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"If you want the fun and exciting experience of working for a fast-paced internet company, Bloomspot is for you!"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Engaging and exciting -- all the fast paced fun of working for a startup
- Amazing team -- seriously the smartest and nicest group of people I've ever worked with. Company happy hours, dinners, events are really fun
- Flexible, great work/life balance -- ability to work from home when needed, management is understanding
- Upper-management accessible -- Founders hold regular company-wide stand-ups to share what is going on internally as well as their perspective on the industry, etc.

Cons

The world changes quickly, and Bloomspot changes rapidly to stay one step ahead of the competition. Employees need to be flexible and adapt to change.

Other Employee Reviews for Bloomspot

  1. "Outstanding people, but perhaps mismanaged"

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    Former Employee - Not Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Not Sales in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - For a while, Bloomspot had some pull and managed to recruit and employ some outstanding, brilliant people. I cannot speak highly enough of the people with whom I was able to work and their willingness to share information and help each other develop professionally.
    - Great location right near CalTrain and the stadium.
    - Free Diet Coke and other snacks

    Cons

    - Two rounds of severe layoffs with no warning or explanation has left much of the team seeking other opportunities.
    - When the team finally received a financial projection, its methodology and metric determination was not clear. The numbers were incredibly optimistic--at the same time a third of the company was cut.
    - Product and engineering team seem spread too thin. Though engineers were interviewed by the dozens after the second round of funding, none were hired--not even in a junior role. Thus, eight engineers are asked to work on eight different projects, which means progress is slow and room for important work requested by other teams must be planned out months in advance.

    Advice to Management

    For now, you still have a crack team of developers, analysts, and salespeople. But they won't stick around long if Bloomspot's core problems aren't openly addressed and resolved. The magic isn't over, but it's imperiled.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "On a sinking ship, no one is safe (except the Captains)"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Amazing people
    - Fun, young vibe
    - Located in SOMA blocks from the ballpark

    Cons

    - Mid and Upper Management is reckless and inexperienced
    - Job Safety is a huge issue and causes high anxiety among employees
    - Surprisingly, the internet is always going down which makes an internet based sales job frustrating
    - Comp plan was always changing and being 'adjusted' = again, new company and a bit reckless

    Advice to Management

    Take responsibility for reckless decisions. Next time you are faced with yet another big layoff, look towards your mid and upper management and take into consideration the choices that have been made at the expense of employees. Also, when a big change is made, don't glaze over the issue and answer with a 'non-answer'. Be direct and honest.


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