Brightcove Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
27 Reviews
3.7
27 Reviews
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  1.  

    loved working for this innovative tech company

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    good strategic direction
    unlimited vacation
    decent pay
    room for growth for employees achieving their quota
    sales training +++

    Cons

    cultural change after IPO in 2012
    very competitive and saturated market to compete in
    inside sales requires very high volume of calls/emails

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brightcove as an intern

    Pros

    Good work culture and team work. Very experienced and knowledgeable staff, eager to share knowledge and help. Good working atmosphere.

    Cons

    Perks and salaries are less compared to other companies. Some departments are not given equal importance to that of others

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work and learn.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    HR 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Generally things were great. Keep up the culture and high expectations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Learned a lot but Exhilarating

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I have been working at Brightcove full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid software company with strong forward momentum

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Brightcove 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 ManagementAdvice

    Support the product organization in focusing on the important goals while narrowing the list of priorities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Good, but has growing pains

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Very 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.

    Cons

    Speaking 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 ManagementAdvice

    Don'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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brightcove

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  9.  

    Sales Analyst

    Former Employee - Sales Analyst Intern  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Analyst Intern in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Brightcove as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    People 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.

    Cons

    Most 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.

  10.  

    One of the best work environments you could ask for

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    Former Employee - Customer Solutions Specialist: Tier II  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Customer Solutions Specialist: Tier II in Boston, MA

    I worked at Brightcove as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good people. Great communication and exposure.

    Cons

    None that I came across over a period of one year

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fantastic 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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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