At BlackLine, 94 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 213 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.93. It was published on Jul 27, 2016. 5123 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.
People celebrate special events around here.
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.

What They Do

We asked BlackLine to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

BlackLine is the leading provider of Finance Controls and Automation software.  BlackLine helps more than 1,400 global companies improve controls, lower risks and gain greater efficiencies by automating and optimizing a range of processes across the entire ‘Modern Finance’ organization.  

About this Company

Website: Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: Los Angeles, CA, California US Sites: 4
Major Locations: Los Angeles, CA, California; Atlanta, GA, Georgia; New York, NY, New York; Chicago, IL, Illinois US Employees: 491
US Revenues: $83.6 million Worldwide Revenues: $83.6 million
Employees Worldwide: 491 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 2001

BlackLine has been awarded:

Best Workplaces in Chicago 2017 (ranked 13)

Best Workplaces in Technology 2017 (ranked 15)

Best Medium Workplaces 2016 (ranked 65)


Perks and Programs

We asked BlackLine to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Food, Food and more food: BlackLiner’s love to share a meal with fellow employees. Our kitchen is stocked with daily breakfast, snacks and drinks. And lunch is brought in several times a month.
  • Work from home Fridays: Employee are allowed to work from home every other Friday,
  • State-of-the-art facilities: BlackLine recently completed a renovation of our office designed to meet the needs of our growing employee base and to provide them with an excellent environment to “Think, Create and Serve." Our state-of-the-art facilities include an open loft space with multiple options for employees to gather for informal meetings or to find a quiet corner for privacy, a music room, yoga room, an awesome Café with Freestyle soda machine and endless snacks, and more.
  • Family atmosphere: At BlackLine, we care deeply about the well-being of our employees and do everything we can to cultivate a fun and rewarding environment. We are more than just a company – we are a family. We know each other on a personal basis; we celebrate when a child wins Little League; we commiserate when a family member is ill. We have been growing at over 50% for the past eight years, and rapid growth can be really chaotic. But it is our family culture that helps keep us on our path.
  • Career development opportunities: All employees are given $3,000 each year that can be spent on career development including seminars, conferences and new skill training.
  • YouEarnedIt: Each month, the company provides employees with points that can be given to others to reward them for their work. The points can be exchanged for gift certificates and more
  • Unlimited PTO: All full-time, salaried employees have unlimited paid-time-off


$72,561 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Application Support Analist $108,470 Average salary and additional cash compensation for sales exec
100% Company-paid health coverage for employees 50% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
$3,000 College Tuition Reimbursement


  • Pre-tax savings account
  • Stock options to employees


  • Free snacks during the day
  • Free breakfast foods on a regular, daily basis
  • Massage therapy
  • Fitness classes
  • Free beverages during the day
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Discount ticket sales


Unlimited Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 20 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Unlimited Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (87% use it)
  • Telecommute option (87% use it)


  • Childcare reimbursement during business travel
  • Elder care resources
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Fertility treatments
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)


  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Fitness center (only at headquarters)


  • Formal programs support professional development for: Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Speakers of English as a second language
  • 10 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Executive Diversity



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How to Get Hired

We asked BlackLine for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Strategic thinkers with flexible personalities and the ability to work well under pressure. We seek employees who can "see the big picture, and are direct and honest communicators. Potential employees should also have the desire to learn and grow and to be a part of a larger community.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Send us their resume via our website,  It’s best to learn as much as they can about our company and watch a demo of our product.Search LinkedIn for contacts who can make an introduction! We are a friendly workforce and a personal connection can go a long way.  

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We are always looking for experienced sales executives with Finance & Accounting experience along with experience working for a Software-as-a-service (SaaS) company. We are also always looking for good software developers and people with experience in Information Security. In addition, we are always interested in Accountants with 4 years minimum experience at a Big 4 accounting firm.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Visit to learn about our company.  Watch a demo, read client testimonials and send us an email describing their interest and what they would bring to BlackLine. 

hiring Outlook

89 Average applicants per opening 20,000 Applications received
225 Positions filled in past year 30% New hires by employee referrals
36 New positions created 14 Jobs filled by current employees
Yes Recruits on college campuses 10 New graduates hired
5% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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