Brafton Reviews

Updated 22 Jan 2021

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3.6
65%
Recommend to a Friend
94%
Approve of CEO
Brafton President Tom Agnew
Tom Agnew
29 Ratings
Pros
  • "Brafton provides a really nice work life balance - with an added bonus of getting to work from home one day a week(in 52 reviews)

  • "Castleford is a great place to work, especially for writers or journalists looking to enhance their ability to develop content that is effective online(in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management does a good job with escalated client issues but can sometimes be out of tune with what goes on on a daily basis(in 20 reviews)

  • "Writers tend to place blame on Section Editors and Assistant(in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I’ve been with Brafton for just over 2 years now and it’s been an enjoyable challenge. I work mostly remotely, and as such spend a lot of time working with colleagues from each of the three main offices across the US online. I also regularly travel to Boston, which is a very nice place to be. There is always a lot to do, and I've felt great satisfaction from helping the business to operate, evolve, and grow. I've thoroughly enjoyed being able to engage and work with a group of very bright people.

    Cons

    However, when it snows in Boston….

  2. "Endless learning"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Writer in Boston, MA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Really awesome co-workers - Work-from-home policy is second to none - Super engaging work: A lot of different clients across industries means endless learning opportunities

    Cons

    - Job can get demanding at times, especially when high-maintenance clients that hold a lot of meetings are thrown into the mix


  3. "Shameless Content Mills"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Content Writer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Brafton full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I can't think of any.

    Cons

    Writers were expected to write 4,000 words/day, 5 days a week. You were blamed if you could not keep up with the quota. I saved a couple of accounts from leaving but was still fired for not making the word count.

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  4. "Robot"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Copywriter in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Brafton full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of clients across many industries

    Cons

    Office culture, freezing building, lack of trust and autonomy

  5. "You'll learn a lot!"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Senior Account Director 

    I worked at Brafton full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and good teams!

    Cons

    Felt overwhelming when first learning, but man am I glad to get the experience.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great coworkers!"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brafton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Brafton is filled with really smart employees who truly care about what they do and care about each other.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be a bit difficult during some parts of the month, and the client load was larger than what I was told to expect during my training. Not much room for growth within departments unless your manager leaves.

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  7. COVID-19

    "Great Corporate Environment to Work, Fun Projects"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Videographer in Boston, MA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brafton full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Professional and courteous coworkers, support from management, and competent operations

    Cons

    Let go due to economic pressure from coronavirus pandemic

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Some things good, some are not so good."

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Brafton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Small company so lots of room to grow, progress, be involved in lots of different areas, and if you have ideas they'll be heard.

    Cons

    Not willing to invest in their employees; leads to high turnover

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great launchpad to start a career"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brafton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great CEO and founder, Tom Agnew Leadership was transparent about business performance. Good place for recent graduates Leadership has good intentions usually

    Cons

    High turnover Not transparent about pay and you may be paid less than your peers if you don't negotiate.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to get started in your career"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Writer 

    I worked at Brafton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You will get plenty of support and guidance to become a better writer/editor. The company culture is young and good for new graduates or people early on in their career.

    Cons

    The workload and clients could vary greatly.

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