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Found 111 of over 182 reviews
3.7
63% Recommend to a Friend
Bloom Institute of Technology CEO and Co-Founder Austen Allred
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Bloom Institute of Technology CEO and Co-Founder Austen Allred
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  • "Low pay but understandable considering experience level.(in 7 reviews)
  • "Poor management, understaffed, growing too quickly to keep up and still deliver quality support(in 3 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great environment, turned around

    May 17, 2022 - Vice President Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The mission is unmatched and the people are brilliant

    Cons

    Lots of hard work and stress and real lives impacted

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Depends on your work style

    Jul 17, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Hard work is usually recognized

    Cons

    Can be hard to get things done

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    bootcamp to learn

    Jul 11, 2022 - Intern 
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    Pros

    great place to learn how to work with people

    Cons

    very competitive to get in

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    A boot camp, not a tech company

    May 9, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    Pros

    Positive culture, people had good intentions and were mission-driven around creating good outcomes for students

    Cons

    Good intentions can only go so far. Business never made much sense and not enough students were getting the great high-paying jobs that they were promised, leading to a lot of student backlash. It’s a boot camp claiming to be a tech company, but there was no product culture to back it up, and leadership was lackluster. This is evident by lots of staff turnover, especially at the executive level, which is very telling of the low confidence that those at the top have in the business as a whole...

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  5. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Glory days are behind it

    May 16, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    If you’re male and can make friends in the right places will thrive here!

    Cons

    Was a great place to work but the culture has shifted over the past six months. Promotions are mostly given to the “boys club” and your network more than what you accomplished.

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  6. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Toxic Company Built on Ineptitude and Lies

    Apr 22, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    1. Worked with a lot of really great people, although most have left by now. 2. A few good managers if you're lucky enough to get one that's not stifled by an incompetent executive. 3. If you're loud and mean you can get promotions and raises even if you don't deserve them, taking away opportunities for the deserving to get anything, but hey,that’s just more money for you. 4. If you're incompetent but a good talker you will rise quickly through the ranks and make bank while telling your subordinates that money's too tight for them to get well-deserved promotions right now, but sit tight, there's always the next performance review round after several more months of extra work being piled on you that will yield the same results. 5. If all you know how to do is delegate and have no actual skills, you'll barely have to do anything and have some really hard workers to dump the actual work on. You can even hire another delegator to do your delegation for you. And now that you have more subordinates, you’ll get another promo and pay bump! 6. Great work-life balance when you don’t know how (or care) to do anything so you just pass off your work to the competent people. 7. If you're male, there's a great boys club mentality that will drive your advancement without increasing your workload. Sorry ladies, you're not included. 8. If you're male you will automatically and immediately be promoted to any vacancies directly above you, regardless of if you're actually fit for it. You can then hire someone to fill your prior position. Ladies, see Con #8 for what you get. 9. Pay is good once you're willing to do the job you weren’t hired to do (on top of the job you were hired to do) for at least several months underpaid before getting the salary you actually deserve. 10. Insurance benefits are pretty good but you never know when there will be another layoff so have a contingency plan. 11. Massive career advancement. Never mind that you won’t get the title or pay that normally comes with added skills and responsibilities, it’s such a great opportunity for you to learn so much!

    Cons

    1. Turnover is HIGH. The really good people leave and most of what’s left are bad people getting promoted to management. Even the good new hires don’t stick around for long. There are still some good people left behind, but they should really think hard about getting out because they deserve so much better. 2. Most job openings are due to high turnover, not positive growth. Entire departments are falling apart under feckless leadership. And every time someone leaves, you get to pick up the slack, and you’re extremely lucky if they even bother to backfill the position. 3. Promises of work-life balance are lies. Understaffing, piss-poor management, and bad decision-making will eat into your life. 4. Gross incompetence at the top dumps all the work they don't have the skills to accomplish onto the backs of the hard-working, underappreciated, underpaid folks at the bottom. 5. Fake veil of transparency supported by lies about company trajectory. 6. If you keep your head down and work hard, you will be taken advantage of, undervalued, and underpaid. 7. Women are usually the ones who end up taking on all the work left by departing employees, and getting absolutely nothing in return for it. Male managers get 1 clear department of responsibility while female managers get to manage multiple departments like it's a prize. Don't worry, you'll both be paid the same as if you only managed a single department. 8. Ladies, you will automatically and immediately have to take on the leftover workload from any vacancies above/below/adjacent to you, but don't you dare ask for a promotion or any additional compensation. Oh yeah, you'll still have to do your prior job as well. 9. Lack of accountability for poor performers who just finger-point at the people actually capable of doing their jobs. 10. When your incompetent delegator finally hires someone to help you out, it will just be another delegator who gives you even more work. Plus they get paid double what you get and don't help with any of your workload. And you get to train them because your manager doesn’t actually know how to do anything. 11. Leadership launches poorly thought-out initiatives that you immediately recognize as bad ideas, so you get to watch the giant ball of catastrophic failure roll toward you, leaving you to muck through the fallout of angry students and extra meaningless work that could have been avoided if they had just listened in the first place.

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    5 people found this review helpful
  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great program to pick new programming and data science schools.

    Mar 17, 2022 - Data Scientist Student 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    At the time I was there there was a team lead, mini internships, and great instructors.

    Cons

    I think they removed the team leads from giving feedback to your work, and change the grading format to a doit yourself style. Meaning you turn in the work in some sort of dashboard interface and it gets automatically corrected by a system.

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  8. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Horrible interview experience

    Mar 26, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Sounded like a great job

    Cons

    Horrible experience with interview process. Missed interviews, missed deadlines, poor communication from recruiter to hiring manager, complete waste of a professional's time.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  9. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great hands on education

    Jan 26, 2022 - Full Stack Developer - Student 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    -No upfront cost -quality education - job search help

    Cons

    - easy to hide, get lost in shuffle

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  10. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Fake Positive Culture Driven by Sycophants and Liars

    Feb 6, 2022 - Student Success Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Some of the best co-workers, peers, and students with which I've ever worked. - A handful of inspiring, genuinely caring instructors.

    Cons

    - Upper management has no interest in hearing from those that work daily with students. - Culture of experimentation at the cost of student experience. - Positivity in the face of constructive feedback often yields to plastic smiling hostility when one continues to provide evidence that ideas are not working. - Owner's much more interested in appearances than demonstrable results. - Shockingly insensitive meeting etiquette and culture. - Almost cult like mentality toward any outside criticism, inclusive of directives to respond to these criticisms online. - Upper management and owners have no compunction with making promises, and even lying, regarding future opportunities and growth. - Work life balance deeply off-kilter, told not to report working too many hours, but to work them anyway if need be. - Rotten structure of sycophancy that supports failing upward for the charismatically incompetent.

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    5 people found this review helpful
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Bloom Institute of Technology has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 182 reviews left anonymously by employees. 63% of employees would recommend working at Bloom Institute of Technology to a friend and 55% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -8% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Bloom Institute of Technology employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Bloom Institute of Technology. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

63% of Bloom Institute of Technology employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Bloom Institute of Technology 3.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Bloom Institute of Technology to be senior leadership, career development, coworkers and the cons to be management, compensation, culture.

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