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73 Ratings
Pros
  • "Lively work environment, Very good management, Flat and transparent organisation structure(in 5 reviews)

  • "Conducive Environment, Friendly People , Work life Balance(in 4 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "It's a disgrace what upper management has done to this company(in 4 reviews)

  • "It is true that Blume is very fast paced and that is how most of the start ups work(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Outstanding, people oriented employer

      Jan 27, 2017 - Network Engineer in Charlotte, NC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Very good work / life balance. Company is interested in its people and has various HR events for them each month Open communication lines all the way to the CIO. Open door is not just a policy in words

      Cons

      Upper management biases of particular vendors gets in the way of good decision making A bit too confined to "This is the way we have always done it."

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Pleasanton and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Company

      Jan 15, 2020 - Programmer in Pleasanton, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      1. Good Benefits (i.e. 401k match/health insurance) 2. Free Food Fridays

      Cons

      Where do I start: 1. Constant chaos. A gigantic reorganization every month, 2 months if you're lucky. Same with the projects you're working on. Then management wonders why nothing ever gets done. 2. Dev team concerns consistently ignored. As a dev, despite being the moneymakers, you are treated with scorn and your opinions and concerns carry no weight. 3. No real QA. Oh sure we have a couple of QA people but you're never going to get to work with them. You're doing all the testing yourself. 4. Low pay. At least 30% lower than nearby companies. 5. Sales and management commit to dates without asking the developers whether it's even possible. 6. That results in many sleepless nights and lost weekends that should be spent with family because management is incapable of self-reflection and admitting a mistake. 7. Offshore. You'll lose many evenings dealing with offshore teams that don't listen to a word you said, ignored all of your emails, and wrote broken code. 8. The technology used is just based on whatever your manager of the month thinks is cool. 9. It's mind-numbingly boring work. 10. Managers play fake nice until they get the slightest bit of pushback and then you are instantly in the doghouse and getting yelled at. 11. Cross-team collaboration is not a thing. If you need something from someone on a different team you'll be lucky to get it in 5-7 business days because nobody reads their slack or email. 12. Upper management consistently plays favorites and promotes/demotes people arbitrarily. 13. Open Office. No, it does not "foster collaboration", it fosters distraction. 14. No training. You're dropped in whatever the technology of the month is and told: "get it done". If you're lucky you'll have a senior dev who can help you very rarely. 15. Written requirements are rarely a thing because of "startup culture" (seriously guys that's a BAD thing, not a good thing). 16. So many meetings that should have been emails, especially all-hands meetings. 17. Don't forget 45-minute standups. There's probably more but I'll leave it there because I think 17 is probably enough.

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Yikes.

      Jan 21, 2020 - QA Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      *Coworkers are kind and helpful people, and become your friends. Despite being constantly overworked and underappreciated, people will generally help you out. *The River trail - at least there's a respite from the nightmare by taking an occasional walk by the river to clear your head and brace yourself for the rest of the day.

      Cons

      *Compensation - no raises for role changes or promotions with already below average pay rates. You're just expected to take on more work and other roles without fair or reasonable pay, while they will hire another senior VP of something. *No appreciation - there is zero appreciation to those that actually put in all that effort and work to hit these ridiculous milestones. You think if they were so stingy on pay, they would at the very least thank you and show that they appreciate what you're doing, but no. It's just assumed that you will go above and beyond for a company that will leave you behind without a second glance. *Upper Management is a clueless mess. Or they are knowingly exploiting employees until they get fed up and leave the place. Either way, it's unacceptable and disgusting. They will make promises and turn around and do the opposite. There is no respect or trust. *No direction - priorities are constantly changing, and it seems everyone has a different idea as to what is the most important project. Sure, it's reasonable for priorities to change, but when it's day to day and you have no idea what you'll be working on, and then yelled at when it's not done but nobody has told you about it yet, then yeah, it's a problem. Figure it out. *No growth opportunities - there are no opportunities at this company. You're forced to do multiple jobs for low pay/no raise. It's possible you'll come in one day and suddenly be on a new team or have a new boss without anyone telling or, god forbid, asking you. Oh right, it's called "wearing multiple hats." *Long hours and unrealistic expectations - it's frowned upon if you're not available at all hours. There's this attitude of working all night, and trying to be the hero when all it does is create a toxic environment where everyone is expected to work to this extent. It's assumed you'll be available on weekends, nights, holidays, and your PTO gets questioned even though you've earned it and then some. If there were clear and reasonable projects with realistic timelines and expectations, people would not need to be working 24/7. Upper Management and the Sales team will promise something to customers without knowing what it actually takes to complete and then bark at development when it isn't done already. *Low morale - due to the constant barrage of work and expectations that you work at all hours under unrealistic standards, for low pay, to deliver sub-par products that customers tell you are not what they wanted or are broken from the get-go, people are feeling pretty terrible.

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