blinkx - STAY AWAY - blinkx's hostile work environment is reminiscent of 3rd world sweat shops | Glassdoor
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"STAY AWAY - blinkx's hostile work environment is reminiscent of 3rd world sweat shops"

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Former Employee - Employee in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Employee in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Excellent technical, marketing, and creative services teams consisting of bright fun people to work with.

Cons

blinkx is nothing but a sweatshop, a hostile work environment where putting down the employees through insults and cursing is the norm. There is absolutely no communication between groups which results in projects being rushed and released without adequate testing - there is no formal QA process. Employees are overworked, underappreciated and underpaid. Morale is dismally low as management acts as taskmasters rather than advisors. Ideas are suppressed - the folks tasked with implementing managements' ideas (some of them are good) have no say in how to design and create said products. There is a high turnover rate because employees leave as soon as they realize the company is rotting from the inside out and any other alternative is likely going to be a good one. Finally, because the company is cheap, there is no official blinkx HR so there are constant issues with benefits - I heard there was a period of time where employees didn't have medical coverage. Maim an arm? You're screwed.

Advice to Management

Like a previous poster stated, go take some management courses. Reward your employees for the hard work that they put in. Cussing out someone is detrimental to their morale as well as everyone who sees such an encounter (everyone).

Other Employee Reviews for blinkx

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Blinkx is a terrible place to work. Poor leadership and communication from management."

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool technology and hot industry. It's also a good location in downtown San Francisco near the Ferry building.

    Cons

    The management is very poor leaders and just puppets to the primary investors. Also a very competitive industry so not a lot of upside. They structure your salary as such: 70% base salary and 30% bonus salary. That's true for all their employees! So for example say you agree to $100k salary in your offer. You'll only get a guaranteed 70k!

    Advice to Management

    Get some management training and understand why the company has such a high turnover rate. All your employees are unhappy but you have no idea.


  2. "OK Company"

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people were great, the offices in Montreal were very nice.

    Cons

    Very unorganized, the IT department had no clear goals so it was a little messy to work there.


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