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Brightcove Principal Software Engineer Reviews

Updated Feb 22, 2015

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  1. "Smart coworkers, fun tech stacks, remote working allowed, good pay, and not insane hours."

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    After doing startups, working at large Company with great benefits, good pay, not being expected to work ridiculous hours and weekends, it's felt down right cozy. Brightcove while a more mature Company still takes chances and uses the latest tech appropriate to the situation, even when it means throwing work away to get to a more agile product work flow.

    Cons

    While I think it's a cool suite of products. It isn't as exciting as working on inventing new concepts. Though I will say no one comes near to the set of video related services/features than Brightcove.

    Advice to Management

    In order to attract the best of new talent. The Company does need to work on developer relations and having a strong brand of being on the cutting edge. Some of this can only come by exploring new products, platforms, and tech.

    Brightcove2015-02-22
  2. Helpful (2)

    "A good place for family people who also want to experiment new technology"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brightcove full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible location and time. You can work remotely from other cities, even countries and you can work from home any time you want. Light process and innovation is always welcomed. 2 hack weeks per year.

    Cons

    The company seems struggling with finding the next big thing. The product has been stable for years. Not a lot of promotion opportunities within the company.

    Brightcove2014-11-22
  3. "Great place to work for software engineers"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning: Online video has been evolving rapidly in the last few years, working at Brightcove gives software developers to get the chance the work on new technologies as the the business evolves. The projects are interesting and you are always learning something new. Career development: The company has experienced a tremendous growth and with that there are plenty of opportunities for developers to take the... lead or propose ideas and run with them. If you are comfortable being in the spot and running with projects that put you out of your comfort zone, this is a great place. Great perks: Software development is an art, the Boston office offers a great environment for collaboration but also plenty of room for you to work on your own, go for a walk while you think about a problem or simply grab a coffee or snack on the massive kitchen where you can socialize with other peers.

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    Cons

    Dealing with rapid change: this is a business that continues to move rapidly. So you might end up working on high risk/high reward projects that will come with their fair share of ambiguity. Even though there are really smart people working here and the support network is great, if you don't feel comfortable dealing with ambiguity or rapid change, you might end up feeling lost at times. Opportunities won't be... handed to you by management: You need to have a good radar on the opportunities that might be arising, and then prepare. This is a place where preparation meets opportunity all the time.

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    Advice to Management

    Keep sharing even more what the company is thinking about next, so engineers can participate even more on defining the future of the company. There also should be more activities like the hackaton throughout the year (vs once a year)

    Brightcove2014-03-14
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