Bottomline Technologies

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Bottomline Technologies Reviews

Updated 5 December 2014
Updated 5 December 2014
78 Reviews
3.6
78 Reviews
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Bottomline Technologies President, CEO, and Director Rob Eberle
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, free fruit in the summer, free ice cream (in 7 reviews)

  • Employees are go getters and want to impress and succeed and great benefits (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • They talk of 'work-life balance', but they do not walk the walk (in 9 reviews)

  • Very long hours are frequently expected (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Excruciating and all consuming!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bottomline Technologies

    Pros

    They don't realise when they're being ripped off and lied to, so if you have the stomach for the toxic culture, you can milk them for everything they're worth.

    Cons

    Incompetent, arrogant and completely myopic global executive management.
    Incomprehensible approach to market.
    Unethical customer and partner relations.
    Slow product development lifecycle.
    Predatory commercial practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give it up! Stop lying to stock market analysts, your customers, your employees and yourselves.
    Let the good people do good things. Make the useless ones leave.

  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Words can not adequately describe the sheer frustration!

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

    I have been working at Bottomline Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with some quality people who despite the absolute failure of executive management continue to put their best efforts in for no reward other than personal pride and professional integrity.

    Cons

    Start at the very top. The con starts there and rolls down through the Management tree, who by the way are simply puppets and yes men to the President and CEO. It is a sham of the highest order. All decisions and directions are made and given in isolation with middle management left to clean up the mess and try and implement train wreck after train wreck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with and for your employees!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    As short sighted as they come...

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

    I have been working at Bottomline Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I cannot think of any upside to working at Bottomline other than the potential to fade into the mix so much that you can pretty much just exist and take home your salary in many cases...mainly in Senior and Exec Management.

    Cons

    Innovation (product or market) is NOT a strength, even though it's often talked about.
    Strategic thinking is NOT something that is practised.
    Enabling employees to be successful is NOT a focus, not matter what field or geography.
    Micro management is rife.
    Absolutely no appetite to stay the course to achieve success in new or emerging markets.
    BT is STRICTLY, almost cripplingly so, a 90 day revenue focussed business and it doesn't care how or where it comes from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look outside the 4 walls and see how the REAL world, along with your competitors, is evolving.
    The business world is passing you by because you arrogantly refuse to keep up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    very nice place to work. Great benefit

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

    I have been working at Bottomline Technologies full-time

    Pros

    very strong culture. Relaxed working environment

    Cons

    no cons. all good so far

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Needs to change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Owner in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Product Owner in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Bottomline Technologies

    Pros

    Good team and some good benefits...even though not consistent and standardised across roles or teams. Does some great charitable activities

    Cons

    Decisions take a long time, teams are not empowered and no clear direction from the top. More of a blame culture rather than trying to address the core issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    empower and trust your teams, give them the tools to make a decision and demonstrate the same level of transparency you expect from your teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bottomline Technologies

    Pros

    They have great benefits there.

    Cons

    ThewWork life balance needs to improve.

  8.  

    One of the Best!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Implementation Manager in Portsmouth, NH (US)
    Current Employee - Implementation Manager in Portsmouth, NH (US)

    I have been working at Bottomline Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Strong leadership and a company that is always evolving and getting better. Hard work is expected, but also recognized and rewarded. Promotes from within consistently, with plenty of opportunity to grow in to new roles. A collaborative effort, with many who out of their way to provide assistance and support from all levels. Very good salary and benefits, a generous employee stock purchase program and regular bonuses. The ability to work remotely when needed, plenty of paid days off and flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Although the company has many modern break rooms and provides free Kuerig coffee and cappuccino, there are not many amenities for employees to relax, unwind or take a break from a busy day. A lounge, exercise room, or a large year round open space with lunch tables, TVs, chairs and quiet areas would be a great motivator and increase productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay on the steady path. Continue to listen to ideas and reward hard work and dedication. Look for more ways to get each department together to build a closer organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to be, and great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Portsmouth, NH (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Portsmouth, NH (US)

    I have been working at Bottomline Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people here are great, it's a very team-oriented, friendly environment.
    Lots of fun perks: latte/espresso machine, free fruit, ice cream Fridays, family trick or treating
    Bottomline is very involved with local charity organizations
    Benefits are very strong

    Cons

    Needs to be more communication between departments!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Still the best company to work for in NH!

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

    I have been working at Bottomline Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good health benefits.
    Excellent Managers and co-workers.
    Company listens to suggestions.
    Senior most management is very approachable and makes time to listen to anyone, regardless of role or seniority.
    Successful company.
    Takes care of its employees.
    Very understanding about sick time, family emergencies, and extremely supportive when people are in need.
    Health fairs and free events to help manage stress / life.
    Many paths / roles to pursue within company.
    Tons of community outreach opportunities.
    Quarterly Donation from company to non-profit of one's choosing.
    Creativity, learning, and self improvement encouraged.
    Lots of family oriented events for holidays at work and outside of work. Example: Bring your kid to work day and Halloween are a big deal at Bottomline.

    Cons

    Extremely high stress level.
    Staffing levels are not optimal.
    Salaried staff sometimes work in excess of 60-70 hours a week, possibly more. In many cases this time spent is expected and necessary due to staffing levels.
    Starting vacation time is less than provided by other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to pursue innovation.

    As more products are added, and exponentially more customers, seriously consider adding more staff and not wearing out current experienced, motivated, and dedicated staff who love Bottomline Technologies and helping people.

    Be the Great company! Don't be like other companies where staff are replaced like light bulbs. People are not expendable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Outstanding and rewarding experience over almost 6 years with great opportunity for growth.

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

    I have been working at Bottomline Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Customer focused organization reinforced at all levels. Company develops and maintains very strong relationships with customers which is a foundational component of Bottomline's success. Demonstrated commitment to support employees especially in times of need as well as a strong supporter of community activities and charity organizations. Shared guiding principles that unite the organization and serve as the basis for how we work with one another. Great benefits package. Strong business that is doing well in the market-place and successful results are shared with employees through bonuses, stock purchase program, 401k match and annual salary reviews. Plenty of opportunities to grow and build a career.

    Cons

    Given that Bottomline is a global high-growth and fast-paced software company, there can be periods of time where one's schedule is demanding. Work-life balance can be challenging at times but generally very manageable -- just something each individual needs to own and work at regularly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the All Employee Meetings at the Corporate, Line of Business and Department levels -- this provides great sharing of information with employees and ensures everyone is aligned on the most important objectives of the business. Focus on developing more internal learning programs to augment employee growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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