BrightTALK Employee Reviews about "entry level"

Updated 25 Jun 2019

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BrightTALK CEO & Co-Founder Paul Heald (no image)
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  • "BrightTALK is a great place to work for people who are ambitious and driven(in 5 reviews)

  • "Smart and diverse coworkers create a stimulating work environment(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "entry level(in 3 reviews)

  • "During the last six months BrightTALK have done a great job regarding global alignment(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunity to grow with the company"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BrightTALK full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Outstanding blue chip customer base and a platform that's adding real value to the world by giving professionals free access to educational presentations by the world's top companies and experts. If you're the kind of person that wants to learn and grow with a company, apply now. There's opportunity to develop new skills and move up quickly.

    Cons

    Working at BrightTALK means you're building a brand and its products and services. That means coming to work every day ready to solve problems, build new processes and create opportunities. That level of ownership isn't for everyone and hiring the right people, especially for entry level positions, can be a challenge.

  2. Helpful (12)

    "Apply with Caution"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of ownership opportunities. Flexible working "to a point". Nice offices.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency. The executives say there are clear ways to develop, but it is obvious they only want to promote and assist their clique within BrightTALK. The career development program is failing all the entry-level employees and only serves the people who've managed to escape. The culture in the various offices varies, but overall the company is toxic, lacks diversity, and isn't innovating at all. The SF office is hyper cliquey, very exclusive, and tend to shun people who don't fit the normal "BrightTALKer" persona. The Denver office is great people wise, but there is no visibility and communication with the other opffices. Thus the promotion and development paths are hindered and the same people are always at the top while the rest struggle to hit targets. The NY office is so siloed and separate it's hard to say what they're like. The London office is also siloed and very removed from the rest of the company. There is no collaboration between any of the offices and it hardly feels like their your colleagues, mostly just feel like a competition and a who can cut as many throats to get to the top. The SDR role at BrightTALK encompasses much more than your typical SDR role. You take on many tasks that normally would fall under marketing ops, content marketing, social media, event management/planning, account management, customer relationships, and more...

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  3. Helpful (4)

    "Great people...not a great place to work"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BrightTALK full-time

    Pros

    - Great group of people to work with (young, intelligent, fun) - Huge learning opportunity - you are handed a lot of responsibility even as an entry level employee - Leadership is genuinely trying to turn things around (but who knows how long it will be before things get better) - Feedback is encouraged

    Cons

    - Most management has little to no experience prior to BrightTALK - No sense of mentorship or leadership, everyone is kind of trying to "figure it out" together - Roles are constantly shifting, a lot of people end up in a role they didn't sign up for - The CEO has a negative attitude and never interacts with employees (except recent efforts that seem completely forced) - EXTREMELY HIGH turnover, most everyone I started working with at BrightTALK has moved on to another company or is trying to leave - Low morale because of turnover and constant re-org - Uncompetitive salaries, 0 perks

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  4. "A great place to grow"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Management in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BrightTALK full-time

    Pros

    As a young 20 something just starting my career, BrightTALK was a great place to get in there, start doing work and building skills and figure out more about what I wanted out of life. I got a lot of responsibility and was tasked with building trust internally as well as with clients and myself as I built skills. For an entry-level position, BrightTALK has a lot to offer if you're willing to take it and put the time in.

    Cons

    The tech team is a little behind the times, which can make the BrightTALK product fade in comparison to other products out there on the market, especially in the San Francisco location. The culture is very much sales oriented, as opposed to engineering or marketing oriented - it can be hard to get approval for budget to do things like go to conferences or take courses to grow personally. The pay and the benefits package seem to be standard or slightly below standard considering peers in the area. No ping pong tables. This job role is great for entry level, but after that it's hard to figure out where it moves and how to advance considering the skill sets you're using in it.

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