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Brightcove Reviews

Updated May 30, 2014
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3.9 24 reviews

69% Approve of the CEO

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David Mendels

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68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    No Guidance from directors or from senior management

    Business Development (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    Prosvery smart group of people

    Consthe senior management in the sales and marketing department are not too helpful in helping career building.

    Advice to Senior Managementbe more helpful to those on your team

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Technology company with growing pains

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsThey are pretty stable. The technology they are working with is pretty on key with what you would expect for a technology company.

    ConsThere is a lot of reasons to not work here as an engineer and take your talent somewhere else. Lots of political BS, mass amounts of historical code and debt you will need to maintain. Work environment is not conducive to getting work done in my opinion.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Once a promising and innovative tech company, now just ho-hum.

    Senior Marketing Director (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    Pros- Still the leader in the niche online video platform market
    - Generally smart and nice employees
    - Beautiful, new offices in Boston financial district

    Cons- Pay and compensation is intentionally below 50% of market average (except for exec team).
    - Competitors have far superior products.
    - Falling way behind in specific markets (high end media, brand marketing, corporate video).
    - Product development is slow, and innovation is all but absent.
    - Hiring standards have decreased (largely due to lower comp) and many recent hires are "B" or lower.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChoose who you want to be, and focus on that. Why say "we serve X customer" and then spend all your development and sales energy on Y market?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Politics and Nervousness abound

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsIf you are hands-on with your tools then this atmosphere is great to be a part of, as there is a lot of collective brain power within the engineering team. The team is always looking for smarter ways to whip up something. The busy bees are nice and easy to get along with.

    ConsOutside of the engineering team, there has been a lot of turnover within management and favoritism at every vertical. This causes the overall decision making to slow down. Folks that are promoted are generally based on "who knows who". Feedback comes in the form of silence or "sent home packing without any answers". Its a contentious culture and probably why competition is always a step ahead and generally running faster.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop making rash decisions and put a thought behind every action. Respect your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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