BloomReach Reviews

Updated 31 August, 2014
Updated 31 August, 2014
8 Reviews
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    Amazing, Hard Working Culture. Expect a huge bump in your Learning Curve.

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff Software Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I worked at BloomReach as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    People: Beyond Smart, Helpful
    Work: Challenging, Requires more research and creative solutions
    Flexibility in terms of how you choose to approach/solve the problem

    Cons

    Be ready to work hard and deliver something concrete.

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    Brilliant coworkers, very hardworking and motivated team

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I have been working at BloomReach full-time

    Pros

    Open office layout is refreshing, although may be bothersome for some so you may want good headphones to block out noise

    Company culture is very open and trusting, the team is very hardworking and you get to work with some of the most talented people you have met.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than for similar jobs (based on amount of work)

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    Awesome company to work for

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at BloomReach full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1) Solving really tough problems in e-commerce space
    2) No drama policy
    3) People are really smart and helpful
    4) You get to work on lot of technologies

    Cons

    Build fast resulting in hacks for customer issues.

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    Awesome culture, really interesting problems

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I have been working at BloomReach full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    What I love most about working here is the problems we're solving- definitely some of the coolest technical challenges I've been exposed to. Plus, there are tech talks held regularly in our "Wreck room" by fellow BloomReachers- it's nice to have experts in so many interesting fields working here.

    Aside from that, we have the standard startup perks, fun culture, nice pay and fast growth.

    Cons

    There are a bunch of couches and unused conference rooms throughout the office- some people are never at their desk when you need them so you have to do a lap around the office and The Wreck Room to see where they're hiding. Slightly annoying but workable.

    And the caltrain station is a 15 minute walk, not 10!

    I think the main reason there aren't very many cons listed in these reviews is that everyone's constantly encouraged to work on fixing the problems they see with the company. Employee participation and decision making is emphasized here more than I've seen at other companies.

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    Fast growth: personal career-wise and company-wise

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I have been working at BloomReach full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    All about the people. I get to go to work each day and be with people who care about what they do and spend the time to make sure I have an opportunity to learn what they know. Never a dull moment.

    Cons

    Very few cons. Each employee is provided with a large degree of freedom to change any aspects that might be a con.

    With that being said, BloomReach has an open floor plan. While there are many benefits, for a certain type of person like myself, it can be difficult to focus at your desk. However, if I need to head to my home office to concentrate, everyone is very understanding.

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    Amazing technology, smart people and happy customers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I have been working at BloomReach full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's a very sharp group of people tackling challenging problems. Largely free of drama and egos (and literally no politics). The rapid growth the company is going through and the pace of innovation are inspiring. And for a startup, there's a great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Tough place to keep up if you don't like a fast pace. It could also be an intimidating environment if you aren't both intelligent and confident.

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    Focus on keeping the culture through a period of fast growth.

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    An incredible company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BloomReach full-time

    Pros

    Excellent individual autonomy and responsibility - you have the freedom to work on what you find motivating.
    Great company culture - hardworking and passionate!
    Amazing talent across the company - some of the smartest people you will ever work with
    Great leadership - leadership by example and incredibly talented leaders.
    Very interesting problems
    Fun coworkers

    Cons

    perhaps some better career development opportunities would be helpful

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  9.  

    Interned for a summer, really loved it.

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    Current Employee - Engineering Intern  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I have been working at BloomReach as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Chill culture, no-drama policy, MWF catered lunches

    Cons

    Not a lot of very young people

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    Give Macbooks to the new hires, not Aspires! (Aspires are somewhat slow)

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