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Perfect Sense Overview

Reston, VA
51 to 200 employees
2008
Company - Private
Internet
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Perfect Sense is a full-service product company that capitalizes on its enterprise digital application development platform, Brightspot, to drive innovations in web and mobile development for corporations worldwide. Perfect Sense originally created and now actively supports the ... Read more

Mission: Our core philosophy infuses everything we do at Perfect Sense and boils down to three clear principles:

We always deliver
We commit to the success of every project
We live in your shoes

We are respected and trusted by ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Very fun day at the office for our Perfect Sense future interns: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIqi5

  • Thrilled with our partnership with SourceMedia, and the launch of their beautiful new sites on Brightspot! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIQaH

    SourceMedia Launches Leading-Edge Digital Publishing Platform

    As a premium B2B network, technology is at the center of our strategy SourceMedia - a diversified digital media company serving senior professionals in the financial, technology and healthcare industries - today announces the launch of a new digital publishing platform, incorporating a fully redesigned user experience and state-of-the-art content management system.

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Perfect Sense – Why Work For Us?


Brightspot is an enterprise user experience platform, designed and developed to power large-scale, highly dynamic, editorially rich and visually stunning consumer experiences. Brightspot brings teams together from day one and speeds up their day-to-day design, development and editorial processes.

Unleash designers: create visually-stunning experiences with complete design flexibility and zero platform constraints.

Empower developers: automate routine tasks and inject industry best practices in development workflows they already know and understand. Brightspot offers the Dari developer framework toolset to speed up development.

Inspire editors: make the publishing tool as compelling and as easy-to-use as the experience it powers.

Enable collaboration: facilitate immediate partnership between teams with rapid prototyping, instant changes, and automated tool chains.

Brightspot was built using the Dari Framework, a powerful object persistence library that makes it easy to build complex content types and persist them to one or more database backends.

It enables the creation of complex data models. Using simple annotations and standard Java types, anything can be modeled and accessed with a web view, or through an API. As a user experience platform, Brightspot can be used as a publishing platform (CMS) for websites and native mobile applications, an application back-end, CRM and much more.

We have developed a way of working that uniquely benefits each of our partners. It's based on one goal: make a true difference in a partner's business by delivering a high-quality digital solution on-time, on-target and on-budget. Our business—and our success—is built on hiring only the best talent. Join us as we continue to build expert teams of product, design and technology professionals to serve our growing list of partners.

Employee Benefits - 2018 Update

When it comes to our benefits, we have everything you’d expect from a large company, life health insurance, retirement benefits and paid vacations. Our benefits are part of who we are, and they’re designed to keep you healthy, whether physically, emotionally, financially or socially.

Annual Performance Bonus

Based on individual and company performance.

Company Paid Holidays - 2018

January 1st – New Year’s Day
March 30th – Spring Holiday
May 28th – Memorial Day
July 4th – Independence Day 
September 3rd – Labor Day
November 22nd – Thanksgiving Day
November 23rd – Thanksgiving Holiday
December 25th – December Holiday
The Company is closed for the December Holiday: December 24th – December 31st

Paid Vacation Leave

Starting with 2 weeks per year (80 hours)
After your 2nd anniversary – 3 weeks (120 hours)
After your 5th anniversary – 4 weeks (160 hours)

Paid Sick Leave

5 days annually (40 hours)

Office Perks

Fitness Club Membership at LifeTime Athletic 
Daily catered lunches
Game room
Access to the Company’s Nationals, Wizards, Capitals, and DC United tickets 
Full-service coffee bar, staffed by our in-house barista

Benefits with ADP

401(k) - first 3% matched with 100% match, additional 2% matched at 50% match
3 Health Plan Options - United Healthcare (varying deductibles) 
Dental Benefits – Guardian Life Ins. Company
Vision Benefits - VSP
Company-Paid Life Insurance (1.5 x Salary) & Company-paid Short and Long Term Disability - Aetna
FSA - $2,600 Health care (maximum election),$5,000 Dependent care (maximum election) 

Perfect Sense was founded with giving back to its community core to its mission. Through ongoing, concrete actions, our mission aims at getting our employees off the sidelines to join hand-in-hand in bringing joy to the lives of others, while gaining a greater understanding of our community.



