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Cali Bamboo Reviews

Updated Sep 6, 2018

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  1. "Awesome Management/Culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Paid Search Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cali Bamboo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very supportive and knowledgeable upper management. Great culture fostered by CEO, HR, and department heads. The ability to bring your dog and pet coworkers dogs.

    Cons

    Location - Great office but far from downtown.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

    Cali Bamboo2018-09-06

    Cali Bamboo Response

    October 2, 2018Director, Human Resources

    Thank you for being part of our incredible team! (we love petting coworkers dogs too!)

  2. Helpful (1)

    "VP Marketing"

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

    I have been working at Cali Bamboo full-time

    Pros

    Agile, Smart and Talented Team, Sky is the limit for creativity and doing what you want to improve the business, Best culture I have ever worked in

    Cons

    Sometimes resources are limited, you have to win with what you have. Macro Economic factors can harm business (tariffs)

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture alive. It is the winning formula.

    Cali Bamboo2018-07-25

    Cali Bamboo Response

    July 26, 2018Director, Human Resources

    Thank you for the awesome review. Part of the fun of Cali is coming up with unique solutions when resources are tight - so that can be a pro too! We agree our culture is a winner - thanks for being a part of it!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Honest Inside Sales Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Green Building Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cali Bamboo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I've worked at Cali Bamboo for 18 months as a "green building consultant", which basically means inside sales. First off, all of your leads are warm leads from interested buyers so nothing to complain about there. There is no such thing as, "Can I speak to the person that handles...." The products are truly better than the competitors so the samples basically sell themselves. If you are organized, hard working, and...

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    Cons

    Commute can be tough depending on where you live. Products, policies, and sops are constantly changing so you need to be able to adapt.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to the feedback of the staff and implement policies that encourage through incentives rather than repercussions.

    Cali Bamboo2018-05-04

    Cali Bamboo Response

    May 8, 2018Director, Human Resources

    Thank you for your review and your contributions to our success! We have made improvements to our processes and policies this year to ensure we are giving our sales teams the tools to succeed and a lot of the ideas came from suggestions from the team! Keep it up - we have only big ...

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  4. "Green Building Consultant / Inside Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Green Building Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cali Bamboo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I worked at Cali Bamboo for three and half years and have immense gratitude for the experiences and relationships. To start, everyone there is just plain cool. On top of that, management is there to help you succeed, the culture is unrivaled, and you can make great money if you put your mind to it. It's sales, so it can be a grind, but at the end of the day, you are the direct beneficiary of the grind. If you're looking...

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    Cons

    There are some occasional Saturday shifts (half-day). It's really not that bad though because you get great leads and get to take off time during the regular week. It's always nice to switch up the routine a little bit!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! I think it would be very difficult to find a more desirable office to build a career in. Oh yeah, and bring back the Movember party.

    Cali Bamboo2018-05-04

    Cali Bamboo Response

    May 8, 2018Director, Human Resources

    Thank you for your review and for your contributions over the last three and half years! We love your passion for who we are and understanding of what it takes to be successful. We wish you all of the best and success in your next role!

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Puppy Paradise"

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      Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative 
      Recommends

      I worked at Cali Bamboo full-time

      Pros

      Cali Bamboo was a great first job for me. Learned a lot, met some great people and even better pups. Daily expectations are all do able, just have to put in the work. Managers and execs are all very genuine, the president of the company literally walks around daily high-fiving everyone on the sales floor.

      Cons

      Too much ambiguity. Things are always changing so it can be frustrating at times for reps on the sales floor.

      Advice to Management

      Work on a structure that can allow people to grow and be promoted from the original sales position they start in.

      Cali Bamboo2018-05-04

      Cali Bamboo Response

      May 8, 2018Director, Human Resources

      Thank you for the review of your experience on the sales floor! We are proud that you chose to start your career at Cali Bamboo. We are excited about the recent roll out of the career path for sales - it takes time and must be earned, however it is there to show how everyone has ...

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      "Sales Associate"

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      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Cali Bamboo full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Cali Bamboo is a great place to work. From the people to the the pet friendly office, Cali Bamboo is a fun and friendly work environment which makes you want to go to work. I have been in sales for over 10 years and have been able to find a company that truly has a great product. I feel like I inform customers and the products sells itself. It is very cliche but you really get what you put into it. If you work hard you...

