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  1.  

    Cool place to work, fast growing, everything i'm looking for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BrightWire

    Pros

    +small team, fun culture
    +Interesting challenges, user-centered problem solving
    +clients are smart, work on big problems
    +exposure to investing strategies, buy-side finance
    +really collaborative, you get to work on almost everything

    Cons

    -Office could be bigger, better
    -Not much hanging outside of work (but we're at work all the time, so maybe that would be too much)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing, other than maybe moving to a bigger office

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at BrightWire full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome culture of teamwork and a good balance between innovation and execution. There is no org hierarchy and a lot of opportunity to gain experience outside of your typical role. Generally, there is a lot of energy around the office and everyone is friendly.

    Cons

    There is no formal training, so you won't get much help and not much experience to learn from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on employee's career development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging, but worth it

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BrightWire full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The single most important distinction that BrightWire offers is the company is the only startup disrupting a large market in global newswires. For culture, if you perform well, you'll work on interesting projects and see meaningful impact on the success of the company. Work is hard, and there's lots of it, so it's not an easy job, but if you're not slow or lazy and have what it takes, you will likely do well.

    Cons

    There's a lot of work and the team is small and generally understaffed on any given task. You really have to prioritize your work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much, ceo has done a great job re-positioning and focusing the company on the B2B market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Excellent place to work, great opportunity to innovate in publishing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Writer/Reporter
    Current Employee - Writer/Reporter

    I have been working at BrightWire full-time

    Pros

    Flat structure
    Results oriented
    Lot of innovation

    Cons

    We need a better office and a better CMS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on writers and new editorial process, leave legacy behind. Continue experimenting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Roller Coaster Ride

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BrightWire full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, great idea, great potential. Very entrepreneurial environment. The corporate structure is flat and there is very easy access to higher ups within the organization. There are a lot of regularly scheduled team building events.

    Cons

    Lack of clear system of accountability, lack of clear vision. Management seems confused on what the business needs. Little reward or appreciation of dedication. It is not unusual for management to make major policy changes (including compensation) multiple times during the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to go back to the drawing board to understand what the business model is. You clearly have something but lack execution.

    Positive Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unacceptable

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - GMA in New York, NY
    Former Employee - GMA in New York, NY

    I worked at BrightWire full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Great group of young talents - very diverse crowd
    -Very relaxed environment

    Cons

    -long hours
    -low pay
    -no career growth
    -lied by management on multiple occasions
    -treated like kids

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have given more respsonsibilities to your young talents and created an environment to keep employees and not show them the door after working there for 1-2 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Global Media Analyst

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    Former Employee - Global Media Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Global Media Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at BrightWire as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working from home may be good for some people, and work does not demand overtime. You can escalate pay level and responsibility with performance.

    Cons

    Working as an independent contractor does not provide benefits, pay is very low compared to level of responsibility. Management is almost non-responsive to performance reviews. Feedback takes days, if not weeks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a more valuable company culture for those working on contract. Provide partial benefits and increase transparency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Generally Acceptable

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Newark, NJ

    I worked at BrightWire

    Pros

    Flat management structure is a plus

    Cons

    Company direction is not clear

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Frat Party

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BrightWire full-time

    Pros

    Once upon a time, good people worked here

    Cons

    The company has gone under

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nice try

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Very smart and talented analysts, highly undervalued

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Media Analyst
    Current Employee - Global Media Analyst

    I have been working at BrightWire full-time

    Pros

    -Work with a talented and friendly group of people
    -Fun, start-up environment
    -Educational atmosphere, with intelligent conversations
    -Diverse employee group

    Cons

    -Analysts don't get paid well and there are no merit-based promotions/bonuses
    -Career path is lacking definition
    -Company does not know how to keep top talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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