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Brainshark Overview

Waltham, MA
201 to 500 employees
1999
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Brainshark is the sales enablement platform for ALWAYS-READY sales teams.

Simply put, we help companies prepare their reps with the knowledge, skills and resources they need, so they're always ready for any selling situation.

Brainshark – Why Work With Us?


Here in the tank, every week is Shark Week! Brainshark is an industry leader in the rapidly growing sales enablement and readiness market – and we didn’t get here by accident.

Our team is filled with smart, creative contributors who love rolling up their sleeves. We value work-life balance at Brainshark and love hanging out together! Our team enjoys monthly socials, team outings, paid volunteer time, and a free on-site gym.

Sound like your kind of place? Check out our current opportunities and come swim with the Sharks!

Benefits

Brainshark offers a competitive compensation and benefit package, including:

  • Medical, dental and vision
  • 401K with company match
  • Flexible spending plans
  • Company paid disability
  • Company paid life insurance
  • Generous vacation time

Perks

  • Referral bonuses
  • Free on-site gym
  • Paid volunteer time and a check to take with you as a donation to the charity of your choice
  • Monthly employee social gatherings
  • Employee and family outings
  • On-site chiropractic services
  • On-site subsidized healthy food options

Brainshark is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace.

Brainshark was founded in 1999 with one vision: to transform the way businesspeople create and share content.

We’ve evolved quite a bit since then, developing best of breed solutions for content authoring, always-on training, coaching and practice, AI-powered analysis and more. Today, these capabilities form the core of our award-winning sales enablement and readiness platform.

Brainshark Reviews

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    Current Employee - Sales in Waltham, MA
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    I have been working at Brainshark full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Brainshark has created a culture that encourages creativity, collaboration, and a shared sense of ownership across the organization. The executive team is accessible and encourages employees to share their ideas and concerns. Quarterly leadership meetings are held to discuss what is working, what isn't working and how we can get better as an organization. Results of those meetings are shared with everyone during town hall meetings and feedback is encouraged. The CSO has created a culture among the sales organization where there is a sense of urgency and excitement. Wins are celebrated across the sales team and EVERYONE involved in the win is celebrated and recognized. She has been hands on and will get involved in any deal where help is needed (as will every other executive in the organization). Her goal is to make sure that every sales person has the tools and support needed to be successful and to win.

    Cons

    There is still a lot of market education required in the sales enablement/readiness space, resulting in longer sales cycles. We have, however, built a strong pipeline over the past 12-mths and many of these deals are starting to close. Momentum is strong.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the quarterly leadership meetings, soliciting feedback from the employees, and making course corrections as needed. Brainshark has built a strong team of dedicated employees who take pride in the company and the product we produce.

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Brainshark Photos

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Brainshark photo of: Summer Outing 2019 - Revere Hotel Rooftop
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Brainshark Interviews

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    Principal Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Brainshark (Waltham, MA) in February 2020.

    Interview

    I was contacted by the HR team members through the Monster profile.

    Arranged an initial phone screen interview, HR arranged
    * Xoom video interview with director level
    ** I was asked to upload a production-ready completed asp.net MVC project that involves refactoring legacy code as part of technical assessment.
    *** Arranged 4hr long on-site interview (with 6 members) after all above

    Interview Questions

    • I am impressed with HR's ability in an arrangement of quick interviews.
      Senior software engineers praised the Dependency Injection technique used to refactor the technical assessment. Code walkthrough and clarifications on advanced techniques used in refactoring tasks.
      Their core product is still in VB6. The interview went well but no offer.   1 Answer
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Brainshark Awards & Accolades

  • Best Sales Enablement Solution: New, 2019 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, 2019
  • Top Sales Enablement Technology, Top Sales Awards, 2019
  • Best Sales Enablement Software for Enterprises, MarTech Breakthrough Awards, 2018
  • Best New Product, Golden Bridge Awards, 2015
  • People’s Choice Stevie® Award for Favorite New Products, American Business Awards (the Stevies), 2015
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