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"Profitable Business, Stagnant Growth"

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Current Employee - Vice President Business Development in Pleasanton, CA
Current Employee - Vice President Business Development in Pleasanton, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Blackhawk Network full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great partnerships with retailers and grocers. Great way to network and understand prepaid market.

Cons

Stuck trying to accomodate their core plastic gift card business and not willing to invest in growth by expanding into B2C market.

Advice to Management

Hire better strategy professionals.

Other Employee Reviews for Blackhawk Network

  1. Helpful (9)

    "Caveat Emptor - Let the Prospective Employee Buyer Beware"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blackhawk Network full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Employment at Blackhawk is better than no job. Take this for what it is worth.
    - There is opportunity for advancement as long as you deliver and are associated with the right groups.
    - There are some very talented and driven individuals on the team, as in all organizations.

    Cons

    - Workloads are extreme for the vast majority
    - Employee retention is a big issue. Overall, the large majority of employees are miserable. The problem with employee retention is not due to bad hiring as implied, rather it is due to the off putting culture and less than favorable management approach.
    - Beware of cliques. There is an "in group" at all levels and if you don't fit in, you may have a real hard time achieving your goals.
    - The Senior Management team has strained internal relationships; thus, frequently making it hard for the staffers down below. I believe more collaboration, respectfulness, humility and less arrogance could be better formula.
    - Legacy staffers are highly valued, at times, to the detriment to the company; because they can hold tight to old ways of doing things and not embrace change that is required in the maturing business.

    Advice to Management

    Read and react the reviews on Glassdoor. There are so many negative reviews that there must be some truth to that which is being said. You have a great business proposition, now strive to make positive changes and turn the culture around so that individuals can thrive for the long term.


  2. "Great manager, great team...working to make a difference!"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Blackhawk Network as a contractor

    Pros

    Working with friendly, collaborative group. Hiring managers are insightful and helpful in continued partnership.

    Cons

    Growing pains of any small company that is building its brand.


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