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76%
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Paul Heald
27 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. "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
  2. Helpful (9)

    "Account Executive - San Francisco"

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

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

    Pros

    - Great individuals in middle management but slowly being poisoned from the top. - Great place to figure out what to do next and work a 8-5 job sitting under fluorescent lights.

    Cons

    I can’t begin to describe how sad of a workplace environment this is. All I can say is don’t take an opportunity here. It’s stagnant and an extremely depressing place to work. There are too many good opportunities in SF, don’t let them fool you. There are many that hsbe worked here for 4-5+ years but don’t be fooled they’re waiting for their promotion they should have received years ago.

    Advice to Management

    It’s too far gone. No advice because they don’t take ANY.

    BrightTALK2018-02-17

    BrightTALK Response

    April 27, 2018Vice President, People Operations

    We are sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your experience at BrightTALK but appreciate the feedback. If you’d like to discuss things in more detail, please contact us directly at peoplefeedback@brighttalk.com. Best of luck in your career.

  3. Helpful (9)

    "Great coworkers and valuable experience but awful ego-driven management and culture"

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

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

    Pros

    - People are intelligent, ambitious and enthusiastic - Great place to develop interpersonal and professional skills - Young, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    - Employee turnover is incredibly high - Various teams are working on similar, misaligned projects - The company constantly attempts to re-org and re-align - Extreme focus on revenue impedes quality of work - Ego-driven culture from the top down - things are taken personally and people hold grudges - Favoritism creates an air of unhealthy competition - Sarcastic / bitter tones are tolerated (from managers and colleagues...

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    Advice to Management

    - Hire more competent, effective leaders - Set challenging but attainable quotas, KPIs and goals for your employees - Focus on / figure out a core competency - Listen to your smartest people - they are not necessarily on top

    BrightTALK2015-06-28
  4. "A great place to grow"

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    Current Employee - Community Management in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BrightTALK full-time

    Pros

    As a young 20 something just starting my career, BrightTALK was a great place to get in there, start doing work and building skills and figure out more about what I wanted out of life. I got a lot of responsibility and was tasked with building trust internally as well as with clients and myself as I built skills. For an entry-level position, BrightTALK has a lot to offer if you're willing to take it and put the time...

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    Cons

    The tech team is a little behind the times, which can make the BrightTALK product fade in comparison to other products out there on the market, especially in the San Francisco location. The culture is very much sales oriented, as opposed to engineering or marketing oriented - it can be hard to get approval for budget to do things like go to conferences or take courses to grow personally. The pay and the benefits package...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen more to what employees are saying. Be more open. Focus on the user.

    BrightTALK2014-06-24
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