, and/or culture. Most teams have some real stars who make working with them a real pleasure; these same people also ensure that things that need getting done, get done. At its core, Bloomspot culture is also positive and self-affirming (though there have been rough patches - see cons). The folks here are supportive of each other and the senior leadership are among the teams greatest cheerleaders.

    Cons

    Though the strategic vision and high-level direction from the C-suite has been consistent, day-to-day and week-to-week priorities can shift. Also, following a round of layoffs in 2011 career growth suffered as people became more narrowly tied to their roles.

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  3. 1.0
    Former Employee

    BEWARE! Pretty on the outside - Ugly on the inside

    Oct 12, 2011 - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
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    Pros

    Being part of a social media company is great experience. Working with merchants in a fun space. Example: Spas, Restaurants, ect. They let us bring our dogs to work.

    Cons

    1. Be very careful. They hire these classes of 15 plus people only to lay off 90% of them so they don't have to convert them to employees. This way they don't have to pay benefits or unemployment. 2. They position it as a employee based position then at the last minute tell you that you will be a contractor only to lay you off in 90 days with most of your class. 3. The goals are unattainable unless you are in a new market or if you were brought on awhile ago and have decent accounts. The goals are a joke actually and they are doing nothing to increase their subscriber base. A complete joke. 4. They have no regard for their employees as people. You are nothing but a number to get them to the next level. 5. They did NOT collect our drivers license or SSN. This way they have no trail. They do not do direct deposit for contractors which is unheard of at any other company. 6. We were not even informed of how or when we would get paid until we had already been working there for 2 weeks. 7. They simply don't care. I have never experience such unprofessionalism. 8. I hope I can save someone from making the same bad decision that I did.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great company with strong leadership

    Jan 7, 2013 - Creative Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    My experience at Bloomspot has been incredible. I've had the opportunity to rebrand the company from the ground up with the support and thoughtful contributions of the co-founders Jasper Malcolmson, Ashish Baldua, and members of the product and marketing teams. The company nurtures creativity and innovation and has proven to be a strong leader in the daily deals space. Bloomspot's recent acquisition by JP Morgan Chase is a testament to its success.

    Cons

    The health care / benefits could be better. We have no monthly employee contribution, but very high deductibles and co-pays.

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Outstanding people, but perhaps mismanaged

    Jan 16, 2012 - Not Sales in San Francisco, CA
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    Pros

    - For a while, Bloomspot had some pull and managed to recruit and employ some outstanding, brilliant people. I cannot speak highly enough of the people with whom I was able to work and their willingness to share information and help each other develop professionally. - Great location right near CalTrain and the stadium. - Free Diet Coke and other snacks

    Cons

    - Two rounds of severe layoffs with no warning or explanation has left much of the team seeking other opportunities. - When the team finally received a financial projection, its methodology and metric determination was not clear. The numbers were incredibly optimistic--at the same time a third of the company was cut. - Product and engineering team seem spread too thin. Though engineers were interviewed by the dozens after the second round of funding, none were hired--not even in a junior role. Thus, eight engineers are asked to work on eight different projects, which means progress is slow and room for important work requested by other teams must be planned out months in advance.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    lots of smart, sharp people. very little micromanaging. never an average day-to-day.

    Jul 23, 2012 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - fun company culture - smart, young team - excellent work/life balance - work is always changing, never dull - lots of internal mobility - will probably never find smarter and more fun bunch of people to work with - people are genuinely friends outside of work

    Cons

    - management can be narrow minded and stubborn with respect to new ideas - engineering and product bottle neck prevents innovation - part of quickly changing, generally lukewarm daily deal industry - employees who have been around since company inception get away minimal work

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    I have thoroughly enjoyed working at Bloomspot! Stellar start up with awesome employees (both current and former).

    Jan 21, 2013 - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
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    Pros

    - Work hard, play hard. - Company culture (great people, cool office, fun activities, etc). - Office location (SOMA, near Caltrain and Muni). - Snacks & meals are plentiful. - Open door policy with management. - Generous comp & spiffs. - Team work environment. - Executives sit at regular desks mixed in with employees.

    Cons

    - Start-up kinks. - Executives do not have an accurate picture of who the top performers (or performers for that matter) actually are. - Slackers seem to go unnoticed. - Compensation is inconsistent and unfair, often rewarding the wrong people / behavior. - Spiffs do not make sense and encourage quantity vs quality.

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Awesome company, good people

    Jan 23, 2013 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    Pros

    1.Visibility of work is high 2.Cool to see what you do gets released to public, very gratifying 3.Most talented and drive group of ppl I've ever worked with 4.Information given to the employees is unfiltered and transparent 5.Get fully exposed to how creative ideas are born, fine tuned and then executed

    Cons

    1.Office layout can be noisy and somewhat distracting 2.High pressure environment. Almost everyone is smart and hardworking, which creates a competitive atmosphere 3.Company had rapid growth, hard to move around/ change divisions 4.Expect to work long hours in crunch time

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Happy Salesperson

    Jan 21, 2013 - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
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    Pros

    Innovative and fun company to work for. Bloomspot has taken a "Bloomingdale's" approach to an industry full of "Walmarts" which gives a salesperson a big edge. Very good earning potential for someone who puts their head down and works. Opportunity to share opinions and be heard by senior management. Just agreed to be acquired by JPMorgan Chase. Sky's the limit!

    Cons

    Bloomspot has gone through some things that I would imagine are normal for start-ups. Some good and talented people have been left behind. It is tough to build a comp plan that is fair across the board for what we do.

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Amazing company to work for in an exciting space with an incredible team!

    Jan 22, 2013 - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
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    Pros

    Great team of smart, forward-thinking, collaborative, creative, FUN people Competitive salary and OTE; generous commissions & spiffs No micro-management Excellent work/life balance; if you are hitting your sales goals there is a lot of flexibility around setting your own schedule Dog-friendly! Lunch and snacks provided throughout the week Open door policy with executive team; employees are encouraged to share ideas, suggestions, concerns, etc. CEO with an incredible vision who is transforming this space Great location

    Cons

    Typical start-up kinks Questionable employee promotion process between Account Executives and Senior Account Executives; there is no documented process that lays out the steps to promotion and expected abilities at each step (there are some AEs consistently outperforming Senior AEs)

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