BrightTALK

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BrightTALK Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
12 Reviews
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12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Exciting work environment and growth opportunity

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at BrightTALK full-time

    Pros

    -Dynamic Team:  Smart and diverse coworkers create a stimulating work environment
    -Responsibility:  Team members are encouraged to expand their roles at their own pace  
    -Transparency:  Executives and team leads give monthly and quarterly progress updates to keep employees aligned with the same goals
    -Collaborative Culture:  Open culture and floor plan make it easy to collaborate with everyone, including C-suite, VPs, and Directors
    -Unique Product:  Platform addresses needs of modern marketers and creates a community for the exchange of professional knowledge
    -Meaningful Mission:  Keeps professionals around the world informed with thought leadership that helps them do their jobs better

    Cons

    -Overseas Communication:  Offices in London, New York, and San Francisco create a global presence; however, communication and collaboration between offices could be more efficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Provide all teams with more frequent and detailed updates about product roadmap

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Many opportunities for growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BrightTALK full-time

    Pros

    Every day is a day I grow. The environment is electric, fun and opportunities for career growth with much responsibility early are some of the best in the industry. The leadership team is accessible and always willing to help team members learn and solve problems. Global team collaboration is awesome.

    Cons

    Bonuses are good but KPI could be better aligned with my job to give myself more ability to increase OTE.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    An up and coming media/technology company with lots of room for career growth for post University job seekers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at BrightTALK full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    BrightTALK has a culture built on inclusion and learning. It is the ideal company to work for when you're fresh out of college because of the impact you make on the business in your day to day work. You also get to learn a lot about growing a business and more often than not get first hand knowledge of client relations.

    It's also an ideal place for those more experienced professionals looking to manage and grow a team of younger more inexperienced workers. Often BrightTALK will hire kids fresh out of college and it's imperative they get the right leadership in order to set them up for success--especially considering how much their work can directly affect the client experience.

    Cons

    BrightTALK is definitely not for the faint of heart. They lack a unified tried and tested on boarding process for new hires. This is the same for whether they are experienced or not.

    It's very much a grin and bear it type of atmosphere that forces employees to adapt and learn on the fly. This can at times be beneficial to the company because it weeds out the lesser qualified individuals, but there are cases when talent could prosper better with a more formal training process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think upper management overall does a very good job. At times it could be more beneficial if they got opinions first hand from lower level employees on occasion instead of from middle management.

    I would also take a look at improving salaries for more mid level team members as they often do the bulk of the work that directly impacts the client. The happier they are the better the client experience will be.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    An established company with a start up vibe

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at BrightTALK full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is lots of opportunity to grow careers and it's a great working environment.

    Cons

    There are never enough hours in the day to get everything done!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    People, Product and Profits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at BrightTALK full-time

    Pros

    There's a saying, you take care of your people, build a great product and the profits will follow. Paul Heald, BrightTALK's CEO is doing just that.

    The people are smart, passionate and get things done. The product has been around for 10+ years and is well established in the market. Lastly, there are significant opportunities available for young professionals to build a solid foundation for their careers.

    Cons

    San Francisco has an "open office". If you're not the type of person who can stay "on-task" it can be a bit distracting at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing. You've built it, now sell it and don't let anything get in the way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A great place to grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community Management in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Community Management in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at BrightTALK full-time

    Pros

    As a young 20 something just starting my career, BrightTALK was a great place to get in there, start doing work and building skills and figure out more about what I wanted out of life. I got a lot of responsibility and was tasked with building trust internally as well as with clients and myself as I built skills.

    For an entry-level position, BrightTALK has a lot to offer if you're willing to take it and put the time in.

    Cons

    The tech team is a little behind the times, which can make the BrightTALK product fade in comparison to other products out there on the market, especially in the San Francisco location.

    The culture is very much sales oriented, as opposed to engineering or marketing oriented - it can be hard to get approval for budget to do things like go to conferences or take courses to grow personally. The pay and the benefits package seem to be standard or slightly below standard considering peers in the area. No ping pong tables.

    This job role is great for entry level, but after that it's hard to figure out where it moves and how to advance considering the skill sets you're using in it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to what employees are saying. Be more open. Focus on the user.

    Approves of CEO
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at BrightTALK full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    young talented people make a fun place to work in especially for people new in their career. The roles ability to enable you to meet and network with lots of people.

    Cons

    The CEO doesn't seem to like women in business as there are no senior women in the business. I've been here for a while and have reached a ceiling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Modernise

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    BrightTALK has provided me with a wonderful opportunity to learn, innovate and thrive in a fast-paced technology sector.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at BrightTALK

    Pros

    - Collaborative work environment
    - Constant innovation due to the evolving nature of sector and product
    - Transparent business model where all employees are informed of the company direction
    - Open office lends to better communication between teams
    - Talented, qualified and driven team members

    Cons

    Very little too complain about. A stocked fridge and pantry make dieting tough and the clear view of the Embarcadero can make for long Friday afternoons!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with the growth model and leverage the upcoming social features as a foundation for the site. Essentially transform the user experience into a tool that professionals can't live without.

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay Clear

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at BrightTALK

    Pros

    unlimited supply of junk food when you have a sugar rush
     very talented young people who could easily be developed with right leadership

    Cons

    Very poor management
    Zero upward mobility (they move you sideways)
    Major favoritism
    Unmotivated staff
    Not a great place for women who want to move up
    Major politics for small company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who understand the digital space
    Get off your high horse
    Hire competent leaders

  11.  

    BrightTALK is an excellent place for people who want to grow professionally and contribute to the company's success

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at BrightTALK

    Pros

    Many opportunities to learn and interact with management. Great work environment, innovative products. High expectation of contributing to company success

    Cons

    Not enough resources. Products innovate often so sometimes hard to keep up. Requires flexibility as change is a constant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused on what matters most and keep on growing in the US market! Leverage the strength of the people

    Recommends

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