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      Cons

      Traffic can be a little difficult at times being located in Sorrento Valley but it is worth it to work for the awesome company.

      Advice to Management

      The new leadership is going to take this company to the next level. I am glad to be a part of it. Keep caring and listening to employees for their thoughts, opinions and ideas.

      Cali Bamboo2018-04-14

      Cali Bamboo Response

      April 26, 2018Director, Human Resources

      You said it perfectly! We are lucky to have you on your team. I am glad you feel like you are able to share your opinions and ideas - we have been working hard to create forums and opportunities where everyone on the team feels like they can have a voice and are sharing in our success! ...

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    • "Great place to work"

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      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Cali Bamboo full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      -I feel like i continuously, positively and directly contribute to the company's success which translates to a meaningful and rewarding role -culture is energetic, young and fun,; HR always has something exciting going on -b/c the company is still relatively small it continues to be nimble enough that positive change can be implemented quickly - senior mgt has a clear vision of the company's prosperous future with...

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      Cons

      music can be distracting at times (though it can also be invigorating)

      Advice to Management

      keep it up, there's a long runway ahead!

      Cali Bamboo2018-04-12

      Cali Bamboo Response

      April 13, 2018Director, Human Resources

      Thank you for your review - as you noted, we have a great road ahead so we are glad to have you along for the ride! We just had a Cali Council meeting today and had some good ideas to mix up the music - so stay tuned!

    • "awesome place to work!"

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

      I have been working at Cali Bamboo full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      working in a high growth company allows for professional growth plus you get to work alongside innovative and passionate colleagues! having dogs in the office is fun plus the daily vibe is great. the company sponsors outside activities for people to participate in as well!

      Cons

      at this point, nothing glaring to comment on

      Advice to Management

      keep doing what you're doing! we're seeing even more communication from leadership and the cali council idea has been great. i think people are finding ways to share their concerns now and are proposing solutions on how to continually make this a work environment that all are happy to be a part of.

      Cali Bamboo2018-03-30

      Cali Bamboo Response

      April 6, 2018Director, Human Resources

      Thank you for your review! We are excited about all of the opportunities ahead for our team and we love having you be a part of it!

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      "Good place to work for a year or so"

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      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Inside Sales 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Cali Bamboo full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Cali Bamboo is cool. Plain and simple. The people you work with are nice, you can bring dogs in, there's video games, ping pong, lunches, they play music, you can dress like you live in SD.

      Cons

      Everything described above wears off after about 6 months. The people remain "nice" but you realize the people that are your superiors are generally incompetent because they've been promoted for no reason (they weren't even the best sales people - they won't promote their best because they don't want to lose business). Even worse their superiors change their mind, every month. There's talk of bonuses - they don't occur....

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      Advice to Management

      If they didn't listen to it while I worked there, why would an anonymous review change their thinking? Keep doing what you're doing - you'll be promoted regardless.

      Cali Bamboo2018-04-10

      Cali Bamboo Response

      April 13, 2018Director, Human Resources

      Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am disappointed to hear your feedback regarding your experience at Cali Bamboo. We couldn't be happier with the momentum and energy our team has right now - the sales floor is growing leaps and bounds following initiatives we have ...

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    • Helpful (1)

      "Needs work, not just growing pains"

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      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Cali Bamboo full-time

      Pros

      Dog friendly, and does have a lot of fun people, depending on what department you work in. There were a lot of employee lunches and events outside of work.

      Cons

      There seemed to be a lot of importance placed on the higher up people in the company. There was a lot of claim to be trying to make things better with top down management tones but no real action or consequence. Things change momentarily (about a month) and then shift back to their old ways. I found it very tough to work with some of the upper management and it was well known by many, the issues they caused everyone ,...

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      Advice to Management

      Take ALL of your employees seriously. Hold everyone accountable and most importantly make sure each department has a great mentor and positive tone at the top. Neglecting to take action will only continue to lead you to lose great employees. You are a great company with great potential. Employees come first, even the little ones. Pay them fair, treat them with respect, and you won’t have to worry about turnover.

      Cali Bamboo2018-03-30

      Cali Bamboo Response

      April 6, 2018Director, Human Resources

      Thank you for your review of your time at Cali. I am sorry to hear that you didn't feel everyone was valued and respected. We wouldn't be where we are today without our amazing team - and that includes each and every person. Our doors are always open if anyone feels they have an ...

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