Brighterion
3.3 of 5 27 reviews
www.brighterion.com San Francisco, CA 50 to 149 Employees

Brighterion Reviews

Updated Jul 4, 2014
Brighterion – San Francisco – “Office”

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3.3 27 reviews

                             

69% Approve of the CEO

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Dr. Akli Adjaoute

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56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Fantastic place to learn, and work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat atmosphere, intelligent employees, great products. Excellent industry exposure and recognition from clients.

    Low turnover means the culture is tightly woven, yet very accepting and supportive to new hires. Great work-life balance. Management is well trained, knows how to stay out of the way of everyone doing the work.

    Close to Bart, food, drinks, Gym.

    ConsThis is not a company for someone who needs structure and process. The on-boarding process was rocky and I didn't receive much formal training.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep us fired up!

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

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    Innovative, Creative, Challenging place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- Disruptive technology
    - Very, "family" like environment. Everyone knows what they are doing. Some of them are genius.
    - Very approachable and smart CEO
    - Great location, agile business, fantastic people and a rare opportunity to work with a product that impact the security industry and a chance to deal with customers who actually love the product!

    ConsNothing beyond the obvious difficulties surrounding a growing company

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to engage employees as you drive the company forward.

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

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    Wonderful company to work for in a fast growing industry.

    (Current Employee)

    Pros• Fast growing industry. Innovative company. Some of the best products and solutions available in the market today.
    • A fantastic company culture which encourages and nurtures it's staff. No office politics. Team collaboration and support is encouraged. You'll be challenged creatively.
    • Talent is recognized and utilized. Middle management is improving and actively finding ways to support employees
    • Growing company. High employee retention
    • Work with some of the best and brightest minds
    • SF Giants Suite Party, Food, Gym membership, etc.

    ConsI don’t have any, I have never had a better job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep innovating

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

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    Great place to work with super technology and amazing people

    (Current Employee)

    ProsVery solid technology, intelligent and hard-working employees

    Interesting customers and projects. Commitment to making customers successful

    A chance to work on projects of a huge scale and exposure to many types of leading edge technologies

    Employees are empowered to act and interact freely across the company and at all levels to get the job done.

    Limited tolerance for poor performers.

    ConsIf you are someone who thrives in a well-structured, unambiguous and procedures-based environment, you might feel a bit frustrated here

    Learning new things without great docs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore social events please.

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

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    Fantastic opportunity: amazing people, amazing company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    Pros1. I've never worked with so many highly intelligent, friendly, curious, and intrinsically motivated people in my life. This, above all, makes going into Brighterion every day exciting, fun, and rewarding.

    2. An exciting mission with a direct impact on the real world.

    3. Very social work environment. Everyone's super helpful and interactive, you are never lonely

    4. Brilliant leadership: our CEO is an amazing and visionary leader, and is very communicative with the company. He also has a great sense of humor :)

    5. Incredible learning opportunities. Every engineer is happy and willing to teach.

    ConsIf you don't love a fast pace, high grown, and exciting work environment, then Brighterion probably wouldn't be for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore of the same, please!

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

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    Brighterion is a great place to work filled with extremely smart and dedicated employees.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    Pros• Great, fast paced environment - front seat to all the security/fraud goings-on in the world.
    • Very open culture,
    • Well respected company, amazing technologies
    • nice office space
    • Interesting projects

    Cons• Technology training can be a challenge ,,, There is much to learn, and not necessarily in a structured way so you have to be able to synthesize information quickly.
    • Growing company .... growing pains
    • Workload gets very busy at times

    Advice to Senior Management• It is natural for new employees to require an adjustment period and some training. But it’s tough, if not impossible, to teach an employee to act intelligently, adopt a positive attitude, or possess a strong work ethic. If an employee fundamentally is not a good fit don’t waste time and money investing in him or her further.

    • Pointed in the right direction, so keep doing what you are doing!

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

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    Fantastic work, "perpetual startup" feel.

    Modeling Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    Pros-There are interesting problems to work on, and there is always room for improving the company's products and technologies.
    -All of your coworkers are extremely intelligent and motivated.
    -You get to work on some of the world's largest data sets using state of the art machine learning methods.
    -Great for those interested in a career in statistics or data science.

    Cons-Company growth is very slow.
    -Compensation is very below average for people in this field.
    -The company is not interested in rewarding those who remain with them, management prefers employees with little experience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your more experienced employees with respect, do more to ensure that they stick with the company. All of us could benefit from having lots of experienced people around.

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

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    Industry Leading Products & Wonderful Environment.

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsHighest retention of the talented employees
    Absolutely cutting edge technology
    Very well respected in the industry
    Great work environment
    Passionate Management Team
    Working with Domestic and International Clients

    ConsThere is much to learn, and not necessarily in a structured way so you have to be able to synthesize information quickly.
    Needs more company-wide events

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep being friendly and understanding

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting product, nice staff, terribly company.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEmployees are friendly, smart, interesting people to work with.
    Location is pretty nice--reasonable commute from the city or East Bay, a lot of restaurants/bars nearby, not terribly far from the gym if that's your thing.
    Projects have the potential to be interesting.

    ConsDelegation of projects is ridiculous. Some people are totally overworked while others are forgotten--who falls into which category seems to change fairly often, even if the total number of projects going on doesn't change.
    CEO is unprofessional. Frequently insults current employees (lazy, drug addicts, crazy) and gossips about former employees (never by name, but still describes them enough that it's obvious). Likes to have an audience when he chastises people. Is especially rough on the (few) women in the office.
    Extremely high turnover--despite being told that no one leaves the company, nearly 15 people have left (most quit, some were fired) in the past year. Enough people are casually looking for employment elsewhere that there is an unofficial bet about who will leave first.
    Growth within the company is fairly nonexistent.
    If you don't have a math degree or "technical background," it will be assumed that you are incapable of learning even the most basic technical terms. That degree is more important than your proven skills.
    Pay is extremely low for the industry.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust your employees and treat them like humans.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The management (CEO) acts like dictator presiding over his minions while playing mind games.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsGreat camaraderie among the employees who are all against upper management

    ConsPay is way below average. Everyone is miserable. There is at least one person crying a week. The women have it especially tough. You are pressured into working long hours or have your dedication to the company questioned. If you want to leave on time, you are automatically compared to other employees in public and shamed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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