blinkx Reviews

Updated 31 July 2014
Updated 31 July 2014
93 Reviews

3.1
93 Reviews
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blinkx CEO S. Brian Mukherjee
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • laid back atmosphere, good benefits, competitive salary (in 5 reviews)

  • They also provide free snacks/beverages and do a staff lunch every Thursday which is generous of them (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Worst senior management team (at least from engineering perspective) I've ever worked with (in 7 reviews)

  • There is no one leading the company (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Growing, learning, rewarding.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Ad-ops Analyst  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Ad-ops Analyst in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Plenty of room for growth within the company--they truly do promote from within. Very positive laid back work atmosphere with intelligent hard working peers and superiors. Responsibilities and goals are well communicated and I'm given autonomy to take care of those responsibilities how I see fit without micromanagement. Good benefits, competitive salary, growing company which is poised to continue to provide more opportunity in the future.

    Cons

    Not quite as lax as some SF companies with regards to flex time or the ability to telecommute. The extremely quick rate of growth we have been experiencing can lead to confusion regarding the redefinition of roles moving forward, but that's not a bad problem to have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm very happy here, but the one area that leaves me wanting is that the hours are long and are not based on current work load but rather are just fixed. Flex time would be a significant morale boost as would sanctioned telecommuting as there seems to be no reason not to implement more telecommuting. The job can be done from anywhere and again would boost morale to provide employees with more freedom and would improve work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Easily the most laid back and self-rewarding company I've worked at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Inventory Manager  in  Tempe, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Inventory Manager in Tempe, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Blinkx is a company that is both fiscally stable and maintains a roster of the smartest people in the industry. It's the type of company where you are rewarded for your production/input. The pay, benefits, and company culture is amazing, and is almost too fun at times.

    You have the potential to earn more than any other company I've seen, and those efforts are noticed...Brian knows my name personally and what I've contributed. He seems to go out of his way to make sure personally knows everyone possible open door policy at all times. If you come in with the right attitude, you'll be compensated far beyond what I've seen any other ad network or entertainment company

    Also, NBA Jam Tournament Edition is an excellent thing to have in any office

    Cons

    Like any company that leaves your experience and compensation entirely in your hands, you have a mix of attitudes - war heroes, gossip/social butterfly types, disgruntled about expected earnings, sharks, "class clowns," etc (typical 8 types of employee mindsets).

    If you're the type of person who isn't self-motivated and willing to make your position your personal business...it might not be the place for you. My role is one that basically makes me a business within a business, and I couldn't be happier about

    A lot of the posts that are negative seem to be from people who came in expecting to get the A treatment regardless of their work, or felt micromanaged during their tenure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the company culture as is, and continue down the path we're on.

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

    Best place I have ever worked

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

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

    Pros

    Since my first day, my voice has had the same weight as everyone else, regardless of position. This company consistently hires the most talented people they can find which has enabled us to grow at a record pace over the past 2 years. Everyone in our office is always happy and loves being a part of the team and culture we've created together.

    Cons

    Need to develop more specific teams for each initiative so they can continue to get the attention they deserve without losing steam

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to hire the best in the industry

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

    Energizing place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Melville, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Melville, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Working for the company for over 2 years and not a day goes by when I do not feel energized! Management team provides a great atmosphere, charges the employees moral by positively communicating with them. Overall this is a great company to work for!

    Cons

    This may not be your typical 9-5 job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I can not think of any off the top of my head. I enjoy my job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Exciting company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    I've been with the company for a little over 4 years and have nothing but good things to say. The work is challenging, but rewarding and management makes sure that the entire team feels part of the company's success. The company has been increasingly taking strides to make sure that blinkx is not only a great company, but a great company to work for. I look forward to going to work every day which I know isn't the case for a lot of people at other jobs.

    Also, free bagels and snacks are a big plus :).

    Cons

    Really haven't been too many, if at all. This isn't a "9-5 job" (as is the case with most Internet jobs) so if that's your thing blinkx probably isn't the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to tap into the entire team for ideas on how to grow the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    Being able to speak to anyone at anytime is great. If there is ever a problem everybody is available to solve the problem quickly. The office is like my extended family and most employes have been here for over 5 years. We have a fully stocked kitchen and great insurance.

    Cons

    401k could be improved with Blinkx matching a certain percentage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More comfortable chairs and a dishwasher would be great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Innovative Company, Best Staff in the Business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of CPC & Display  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Director of CPC & Display in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    There are very few companies where you never have to worry about bureaucracy. The new hire who is just learning the space has a voice at the same table as the CEO. There is never a dull moment and you are constantly challenged by your peers, your superiors, and internally. There is a reason why most of the employees have been here for years. At Blinkx we are more like a family and each of us take pride in adding to the success of this great company.

    Cons

    This job requires you to always be on top of your job. The internet never shuts down and neither do we.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More comfortable chairs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good co-workers, fast-moving and chaotic.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Smart coworkers.
    Opportunity to learn/grow
    Free food on Fridays and nice office
    When the share price was right-high value options

    Cons

    When the share price is low options were NOT valuable!
    Chaotic management style in engineering
    lots of projects and changes to projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to let engineers work on their projects for longer so the product can be better
    Keep letting people learn new technologies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Some of the people are good to work with.

    Cons

    No communication - upper management shares nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok company to start your career with

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

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

    Pros

    Ok company to start your career with

    Cons

    there is no training of any kind

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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