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Brightedge Technologies Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2019

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Brightedge Technologies CEO Jim Yu
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173 Ratings
Pros
  • "This job requires hard work, self accountability, and resilience(in 15 reviews)

  • "The sales team is a close group that work together to ensure the success of the EMEA office(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance could be improved, but it's sales - every sales job depends on how much you apply yourself(in 15 reviews)

  • "No 401K match, company claims it gives 401K but they do not tell you that they don't match you contribution(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Your experience here is what you make of it!"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Opportunity for career advancement -Visibility throughout the entire organization -Access to brilliant minded leaders -Free snacks and coffee/tea

    Cons

    -No 401(k) match -Senior leadership could be more transparent in communication throughout the entire organization from the individual contributor level all the way up to senior management

    Advice to Management

    Please work on the overall benefits for the company. I'm happy with the opportunity and compensation given to me here at BrightEdge, but I want to also look at the long term life goals too.

    Brightedge Technologies2019-06-11
  2. Helpful (1)

    "So Much Potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Very competitive pay - Nice office spaces - Stocked Kitchen - Free lunch one day a week - Interesting industry to work in - Some very smart people sprinkled throughout the company (especially C-level team) - They go above and beyond for the initial training process

    Cons

    - Bad vacation/sick plan (15 days for the year combined vacation and sick that you have to earn throughout the year). You get Christmas Day off but not Christmas Eve. No one is looking to talk high-level SEO on Christmas Eve - No flexibility on work from home or flex-hours. You are made to feel guilty if you ask to leave early or need to work from home - No 401K match - Top level leadership is very smart but...

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    Advice to Management

    Don't rely on the fact that you pay well as the only reason many employees will stick around. Look into expanding the sick/vacation plan or allow employees some flexibility to work from home (trust your team). You have enough Salesforce Reports to keep tabs on our metrics. Look into 401K match at some level. Let your employees know you care about their future. Empower your mid-level managers and more experienced...

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    Brightedge Technologies2019-06-15
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Micro Management Palooza"

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    Former Employee - Post Sales Manager in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brightedge Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you're new to the workforce and looking to get some experience. BrightEdge is perfect! They will sharpen your skills, teach you some ugly truths, and overall make you realize what you're good at. So if you're fresh out of college and need a sales gig. Contact BrightEdge.

    Cons

    This company will watch everything you do with a microscope x100. Team meetings and managerial meetings are nothing about activity and numbers, and no value conversations relating to clients. If you want assistance on how to become a better (insert role) a better chance of finding a colleague to help you out than your manager. Only career growth here is if you're on the direct sales side, but not on the Account Management...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging

    Brightedge Technologies2019-06-12
  4. "Great opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brightedge Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing management, great potential for growth

    Cons

    Starting as an entry level can be stressful

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing great!

    Brightedge Technologies2019-05-22
  5. Helpful (10)

    "If you want to work on Christmas Eve, this is the place for you"

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

    I worked at Brightedge Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A very defined path to promotion (although its longer than they advertise typically), supportive AE/sales development managers that truly want you to succeed, and incredible people. All stars to the recruiting team for hiring such amazing people

    Cons

    PTO? Never heard of it. This company expects you to work absurdly long hours with with little to new reward. Do you love going 1 vacation a year and feeling guilty about it? If so, this is the perfect fit for you. The fact that they require their employees to take PTO for not working Christmas eve is one of the MANY cultural issues. Hit or exceed quota? You will pretty much go unrecognized unless you are one of the top...

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    Advice to Management

    There are countless meetings held with the executives to “check in” and “get feedback.” Whenever someone suggests an idea, it gets shot down immediately with no consideration

    Brightedge Technologies2019-05-22
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Sales Development Representative"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Development Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brightedge Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Met some extremely great people and friends that will stay with me for a lifetime. Developed a pretty solid work ethic by routinely having to log 70+ hours a week. Built some thick skin from prospecting and cold calling which is a great skill for sales in general. Worked till 5pm on Christmas Eve for literally no reason other than SFDC dashboard reasons (which could have been accomplished from home in the comfort...

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    Cons

    Micro management Literally ZERO work life balance. Not even close and they actually aren’t even trying. You could exceed all of your metrics for the week/month and they will still make you stay in the office on Fridays till 5. Why? Because they need warm bodies in seats for the dreaded “lap”. What is the lap? Every Friday at 4:30pm the CEO takes a lap to scope out who is still in the office and working. This...

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    Advice to Management

    Figure it out.

    Brightedge Technologies2019-06-18
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Can't Buy Happiness"

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    Former Employee - Sales Development Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brightedge Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -intense sales culture -very challenging -learn to overcome rejection everyday- true resilience -great salary -amazing co-workers

    Cons

    -little PTO -not encouraged to take PTO for mental or physical health, "your prospects don't care if you are sick" -treated like the number you produce -high turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    Work on the company culture. Treating your employees like a number is a super outdated approach and will only increase the turnover rate. Show that you really care about your employees by encouraging them to put their mental and physical health first. No matter how much you pay your employees, there are so many companies in the bay area that will treat them better and many value their happiness over the salary.

    Brightedge Technologies2019-05-21
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not much growth or opportunity."

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Easy job and very status quo.

      Cons

      No growth or advancement in technologies.

      Brightedge Technologies2019-06-11
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great Opportunity to make an SEO impact for Enterprise Companies"

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      Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in Cleveland, OH
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      The platform functionality is by far the best out there and continues to improve. This position offers a lot in terms of professional development in the marketing and SEO industry. The growth projection of the company is promising which means there will be a lot of opportunity in the future. I love my team, manager and clients. I've learned so much since I started and continue to everyday.

      Cons

      PTO and 401K options could be more competitive.

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the great work!

      Brightedge Technologies2019-03-20
    • Helpful (10)

      "Potential is there, but execution is not"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great place to learn and get experience if you're starting off in your career.

      Cons

      CEO - Lack of people skills. He lacks the ability to inspire the workforce. People feel unappreciated and neglected especially if you're not part of the sales organization. Benefits/perks: offerings are below industry standards. no 401k match. HR: they are a hot mess. not sure what is going on there, but seems like they don't have the ability to execute on things.

      Advice to Management

      People matter. Think of ways to reward and appreciate your employees.

      Brightedge Technologies2019-03-15
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