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"Used to be OK, but not now"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Manager
Current Employee - Senior Manager
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Bottomline Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

For the most part the non managerial people are good to work with, however there has been an exodus of good hard working people over the past few years. I can't say the same thing about senior management however. Health insurance is good. Basically if you are a junior level person and want to get some experience and can keep your head down and out of the way of senior management it's not too bad of a place. I wouldn't recommend that anyone stay longer than 5 years (get some experience and get out) or try to climb the ladder unless you are a good yes man and have a talet for stabbing your peers in the back.

Cons

The culture is really toxic at the higher levels - you need to constantly watch your back. The company motto is 'With and for each other' which could not be further from the truth. This all really stems from the CEO and flows down so until there is a change at the top I don't see the company culture changing.

Advice to Management

The atmosphere is really driving good people away which is too bad - the strength of the company could really be improved if there was a shift towards listening to differing opinions instead of rewarding those who parrot the same ideas senior managment has already decided on.

Other Employee Reviews for Bottomline Technologies

  1. "Good Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bottomline Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good community of people, many people often return after leaving. Open office with approachable management. They are market leaders. Company is growing.

    Cons

    Departments don't work together, but often against each other. Synergy would make the company run much smoother.

    Revenue focus sometimes means quality is sacrificed.

    Advice to Management

    Get the departments working together and this will ultimately been much greater success for the company. Make employees feel more valued.


  2. "Some great people but very short sighted"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great perks such as Summer Party, Christmas party, free breakfast once a month, free pizza once a month, well being talks, an element of flexible working and some really great people.

    Cons

    Many are overworked and underpaid compared to market rate. America have too much control over the UK and their short sighted approach to hiring and firing clashes with the culture of UK.
    Management tend to have a pigeon approach in that they rarely praise you when you have done well but they will happily fly in and tell you when you haven't done something to their liking.
    Very high level of staff turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Whilst it is all well and good brining in all the "well being" perks to win the investors in people awards. More often not people just want a fair wage for a fair job and some recognition of the work they are doing. Stop hiding behind gimmicks and actually inspire and lead your teams so that some of them actually stick around!

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