Bronto Software Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2019

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3.7
58%
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36%
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Bronto Software General Manager George Moser
George Moser
9 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great culture, benefits, and competitive salary(in 13 reviews)

  • "Bronto has a created a great company culture and is filled with super supportive leadership(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Bronto was purchased by NetSuite which in turn was purchased with Oracle(in 10 reviews)

  • "Health benefits were average and opportunity for career growth was limited(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Account Executive II"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bronto Software full-time

    Pros

    Great diversity, wonderful people to work with. My director was great and so was most of the management team.

    Cons

    Bronto was purchased by NetSuite which in turn was purchased with Oracle. Its still a good place to get experience but the culture is different now and so are the perks. It used to feel more like a startup environment now it's a corporate environment.

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    Bronto Software2018-12-11
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Not what it used to be since it's acquisition."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bronto Software full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible WFH/Remote Schedule, Relaxed informal work environment, Nice facilities.

    Cons

    All of the Cons come since the original Netsuite, and then Oracle acquisitions, Free Snacks/Beverages cut back. Social, Community, Etc Committees have lost all budgets used to plan employee activities. No more yearly holiday party. Slowly being absorbed into the larger corporate entity. The are slowly stripping our culture away from everything that made us Bronto.

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    Bronto Software2019-07-18
  3. Helpful (5)

    "There’s a reason the bronto is extinct"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Representative in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bronto Software full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good money *as a bdr (can't say the same about AEs) Great people Looks good on a resume and your LinkedIn profile

    Cons

    Bronto is the unwanted stepchild of Oracle. Through acquisitions, Oracle has stamped its name onto Bronto... yet it is the furthest thing from a truly Oracle company. Bronto doesn’t sell Oracle products nor could any employee tell you a thing about Oracle, and Netsuite for that matter. It’s a great software tool in a very saturated market. Their value pitch is dated and sounds like every other company in the space. They lose consistently in deals for one main reason, price. Constantly prospects will voice how they love the software and the sales rep, but they aren’t willing to donate a kidney to send sophisticated emails. What company puts tens of thousands of dollars aside to shoot out emails? Not many. Bronto executives pride themselves on calling the software “best in breed” yet even when they say it you question if they believe it. Its sad when you attend a company sales kickoff meeting to praise the successes of the company that quarter and only 2-5 people hit their number for the entire worldwide new business side of the organization. A sales rep basically knows going into the account executive role that he or she won’t hit goal, but it would be cool to close a deal or two before leveraging Oracle to go somewhere better. Somewhere happier. Somewhere with more realistic goals and prides themselves on not just how they support their customers, but their actual staff. It’s a game of numbers to help certain executives hit their goal to look good. They could care less about their employees. In my time there I watched the best of the best drop like flies from each sector of the company. Ask about our fossils page. It updates just as often as Donald Trump’s Twitter. The majority of sales directors are talented, strong leaders. BDR management is not of the same caliber. Micromanaging has become quite the new trend. Their BDRs are being ruled out of fear, receiving constant passive aggressive emails and comments, and being told empty threats with unattainable quotas. If you enjoy having mandated daily call blocks - this place is a great fit for you! If you care to visit the beautiful office, you’ll be overwhelmed with the funk in the air filled of unhappiness and resentment. Who knows what Oracle and Netsuite have in store for this place? Something needs to change.

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    Bronto Software2019-04-24
  4. "Great Culture, Great People"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bronto Software full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Bronto has a created a great company culture and is filled with super supportive leadership. Lots of ongoing training and upward mobility. With its continued growth, opportunities are continuing to open up.

    Cons

    Growing market with a lot of competitors in the space.

    Bronto Software2018-11-30
  5. "Great Culture, People, Work Environment, Product"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bronto Software full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company culture; talented, creative and collaborative employee base; prime office space and locations in Durham, London, Santa Monica, NYC, Austin and Sydney. Excellent, established product offering in high growth market, good upward mobility, startup feel in established company, Best Places to Work 2018

    Cons

    Competitive landscape for product is growing, need for innovation and response to market is important. decision process for certain things is more complex

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    Bronto Software2018-11-21
  6. Helpful (14)

    "Bronto is dead, long live Oracle"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bronto Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - The benefits are pretty good (except the 401k match.) - Good work-life balance. - Nice office. - Stability that comes with a large company. (not worried about layoffs.) - Many/most of the engineers are bright and really know what they are doing. - Very friendly coworkers. - Some first level managers are very good at their jobs.

    Cons

    - It's a software company that's run by a sales guy. The only thing that's ever talked about is sales. Any idea of technical excellence is a thing of the past. - There is no more leadership. Nobody seems to know what's going on, or what the big picture is. Engineering teams are left to "figure it out" themselves. - Product management is completely lost. They have no vision for the product as a whole. Most PMs are siloed and don't talk to each other. (with a couple of exceptions) - Oracle's bureaucracy is creeping in, and making it harder to get things done. (Need to buy some software? That will take 6 months!) - There is a shortage of employees, but an abundance of work to do. - Hiring freeze in the main office. All new employees are overseas (The Prague office is trying to hire, but it's very slow going) - Don't ever expect a promotion or a raise. Salaries have been stagnant for the past 3-4 years. - Way too much dead weight. Plenty of people who've been there for 6-8 years are given a free pass to not be productive. It's not a secret to anyone. Yet they are still there, and dragging down teams productivity. - Too many people in charge that have no idea what they are doing. Many of the "leaders" are there simply because they've been with the company since the beginning. Not because they are qualified for the position. As a result, nothing is getting done, there's confusion and chaos everywhere. - No investment in the code base. It's old and fragile. Technical debt piled on top of technical debt. The pile keeps getting deeper. Anytime someone wants to make a dent, they get slapped down and "talked to". I think you get the idea.

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    Bronto Software2018-11-17
  7. Helpful (16)

    "Not the friendly dinosaur it used to be"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bronto Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great history. Some really good people have survived and remain.

    Cons

    The founders are gone. The great senior leadership team has been gutted by a bloody coup. This is not the company it used to be. If you're looking at older reviews, they don't matter anymore. That was a very different company.

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    Bronto Software2018-08-19
  8. Helpful (6)

    "Solid company that has changed post Oracle"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bronto Software full-time

    Pros

    Downtown Durham location is fantastic. Lots of wonderful people. Exciting industry. Solid and proven technology with a good customer base. Most people genuinely want to help you succeed and will give you the time and energy to do so.

    Cons

    Post acquisition it is no longer transparent or innovative. Ideas, programs, product enhancements etc now need to be viewed by two parent organizations. Laser focus and "start up" mentality have been replaced with cracking the whip and layers of operational management.

    Bronto Software2018-08-15
  9. "Account Development"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bronto Software full-time

    Pros

    Culture, Modern, Fun, Innovative, Great office!

    Cons

    Sales department was a boys club

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    Bronto Software2018-08-16
  10. Helpful (4)

    "No longer the great place it once was!"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Bronto Software full-time

    Pros

    Still plenty of smart talented people there who collaborate and work hard for the benefit of the entire company

    Cons

    With the acquisition by NetSuite and then Oracle, the company culture changed dramatically. Corporate politics have come into play. It's no longer about the best thing for the business. Lots of changes being made because 'this is how we do things at Oracle and/or NetSuite', with little understanding of the impacts on the business. Also cross-departmental collaboration is almost entirely gone. The silos are high and each team is now focused on what they need to do for their team.

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    Bronto Software2018-08-07
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