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Badgeville Reviews

Updated 9 Jan 2018

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2.9
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Jon Shalowitz
9 Ratings
  1. "Working through it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Badgeville full-time

    Pros

    Highly creative platform, good people (GREAT people), desire to change UX and establish a company that people respect

    Cons

    Some challenges standing up the service to maximise value

    Advice to Management

    Stay strong

    Badgeville2018-01-09
  2. "The Skipper and First Mate - lost at sea"

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

      I worked at Badgeville full-time

      Pros

      The rank and file employees and the product. Gamification is a real opportunity for legitimate, consistent and sustained engagement for enterprises. It really does work and motivate for good.

      Cons

      This ship has been "lost" at sea for some time. The Skipper and his trusted - yet inept - sidekick have been attempting to navigate a stormy market for a while, but just don't have a clue. He says he brought the Skipper in to "fix bad habits.” Of course, these were habits inculcated under his oversight. Seems like a clear self-admission of failure, but maybe the Japanese concept of “saving face” is at play here…hmmm…...

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      Advice to Management

      Any advice would be futile; it's clearly a "speak when spoken to" regime. You can only shut up, nod your head and hold your nose as you go under.

      Badgeville2016-12-19
    • "Sales"

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      Former Employee - Sales in Redwood City, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Badgeville

      Pros

      Everything is amazng, people, company

      Cons

      Bad management Organizaton Sales Good team in general but we just couldn't bring in the revenue

      Badgeville2016-09-01
    • "Difficult Situation"

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

      I worked at Badgeville

      Pros

      Interesting Industry and potential market

      Cons

      Funding dried up and company sold

      Badgeville2016-10-05
    • Helpful (1)

      "Fun team, big customers"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends

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

        Pros

        I actually enjoy the people I work with. They're smart, fun, and we have a good time together at our events-- beer/wine tastings, movie and game nights. We work with some of the biggest companies in the world. And they're using Badgeville inside and outside the company.

        Cons

        Working for a start-up in a new space is not for everyone. It's not always easy working for big, demanding companies when you're the little guy. You have to work smarter and try new things.

        Advice to Management

        Listen to and take care of your people.

        Badgeville2016-05-11
      • "Interesting space, clumsy company"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Badgeville

        Pros

        Amazing opportunity to develop a unique skill-set and learn about an emerging industry from the leader in the space. The insights taken from solving problems for fortune 500 clients alone is worth your time.

        Cons

        Company hasn't recovered from early strategic missteps and often seems unsure of how to proceed.

        Advice to Management

        Take a deep breath, make a practical assessment of what you have and what you don't, and develop a strategy that makes sense to everyone.

        Badgeville2016-04-20
      • Helpful (1)

        "Many departures, few sales, doom feeling"

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        Current Employee - Director in Redwood City, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Badgeville

        Pros

        Smaller location near downtown Redwood City had promise to be fun, but mostly empty chairs now. Was great company up to 2014 before large layoff and new CEO. Gamification was fun during hype in 2012 and 2013. Was good experience with big important customers.

        Cons

        Not a real business anymore. Most people have moved on - about 20 left. Few sales, down mood, fear money gone soon. Not hiring or trying to refill. Lose a person every 10 days - last month Dir eng, cust success manager, Dir cust support and QA manager all left. Salaries got cut just before holidays with no warning. Really a bummer.

        Advice to Management

        Try to treat few people left with honesty and integrity please. Don't lie and try to fool people with fake happy news. Employees have families and need truth.

        Badgeville2015-12-04
      • "Review for employment at Badgeville"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Badgeville

        Pros

        I had a very positive experience with Badgeville, both with the product, but more importantly with the people throughout the entire organization. The company offers a very good combination of culture and focus on the product. Badgeville always treats its employees more than fairly and promoted a very good experience (both on the day to day work experience, but as well as extracurriculars). There are a ton of...

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        Cons

        Sometimes processes need to be better outlined and shared. However, given it's a small company, these are growing pains that are not specific to Badgeville.

        Advice to Management

        Continue focusing on growth and long-term business, but continue providing value to the existing customer base.

        Badgeville2015-10-08
      • Helpful (8)

        "A salesperson's view - small consulting company now"

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        Former Employee - Account Executive in Redwood City, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Badgeville full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Big potential when gamification was hot in 2013 but small (30) consulting company now. Trying to sell big deals $100K+ to F500. Long sales cycle - 12 months, only few deals/quarter close. This is consulting/integration gigs. If looking to build/sell/market software, this is not it. Have to convince enterprises not to build own solutions - very hard sale.

        Cons

        Echo Anon 8/16 comments. Most respected execs (finance, tech, marketing, sales) with strong software/mgmt backgrounds all left. CEO no software/consulting/mgmt 101. Sales & marketing disrespected/badly treated all left. High turnover, core engineers leaving. Many great opportunities out there in hot market - no reason to risk this one. Many great management teams/CEOs too!

        Advice to Management

        Become small consulting biz of 10 people.

        Badgeville2015-08-25
      • Helpful (10)

        "Company seems to be at end..."

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Badgeville full-time

        Pros

        Mostly nice people trying hard to get sales, but gong only rang twice since January. New VP of Sales seems good and hired some of his senior guys to build new sales group. Trying to become analytics company for employees in big companies now. Changed from consumer deals to big enterprise companies like Walmart. Marketing has lots of leads and good press articles. Some really great people in professional services.

        Cons

        Lots of turnover - under third CEO long time engineers left, CFO and CTO left, VP of marketing left, all sales team left, office manager left, HR payroll person left, game designers left. CEO is hard to work with and panics a lot, just gives orders to people and doesn't listen. Doesn't care if people leave and brings in his friends to fill spots. Wants to sell gamification on Communities (Jive, Yammer, etc.) but seems...

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        Advice to Management

        Sell the company if you can or maybe sell some technology. Need to end this business.

        Badgeville2015-08-17
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