Bazaarvoice Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 10 Dec 2020

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Bazaarvoice CEO Keith Nealon
Keith Nealon
40 Ratings
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  • "High Austin/Belfast staff attrition(in 27 reviews)

  • "No work/ life balance, no help from upper management(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic Workplace/Environment!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Success Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Leadership is open to adapt and work to help Employees and Customers - Social contact is promoted with meetings like a weekly RandomCoffeeMeet (Keeps feeling isolated at bay) - Strong work ethics and very helpful this applies to both Colleagues and Leaders - Good Healthy Work/Life balance

    Cons

    - The once I noticed are already being investigated!

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  2. "Good company to grow"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great working culture - Good personal Growth opportunities (internal promotions, moving between roles, etc.) - Good work / life balance - Huge number of really good soft services for staff - lunches, health ins, therapy, yoga etc.

    Cons

    - US run company, that can struggle to create services or products with EMEA in mind - General good management structure, but different locations differ drastically in quality - "Sales first" type of company

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good SaaS house, good WLB"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bazaarvoice full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Transparent communication Modernising tech stack Good work life balance

    Cons

    Lost some key people in the Belfast office

  4. Helpful (7)

    "Not the right company for career progression"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Sucess Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, friendly people, no micro-managing

    Cons

    No clear policy for internal progression, it seems easier to resign and apply to an other position than to go through the internal process. To progress it seems thqt visibility is more important than quality.

  5. Helpful (3)

    "Software Engineer in Belfast"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast City Centre, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work with some of the best software professionals in Belfast on software that operates at real global internet scale. Teams are autonomous and own products from inception to delivery, and those products are core to the company's business - we're not limited to fixing bugs in legacy code or acting as satellite teams for the primary development hub in Austin. Innovation is encouraged. Management are supportive of a good work-life balance, whether that means flexible hours, working from home or highlighting the importance of good mental and physical health. Although BV has been around for almost 15 years, Belfast still has something of a startup vibe, and everyone has a voice in office decisions. Almost too much free food and drink, and I believe remuneration is well above average for Belfast. Note: Ratings are for Belfast only

    Cons

    There has been upheaval in Austin as the company was acquired by a equity firm in 2018, leading to some technical leaders departing the company. High level of autonomy has led to duplication of effort and varied approaches to deployment/technology adoption, which is not efficient.

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  6. Helpful (12)

    "Not a great place to work"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Anonymous in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bazaarvoice

    Pros

    - Flexible working hours and location - Great people

    Cons

    - Work-life-balance - No vision from leadership - Company has been in better shape than today They cut down the working hours from 40 to 37.5 hours/week but that change wasn't applied to the work load so it's just on paper. In reality, people work 60 hours per week + weekends. While the salary might look good on paper, it doesn't in reality when you think about all the unpaid over-hours.

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Not an easy company to work for..."

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee -  in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people and the culture are great, the atmosphere is very dynamic and multicultural; the product is fantastic and keeps getting better and better; HR is trying to implement more regular trainings; you are usually trusted to manage your own time (working from home/remotely is possible) and projects. I find that you have to fight a little for a better work/life balance but overall it's pretty good.

    Cons

    Change is fine when it's managed, but change for the sake of changing is dangerous. I think the new leadership team gets that but we need stability. There is no real people management: it's very political, very much about who you're sucking up to. Performance is not rewarded on results but on how much noise you're making. If you're not an extrovert person, if you do not brag about what you do, you won't get recognised for your work. Which is why so many have left/are still leaving...

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  8. "Great place to learn"

    4.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Scrum Master in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work culture, lots of emphasis on work life balance, great learning, flexible timings, senior management is approachable and friendly.

    Cons

    No issues I have observed as of now.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Company"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Naa in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bazaarvoice full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people. The benefits. The work / life balance. The opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    Some of mgmt (not all)

  10. Helpful (5)

    "Pathetic, torturous, No work life Balance , worst Work Culture, super micro management"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bazaarvoice full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good product, the original people who have built the product and done it technologically awesome.

    Cons

    Poor Management especially for all UI products. super micro-management. Pathetic, torturous, No work-life Balance, worst Work Culture.

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    Bazaarvoice Response

    December 16, 2020Bazaarvoice Leadership Team

    Thank you for your feedback and very unfortunate that you are no longer with Bazaarvoice. We take pride in establishing a culture of “Phycological Safety” at BV. We have multiple mechanisms for employees to share their experience and suggest changes (example of mechanisms include anonymous surveys, 1-on-1s, team feedback sessions, retrospective meetings, informal skip-levels, etc.). We continue to listen to all feedback and learn from those interactions, and more importantly make changes for the betterment of everyone at Bazaarvoice. We would have welcomed the chance to hear your concerns while you were still with us. Your inputs would have helped us learn and course correct, and in the process enable us to ensure that Bazaarvoice is an awesome place to work for everyone. An important goal for us is to ensure all employees have a healthy balance between work and home lives, and we constantly look for feedback and aspire towards that goal.

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