Brightcove
3.9 of 5 22 reviews
www.brightcove.com Boston, MA 150 to 499 Employees

Brightcove Reviews

Updated Feb 23, 2014
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3.9 22 reviews

                             

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David Mendels

(11 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to work and learn.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHR team is top notch. Surrounded by smart people who work hard. Learned a lot there. Clients push hard and motivate everyone for success. Benefits package was not over the top but was fair and competitive.

    ConsClients had super high expectations which were sometimes not very realistic. Not always a consistent message coming out of leadership.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGenerally things were great. Keep up the culture and high expectations.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Learned a lot but Exhilarating

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsThey are really doing software development, all the best thing such as CI, automated test, Java Spring, Hadoop ... all the buzz word.

    ConsToo much code debt that make developers feel exhausted, they are not brave enough to start the code base from scratch.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Solid software company with strong forward momentum

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsMature software development practices. Smart software engineering staff with good management.

    ConsBrightcove has grown beyond "start up" phase, and this is out of whack with what some people want in a workplace. Management works hard to instill a lean/startup mentality along with the benefits of a more mature, public company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSupport the product organization in focusing on the important goals while narrowing the list of priorities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good, but has growing pains

    Engineer (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsVery nice and friendly people.

    The product is pretty solid and viable with a wide customer base.

    Problems to solve abound.

    Free coffee/tea/snacks/sometimes beer.

    Can't speak for supervisors outside of engineering, but in engineering, management treats their employees as peers and listens to what they have to say. This doesn't always translate up to C-level execs, but they do their best.

    Benefits are pretty good.

    All in all a pleasant place to go to work.

    ConsSpeaking for engineering, there is sometimes bickering between teams when a legacy or undesirable part of the product falls between two teams' purview and neither wants to own it for whatever reason.

    Not enough people to do jobs sometimes.

    Still requires a degree for engineering and will offer you an extremely low salary compared to similar positions if you don't have one.

    For the company as a whole, they're suffering the growing pains of a post-IPO company. Finance is starting to tighten their belt, and it's being felt in terms of lack of personnel and perks that were once had but are starting to go away. That is to say, their budget constraints are being worst felt by their rank-and-file employees. Had they never been there in the first place, that'd be one thing, but it feels almost like punishment in a subconscious sense.

    They also don't seem to really know what they're doing anymore. The original product is still good and will ostensibly be around for a long time at this rate of growth, but the "now what?" phase has arrived and the push-pull is being felt, particularly with the departure of the CEO, Jeremy Allaire.

    Starting to become a bit bureaucratic because of that, though internal forces are working to mitigate it. Things that don't make sense start to crop up and it's much more difficult to get answers now than it was previously.

    Career growth opportunities are minimal.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be so reliant on a degree to evaluate competence in hires. Also: DON'T forget about your people. Happy people means productive people, and you are starting to ignore them. Don't backslide into being a meat grinder.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat company to work for, flexible hours, interesting staff. The new office is modern and spacious. It's a nice environment.

    ConsI don't have any downsides to share currently. The environment and the industry are engaging and fast paced. Good stuff.

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    Sales Analyst Intern (Former Employee)
    Cambridge, MA

    ProsPeople work there are very energetic and friendly. You have a chance to work visit different department and support them. The company has a great work and life balance.

    ConsMost of the part is really fine. The only thing that I can think of is the company should give resources to the team that I'm work with because sales analyst is really important to support all the other teams.

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    One of the best work environments you could ask for

    Customer Solutions Specialist: Tier II (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsGood people. Great communication and exposure.

    ConsNone that I came across over a period of one year

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFantastic location in Covent Garden, right in the centre of London. Superb people - smart, ethical, really hard-working but they all love to have fun. Technology is proven, it works and development is constant. Customers are incredible and understanding how the technology helps them is a huge bonus

    ConsWay too much to do every single day. It's relentless.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't forget the culture and passion that got us to where we are now.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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