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"Very demanding work schedule and work load but great co-workers that stick together"

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Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Bracket full-time

Pros

Business never slows down. Opportunities for advancement exist if you are eager. Co-workers are great and everyone in general is helpful and tries to get the job done. There is a good feeling that you are working to help patients towards a better life

Cons

Business never slows down. I do believe salaries are lower than the average per position. work schedule can be very demanding with calls at all times of the day due to global clients. This is a job for dedicated and ambitious people

Advice to Management

Get a real corporate culture. There is no feeling that upper management is trying to carve any identity for the company except that it is a vendor that provides services to big pharma

Other Employee Reviews for Bracket

  1. Helpful (17)

    "Company has a culture of ignorance and an overzealous compliance ethic"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bracket full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary and I have no more pros to meet the 5 word requirement. sorry.

    Cons

    Developers are abused on all levels. They are the scapegoat when things go wrong. When a project manager complains, development managers institute a policy to keep them happy. When testing is not happy with the project (they actually have to work to earn their salary), Developers are told they are not doing their job PERFECT enough. On top of that, the company has a Quality Assurance department full of executive decision makers who wave their wands pointlessly creating SOP on top of SOP to make the company appear compliant. The end result is mounds of paper work and yes, it all goes to the Developer. Developers are made to track their project milestones in an excel spreadsheet, a sharepoint page, an in house bug tracking app, emails to their managers, emails to the project team, risk assessments, database specifications, design specifications. Many redundant documentation practices that invite mistakes. If you suggest this is a bit much, you are immediately reminded of the corporate culture of compliance. This is what should concern you when you realize this is the companies approach to compliance, it's apparent that they rely heavily on a buffer to keep upper management away from the true hard work. The redundant documentation serves the needs of people who refuse to query a database or ask their IT guy for remote access to data. Developers are over tasked! We don't complain. Every other department can but development keeps their mouth closed and pays attention to the demands from the unsatisfied testers and project managers. It is ridiculous being told that you should humor the tester asking you to do something that does not need to be done. It is beyond ridiculous seeing the poor grammar used by some of these testers and then having to abide by their demands just to keep them happy. Many testers latch onto this culture of anti-developer, they find reasons to complain just to throw more bad things our way to make our lives more difficult. There is an under current of developer hate at this company and it is disturbing. The testing leads are constantly gossiping as if this is high school. I've heard one say they hate developers. Is it no wonder corporate outings and company parties are short of developers? If you enjoy abuse, get a job here. Your esteem will flat line with time.

    Advice to Management

    Stop appeasing Testers and Project Managers. Start respecting your Developers. They don't need all the redundant documentation. Mark my words: you will regret the redundant documentation soon.Teach your lazy management staff how to query a database. Quit writing a new rule every time a project manager whines about their job.


  2. Helpful (17)

    "Should only be considered only as a last, desperate option."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in Wayne, PA
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in Wayne, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bracket was the only place that hired me at the time. I should have still rejected their offer and kept looking.

    Cons

    Poor managers, poor executives. Everything here has a temporary feel as turnover is embarrassingly high. Very few people stay more than a year unless they are very uncompetitive candidates or grossly unqualified to move on to other positions outside of the company. Overall this is a company to avoid at all costs even if it means remaining unemployed longer in this economy.

    Advice to Management

    Project mangers here do the work of entry level workers at other companies. Duites and responsibilities should be made clear in interviews so job seekers can make an informed decision. I personally will be leaving the company the first chance I get in the summer.

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