Boardvantage - Badly run company with great people and a product with great potential if they'd get out of their own way. | Glassdoor
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"Badly run company with great people and a product with great potential if they'd get out of their own way."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

I worked at Boardvantage full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

The people at BoardVantage are great. Very talented, very nice and, depending on the department they are in, they can be a happy bunch. The iPad product is good.

Cons

Bad upper management. CEO doesn't talk to underlings, doesn't take suggestions, thinks he knows it all. Other upper management nice but under CEO's thumb, overworked and not open to changes or anything new. Desktop version of product so-so. Sales team not supported with correct processes and not listened to. Need to invest in growth but aren't open to doing what's needed.

Advice to Management

Stop taking everything so seriously, Mr. CEO! You are managing with old school attitude in a new world. Listen to others. Stop micromanaging all of the progress out of the company. Stop hiring and firing people on a whim. Be consistent and hire more support at the management level. Your people can be trusted, or why hire them? Utilize a more horizontal approach and you will see better results. Stop hiding in your office and only talking to your top 2 execs!

Other Employee Reviews for Boardvantage

  1. "Engineering"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun and Simple startup environment to work at.

    Cons

    We used to stay over nights to solve issues. No work from home.

    Advice to Management

    Start up is very harsh and aggressive. We all need to tone down a notch how to handle issues.


  2. "Boardvantage"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to work with colleagues from other teams, PM, Eng, QA, & SW Development.
    Colleagues are knowledgeable and helpful.
    Great opportunities to learn the product from "concept to production."

    Cons

    Too many political games being played at the upper management level.
    Rigid thinking permeates the thought processes of management that stifles creativity and imagination.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the ideas put forth from the innovative & creative people working throughout the entire company and not from a select few.


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