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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Corrupt Business run by charlatans with no clue"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    To manipulate the appearance employee retention during acquisition, they were willing to shell out decent cash to aqui-hires, even though they had no idea how to make use of our talent.

    Cons

    Horribly disorganized rat maze where everyone was constantly plotting against each other to get a leg up. The company was complicit in advertiser fraud, and optimizing the sale of fake impressions was a core element of their business. As the industry began to come down on this type of fraud, people got laid off and the company tried a number of acquisitions, rebrands, and "pivots" to protect the goldmine that is video arbitrage – which they had used to syphon millions of advertiser dollars in a pyramid numbers game that had everyone lying to their boss all the way up the chain. Google "blinkx Edelman" – job-seeker beware - not every dollar is worth the paper its printed on.

    Advice to Management

    Hire good lawyers, your unscrupulous business practices will catch up to you.


  2. "Sales/Ad op Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at blinkx (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People within the Sales team were kind and great, free snacks, Sales/Account manager took couple of us interns out to happy hour.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to go anywhere within the company.

  3. "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.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Waste Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Whilst the company appeared to have a solid team that worked hard, the underlying waste management situation was always in jeopardy. Lower level management supported their employees for the most part, however, senior management were clueless to the massive pitfalls of the technology and the dangers to waste management. Great snacks were available at all times, as was access to Marketplace which was good for team morale. I believe this is what kept the ship sailing for so long, as well as the ample amounts of my fellow waste management compatriots.

    Cons

    I will always remember that fateful day, it was where everything changed in a instant. The underlying tech issues caused a campaign to fail and produce outburst that will never be forgotten. The waste management situation was destroyed.

    Advice to Management

    Bins are for life, you hit, we hurt.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "A circus freakshow of a company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pros? Of Blinkx? Ummm....we had pretty good snacks in the office, largely due to our snack director. The people as well. They were great to work with.

    Cons

    Where do I begin.....

    Terrible products that barely ever worked...the dinosaur adserver that is AdConductor, the culprit to everyday meltdowns. Senior management who talked a lot without actually saying anything (if that's possible). Senior management who just wouldn't show up to work sometimes. Sales who couldn't sell (Though not entirely their fault, how do you sell a product like Blinkx?). No job training, with a 'figure it out yourself' mentality and then a 'i'm going to yell at you when you've done something wrong' response. The CEO....pah, I won't even go into the CEO. Need I go on?

    Advice to Management

    Stop screaming and kicking bins in fits of rage around your employees. It's unbecoming of you.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Awesomeness which is Blinkx"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees in the UK knew the market, wanted to grow the business in line with how the market was moving.
    Some dedicated and hard working people were going above and beyond the call of duty. Working weekends and long evenings regardless of not been in a senior positions.

    Cons

    > US mentality were to always push back on ideas, ethics when it came to been innovative.
    > Lost some really great assets/employees/sites due to false promises.
    > Lost leadership/structure when the last MD left and was not replaced for a while
    > CEO does not really understand sales (which Blinkx is) but more tech. No USP here for Mr CEO.
    > Unfortunate that the London office has close, due to losing valuable employees but they needed to jump ship due to seeing how the company was going under in the UK.

    Advice to Management

    Best of luck with the re-branding and hope you open up in the UK again with a better structure and be well informed when you do so.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Blinkx Media UK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to go to the pub whenever you want and can turn up drunk

    Cons

    The company wasn't actually doing anything and didn't really have a product.

    If a campaign was by some miracle sold it wouldn't actually be able to run because the technology was faulty/didn't work.

    Advice to Management

    Stop kicking bins

  8. "Solid company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at blinkx part-time

    Pros

    great people, good incentives, and the company has a lot of potential for growth. it seems upper management truly understands the space they are working in and how to succeed.

    Cons

    i was only a part time intern and didnt have a lot of work to do. not the companys fault, i didnt stay long because i found another opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what youre doing


  9. "Quirky but had a good run"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at blinkx full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn cutting edge mobile advertising technology and video. Great sales force.

    Cons

    Never had enough development resources to build products. No drive to win in the marketplace despite early succeses.

    Advice to Management

    Get a CEO and team that wants to win.


  10. "Useless support and sub par WP plugin"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    When they have it right it's only 75% right

    Cons

    Poor support with a don't care attitude, lousy plugin updates that take months to correct, discriminatory policy towards publishers, luck of knowledge of publisher account, poor ad compensation.


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