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Brightcove Reviews

Updated December 6, 2017
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Andrew Feinberg
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Pros
  • Great benefits and work-life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • The flexibility to work from home when needed is key and the main reason why I love my job (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • We have a solid benefits package overall and I was thrilled to get company stock but I wish there was a higher 401K match (in 6 reviews)

  • Unfortunately some of the major issues plaguing Brightcove started at the top with inconsistent decision making and lack of accountability (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "The shine wears off eventually"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brightcove full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Rotating beers on tap, lots of snacks, frequent parties. Gorgeous office, great location. Made some great friends there.

    Cons

    The young, fun culture is just a facade that hides the crumbling shell of a workplace underneath. The hours are long and the benefits are nonexistant. No 401k match and the stock is in the toilet. Management is unprofessional and borderline abusive at times, treating employees like misbehaving children.

    The company is in a downward spiral, and to save money they've been laying off people who have been there long enough to make a decent salary. The people they do hire are typically fresh out of college and underpaid. Turnover is very high. Teams are understaffed and overworked. Career growth dead-ends quickly, one promotion until there's nowhere else to go within the team.

    Advice to Management

    Reassess who is and is not qualified for management or VP roles. There are certain people who have no business managing large teams, and certainly not qualified for managing multiple large teams.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Don't expect to grow your career here"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Brightcove full-time

    Pros

    + nice office / location
    + good at promoting themselves in local press

    Cons

    - new leadership doesn't know what they're doing and overly focused on political moves
    - have just promoted two sales execs who haven't made their numbers in years
    - have not grown significantly in the last 4-5 years
    - they claim to be "nice" but that's just a veneer for back-stabbing politics
    - they consistently underpay
    - few women in senior leadership roles
    - no work-life balance
    - no career development

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Andy Feinberg and Neil Lieberman - worthless and over-rated. Stop promoting execs who haven't made their numbers for multiple years in a row.

    Brightcove Response

    Sep 11, 2017

    Ouch. I’m sorry to hear that your experience at Brightcove has not been pleasant. We strive to create an environment where everyone has the opportunity to grow his or her careers, paychecks, skill... More

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Not great any more"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    kind of work life balanced.

    Cons

    almost all the key people left after IPO and they have strong competitors and they have a hard time growing. People are keeping leaving the company. What do you think.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Clash of Clowns"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Brightcove full-time

    Pros

    Great location in downtown Boston and frequent happy hours. And that's a real plus, because everything else about the place is only tolerable when drinking.

    Cons

    If you find a culture of under-experienced engineers with outsized egos appealing - and you'll meet 'em all because every single one of feels they should be consulted on every technical decision, big or small - then go for it. You'll fit right in.

    Advice to Management

    The stock price is in dead cat bounce mode, but should flatten out near zero soon. What exactly is the vision these days? If you find yourself lacking one - and you probably do - stop any engineer downstairs and they'll be happy to tell you how to run your company. Real go-getters, that bunch.


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