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Updated January 14, 2018
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Pros
  • Excellent benefits and the option to work from home one day a week (in 12 reviews)

  • Free soda machine flexible schedule (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance can be difficult at times and it seems like people are constantly putting out fires (in 10 reviews)

  • Please be warned that the positive posts on here are more than likely upper management trying to boost their rating (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible hours! Travel the world!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Assistant in Feasterville Trevose, PA
    Current Employee - Project Assistant in Feasterville Trevose, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bracket full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent working environment, benefits, lots of food, lots of fun employee activities, ability to work remotely and a very generous PTO package. Their is an opportunity to grow within the company.

    Cons

    Upper level management is not very transparent. Not very prepare for new employees. New employees are coming into situations blind and with little to no guidance or support. Not very clear on the qualifications and expectations in order for an employee to me promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Please work on onboarding process. It's very unfair for Bracket to expect an employee's performance to be exceptional when you don't provide any directions or support.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Bracket"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bracket (More than a year)

    Pros

    The coworkers. A sense of comradery between Project Specialists, PMs and managers.

    Cons

    No room for growth; low pay; long hours; tedious, mind-numbing work; condescension.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great spot to start a career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Specialist
    Current Employee - Project Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bracket full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great stepping stone with plenty of opportunities to learn about the pharmaceutical field. Pretty good starting benefits including 4 week PTO to start. Free snacks. Overall pretty good company moving in a positive direction

    Cons

    Company seems to use lower level employees as such. Entry level jobs are typically data entry and other menial tasks which can be dull but everyone has to start somewhere. No clear path to higher levels.


  4. "Senior Product Engineer on Clinical Research"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bracket full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. Great place to perceive passion toward science and technology
    2. Great place to perform incremental experimentation.
    3. Great place to define career path both in technology and R&D
    4. Great working from home policy, Forced time offs by HR and colleagues.
    5. Open environment and Gender equality

    Cons

    1. You discover infinity and correct Einstein's equation along the way.
    2. Great place to moonlight, if you are not conflicting with company policy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the good work and allowing people to perceive their passion. Sometime telling directly to people that they are on the right path will help the employee gain confidence


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Toxic Workplace & Ineffective Leadership: Stay Away"

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    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bracket full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great location, nice office, free snacks, many nice people, has been flexible for valuable employees.

    Cons

    Totally toxic work environment. Consistent feeling across staff that the management doesn't care nor listen to anything the employees think and feel, often ignoring suggestions for improvement or changes. Evidence of severe lack of trust between management and workers in both directions. Management enacts far-reaching directives without consulting with people on the floor who know the issues and have much better ideas for addressing the issues. Senior management has been known to belittle the intelligence, professionalism, and hard work of employees, and doesn't seem to truly understand (nor respect) what software testers do. Projects are regularly mismanaged from start to finish, top to bottom, and testers are expected to make up for the incompetence of the leadership, project team and time shortages created by a mismanaged project by being available weekends and extended hours. High stress, high demand, low and lousy support, very demotivating place to work, stay away.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to the owners: Fire management across the board and reinstall a whole new line of people who know how to effectively LEAD AND INSPIRE. Leaders who collaborate, respect, and include their people in on the process. Hire leaders who have shown they know how to LEAD. Quit promoting good workers to management positions for which they have no experience nor talent for and then expect them to manage well when you give them zero management training and not much support.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bracket full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    food, people, helping get drugs to market faster with good data

    Cons

    top-down approach and lack of communication. the culture is changing but slowly.

    Advice to Management

    remove people that are showing diminishing returns and hire some lower level home runs(junior developers). create a culture of all boats rise together and make leadership understand this concept.


  7. "project manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bracket full-time

    Pros

    I was respected, experience is rewarding, relaxing environment

    Cons

    I do not have any negative reviews

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Test Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bracket full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues are professional and great people to work with. Excellent benefits and the option to work from home one day a week. Work is demanding, which makes the day go faster, but the atmosphere of working as a team helps to take the stress off.

    Cons

    The structure of management is constantly changing and you don't know where things are going. They are working to make Bracket a competitor in our field but you never know who in management is going to lose their job or what change is coming next.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Nothing Special"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bracket full-time

    Pros

    Fun People, Free Food, Good Benefits

    Cons

    work/life balance can be rough
    boring at times

    Advice to Management

    don't micro manage


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Learn What You Can While There"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn new skills and technology

    Cons

    Training and room for growth is limited

    Advice to Management

    Provide better training and guidance for career advancement.


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