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BrightTALK Reviews

Updated 3 Jun 2019

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Paul Heald
34 Ratings
  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (2)

    "Great company and product, with even better people"

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

    I have been working at BrightTALK full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone here is intelligent and believes in collaborating to make an impact. The culture and values are great, and everyone really adheres to them. There has been focus directed toward creating more transparency around development/growth potential, which is fantastic.

    Cons

    Haven't really seen any "Cons". We don't get free lunch? (but we get plenty of healthy snacks and have a free gym in the building)

    Advice to Management

    We are at an important juncture in time for the company, so as products/services mature and change, so do teams and expectations of people. It will be important for Leadership to maintain awareness around individuals or teams being stretched thin. It happens with any growing organization, or as companies mature, so we must make sure we do what we can to maintain a high level of productivity and employee engagement/happiness.

    BrightTALK2019-04-26

    BrightTALK Response

    May 15, 2019Vice President, People Operations

    Thank you for sharing your positive experience with the company! We really appreciate your perspective and are excited to hear that our culture reinforces our values. For company values to be impactful, the entire business has to believe in them - and we are really proud of them! ...

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  2. "Great bunch of talent"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BrightTALK full-time

    Pros

    The people and working with great clients.

    Cons

    There were no cons for me

    BrightTALK2019-01-11

    BrightTALK Response

    February 5, 2019Vice President, People Operations

    Thank you for sharing a highlight during your experience with us! We are very proud of our culture and believe it is a core asset to our business. Feel free to contact us directly at peoplefeedback@brighttalk.com if there is anything additional you'd like to share. Best of luck ...

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  3. "Great company, too few women at the time, not enough focus on growth"

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

    I worked at BrightTALK full-time

    Pros

    Great company, great people, great learning environment

    Cons

    Too many charlatans, too few women at the top, not enough focus on growth

    Advice to Management

    Hire more women,

    BrightTALK2018-09-25

    BrightTALK Response

    October 8, 2018Vice President, People Operations

    Thank you for sharing with us. We are committed to hiring great talent and growing our people to propel the business forward. We recognize high performance and are always evolving to maintain a strong, positive, and vibrant company culture. If you'd like to contact us directly, please ...

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  4. "Nice Bunch of people"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Automation Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice Bunch of talented people.

    Cons

    Very much development driven company

    BrightTALK2018-05-04

    BrightTALK Response

    May 4, 2018Vice President, People Operations

    Thanks for sharing your experience while you worked for us! Our people make our culture truly special. Feel free to contact us directly at peoplefeedback@brighttalk.com. Best of luck in your career!

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Hungry for success - look no further"

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

    I have been working at BrightTALK full-time

    Pros

    Excellent values and office culture

    Cons

    Fast growth can mean lots of new faces and this means constant change

    Advice to Management

    More positive energy on the floor would be good

    BrightTALK2018-02-02

    BrightTALK Response

    April 27, 2018Vice President, People Operations

    Thank you for the review and note taken about energy on the floor. Good advice. If you’d like to share more, please email us at peoplefeedback@brighttalk.com.

  6. "A great place to start your career, then move on"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BrightTALK full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you are ambitious, resourceful and willing to take initiative, you will find many opportunities to take ownership and shine at BrightTALK, even as a relatively junior hire. You will be able to shape your role and try out different things until you find what fits. If you prove yourself and leadership likes you (especially the CEO), you will have many opportunities to advance. There's a clear favoritism aspect but generally...

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    Cons

    In my experience the negatives were very team-dependent. There were some very high-quality people among the original management team, whom I respected and learned from, but they were few and you had to be lucky to report to or work with them. During my time the company struggled to hire good new senior leaders and went through multiple cycles of hiring-and-firing of destructive managers. I think one of the problems was...

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    Advice to Management

    Get better at keeping great talent. Hire more diverse leaders and invest in growing managers so that juniors feel inspired and excited to grow. Trust and empower good people to do a good job. Cut expensive executives/long-term employees who contribute comparatively little and invest the money saved in competitive salaries for the top performers further down so shinier tech companies don't steal your best employees. Invest...

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    BrightTALK2018-02-15

    BrightTALK Response

    April 27, 2018Vice President, People Operations

    Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We are implementing several initiatives that address competitive compensation, training and career advancement, and talent retention. If you’d like to discuss this further, then please feel free to contact us directly at peoplefeedback@brighttalk.com. ...

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  7. Helpful (6)

    "Do you want respect from your colleagues? Then BrightTALK is not for you"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are a good place to kick start your career for a year, as long as you are planning to move on. And fast

    Cons

    This is a truly awful place to work unless you're a middle class white man. This company fosters an incredibly sexist and inappropriate environment for Women, boosting some only so they can say 'look, we empower women', while simultaneously holding others back. Sexual harassment and bullying are right at the core of his organisation. The CEO and leadership team turn a blind eye, but are often part of the problem. ...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop being awful people and terrible management. Respect your teams and protect them from the CEO. Stop being sexist. Help people progress in their careers rather than holding them back.

    BrightTALK2018-01-25

    BrightTALK Response

    April 27, 2018Vice President, People Operations

    We are disappointed to hear of your experience and take your concerns very seriously. We do not tolerate harassment or intimidation of any kind and strive to make this a safe and open work environment. If you’d like to discuss further, please contact us directly at peoplefeedback@brighttalk.com. ...

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  8. Helpful (16)

    "No clear direction & micromanagement"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - ‎There are still few good guys left but they're tiny minority.

    Cons

    - BrightTALK had massive potential but it's wasted now. All that's left is glorious company meetings to show how well they're doing and to convince everyone to stop complaining. Basically propaganda with some poor crowd control. - CEO is a control maniac who wants to micro manage everything accounting, development, UX you name it. Complete lack of experience is not a problem for him. Be prepared to be told what to do...

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    Advice to Management

    - Stop the micromanagement, you're hiring people for their skills not their controllability. - Invest in new talent and try not to purge it with bad decision made by the people you misplaced your trust. - Treat your staff with respect, you'll get fair treatment in return. - Be open to constructive criticism, do not antagonise and alienate anyone that is not a "Yes" man.

    BrightTALK2018-01-15

    BrightTALK Response

    April 27, 2018Vice President, People Operations

    We are sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy your experience at BrightTALK. There were significant changes in our engineering strategy and as such in our team this past year. If you’d like to connect further, please contact us directly at peoplefeedback@brighttalk.com. Good luck in ...

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Work hard. Get Results. You will be rewarded."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BrightTALK

    Pros

    If you can think deep then you will do well

    Cons

    Pay rises aren't always up to what you hope for (typical of any company) but you do get well renumerated.

    BrightTALK2017-02-26
  10. "Do not work here."

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    Former Employee - Sales Development Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Made me realize that it get's better outside of BT.

    Cons

    No one hits quota and the expectations go beyond your role of a traditional SDR role. The senior sellers only hang out with each other and make a point to exclude you. If you're a girl, forget about getting a long with the other female managers in the office. Forget about being invited to happy hours if you've been with the company for less than 2 years. Oh and not to mention the pay. Expect to be paid less than...

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    Advice to Management

    Conduct a serious culture check on your management team.

    BrightTALK2019-06-03
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