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Updated January 16, 2018
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  1. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big companies are seeing value, BB is the de facto standard, sales materials have evolved significantly, good Partnerships generating opportunities

    Cons

    Small company lacks leverage in contract negotiations, still waiting to get terminal velocity, current owner needs to invest more money to go to the next level

    Advice to Management

    Keep Going, the space is real and we have real customers and solve real problems


  2. "Good team"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great, friendly people willing to work hard for customers.

    Cons

    Team was too small for the size of the customer base.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on opportunities and grow your people.

  3. "Industry made for "lazy millennials""

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

    I have been working at Bunchball full-time

    Pros

    location is central to the software space

    Cons

    politics, favoritism, inept sales management, too many managers, product designed to motivate lazy millennials to do their work since a paycheck and corner office doesn't have as high as a value as leadership boards and tokens.

    Advice to Management

    Sell to gigya or badgeville


  4. Helpful (6)

    "It's NOT fun and games"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Work Life Balance
    Majority of people are nice, fun, eager to learn and intelligent

    Cons

    Investors/Company are running out of money due to upper management failing to plan and allocate properly.
    Don't pay vendors on time (if at all), expense reports always late, contractors always paid late
    The technology is dated, dying market, nice to have, not a must have tech.
    No room for advancement or growth

    Advice to Management

    Get new investors, or close the doors. The gig is up.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Unstable work environment!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Nice benefits package
    -Gamification pioneer
    -Spacious office
    -Decent work life balance

    Cons

    -No upward mobility
    -Lack of valuable guidance from management
    -Ton of work politics
    -Lack of trust and transparency
    -Poor performance measurement methods
    -Not a collaborative environment among co-workers

    Advice to Management

    Not sure who the management is anymore but learn to bring about a collaborative, spirited team. Focus on the positive strengths of individuals rather than on gossip and complaints. There has to be more transparency company-wide and allow individuals the room to grow. It's only natural for intelligent individuals to want more challenges. Learn to treat employees respectfully and reward them with more tangible incentives.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Director of Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bunchball full-time

    Pros

    Autonomy and the ability to make your own decisions. Leader in the gamification industry and enterprise ready product. They have a great benefits package and also offer stock options and match 401(k).

    Cons

    Not enough leads and long sales cycle. the product is perceived as a "nice to have" and not a "need to have." The way it is pitched is outdated and the amount of DM's you get on initial call is very low.

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive in helping sales people succeed. Spend more money on inbound leads and relationships with channel partners. More team outings


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible management."

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

    Pros

    Iowa office is like a separate company in a good way. They seem to have a much better culture than the California office.
    Pretty good pay/benefits

    Cons

    -Highly political
    -Product is not essential to most customers
    -People stab each other in the back
    -California office has no culture

    Advice to Management

    Care more about the people. Create an environment where people want to work together, not cover their behind and do the minimum.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Tough place to figure out - but it's best days are probably behind it..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very passionate and intelligent people - probably among the brightest Ive worked with. Gamification still has some appeal, and you will find prospects willing to have conversations. The platform, although not perfect, is a fairly comprehensive offering. For those that understand engagement and how gamification can affect it - Bunchball is a well known entity. Pay is decent as are the benefits.

    Cons

    The company is disjointed - lots of spinning plates but not sure where everything is headed. The solution is not perceived as mission critical, and difficult to build out ROI. Product requires a lot of customer skin in the game to be successful. It doesn't help that the platform has gaps and there are several dissatisfied clients. While there are some dedicated folks - there were times the company seemed like a ghost town - it tells me people aren't really committed. Its hard to build a sustainable business in this regard. There are new investors - but they are cold and impersonal..

    Advice to Management

    C-level - lighten up and interact with the worker bees more often. Figure out which industries and verticals you want to play in and revamp the user interface and integrate all components into a single platform. Expand your partnerships beyond the usual and existing ones - this will increase penetration. Get past the groupthink and align yourselves more strategically with the big boys to get to the next level....


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic engineering experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bunchball (More than a year)

    Pros

    Having held several engineering positions in relatively new companies over the last few years, I can say - without a doubt - that my experience here at BunchBall has exceeded (and redefined) my expectations of what a great engineering culture should be. There is a great amount of trust between employees and everyone is empowered to make real change.

    One of the best experiences, as compared to other places I've worked, is that I feel like my voice is always heard at the table; whether my solution or concerns ultimately win out is a group discussion, but they are always considered.

    Working with the passionate, driven, and amazing people I get to be around everyday is a second-to-none experience.

    Cons

    I have no qualms with the way the company is run. The path to "what's next" career-wise isn't always the clearest, but I also haven't asked the question directly either.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to trust your employees. Preserve the culture by any means necessary.


  10. "Where going to work is enjoyable"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People make it a great place to be 5 days a week. It's fun and rewarding, with a nice, open office space, which makes it easy to interact with all levels of employees. People are committed to providing good service, and you can tell that people really enjoy what they do by the way they are working really hard to make a satisfied customer.

    Cons

    While team cohesiveness is great, there could be better collaboration between departments, though I feel this is already improving

    Advice to Management

    Continue listening to employee needs, values and opinions


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