blinkx - Fear-based management strategies are ineffective and inappropriate | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for blinkx
There are newer employer reviews for blinkx

See Most Recent

Helpful (3)

"Fear-based management strategies are ineffective and inappropriate"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Ex-Blinkx Employee Who Left By Choice
Former Employee - Ex-Blinkx Employee Who Left By Choice
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

an interesting techonology that has a lot of promise
opportunity to get in early in the online video search space

Cons

paranoid executives micromanage ineffectively
no recognition of talent
childish vindictive and manipulative actions
lacking self-confidence, management projects their own shortcomings onto their employees

Advice to Management

respect and reward your talent or they will walk away
have a business strategy and plan accordingly
establish core values and communicate them
communicate with your employees
don't think that you are above QA, documentation, and thoughtful planning
treat employees fairly
instead of blaming your employees, take a self-inventory

Other Employee Reviews for blinkx

  1. Helpful (3)

    "um... actually, on the whole, I rather like it here."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to own projects
    Your work goes to make a real difference to the company (unlike other places i've worked - where it gets lost in the system)
    Pay and benefits are pretty good
    Good locations
    Interesting tech
    Generally a good bunch of people to work with

    Cons

    Hard work and long hours
    Lack of communication from management
    Recent high turn around of staff
    Some good projects turn into dead ends

    Advice to Management

    Dont let good people go
    More (any) advance warning of projects
    Work with the tech team instead of driving them


  2. Helpful (3)

    "blinkx: "Comfy Corporates" need not apply"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ex-Blinkx Employee
    Former Employee - Ex-Blinkx Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great team of hardworking, personable and social people.
    Hot industry, cool technology
    Management allow autonomy and control to those who show to be committed, capable and trustworthy
    A fantastic product set, which attracts new customers easily, which brings with it job satisfaction, and handsome financial rewards which are easily achieved by those prepared to put the work in.
    Management are (despite so many neg reviews) very supportive and open to ideas, and open change, especially to those who have proved capable, consistent, clear, concise and hardworking.
    Backed with finance and expertise from some of the most successful people in the FTSE100 software markets.

    Cons

    Small, cramped office space
    Lacking in time and resource, 100% of the team work long hours, are all tired, worn out, and need more people to help them do their jobs effectively without complete burnout.
    blinkx will not appeal to those looking for a 'comfy corporate'
    A pretty grim place for developers looking to get into the zone.
    Hot tempered management.

    Advice to Management

    Improve internal communications regards commercial strategies as they happen
    Avoid shouting at employees in front of entire teams. A public outburst completely shatters what it likely to be a highly valuable employee which you cannot afford to loose. Those who witness it will question the strength/skills of management and jump on it to create negatives messages throughout the company. If you really feel the need to shout at someone, just do it in a private office, you will be respected for it.
    Otherwise, keep doing what you're doing - it's all good


There are newer employer reviews for blinkx
There are newer employer reviews for blinkx

See Most Recent

Work at blinkx? Share Your Experiences

blinkx
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or