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Blue Jeans Network Reviews

Updated January 30, 2017
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Pros
  • Work culture is awesome and filled with lot of non-work activities boosting energy of engineers (in 10 reviews)

  • Work is great; we get to work on cutting edge technologies in the domain (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • The product is going thru growing pains of it's own (in 9 reviews)

  • No cons to fill in this section (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Trending Up"

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

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

    Pros

    Company is continuing to evolve and innovate on product side. I believe we have brought in experienced and determined execs to help grow and scale our business. Market opportunity is huge.

    Cons

    Growing pains. Executive team needs to continue to be transparent. Any start-up growing at the rate we have will experience these growing pains.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent and build upon culture that makes this company great.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It was an okay experience.

    Cons

    It wasn't that bad of an experience.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Chaotic changes with no real support. Expect you to work 24/7."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Jeans Network full-time

    Pros

    Free conferencing account. They are trying to stay on the bleeding edge of technology.

    Cons

    Chaotic changes with no real support. Expect you to work 24/7.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Amazing Company to Work For"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Blue Jeans really invests in its employees and wants to see them grow in their position. They prefer to promote from within and your managers will always be there for you to lend a hand when needed.

    Cons

    Sometimes the job gets a little repetitive, as any job can.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Hopeful start-up that didn't work out"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Was once a hot start-up

    Cons

    No longer a hot start-up

    Advice to Management

    You hired the wrong sales and channel leaders


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Product Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great technology. Humble, kind, and transparent management team. So many exciting new products shipping or about to ship have taken this company from a one-trick pony to a video communications company that offers its customers hight quality video across the organization.

    Cons

    Many growing pains going from a single-product company, to a portfolio company, serving video across enterprises, adding processes and senior management. The changes are all welcomed, it's just going from a a wild west environment, to something a bit more disciplined.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on video, the transparency, and the open communication through all the changes.


  8. Helpful (13)

    "Run."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global offices
    Easy interview process
    Public perception
    Mostly good people
    Snacks and ping pong if you're a sucker and care about that stuff
    Good for someone under 26 trying to grow their career
    Good for someone over 55 trying to plug in and be bored but get paid okay

    Cons

    So many layoffs.
    Hit our number maybe once in the last few years - why aren't we laying off leadership? They are responsible for this mess.

    Zoom is killing us. Let's just admit it. In fact my customers send me zoom meeting links on accident sometimes so I know they'll churn.

    Our product suffers from so many quality issues, customers are churning like crazy

    So many people who have been here for years who don't care, they are bad for business and need to GO

    The new guard of leadership all works remote (new CRO is across the country) they are just here for the paycheck

    SO Much office politics

    Mostly run because competitors are killing us. If you're going to do something boring with your life like work in video conferencing, go work for a company making money and innovating

    The company is obsessed with celebrity endorsements for some reason --- they have never helped increase ACV or helped us hit our number so most of us just laugh, get Derek Jeter's signature, and move on

    We pay so far undermarket value

    Take it from someone who has put in their years and will leaving very soon for a job paying me 35% more

    Morale is in the toilet but leadership is to blame

    No 401k matching

    Insurance is the most I've ever paid

    If you're in sales don't believe those unofficial work from home sponsor rumors ... you'll ever be able to unless your boss is cool. Like one or two of them are good. Oh and and never hit your number. Ever.

    You won't see us IPO or go public.

    Oh and people who leave never buy their stock so listen to those people who lost all faith.

    Have fun working in an office park in mountain view.

    Advice to Management

    Lay off your leadership. Innovate faster, you're losing . Board needs to get rid of CEO. It's not working.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Late Stage Start-up with High Growth"

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

    I have been working at Blue Jeans Network full-time

    Pros

    -a see a lot of movability in roles, great for those starting career to explore different functions
    -great culture
    -high growth enables jump starting career
    -transparent leadership

    Cons

    -Not a lot of local/campus recruiting
    -HR is not that great
    -Not a lot fresh grads
    -unlimited pto is a great and not great at the same time
    -Snack choice is weak/unhealthy and no option for suggestions

    Advice to Management

    Stay transparent as you've been. Provide more opportunity for those new in careers and to enable employment via campus recruiting and college relationships with the best colleges.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "awesome place with smart people selling company-changing technology"

    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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are smart, good work-life balance, nice having a stocked kitchen, I feel like my manager cares about my career growth and positively pushes me. Sounds like the company is in a great growth direction, which is exciting.

    Cons

    I wish there were more perks to compete with other tech companies such as 100% paid insurance and a wellness stipend instead of just $50 for a cell phone.

    Advice to Management

    More hands-on training or training opportunities would be great.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Great place to work"

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

    Pros

    A lot of challenging assignment and responsibility given here. Work culture is great. You get to learn a lot of things at this workplace.

    Cons

    I have no cons to talk about.



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