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Updated Mar 15, 2021

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  1. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Amazing people

    Feb 5, 2021 - Tester 
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    Pros

    An amazing set of people to work with. Very talented but also great people all round.

    Cons

    Owned by Capita, so have lost quite a bit of the family feel.

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Used to be nice place to work but now just faceless since sold to Capita

    Mar 15, 2021 - Project Manager 
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    Pros

    Friendly people, great location, opportunities for career progression

    Cons

    Capita stole their sole, one by one all the good people have left

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Brilliant company with brilliant people

    Feb 9, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Brighton, England, England
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    Pros

    The company really cares about it's people and to make sure they're happy and motivated The company is full of incredibly talented people, some of the best in the industry. It's a pleasure to work with such smart colleagues The company is diverse and embracing. Almost all people who have left say that their new employment isn't like Brightwave and quite often some want to come back. Being owned by Capita provides job greater job security and options to collaborative with wider services to improve our offering.

    Cons

    As with many organisations there are some people who could be a lot more committed

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Fantastic place with fantastic people

    Aug 14, 2019 - Senior Learning Designer 
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    Pros

    The culture and working environment was fantastic in all my time there. Everyone had a positive attitude, and always wanted to push boundaries or exceed expectations no matter what the limitations of scope, time, or budget were. There's also a genuine understanding of the people who work there, with an appreciation that they have a life outside of the office. In my experience, the balance was always spot on, and I felt properly supported in and out of work.

    Cons

    Once you approach a senior level, opportunities for progression aren't always immediately clear.

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Brilliant people and a positive atmosphere

    Jul 25, 2019 - Senior Project Manager in Newquay, England, England
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    Pros

    I worked at Brightwave for just over three years and remotely for just over a year. I've had the pleasure of working with some wonderfully inspiring and talented people in that time. Brightwave have also been very flexible with my working requirements, allowing me to work remotely. There are also great incentives and fun activities such as Beer Friday and Stinky Cheese Wednesday! It has been a pleasure to work with such an awesome team and I'm sad to have to leave.

    Cons

    Lack of stinky cheese for remote workers ;)

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  6. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Brilliant place to work

    Aug 6, 2019 - Project Manager in Brighton, England, England
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    Pros

    Brightwave has an incredible culture. The vibe and the energy of the teams is something which is truly hard to find in a work environment, it makes going to work every day easy and enjoyable. The on boarding process is fantastic, and so is the support and encouragement you receive from your manager. Amazing career opportunities and room for progression.

    Cons

    Low starting wage and not a lot of room for negotiation.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place to work, thoroughly recommended

    Nov 27, 2018 - Developer in Brighton, England, England
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    Pros

    I've worked in a few of the Brighton elearning companies and Brightwave has the nicest culture by a long shot. Great team, interesting projects, huge pride over what people produce. I feel valued and respected by colleagues and management. Lots of examples of people progressing within the company. Good benefits package and nice quirks like Fruit Monday, Pizza Tuesday, Beer Friday, Brightwave & Beyond nominations and more. Been here a year or so and have already recommended to a few people.

    Cons

    Company went through a bad patch a few years ago but current management is turning the business and the culture around.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Back on the up

    Dec 6, 2018 - Project Manager in Brighton, England, England
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    Pros

    I've worked at Brightwave for over 6 years and it's been through a few changes in leadership and one change of ownership. After a few ups and downs the company feels like it's back on the up again. The company is doing well, has some great people working for it and there's a positive, supportive and fun atmosphere. The work can be challenging, but we work with a lot of different clients so there is usually a lot of variety. Professional development / induction is also a lot better now.

    Cons

    Working to tight client deadlines can sometimes be stressful.

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  9. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great people taken for granted

    Oct 1, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Amazing bunch of people, central location

    Cons

    Good people pushed out due to new CEO taking over/not being appreciated/being paid an appalling wage. Use and abuse culture

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    1 person found this review helpful
  10. 2.0
    Former Employee

    What should be a great company is sinking

    May 31, 2015 -  
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    Pros

    The people and atmosphere are amazing- such a great bunch of people to work with. There is also an excellent selection of tea.

    Cons

    The CEO runs a dictatorship. There is no transparency of information, strategy or plan. No one is trusted to do their work and everyone is highly micro managed. There is no freedom to share ideas or voice opinions. Brightwave has the outward appearance of being fun and innovative, the reality is far more bleak.

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    5 people found this review helpful
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