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Brightedge Technologies Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Hard work is expected and generously rewarded (in 14 reviews)

  • You will learn a lot and be challenged (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • To those who have read concerns about work-life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Company is growing pretty fast and is experiencing growing pains (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome opportunity for growth, incredible company culture!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brightedge Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love coming to work every day due to the fact that I know I am selling a best in class product that can seriously change the way marketing teams operate.

    The people I've met at BrightEdge have become some of my best friends. You constantly hear about company's "culture" but here at BrightEdge it is second to none. Each employee is highly self motivated but knows how to be a team player.

    The rapid opportunity for growth here is what attracted me in the first place, and what has made me stick around. Our sales team is very incentivized, and you always know exactly where you stand when it comes to your next promotion.

    Incredible selection of snacks...our kitchen is always fully stocked, with a lot of awesome lunch options nearby, plus catered lunch on Fridays!

    Cons

    The only downside of working at BrightEdge would have to be the commute! It can be a bit of a drive to/from the city, but I'd still say it's well worth the experience and friendships you make here

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in the success of your employees! I am so excited to be a part of this company while we experience next level growth.


  2. "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly"

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

    I have been working at Brightedge Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with incredibly smart colleagues and diverse companies. Competitive salary. Great, innovative product.

    Cons

    Client facing roles are carrying too many accounts and leading to burnout of employees quickly. Lot's of promise on upward movement and career growth in the company, but short on delivery; as new roles are being created (or vacated) seats are being filled externally. Satellite offices are disconnected from the world of HQ and lack the opportunities given to those in Foster City.

    Advice to Management

    Action plans for employees who want to advance within the company. Mentorship. Quality bi-annual reviews.

  3. "Strategic Account Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brightedge Technologies full-time

    Pros

    - Incredible product
    - Exciting and fast-paced industry
    - World-class customers
    - Interactive management team that truly cares about the core values of the business
    - Continuing to improve HR and commitment to employee success

    Cons

    - Product improves constantly - we need to keep up with it
    - Fast growing and fast hiring

    Advice to Management

    Keep empowering your Individual Contributors
    Keep making your customers incredibly successful
    Visibility into management and key metrics is valuable for all the employees to see how successful we are!


  4. "Amazing place to grow your career quickly and make real impact every single day!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brightedge Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Genuinely passionate and smart colleagues who contribute to a great work culture... you can really learn from every interaction.
    - Executives who are 100% dialed in and laser-focused on supporting the team's ability to reach success every day, week, month, and quarter
    - Transparency from executives downwards to individual contributors (CEO regularly updates team with announcements on company developments and progress)
    - Established career path defined by specific metrics and timelines
    - Effective cross-functional collaboration where teams aren't afraid to partake in discourse to reach optimal solutions
    - Annual departmental kick-offs to bring the HQ and satellite offices together for networking, best practice sharing, and learning
    - Open office space and floor plan that allows for greater visibility and communication
    - Awesome, fully-stocked kitchen with a plethora of food, snack, and beverage options to keep you going through the day
    - Team appreciation events (picnics, happy hours, etc)
    - Recognition for new and tenured employees (new employee swag packages, anniversary notes, gifts)
    - Great benefits (401k, health coverage, stock options, etc)

    Cons

    - Company's rapid growth means inevitable growth pains - we tend to move very quickly but lean on building, testing, and iterating, and learning from every experience
    - Commute is a little long if you don't live in the peninsula, but well worth the extra few minutes for a great work experience

    Advice to Management

    Continue being invested in each of your employees' success and personal/professional development and we will continue to invest our share in building and scaling the company to even greater heights!


  5. "Decent overall"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brightedge Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company has cool technology, unique product offering

    General comment; not sure whether this is a pro or a con - very sales driven culture. Not sure how much they know about what we're developing but they're surprisingly well trained on how to use the product.

    Cons

    When I was a new employee my manager didn't spend as much time as I would expect to get me up to speed and explain things

    Engineering/R&D is separated from all other departments by badge-controlled door; only top execs and office support admin people have access to both sections. Weird!

    Location a tough commute from anywhere other than Peninsula/South Bay.

    No 401K match

    Advice to Management

    Be careful about your employees' work/life balance

    Encourage more interaction between Engineering/R&D and all other departments


  6. "Great place to gain experience!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brightedge Technologies full-time

    Pros

    -learning and development - BE really cares about your career growth
    -HR is taking strides to improve the work environment and culture
    -free lunch Fridays and snacks

    Cons

    -growth pains that come with company changes
    -company is quite lean when it comes to investing in employee wellness
    -not much mingling between the different departments

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in your employees!


  7. "SDR"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SDR in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - SDR in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brightedge Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, a ton of support and really a direct promotion path! I have worked here for about 3 months and I wake up every morning excited to go to work.

    Cons

    You must be hungry to succeed and ready for competition!

    Advice to Management

    none- I think their on-boarding team is awesome- they give us a so many resources

  8. "Account Executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brightedge Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and a solid product that sells. Most reps are hitting quota or over. Management is great to work with and the company is definitely going places!

    Cons

    more gym benefits to employees but that's all I can think of

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work and continue investing in your employees!


  9. "Great place to understand how startup works!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brightedge Technologies full-time

    Pros

    - Learn a lot
    - SEO is the next big thing and being in a company that pushes for it is a blessing

    Cons

    - Some long hours
    - Need to encourage more external training for the employees


  10. "Excellent Recruiting Experience, Competitive Environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Brightedge Technologies full-time

    Pros

    The entire hiring process was easy and convenient. A recruiter reached out to me minutes after submitting my resume and she was friendly and generated excitement about the company. After I got hired, there was a week of training that was super helpful as someone who didn't come from an SEO background. The HQ office is great: lunch on Fridays, all the snacks you want, plenty of meeting spaces, etc.

    Cons

    The environment here is intense and the departments are a bit segmented. You are definitely expected to work past the 9-5 and there isn't wide spread WFH options. It can be hard to balance that lifestyle if you live outside the Peninsula. The PTO policy is also pretty weak for the industry: just 15 PTO days including sick time.

    Advice to Management

    More all-hands activities and opportunities to team build. Company wide WFH policy needed. Better PTO policy to keep employees happy.


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