Bolt Reviews

Updated 4 May 2021

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Bolt CEO and Founder Markus Villig
Markus Villig
229 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good life-work balance, no CB, friendly working environment(in 16 reviews)

  • "Taxify really looks after its employees(in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "work-life balance is not really a thing(in 8 reviews)

  • "While they claim there is no Corporate BS, it is filled with procedures, reporting what you do with your time while not working on tickets(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Personal hyper-growth and great people"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallinn
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - you can execute the ideas, you're being listened to and trusted. - the workload is big, but you can see the result of the work because everything moves so quickly and there's no bureaucracy or corporate BS making you slow down. I also appreciate the flexibility, I can work from wherever, whenever. I know my projects and I am responsible for my success. - the teams and people are world-class and inspiring you to grow - more than 50 nationalities in the HQ in Tallinn - vibrant, young, and fun vibes. - every person has a lot of ownership and the managers trust you - new HQ is modern and comfortable, used to have spontaneous Friday night gatherings and parties, a great way to make friends and get to know other teams.

    Cons

    Sometimes having small teams means longer hours some days and extra stress, but it always varies and no day is the same. One has to like to hustle and work in a fast-paced environment.

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  2. "Bolt is awesome!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bolt full-time

    Pros

    Great people and work environment. Amazing work culture.

    Cons

    None really come to mind.


  3. "great"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dentist in Baghdad
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bolt full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    all is good and bright

    Cons

    Did not see anything bad

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    "A great company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Care Specialist in Warsaw
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly recommend Bolt if you are looking for a job that brings you joy. Bolt puts a massive emphasis on culture and people's wellbeing at work. It's a start-up by all means, so if you are an open-minded person with a drive to work to bring results, this company is a perfect fit for you.

    Cons

    Flexible working hours which in result are rostered, which means that you may also have to work weekends. But it might be ideal for a college student.

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  5. "Incredible place to work!"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Tallinn
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great onboarding experience Strong team environment Interesting projects

    Cons

    Nothing yet - Great job!

  6. "React Native application"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Fullstack Developer in Tallinn
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Great culture. People are not getting burnout, the company is thinking in long term about their employees * Great products. * Great salaries. Higher than on the market * No overtime work, very well structured work-life balance

    Cons

    * No cons so far

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  7. "Has a toxic culture; Needs a new CEO; Lacks vision"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Regional Operations Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In my first 3 months at the company, I was lucky to have an amazing lead (ex-Uber). She clearly led expectations on my role, helped me grow in my skills, and had weekly check-ins with me to see how things. were going. She also celebrated my small wins and showed lots of appreciation. Things started to shift pretty quickly as I was handed over to other line managers on the Expansion team (whom I never got to talk to, did not show time for me, etc). The manager-report role was very blurry for more than 6 months.

    Cons

    -Poor focus on local teams and leadership especially in Africa -No talent development. Provide to your managers the skills and information they need to succeed. I highly doubt that all the managers that were terminated so quickly in East Africa one after the other didn't have love for the company or couldn't improve. If you fail to keep so many employees engaged and productive, that's on you, not on them! Why hire them in the first place if you only think of them as stupid and useless? Why give them salaries that you don't think you can afford 3 months down the line? Isn't this the reflection of how poor your entire people/hiring long-term strategies are? Why create roles that you eventually end up deleting once you realize they are not "necessary"? Why not be real that Bolt is simply interested in being in Africa for numbers to help your endless fundraising, but not into adding something positive to the people/the staff/the drivers, etc? If your business can be run from some analytical formulas/spreadsheets, why bother hiring people if you don't utilize their brains after all? Meaning in this scenario, the local staff with the most advanced analytical skills will win your heart and the rest who come with other skills will be considered "useless" and not worth dedicating some attention to. 1. analytical skills and thinking can be developed. 2. staff/managers' engagement need to be nurtured if not they become disengaged in the business. 3. ops teams need to have a common understanding of how to solve problems, how to come up with solutions at work, a vision on how to serve our drivers, what's acceptable and not acceptable (all of it and much more was missing). You cannot expect people to deliver results/work as you want them to, without setting an example/vision for them to follow. -Start showing you care about your managers in Africa (how about having individual 1 on 1s with them, weekly check-ins, setting time to talk to them not just about your damn metrics but them/who they are/their aspirations, etc). I had a lead in charge of expansion in Africa markets who never talked to me, showed up for 1 night or 2 in our market, doesn't even say hi, doesn't even show desire to hear about my work...let's not even mention the fact that by that time the CEO himself had never set foot in Africa(being one of his biggest market) -Lots of corporate BS (you need to have friends at HQ to make it at the company) -Salary is not that great for top African talent, especially those coming from fast paced startup environments, but the company thinks they are paying fair; don't bother applying there (for those who want to work on sth impactful on the continent, that's not the place for it) -Small wins are not recognised, hardwork is not appreciated, it's a company where congratulations are so rare and are only reserved for a few (those that agree to be suck-ups),motivation of teams is low(here not talking about monetary incentives), I don't ever remember hearing the CEO motivates his global team, share his vision for the company, remind us on why we are working so hard....being a founder does not mean being able to manage a global team...

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  8. "Great company on hyper-growth"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, ownership of work, equity/stock included in compensation

    Cons

    You need to be able to work independently and proactively, some people may not be used to this workstyle

  9. "Nice company to work, great environment"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tallinn
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bolt full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment, Nice salary, international team.

    Cons

    I can not think in any con

  10. "I experienced many exciting moments"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Berlin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bolt full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It is easy job for every driver

    Cons

    It doesn't have cons perfect program

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