Brand Networks Reviews

Updated June 17, 2014
Updated June 17, 2014
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  1.  

    Great work experience, great company culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Brand Networks full-time

    Pros

    Young startup with a young culture and young employees. Getting bigger, but still a relaxed environment. Lots of opportunities to progress quickly and work on exciting projects. Fair compensation.

    Cons

    Lots of room for improvement on the benefits front.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Small company with lots of room for improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    Lots of different projects to work on.
    Lots of different tech stacks.
    Exciting work and ability to learn and grow your skills.
    You will never be bored working here.
    A lot of very passionate people work here and it's a thrill to work with them.
    Great office space, open floor plan and beautiful building in High Falls along Browns Race.
    Excellent equipment for engineers, widescreen monitors and macbook pros.

    Cons

    Poor benefits and at or below market compensation.
    Tight deadlines are common and overtime is expected in order to meet those deadlines. Little has been done to alleviate this and it's become a norm rather than the exception.
    Lots of inexperience. Many fresh out of college grads here.
    Age discrimination in engineering is readily apparent. Do not bother applying here for an engineering position if you are over the age of 35.
    Several re-org's per year. It's not uncommon to switch supervisors several times in one year. You have no say in this even if you like your current supervisor.
    Office politics here are a pain. There is most definitely an "inner circle" in engineering. I respect many of the engineers in this inner circle and will say that they are indeed talented engineers. However for those of us on the outside, it's pretty much a given that opportunities in the organization will be given to these people first before anyone outside the inner circle is given a chance... this is regardless of talent, ambition, and experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office politics should not play a role in gaining opportunities within the organization. Do away with the inner circle.
    Hire some older experienced engineers. I'm sure there are some out there that would fit within the culture.
    Stop the constant reorganizations within engineering. Having three different supervisors in one calendar year is painful.
    Benefits need to be improved dramatically.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    A great place to learn and contribute.

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

    I have been working at Brand Networks

    Pros

    Many challenges to choose from. Many opportunities to learn and grow. Servant-leadership model in middle management. Freedom to try different ways to solve problems. Methods are evaluated in terms of the results.

    Cons

    Not a good place to work if you need a lot of direction or are afraid of failing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to refine and share the vision.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Student Software Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brand Networks as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great atmosphere
    Great people
    Possible to get a lot done

    Cons

    Odd organizational management
    People in leadership positions that shouldn't be
    Possibly long hours based on salary

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