Brand Networks Reviews

Updated Feb 26, 2021

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3.0
45%
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Brand Networks Co-Founder and CEO Mike Garsin  (no image)
Mike Garsin
9 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work/Life balance isn't too bad(in 13 reviews)

  • "BN has been making some big changes in the past year(in 7 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "most of the employees at Brand Networks pointed their fingers to other department leaders(in 6 reviews)

  • "Layoffs have become routine at BN(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Engineering Department & Culture

      Jan 31, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Rochester, NY
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      Pros

      Learned a lot by working with smart people Rochester office has a great sense of camaraderie

      Cons

      Business strategy seems to change frequently

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      Brand Networks Response

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      We are really happy to hear that your experience as a member of the technology team at Brand Networks was a positive one. We have definitely worked to solidify our strategy and hone our focus in the past year. Thanks for taking the time to post your review!

    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Had Some Tough Times, but Heading in the Right Direction

      Feb 26, 2021 - Software Engineer in Rochester, NY
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      Pros

      1. New benefits have made a good package even better. 2. Some interesting new opportunities are out there for the company to really succeed at. 3. The tech team is a lot of fun and supportive! 4. The leadership team really seems to care.

      Cons

      2020 was a tough year, but wasn't it tough for almost everyone? It seems like the company is paying off some debts that were built up over years and refocusing its efforts. This meant a lot of pain, which you can see in some of the other reviews, but it was probably either that or let everything fall apart.

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      Brand Networks Response

      CTO

      Thanks for taking the time to post about your experiences at Brand Networks! As a leadership team, we're happy to see you're excited about the opportunities we have ahead of us!

    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great benefits, but multiple layoffs and restructures

      Feb 19, 2021 - Media Director in Chicago, IL
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      Pros

      Great pay, benefits and work culture.

      Cons

      Multiple changes in management and company vision led to unclear paths and goals for the company to move forward.

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      Brand Networks Response

      CTO

      Thanks so much for posting about your experiences at Brand Networks. 2020 was definitely a year of change, but we feel that we have redirected our energy and focused our efforts to help build something amazing going forward. Thanks again for taking the time to post your thoughts!

    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Task-oriented job

      Jan 21, 2021 - Media Analyst in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Great people, laid back company culture. Great preparation for other roles down the line. Many colleagues have gone on to do well at highly respected companies

      Cons

      Typically, the work is painfully repetitive, and you'll learn more about client services than you will about running effective ads.

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Gotta be part of the club

      Oct 8, 2020 - Engineer 
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      Pros

      Young and energetic workforce keeps things fast paced.

      Cons

      If you're not part of the 'club' you're not going anywhere.

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Not a safe bet

      Aug 18, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Extremely smart & hard working team.

      Cons

      2-3 rounds of company lay-offs during a pandemic... .

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great People; Highly Adaptable

      Apr 13, 2020 - Marketing 
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      Pros

      Brand Networks is easily the most nimble and adaptable company I've ever worked for. The people have always been a fantastic asset and a feature of the company. Mike Garsin is a strong problem solver and a thoughtful leader.

      Cons

      Industry disruption has been a challenge across the adtech landscape.

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      The Place Was A Train Wreck

      Jun 3, 2020 - Sales 
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      Pros

      -SOME good people including the CEO Dave Fall (back when he served) -Easy paycheck if you want to coast by -Work/Life balance isn't too bad

      Cons

      -If you're relying on bonuses or comm, you'll be disappointed- no matter how hard you work. Your odds of being successful are low, no matter what -No product specialists who knew much about anything internally or externally, i.e. what products are thriving in the market -The sales, marketing and HR leadership was pretty dismal. Usually the CEO is to blame for bring a company down...most of the employees at Brand Networks pointed their fingers to other department leaders -The social media management platform isn't profitable anymore. The work you put into securing business, is not worth the revenue yield. Which is why there aren't many of these companies around any longer. -Benefits were the worst I have ever had at a company that size and smaller

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      This company is going bankrupt

      Jun 17, 2020 - Media Analyst 
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      Pros

      Stacked kitchen and maybe Dave Falls, but he's gone.

      Cons

      Insanely unprofessional group on people. Laid-off employees groups at a time. Just a terrible company overall. Stay far far away. No room for promotion, leadership acting like they're communicating well, and overpaying themselves. They're literally the punching bag of the industry, clients push them around and they just take it cause they can't land new ones.

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Lay offs every month.

      Apr 29, 2020 - Media Analyst 
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      Pros

      Great people, Great culture.

      Cons

      4 CEO's, 5 Lay offs. Laid off employee with no remorse, and let people go on zoom call with other people. HUGE lack of leadership, and company mission.

      3 people found this review helpful
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