Bottomline Technologies

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Bottomline Technologies Reviews

Updated 14 September 2014
Updated 14 September 2014
55 Reviews
2.7
55 Reviews
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Bottomline Technologies President, CEO, and Director Rob Eberle
Rob Eberle
46 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are great people to work with and the benefits are top notch (in 5 reviews)

  • Good benefits, free fruit in the summer, free ice cream (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • They talk of 'work-life balance', but they do not walk the walk (in 7 reviews)

  • Too many VP's and not strong enough middle management (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Lousy place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Portland, ME (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Portland, ME (US)

    I worked at Bottomline Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    none that I can think of.

    Cons

    Understaffed and frequent turnover of employees due to an increased workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your priorities straight. Settle on a workable plan and finish it before changing your mind.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Fast Paced Growing Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portsmouth, NH (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, NH (US)

    I have been working at Bottomline Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are a ton of positives at Bottomline. The most important one are the people. This is an amazing group of very smart and very motivated people.

    Bottomline is growing at an amazing rate
    Lots of opportunities for motivated employees to move up
    Lots of high quality very smart people to work with
    You will be challenged and you will grow your skills if you are successful here
    Great culture
    No boundaries between teams. People work together
    Amazing location in Portsmouth NH
    One of the best college hire programs I've ever seen
    I've personally recommended Bottomline to several friends
    My daughter loves the annual bring your kid to work day
    The ice cream truck shows up every other Friday all summer

    Cons

    Bottomline is not for everyone. This company is made up of top performers and people that are looking to go home at 4:40 won't be happy here. Be sure you are looking to join a company that's growing this fast before joining Bottomline. If you don't want a challenge this is not the right place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing your pool of talented people. Invest even more in training and mentoring programs. The ones in place today are working.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Words can not adequately describe the sheer frustration!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive
    Current Employee - Sales Executive

    I have been working at Bottomline Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with some quality people who despite the absolute failure of executive management continue to put their best efforts in for no reward other than personal pride and professional integrity.

    Cons

    Start at the very top. The con starts there and rolls down through the Management tree, who by the way are simply puppets and yes men to the President and CEO. It is a sham of the highest order. All decisions and directions are made and given in isolation with middle management left to clean up the mess and try and implement train wreck after train wreck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with and for your employees!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Building a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portsmouth, NH (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, NH (US)

    I have been working at Bottomline Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I’ve worked at Bottomline for over six years now, and I can say that the environment is high-energy, positive, and supportive. At all levels, there is an emphasis on putting the customers first, and supporting your team and co-workers (we’d call it “working with and for each other”). For the entire time I’ve worked here, the company has been aggressively growing by pursuing larger customers, acquiring new businesses, and expanding its offerings to capture more business. The company has grown significantly (check the market cap), and continues to push along that track. What that means for employees is a fast paced environment that top performers will be comfortable in.

    With all of that said, people at all levels take pride in the company’s achievement, and management makes everyone aware of the business results and how every person contributes to our success.

    Salary and Bonuses - Ample, opportunities to ensure that you're where you feel you should be
    Benefits - Excellent, can't say enough about the medical, vision, dental, life ins, etc.

    Cons

    These are not "Cons", but a reality check:

    When considering Bottomline, don’t mistake it for a “typical” medium size company that’s coasting on past successes. The pace is fast.

    The company has high expectations, and those who have high expectations of themselves will succeed most here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A wonderful place to work; I am proud to be a part of BT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portsmouth, NH (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, NH (US)

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

    Pros

    -Positive, forward-thinking and creative environment
    -Excellent benefits and employee perks
    -Great people!
    -Bottomline has a very strong focus on giving back to our community!
    -Employees are valued and respected
    -Fast-paced and a positive, challenging environment

    Cons

    No specific negatives; as with most companies, communication between departments and/or management could be improved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Working at BT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer  in  Portsmouth, NH (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Portsmouth, NH (US)

    I worked at Bottomline Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    a. Good benefits; b. Good salary; c. Outstanding U.S. locations; d. Good product lines, which support a variety of industries.

    Cons

    a. Too many lay offs; b. Management (at times) uses a knee jerk reaction to things. c. Don't even try to talk to the Office Supervisor in Alpharetta--runs the place like a Prison of War camp.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    a. Trust and rely on employees--they have a lot to offer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Engineer  in  Portsmouth, NH (US)
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Portsmouth, NH (US)

    I worked at Bottomline Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Location, upper management were very good. Quarterly meetings were typically fun.

    Cons

    Getting laid off due to business reasons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to keep good people internally if there is an opportunity for them to move internally to stay employed and contributing to the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Used to be OK, but not now

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

    I have been working at Bottomline Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    For the most part the non managerial people are good to work with, however there has been an exodus of good hard working people over the past few years. I can't say the same thing about senior management however. Health insurance is good. Basically if you are a junior level person and want to get some experience and can keep your head down and out of the way of senior management it's not too bad of a place. I wouldn't recommend that anyone stay longer than 5 years (get some experience and get out) or try to climb the ladder unless you are a good yes man and have a talet for stabbing your peers in the back.

    Cons

    The culture is really toxic at the higher levels - you need to constantly watch your back. The company motto is 'With and for each other' which could not be further from the truth. This all really stems from the CEO and flows down so until there is a change at the top I don't see the company culture changing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The atmosphere is really driving good people away which is too bad - the strength of the company could really be improved if there was a shift towards listening to differing opinions instead of rewarding those who parrot the same ideas senior managment has already decided on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fabulous place to work in every aspect!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enrollment Specialist  in  Portsmouth, NH (US)
    Current Employee - Enrollment Specialist in Portsmouth, NH (US)

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

    Pros

    I look forward to coming to work every day. Why? Because Bottomline really cares about its employees. I have the feeling that my opinion matters from the CEO, to Vice Presidents and Managers as well as my co-workers. The culture is built around "working with and for each other" and I have seen this consistently throughout my time here. The message I hear from the senior staff is that I am doing a good job and that I am a valued employee. Who doesn't like recognitiion for a job well done? Moreover, it's clear that there is room for growth here--when a talent is recognized, management acts on it. In other words the focus is on the strengths of our skill set, rather than our shortcomings and then they run with that which makes it fun and rewarding. Employees share a strong work ethic--I always feel like it's team work and that we're moving toward a goal together. Managers are approachable, colleagues are a pleasure, the benefits are very generous--"think Matching 401K" and the environment is well--beautiful! If it's important to you to work hard, feel a part of and to feel satisfied at the end of the day, then this is the place for you.

    Cons

    From where I sit? None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    Good to Learn At, Quick to Plateau and Become Stifled

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Designer, Front-End Developer  in  Portsmouth, NH (US)
    Former Employee - Digital Designer, Front-End Developer in Portsmouth, NH (US)

    I worked at Bottomline Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Location
    Benefit package
    Bonuses
    Potential for company growth
    Strong UI/UX team

    Cons

    The company is bogged down by an overbearing network of bureaucracy. For being a tech company, it is ironically slow to adopt new and forward thinking platforms and standards - their corporate website is a glaring example of this sort of backwards thinking.

    Numbers and illusion of company gains are valued more than clear and honest communication with prospects and customers. Expect to have processes ignored and overstepped by management. The company does a good job at squashing any initiative or enthusiasm one would otherwise have for their position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign. The company needs less of you and more of those in specialized fields.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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