BrightRoll

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12 people found this helpful  

A growing company with growing pains

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

I worked at BrightRoll full-time

Pros

Brightroll has a young and fun culture that promotes individuality. There's a lot of really bright and talented people who are definitely rising stars in their field. It's a great place to begin your career and meet some great people at the same time.

Cons

Disconnect between upper management and the rest of staff in terms of communication and involvement. There is actually very little middle management and the company tends to hire out rather than promote from within which makes it a good place to start your career but not a good place to advance it. There is also a lot of old school management/work styles clashing with the young/startup attitude of the rest of the staff and an unwillingness of the upper management to trust the younger employees. Another problem is the apparent cliques within upper management that is not only uncomfortable for staff, but hinders work and productivity.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire and promote based on talent, not just friendships. Also recognize the short comings of upper management and work with them to improve rather than ignore the problems. This company has a lot of potential but it needs to recognize its errors and improve rather than sweep them under the rug. Also, learn to trust your employees and listen to them. You hired them for a reason so don't ignore them.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic engineering team in a growing aggressive company.

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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 BrightRoll

    Pros

    This is a great place to work as an engineer. We work on a lot of interesting scalability and distributed problems, and every member of the team is smart. The company emphasizes hiring generalist that can attack problems using the appropriate technology, giving every engineers latitude while providing technical mentorship from the senior members of the team.

    We follow a loosely agile environment, with a emphasis on allowing the team a proper work life balance. The management tries to isolate the team from the day to day fires of working at startup, allowing them to just build great technology.

    Cons

    The emphasis on teamwork requires that everyone be at the office, so there is no opportunity for telecommuting (in the engineering group), nor shifted schedules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep executing as sharply and as well as we have. I would like improvement in the physical environment, the current location being very corporate.

    Recommends
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • 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 BrightRoll

    Pros

    Good internal communication about the direction of the company.
    Great benefits and perks.
    Awesome, fun people to work with.
    Great location in San Francisco.

    Cons

    PC users will have to get used to using a Mac, which is the type of computer they issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should all perform a skit for the holiday party..

    Recommends
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