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Blue Apron Reviews

Updated February 7, 2019
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Pros
  • "The team vibe is great at Blue Apron and I can't speak highly enough of my Team Lead" (in 24 reviews)

  • "Free lunch, great pay, awesome employees" (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lunch is free but not what you would expect from a company like Blue Apron" (in 14 reviews)

  • "LONG hours and poor work life balance" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Working there was OK"

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    Former Employee - Runner in Linden, NJ
    Former Employee - Runner in Linden, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Apron (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours and Shifts there's AM And PM

    Cons

    Short breaks , breaks are too short

    Advice to Management

    Extend breaks


  2. "Young company with posible growth"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Arlington, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Apron full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They hire within all the time so you can advance fast

    Cons

    Is a very slow moving company growth takes for ever

  3. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Linden, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate in Linden, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    "3 to 4 days off", overtime, 3 breaks, good pay.

    Cons

    If you want to become a supervisor just go somewhere else, long hours, really cold, supervisors are incompetent and don't care about you


  4. "3 ring circus with all the animals out of their cages"

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    Current Employee - Mechanic in Linden, NJ
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Linden, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New building and equipment but no training

    Cons

    There isn't enough room to give all of the cons. I saw them fall on their faces immediately upon opening the doors. No surprise they went from 10.00 to.67 in less than 1 year. Management is clueless if they make it to 2020 I'll be suprised

    Advice to Management

    Get someone in there older then 25 to run the business.


  5. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Awesome company to work for

    Cons

    none come to mind today


  6. Helpful (10)

    "Worst job I've ever had"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It took awhile, but I met some smart, awesome people. The company has good brand recognition, so people were always initially impressed to hear that In worked there.

    Cons

    Horrible, incompetent executive leadership (though, to their credit, positive changes in the Exec Team were made with November/December layoffs). Communication between teams is almost nonexistent. A small handful of employee darlings have their ideas heard and are seen as brilliant when they are really cut-throat and throwing colleagues under the bus at every turn. Everyone is afraid to make a mistake so blame and deflection are rampant. Morale is the worst I've ever seen in the corporate world. No one likes coming into the office, and it's obvious. Entire teams are mass-quitting and departments are being outsourced. The culture is overall toxic and no amount of free snacks or happy hours can change the negative dynamics at play.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more adults, and listen to ideas that come from sources other than the favored few.


  7. "Exciting unique operations - poorly managed"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Apron full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exciting operations, tons of opportunity to improve

    Cons

    Hard to make improvements, misaligned agendas/priorities, too much focus on "keep the lights on". Too much corporate influence on fulfillment network decisions

  8. Helpful (8)

    "A Managerial Disaster"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The biggest has to be the great people I worked with. All were smart, personable, and driven. I had a great manager who was always supportive and willing to address issues. Some of my former co-workers are my best friends.

    One of the more diverse companies I've worked for

    Cons

    Upper management is a mess. There's no direction, goals seemed to change every few weeks, and no one was ever on the same page. Major year long projects were canceled after completion because people forgot to determine if they would actually be profitable. It was unbelievable.

    They were never truthful. Obviously we could see that the company was doing badly by looking at the collapse of the stock price and the abysmal earnings calls. The CEO always framed it as if the market wasn't seeing something and that we were actually on the path to profitablity. Obviously not, because the stock is now a penny stock and still sinking.

    Morale is at rock bottom. Before and after the second round of layoffs (Nov 2018), tons of important employees left the company. Within weeks of the latest layoff, 5+ extremely important engineers left. There's no money to hire anyone and those that are experienced have either left the company or are looking. They're outsourcing to fill many of the positions, which is a red flag.

    Benefits weren't good. No 401K match and ok health insurance.

    Honestly would be shocked if the company is around in two years.

    Advice to Management

    -Be truthful. Employees can tell when you're lying
    -Do more to retain top talent. The NYC job market is hot right now and there's little reason for engineers to stay with the company


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Phenomenal people, but poor leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Apron full-time

    Pros

    I met and worked with some of the most dedicated individuals while at Blue Apron. The spirit and camaraderie made this a truly amazing experience

    Cons

    This is a company in serious trouble. From the top down, priorities are convoluted and change almost daily. Leadership appears to be grasping at straws to right the ship and, frankly, it isn't working. I don't believe Blue Apron is going to be around that much longer in its current form.

    Advice to Management

    Find a buyer.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Bit Off More Than They Could Chew"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blue Apron full-time

    Pros

    It was a fun and innovative environment with a ton of collaboration.

    Cons

    Sr Leadership made several poor decisions re: expansion which then blew up in their faces and caused the company to plummet.