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Bronto Software Reviews

Updated April 26, 2018
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  • "So I don't really have any cons to report" (in 3 reviews)

  • "There were honestly no cons that I can think of" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "BBB - Big Bad Bronto! Bronto Roar!"

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    Current Employee - Account Development Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Development Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bronto Software full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Culture
    Very focused on career progress and development
    Very supportive managers
    Encourages competition
    I love being here!

    Cons

    Compensation could be better but still the overall experience is awesome.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe consider reviewing quotas for pre-sales people.


  2. "Amazing Marketing Team!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Events Manager in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Events Manager in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bronto Software full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Marketing team at Oracle Bronto is the best group that I've had the pleasure to work with during my career. Susan Wall is passionate about her people and always there to support the team.

    Cons

    The company was acquired by NetSuite and then NetSuite was acquired by Oracle. The double acquisition was challenging for the team.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not what it used to be"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bronto Software full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits and great people to work with

    Cons

    A lot of growing pains since acquisition. Culture is suffering


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Hard to watch"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    still some great people, beautiful office location and solid product

    Cons

    The company was acquired by NetSuite who was acquired by Oracle. NetSuite has recently made dramatic changes without fully understanding the business and company. A lot of great people have left. There's still hope for the product and company, but it's going to be a bumpy ride

    Advice to Management

    try and remember what made the company great in the first place


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Overpriced platform in a highly competitive market"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bronto Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Water Gardens is beautiful
    Santa Monica is a great place to work
    You get to put Oracle on your resume

    Cons

    MarTech is far too crowded
    Bronto is getting killed by the competition. Compare their logos to MailChimp, Listrak, etc.
    Working in a satellite office can cause hostility


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Everyone is leaving for a reason."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Used to be a great environment and culture pre Oracle. Not much great stuff left to say. HSA contribution is decent.

    Cons

    Oracle basically took every measure to cut costs and jobs while reaping profit. Many long time employees have left. Room for growth is limited and it’s a dramatic environment.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "It’s really tough right now in sales."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bronto Software full-time

    Pros

    Location, culture, fun to sell, great product, I really enjoy the team I work with and the managers I have are open and communicative. I do not feel micromanaged but that my managers are actually here to help me close business.

    Cons

    The market is super tough right now. Our value prop seems to be in flux and it has not been well communicated. We are doing a terrible job at generating outbound opportunities, I think this is partly due to confusion around messaging and partly due to the way territories are aligned. There are far to many sales people and especially ADRs. Direct sales shouldn’t have to fight with ADRs over account ownership. The remote office don’t seem to be working very well.

    While our product is great we don’t go to market very well. On the low end, we compete with companies who put their price on the website and take a credit card to accept payment without ever talking to a salesperson. Our process with numerous guides and approvals create barriers in the process, while I understand the need for them it is still a challenge.

    We seem to be a little lost in the Oracle quagmire, we are one of 3 ESPs owner by Oracle. The acquisitions are really starting to hurt.

    Internal tools and processes have become worst through the two acquisitions - CRM, productivity tools are awful. Not a lot we can do here.

    While the feature in the BMP tend to be superior to the competition we are losing ground in innovation.

    Advice to Management

    There are somethings out of our hands after the Oracle acquisition. Sales need to be fixed, we shouldn’t have so few reps hitting their number. While the investment in training is great, I would like to see better tools to make us more effective. Overall I think management has done great considering everything that we have been through the last couple of years. But it’s tough out there right now, I don’t think we are finished with the headwinds. I think the Bronto leadership is taking the right steps to make the needed improvements organizationally, it is going to take time.

    Shortlist for improvements to the BMP:
    -Update UI
    -Message Creation needs to be more user-friendly
    - More Templates for the customers (messages, workflows, segmentation)

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Wonderful place to work, even amid growing pains and acquisitions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bronto Software full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Great work life balance
    -Great culture, benefits, and competitive salary
    -Busy and fast paced
    -Leadership maintains transparencey

    Cons

    -There has been a lot of change with 2 acquisitions, but we are getting our sea legs

    Advice to Management

    -Continue to be transparent and give employees updates


  9. "Awesome Environment!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bronto Software full-time

    Pros

    Very helpful team and managers

    Cons

    None! Everything is perfect here!


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Like a cult. Better Buy in"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bronto Software full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    intelligent people. nice office.

    Cons

    had to buy into all the company culture stuff. better dress up on halloween or else you get mocked. better drink all the bronto kool aid.

    Advice to Management

    dont try so hrd to be to "cool" bosses. just run a good company.

    Bronto Software Response

    Oct 23, 2017 – Social Media Strategist

    I am really sorry your experience at Bronto did not match our intention of being the best place you've ever worked. We do a unique company culture, including going all out on Halloween. We... More


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