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3.9
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Bluewolf CEO Eric Berridge
Eric Berridge
245 Ratings
Pros
  • "My comp increased by a third in my first year because I put in the effort plus my work/life balance improved(in 19 reviews)

  • "Always willing to help each other out(in 13 reviews)

Cons
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  1. Great company, great experience!

    StarStarStarStarStar
      Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Bluewolf for more than a year

      Pros

      Great environment to learn and fail; excellent management and environment.

      Cons

      No real technical support system in offices

    • Helpful (4)

      A once great consultancy has lost its soul to Big Blue

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      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Technical Architect in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Bluewolf full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      The talent is top-notch. You will get challenging assignments. IBM provides a very stable base and reasonable benefits.

      Cons

      The culture WAS a cut above when I joined 18 months ago, but almost none of that has survived the transition to IBM. The focus now is on getting large, multi-million-dollar deals, or making lowball offers to big clients so that they can get in the door in the hopes of securing a large, multi-million-dollar deal once they're established. The old premise of Bluewolf projects, which was primarily remote work with limited...

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      Advice to Management

      Get your house in order. You need to treat your talent with respect, or you're going to keep losing them.

    • Worth the effort of post acquisition growing pains

      StarStarStarStarStar
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      Current Employee - Delivery Services in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Bluewolf full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Unlike so many others, I came to Bluewolf because of its acquisition by IBM. I look forward to the options of belonging to a much larger organization while still being part of a small, entrepreneurial shop. The projects are challenging. Most people are hard working and know their stuff so you can learn a lot even if you are far into your career path. My comp increased by a third in my first year because I put in the effort...

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      Cons

      If companies in transition frighten you then stay away. Bluewolf is shifting from small to medium size T&M projects to much larger, fixed-price enterprise projects. That does not come without challenges including rapid growth. For those who are willing to put in the effort, the rewards will come as the company is reshaped.

      Advice to Management

      Keep listening. Communicate the core values that make Bluewolf unique and fight for them. Educate those brought in over the last 1-2 years in the Bluewolf methodology as growth has hurt consistency.

    • Helpful (1)

      Acquisition has drastically changed structure and culture

      StarStarStarStarStar
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      Former Employee - Solutions Architect 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Bluewolf full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      The possibility of exposure to cutting edge tech - and teams that are wholly focused on them.

      Cons

      Echo strongly the review posted on Feb 8th. The office managers and support teams were cut. Impact is that - instead of a go-to person for HR, benefits etc - there is a different phone number and queue for essentially the same quality of benefits (if not worse- as was the case for immigration support). Selling projects are less about an approach that drives towards client and team success and more about working back from...

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      Advice to Management

      I don’t think Bluewolf management has much power to affect change - which is part of the problem - there are metrics and shareholder returns that now need to be met. To IBM management the advice is to stop acquiring well functioning companies for their culture and then destroying it.

    • Manager

      StarStarStarStarStar
        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Bluewolf full-time

        Pros

        Smart and innovative. If you have great ideas, you can make an impact.

        Cons

        No direction and feels little phony at times. The merge with IBM will change the company and culture significantly.

      • Consultant

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Bluewolf full-time

        Pros

        Wonderful company with great people.

        Cons

        Consulting has a lot of turnover of employees. Bluewolf is no exception

      • Sales

        StarStarStarStarStar
          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at Bluewolf

          Pros

          Flexible environment, fun people, Salesforce

          Cons

          Being bought by IBM, ugh

          Bluewolf Response

          December 4, 2018Talent Sourcing AssociateTalent Acquisition Associate, Social Media & Recruitment Branding

          Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review.

        • Business Analyst

          StarStarStarStarStar
            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

            I worked at Bluewolf

            Pros

            Environment, Paced Environment, People, Ideas exchange

            Cons

            Nothing, It was an amazing experience

            Bluewolf Response

            December 4, 2018Talent Sourcing AssociateTalent Acquisition Associate, Social Media & Recruitment Branding

            Thank you for your feedback. Insights like yours help us to make the changes necessary to create an amazing place to work.

          • Helpful (1)

            Lively Atmosphere and Great People

            StarStarStarStarStar
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            Current Employee - Software Development Engineer-II in Atlanta, GA
            Recommends
            Neutral Outlook
            Approves of CEO

            I have been working at Bluewolf full-time for more than 2 years

            Pros

            There has only been one person that I've met at this company who hasn't been extremely kind to me, and I truly value each of the people I've met and built relationships with here. As a developer, work truly isn't exceptionally difficult, and meeting hours goals isn't as difficult as it initially seems. I am well treated and happy to be working at Bluewolf.

            Cons

            Due to the nature of the consultancy, working hours are billed to clients and must be very well tracked to ensure accurate billing. This makes time-keeping a requirement, which is strange for a salaried job. Being a developer does not necessarily mean always being a developer, either; as someone who truly enjoys settling down and being hands-on-keyboard, Bluewolf doesn't really offer a great fit. Almost all developer...

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            Advice to Management

            Make sure you communicate fully that being a developer doesn't just include developing. I was blindsided by that a little while after joining.

            Bluewolf Response

            December 4, 2018Talent Sourcing AssociateTalent Acquisition Associate, Social Media & Recruitment Branding

            Thank you for your feedback. Glad to see you met great people and feel the collaborative environment at Bluewolf. Our executive team is listening and making the changes necessary to create an amazing place to work.

          • Great company

            StarStarStarStarStar
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            • Senior Management
            Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
            Approves of CEO

            I have been working at Bluewolf full-time

            Pros

            Focus on professional development, room for growth.

            Cons

            None! It’s a great place to work

            Bluewolf Response

            December 4, 2018Talent Sourcing AssociateTalent Acquisition Associate, Social Media & Recruitment Branding

            Thank you for your review!

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