Burst Media

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Suddenly, 1, 2 or 3 star reviews are now 4 and 5 stars.

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Former Employee - Sales in Burlington, MA
Former Employee - Sales in Burlington, MA

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

Pros

One can only assume that the HR department has "seeded" these glowing reviews. I worked there...it isn't the "happy place" that the most recent reviewers make it out to be. It's sad that management feels they need to post false reviews to try and cover up the general dissatisfaction that exists here.

Cons

Dated technology but an attitude that "the rest of the world is wrong".

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop drinking the kool-aid and actually do something to improve your product.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good experience in digital media at an established company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Burst Media full-time

    Pros

    Burst is the kind of place where if you want to get your hands on a variety of projects, you can. The company built itself as an display ad network/rep firm, but they have recently expanded into mobile, online video and social media. The company generally has a good reputation in the industry.

    Burst also now operates a few of their own websites, which is new and different. It always feels like there is something to learn in this space, which is refreshing and sometimes challenging. But feeling challenged is better than being bored!

    Also, Burst's parent company Blinkx is a publically traded company that is on very solid financial ground. They believe in Burst and for the most part have let us "do our thing" as experts in digital media.

    Cons

    Blinkx bought Burst over 2 years ago, and there have been transitional issues and changes in just about everything. Nothing unexpected with an acquisition; that's the nature of the beast. Now with Sandy Demitroff at the helm the dust seems to be settling.

    Burst also needs to accurately asses employee workloads in some cases. It's important to be busy and work smart, but it's also important to set realistic expectations internally and externally. Being overworked can lead to mediocrity, indifference and burnout. And then talented people leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open with employees about big-picture things like corporate changes and financial performance. Knock down the departmental silos that still exist. We are on the same team after all.

    Have faith in the people that you bring on board. You didn't hire them to be micromanaged! Along the same lines, foster a healthy work environment. Consider investing in resources (staffing, technology, etc.) to alleviate issues mentioned above.

    Finally, the renewed focus on promoting a positive and inclusive company culture is like a breath of fresh air. Be sure to continue your work in this area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Great Place to start a career.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Burst Media full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Burst is a great place to start a career, learn as much as you can, ask great questions then plan to move on after you have mastered proficiency.

    Cons

    Once you have mastered the basics, it's time to move on. Sad but true. Many have toiled away for years without reward. There seems to be a high turnover rate in employees every 18 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to invest more time and energy in providing better learning opportunities for the starters to grow the business and then flourish after the year 2 anniversary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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