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"Energetic and friendly"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

- People are consistently friendly and helpful, not because they have to be but because they want to be. Questions are welcomed and encouraged; the environment is very positive and laid-back, but at the same time, everyone works hard and gets things done.
- Management is proactive and really tries to listen to what employees are saying and translate that into action. Employees are encouraged to speak up if they feel they are not being heard.
- No politics to speak of. This is where the emphasis on building culture has really paid off.
- Work-life balance is important, and time off when necessary is seen as a good thing.

Cons

- Sometimes being nice ends up above speaking up. Creative, constructive conflict is a good thing.
- Close quarters. Moving to a new office will probably resolve this, but there's minimal privacy to do things like take a phone call.
- Inter-team communication isn't quite what it ought to be, though effort is certainly made
- Different departments (e.g., sales and engineering) are out of touch with each other for the most part - there are areas where each could help the others improve.

Advice to Management

Be very careful of ending up out of touch with your rank-and-file employees as the company grows, and putting customers' happiness above your employees' - if anything kills the company culture, it will be bureaucracy and becoming distant from the little guy. The flexibility within the company is a great asset, and the servant-leader paradigm works extremely well. Don't let that slip.

Other Employee Reviews for Brightcove

  1. "Good company to build a career at"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + Very good company atmosphere - flexible in terms of time off, working hours and location
    + Upper management are approachable
    + Strong culture of helping people to learn and grow
    + Working on interesting problems at a large scale, using modern tech

    Cons

    - London office could do with either being changed or upgraded - it's in a good location but is a little the worse for wear inside.

    Brightcove Response

    May 2, 2017

    Thank you for helping to grow Brightcove and the London Development team!


  2. "Enjoy the culture and tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great tech, market leaders who really care about their customers and innovation of their product. Friendly knowledgeable people who are always ready to help. Great leadership, focused and experienced.

    Cons

    Not many really, office could be a tad nice but bar that it's all good

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Brightcove Response

    May 2, 2017

    Thank you for your thoughtful review and your contributions to Brightcove!

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