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BrightTALK Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2019

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3.6
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74%
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Paul Heald
26 Ratings
Pros
  • "BrightTALK is a great place to work for people who are ambitious and driven(in 5 reviews)

  • "Smart and diverse coworkers create a stimulating work environment(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "The career development program is failing all the entry-level employees and only serves the people who've managed to escape(in 3 reviews)

  • "All new hires are junior, early 20s and white(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (7)

    "Great company and product, with even better people"

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

    I have been working at BrightTALK full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone here is intelligent and believes in collaborating to make an impact. The culture and values are great, and everyone really adheres to them. There has been focus directed toward creating more transparency around development/growth potential, which is fantastic.

    Cons

    Haven't really seen any "Cons". We don't get free lunch? (but we get plenty of healthy snacks and have a free gym in the building)

    Advice to Management

    We are at an important juncture in time for the company, so as products/services mature and change, so do teams and expectations of people. It will be important for Leadership to maintain awareness around individuals or teams being stretched thin. It happens with any growing organization, or as companies mature, so we must make sure we do what we can to maintain a high level of productivity and employee engagement/happiness.

    BrightTALK2019-04-26

    BrightTALK Response

    May 15, 2019Vice President, People Operations

    Thank you for sharing your positive experience with the company! We really appreciate your perspective and are excited to hear that our culture reinforces our values. For company values to be impactful, the entire business has to believe in them - and we are really proud of them! ...

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  2. "A great place to be successful"

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    Current Employee - Individual Contributor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BrightTALK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    BrightTALK is a great place to work for people who are ambitious and driven. You don't have to wait for the job above yours to open up to move forward, new roles get created so that successful people can be promoted into new responsibilities. The company is very committed to having a positive culture and workplace and it's reflected in the people you work with every day.

    Cons

    People who want to coast in their jobs should look elsewhere.

    BrightTALK2019-07-02
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Best place to learn and manage your own business"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BrightTALK full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I have been working for the company for close to 7 months now and have learned a lot about how B2B sales and companies operate. The greatest things about BrightTALK is that they help you not only learn but enhance the skills that you have acquired in another layer of depth. As well, you get what you out of the role from what you put in. It has taught me about time management and drive to continue to find my own...

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    Cons

    The only cons that I would have about the job would be the normal ones of waking up early to work. But the culture in the office wakes me up right away after coming in.

    BrightTALK2019-06-25
  4. "Great environment to learn and be challenged"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Sales Executive in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BrightTALK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are very supportive and collaborative. There is constant opportunity to learn and grow in your role if you initiate that interest. The Denver office is a smaller group than the SF headquarters but very collaborative and great working environment. The general feeling is that the company wants each individual to succeed and they have a process in place to help you do so. You will be surrounded by people who take...

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    Cons

    If you are someone who needs a lot of guidance and do not like a challenge to figure things out and become independent in your role, you may not feel this is the perfect fit.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the good work you have started.

    BrightTALK2019-07-03
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunity to grow with the company"

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

    I have been working at BrightTALK full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Outstanding blue chip customer base and a platform that's adding real value to the world by giving professionals free access to educational presentations by the world's top companies and experts. If you're the kind of person that wants to learn and grow with a company, apply now. There's opportunity to develop new skills and move up quickly.

    Cons

    Working at BrightTALK means you're building a brand and its products and services. That means coming to work every day ready to solve problems, build new processes and create opportunities. That level of ownership isn't for everyone and hiring the right people, especially for entry level positions, can be a challenge.

    BrightTALK2019-06-26
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Apply with Caution"

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    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BrightTALK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of ownership opportunities. Flexible working "to a point". Nice offices.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency. The executives say there are clear ways to develop, but it is obvious they only want to promote and assist their clique within BrightTALK. The career development program is failing all the entry-level employees and only serves the people who've managed to escape. The culture in the various offices varies, but overall the company is toxic, lacks diversity, and isn't innovating at all. The SF...

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    Advice to Management

    Develop your internal talents and stop holding people back from exploring new positions. The "merit" based promotions are failing and are driving good people away from the company. The current culture is toxic and will end up purging BrightTALK of all the people who want to cultivate new ideas, push new products,a and develop your customer's experience.

    BrightTALK2019-06-24
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Do not work here."

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    Former Employee - Sales Development Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BrightTALK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Made me realize that it get's better outside of BT.

    Cons

    No one hits quota and the expectations go beyond your role of a traditional SDR role. The senior sellers only hang out with each other and make a point to exclude you. If you're a girl, forget about getting a long with the other female managers in the office. Forget about being invited to happy hours if you've been with the company for less than 2 years. Oh and not to mention the pay. Expect to be paid less than...

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    Advice to Management

    Conduct a serious culture check on your management team.

    BrightTALK2019-06-03
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Smoke and Mirrors"

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    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BrightTALK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some good people and an office in San Fran

    Cons

    Where do I start? So much has been said in previous reviews that I'd hate to regurgitate but I will share my main points of why this company isn't somewhere you should go: The c suite management team don't work. They are so out of tune with what the market needs to grow the business and rely on forcing people to just outwork the competition. The offering has been reskinned so many times to make an illusion that new things...

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    Advice to Management

    Retire and hire new talent from companies that know what a motivating culture really is.

    BrightTALK2019-05-08

    BrightTALK Response

    May 15, 2019Vice President, People Operations

    We are sorry to hear you didn't value your experience with us. If you'd like to reach out directly to discuss further, please email us at peoplefeedback@brighttalk.com. Good luck in your career.

  9. Helpful (12)

    "Toxic culture... Run!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BrightTALK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free snacks in the kitchen.

    Cons

    Management is not interested in employee feedback (or only pretends to listen). Toxic culture, political games and infighting - no wonder projects can't get done. Disconnect between US-UK offices and teams, some of it due to legacy mindset and old employees unwilling to change with the times. The company has been around for ages, but it's still relying on tasks being done manually across too many teams. KPIs change...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and show them that the company's values mean something. Take better care of your users. Set limits as to how many times a user/lead can be sold within a certain timeframe. Invest in some tech. Automate tedious manual tasks. It's 2019!

    BrightTALK2019-02-13

    BrightTALK Response

    February 25, 2019Vice President, People Operations

    We are saddened and disappointed to hear of your experience with BrightTALK. We encourage you to come talk with us - we take feedback very seriously and would like to be able to improve. If you're comfortable, please reach out to a manager, Executive, Managing Director, or member ...

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  10. Helpful (7)

    "Work Hard. Make a Difference. Love what you do!"

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

    I have been working at BrightTALK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I’ve worked at a handful of firms and experienced their unique cultures. The most infamous ones had a strong culture that quickly and easily won people over, but lacked depth and expected conformity as the only way forward. At BrightTALK, my experience has been unlike any other job. I feel I have a voice - I can share constructive feedback and celebrate in the wins; I can ask for help when I need it and attain support;...

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    Cons

    BrightTALK moves very quickly so it can challenging to prioritize all the great work… so focus on building a great team and the job will be rewarding.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to prioritize time we can spend together. Those opportunities are cherished and go such a long way to elevate our culture and our ability to better collaborate, ultimately improving how we work and what we achieve!

    BrightTALK2018-02-09

    BrightTALK Response

    April 27, 2018Vice President, People Operations

    Happy to hear you are enjoying your experience! We are committed to creating an environment where people can be open and honest, so it’s great to hear you feel you can be. We are moving fast and focused on achieving our goals - celebrating along the way is definitely important for ...

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