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Bracket in Wayne, PA and San Francisco (also known as Bracketglobal)

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Client Services  in  Wayne, PA
Current Employee - Client Services in Wayne, PA

I have been working at Bracket full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Peers and opportunities for travel to interesting locations

Cons

Sadly, there are alot of cons to working at Bracket. First, management is overall ill-equipped and untrained on the core responsibilities such as mentoring, feedback (positive and negative), and team building. I report unhappily that the work environment is fear based and blame based. Managers tend to deal in crisis mode only and always focus on what's wrong/mistakes rather than what is right and working. This leads to people afraid to take chances and take responsibility. Bracket is also not flexible, institutes a core hours policy that is antiquated if not ancient, and overall has a management philosophy and style that is paternal in the worst sense of the word (think of the father as authoritarian). It's depressing since there is so much potential and so many great people working there and silently wanting and needing change.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invite someone into your management ranks that hasn't been there since the company was 25 people--get some fresh and new ideas and incorporate them. Don't be afraid of change--listen to your employees, they are your bread and butter and are smart and savvy. Management--please take training courses on modern management style and approach. Bring those concepts back into the office and into practice. Be a trailblazer, be innovative, meet the challenges of a modern workforce who offer so much. Strive to be better at serving each other and at serving the client. And finally embrace respect for differences in how people choose to live and work--there are many roads to getting to the same result. Stop forcing people to follow one road only. The company and believe it, you, will be better for it.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 11 people found this helpful  

    “Bracket in Wayne, PA and San Francisco (also known as Bracketglobal)”

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Wayne, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, PA

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

    Pros

    People are nice to work with, and working culture is good and casual dress code.

    Cons

    Management not clear on expectations, director level management lacks management experience, may be they just promoted to directors based on number of years they worked for company not based on their managerial skills. No forum to voice concerns. Company hasn't caught up with the growth of their businesses to remain competitive. Company business model is not clear, there is no support from upper management and company seems orphaned. No standards and processes in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overhaul the middle management, put right people with right minds.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 11 people found this helpful  

    A Cog in the Machine

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 Bracket full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Location and a pay check.

    Cons

    If like an environment that is boring and non-engaged, this is the place for you. Most likely the most depressing office environment I have ever worked for. Huge turn-over and low morale. Very structured paper heavy environment. God forbid, we (management) change our ancient processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the program. This is 2013, not 1980's. Low morale = Low productivity. Engage your employees, however I think it's too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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