2017 Mission Year in Review: From Austria to Puerto Rico, Perfect Sense Makes an Impact

Throughout 2017, Perfect Sense continued to carry out its mission to give back and serve its community through a variety of events that ultimately touched the lives of 1,420 individuals. From the mountains of Schladming, Austria, to the coast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, our employees traveled around the world to make a difference. Just as impactful, however, were our local efforts supporting YMCA’s Thingamajig Invention Convention and Salvation Army’s Angel Tree.

The Inclusion Revolution Goes to Austria

For the third straight World Games, a team of employees from Perfect Sense coordinated the Unified Sports Experiences, a series of exhibition competitions that pair Special Olympics athletes with foreign dignitaries, celebrities, professional athletes, and other honored guests as teammates. Unified Sports Experiences aim to change perceptions and create greater understanding by inspiring communities not only to play unified, but also to live unified.

 

Broken into two teams of six and split between Graz and Schladming, Perfect Sense employees organized eight Unified Sports Experiences, ranging from snowboarding and alpine skiing to speed skating and floor hockey. During the week of competition, Perfect Sense employees coordinated with venue and sport directors to create memorable experiences for both the athletes and the guests. Managing every last detail from uniforms to roster composition to event rules to awards, the Perfect Sense volunteer team played a critical role in Austria and ensured the events were executed smoothly. In some cases, Perfect Sense employees even filled in at the last minute to compete alongside the athletes.

In between their exhausting days volunteering, Perfect Sense employees also found time to explore the sites around Austria. The team in Graz trekked up nearly 300 steps to the top of Schlossberg to take in a panoramic view of the city and visited the Eggenberg Palace, while the volunteers in Schladming spent their free day skiing down the Dachstein Glacier and eating at an Arnold Schwarzenegger themed restaurant.

Perfect Sense Reviews

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    Pros

    To start off, the people are great. Everyone is friendly, works hard, and willing to help out when needed. They are passionate and proud of the product (Brightspot) and the work they do. The product itself is unlike any other in the market, and the company has an impressive client list (J&J, Politico, Univision, Coca-Cola, etc.) because of it.

    The best part about the company, in my opinion, is the emphasis on giving back. I haven't found another company that focuses on mission work like this one does. There are so many opportunities for employees to participate in events with Special Olympics, the YMCA, Troops First, etc. For example, the company flew employees to Puerto Rico to assist in relief efforts in December and is sending a few employees at the end of this month to Aspen to participate in a Special Olympics snowboarding event.

    Between the clients, the people, and the mission work, it's motivating and exciting to know that your work every day is contributing to a company that is making an impact in many different ways.

    Cons

    There are quick deadlines and fast-paced projects that require working extra some weeks, but this comes with many project-based companies.

    The company is experiencing some growing pains and there needs to be more structure and better internal resources for employees, but they are working on improving this.

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Perfect Sense Photos

Perfect Sense photo of: Our headquarters is located in Reston, VA, minutes from the Silver Line.
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Perfect Sense photo of: Our office features a fully stocked coffee café.
Perfect Sense photo of: Credit: Denny Henry
Perfect Sense photo of: Perfect Sense's office features daily catered lunches, a fully stocked pantry of snacks, and an in-house coffee bar.
Perfect Sense photo of: Brightspot is a digital experience platform that powers over 2000 large-scale, highly dynamic and editorially rich experiences.
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Perfect Sense Interviews

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    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Perfect Sense.

    Interview

    Got the interview through a school career fair. Very laid back interview, with mostly getting to know you and your background type questions. Still waiting to see if I get a onsite interview.

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