blinkx
2.9 of 5 61 reviews
www.blinkx.com San Francisco, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Mar 31, 2014
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blinkx CEO S. Brian Mukherjee

S. Brian Mukherjee

(22 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "laid back atmosphere, good benefits, competitive salary"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Cool technology and hot industry"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Senior management sees themselves as brilliant wiz-kids and all employees as vermin"
    in 7 reviews
  • "O) is leaving the company, now there is no one smart enough to run it"
    in 5 reviews
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um... actually, on the whole, I rather like it here.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at blinkx

ProsYou 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

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

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

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Like working in a third world sweat shop run by really angry robots...

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at blinkx

ProsGood location
Free lunch on Fridays
Some good people (management excluded)
Helps you understand how not to run a business.

ConsReally boring, lifeless, uninspiring management team.
Totally overhyped PR. Most is completely fictional.
Rubbish product. Lets face it, who in the real world has ever heard of blinkx!! Where are these users? If you take out the porn there is no one left...
Useless management team with no idea about the media industry.
Culture of aggression, secrecy and leadership through fear.
Do not work for this company.
They don't promote people... period...

Advice to Senior ManagementGet some management training asap or resign
Start behaving like humans
Sort out the content on the site. Its rubbish..

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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blinkx: "Comfy Corporates" need not apply

Ex-Blinkx Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at blinkx

ProsA 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.

ConsSmall, 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 Senior ManagementImprove 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

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A growing company with nice perks!

Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

I worked at blinkx as a contractor for less than a year

ProsVery nice people (for the most part), they are doing a fantastic job in their industry and just seem to be getting better and better. Clean office with plenty of supplies, and a great view. Free snacks!

ConsMy supervisor was never one to appreciate my hard work and was very unhelpful. She didn't want to train me, so it was very autonomous. And as an admin you're very separated from the rest of the group.

Advice to Senior ManagementEvaluate all of your employees, even the ones who have been with the company a while, to see what they bring to the table.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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After reading this review you should stop any communication with their hiring manager

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at blinkx

ProsGood place for those who don't want to do anything, and happy with industry mediocre paycheck.

ConsDouble check everything they tell you on interview. Unbelievably incompetent management. Zero task delegation. No product vision whatsoever. New software and improvements have flatline adoption curve. Heavy rotation, people run like hell from this festering pit, and management is even ashamed to report employees gone. There are some good people that trapped there with acquisitions, but they leave as soon as they can. I couldn't tolerate it anymore and decided to quit.

Advice to Senior ManagementCompany needs a hard reboot.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Company - Good Management - Good Culture

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at blinkx

Pros- Awesome benefits
- Competitive compensation
- Reasonable management
- Good company outlook
- Free breakfast
- 1-2 times per week we get catered lunch
- Awesome location in SF - All of the offices are in prime locations with great looking offices
- If you want it, you have a ton of opportunity for career growth

Cons- Growing incredibly fast, and sometimes unorganized as a result (will get better)
- Poor press displays false messages about blinkx, and who we are.
- Sometimes teams are understaffed, so hiring to ensure that employees havethe proper workload

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to transform the culture as you have over the last 2 years. Continue to leverage the blinkx team worldwide to develop the company into a world class name in the advertising industry. Continue to practice an open door policy. Keep doing what you are doing.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at blinkx full-time

ProsGood compensation, good benefits, flexible hours and good opportunities for advancement. Overall a very good place to work.

ConsMore collaboration between divisions would be helpful.

Advice to Senior ManagementOne of Blinkx's great strength is the diversity of its divisions, we should try to leverage that more and take advantage of each others skills and technologies.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work !

Employee (Current Employee)
Tempe, AZ (US)

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

ProsGreat people, start up vibe with corporate resources. As we grow we continue to take on new and challenging projects. Its been an awesome work experience ! Always learning new things and never bored.

ConsYou are expected to be "on" and available at all times. However this is rewarded with great company events and outings. Work hard , play hard attitude !

Advice to Senior ManagementI appreciate our All Hand Meetings keeping all employee's up to date with the business.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place of employment!

Billing & Revenue Analyst (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

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

ProsGreat work environment, approachable management, co-workers great to work with.

ConsI currently do not have any cons for the company. Great place to work, great people to work with.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to work for!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at blinkx

ProsThere's growth within the company. Everyone here are really friendly and willing to help one another. Since this is a start-up environment, you will have many opportunities to work with different team in this company

Conscheck in weekly with the employee would be nice

Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the monthly meeting to let employees know what this company have achieved the past month

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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