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  1. "Very satisfactory"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Jimmy Lee was a great boss and he was constantly mentoring his staff. Upper management were respectful and kind

    Cons

    The company has some serious struggles selling the product

    Advice to Management

    Implement the software faster


  2. "Not a good company; bad management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Former Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Former Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance overall

    Cons

    Bad management, slackers all over the place.


  3. "BLUEROADS was a great Silicon Valley Start Up hands down!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Development Representative in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Development Representative in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great communication between executives and staff. Lots of opportunities to think outside your hired role and try new tasks. All input from any employee was listened to and considered in future plans. Really felt like part of a team and that the company was building something that would benefit all industries now and in the future. Was very little if any micro-management of staff. When hired you were expected to be a self starter and to use your prior knowledge and experience to help you navigate to determine the best way to complete tasks, assignments and daily duties. We all had an opportunity to contribute to the foundation of the company.

    Cons

    downsized due to strategic reorganization

    Advice to Management

    None - thery did what they could in a difficult economic climate


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  5. "Management can't seem to see the obvious."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I personally think that the product is actually not too bad, and a number of customers seem to love it. Upper management has a track record of running successful companies...although as they say, past history doesn't predict future performance.

    Cons

    Some departments within BlueRoads are headed by top managers who didn't seem to know any better and blindly accepted everything the middle managers tell them. These middle managers in turn took advantage of the situation and used it to cover their own poor performance and for their own advancement. As a result, there are too many managers and directors and not enough people who actually do the job. In fact, some directors are in name only and don't have any directee's at all.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that rewarding poor performing middle managers is very bad for morale. Look at the turnover situation and do something about it.


  6. "Beware - things are not always what they seem."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Strives to create and sustain a culture of open -ness and respect for diversity. Trys to attract and retain good quality people though that happens about 50% of the time, and the poor-hires drag the effectiveness down.

    Cons

    While management has some background in marketing for tier 3 software companies, they lack coal-face sales experience. There's many reasons why marketers don't make the best salespeople .. A lot of pressure and expectation to drink some very irrational Kool-Aid while management waits for their equity to be worth something to someone, some day. Glad I escaped from 'Jonestown' when I did, it's scary looking back on it.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace what is real, not what is wished for or imagined.


  7. "A pretty good place to be for Channel professionals, but beware of the politics."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    If you are in the channel business, then BlueRoads is the leader in this space.

    Cons

    Too much politics, especially for a company this small.

    Advice to Management

    -


  8. "Great startup with a lack of funding!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Bunch of friendly and smart people with true startup spirit
    2. Innovative software service and solution with great potential
    3. One of the early SaaS adopters with latest technology stack
    3. Flexible working hours
    4. Great streamlined processes that really worked for a startup
    5. Great customer service.

    Cons

    1. Constant struggle for profit
    2. Small customer base with enterprise customers that drove the product roadmap.
    3. Lack of funding
    4. Slow execution of critical next generation product development

    Advice to Management

    Minimize frequent leadership changes
    Stick by the objectives and avoid constant directional changes
    Shorten the sales cycle and increase customer base
    Retain the right talents