BrightTALK Reviews

Updated Jan 12, 2021

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4.0
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31 Ratings
Pros
  • "BrightTALK is a great place to work for people who are ambitious and driven(in 6 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "During the last six months BrightTALK have done a great job regarding global alignment(in 3 reviews)

  • "EXTREMELY HIGH turnover, most everyone I started working with at BrightTALK has moved on to another company or is trying to leave(in 3 reviews)

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  1. COVID-19
    Helpful (2)

    "Well positioned in current climate"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Sales 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 has excelled in the circumstances of the current climate with COVID not only from a people perspective, but a business one as well. Culture: - The company was already primed for WFH with many remote tools - Several new activities have been put in place to encourage peer connections - While the company was a bit slow to announce WFH, they have done a great job of setting expectations and making sure people feel comfortable before opening the offices back up fully Business: - BrightTALK is a need-to-have solution for high-growth startups and enterprise organizations and has become more vital than ever with physical events and trade shows cancelling - Over the last year, several new enhancements, tools, and products have been implemented in order to drive go-to market and create stickier clients Very fortunate to work for a place that deeply cares about its people!

    Cons

    - I mentioned this, but the company was a tad slow to announce permanent WFH and lagged behind other tech companies - Communication around leavers in the organization can be inconsistent. For example, someone might not know that someone left the company until even weeks later

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  2. "Great sales training"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at BrightTALK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Sales training, career development, people, and the product is a great fit for the digital shift that we are experiencing

    Cons

    OTE could be higher but a very high percentage of reps hit quota so you actually have a strong chance of reaching and exceeding your OTE unlike some other companies. Also, if you're in sales you're pretty much always expected to be in the office which can make it tougher for work/life balance


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to start a career"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Loyal to their employees - Great office culture - Opportunities to advance - True solution based selling

    Cons

    - Can be "reactive" vs. "proactive" when it comes to change

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company - Learn how to become a real solution based seller"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 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

    BrightTALK is a company where you truly learn what it means to be a solution based seller. Early on in my career at BrightTALK, I had your typical sales struggles and learning the product suite does take a little time. BrightTALK never wavered in their belief in me and is a key reason I am successful now. I've been at other sales organizations, but I have never felt so empowered and motivated to succeed than I am at BrightTALK. If you take ownership of your day to day, you will be successful at BrightTALK. Plus, the office culture in Denver is second to none!

    Cons

    Not really much to put down as cons. As a sales professional, you deal with the same "stresses" you would anywhere else. Sales isn't for everyone, but if you work hard, are willing to learn and grow, this is the place for you!

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  5. "The culture makes it here"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BrightTALK full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is extremely nice, helpful, and collaborative. No one is ever too busy to help you or ask questions. The feedback given is always very constructive so you know your path to improvement. They are very open to improve and take your input seriously and make adjustments very quickly. Great culture, people, and product!

    Cons

    None, I would say anything you surface with management gets heard and addressed.

  6. "Great place to work & collaborate with all parts of the business"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Sales Executive, Growth in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've worked at several large companies before coming to BrightTALK, and I have to say, this place really brings the collaboration to life. Everyone on the sales team is helpful when it comes to advice, working on deals together, or just being a listening ear, both peers and management. Across different parts of the business, everyone is willing to get involved with client questions or closing business including the finance, communities team, events team, customer success, and even the product team. All teams are willing to extend a hand when you ask. Lots of good snacks in the office too, on occasion we overbook ourselves, and it is nice to know that there are always ingredients to make a sandwich or bagel sandwich if needed, or just snack until you have time to grab food. Several offices located in NY, Denver, SF, & London.

    Cons

    There are no puppies allowed in the office, also difficult to work with co-workers in the UK (this could be a timezone thing).

  7. "Great environment to learn and be challenged"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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 initiative. The product is strong and well received by the client base. The company is alway thinking about what is next in terms of product development.

    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.

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  8. "A great place to be successful"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Best place to learn and manage your own business"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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 success. The office culture helps greatly with this and the people are a joy to be around.

    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.

  10. Helpful (10)

    "Weird vibes..."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Centrally located in FiDi Decent food options around (no free lunches here) Nice office equipment Few nice folks To be honest, I’m reaching for pros

    Cons

    This place has a weird vibe. I wasn’t expecting a dynamic, fun office... but this is just dreadful. No on cleans after themselves because nightly housekeeping comes in and as a result, there are flies that congregate around the sink. People here seem tired and spaced out half the time. In sales, prepare to be here for 12 hours with some of the lowest pay in the industry. Prepare to be embarrassingly reprimanded in front of your peers if your question is deemed elementary. Head numbing and soul crushing.

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