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About Brainlabs

Brainlabs are both a full service agency managing search, social and programmatic advertising for their clients along with analytics and CRO services. They are also a technology provider, licensing it's software stack to in-house advertising teams. They deliver these services globally, from offices in London and Austin.

Brainlabs is entirely focused on company culture and they use that as an incentive to get the best out of employees. The company firmly believe that 'Happy employees are productive employees', which is why they invest so much in that particular area. Their value 'Collaborate, Don't Compete' encapsulates this idea. If people are rewarded with bonuses of varying sizes, people will never be satisfied given that the definition of 'effort' varies between different people.

The four values of their organisation are: Grow Everyday, Collaborate Don't Compete, Enjoy The Journey, Future Think. The pay and promotions scheme is now about how much an individual adheres to the company values rather than monetary performance. Brainlabs CEO firmly believes that if everyone is living the values, strong company performance will closely follow suit.

Enhancing the wellbeing of employees has always been at the top of their list of priorities. A key practice Brainlabs stand by is to remove stress from everyday life. Stress can take many forms and they try their best to tackle as many of them as they can. One example is having an in-house chef who prepares breakfast and lunch for the company. This ensures that not only are people eating healthily, it also creates a sense of community, forcing people to get away from their desks, have a break to engage with others and solidify friendships.

What is it like to work for Brainlabs

My Manager
My Manager
Brainlabs believe that employees' development should be ongoing, and management performance is just one element of that. There is constant support at hand from the CEO, Executive Chairman, COO, down to individual line managers. Feedback goes up, knowledge and experience comes down. 

Brainlabs believe that one of the biggest steps for addressing the issue of workplace stress involves tackling the stigma surrounding the effects of stress. They have worked very hard to create an open culture and have had members of the senior team host company-wide talks on how stress has affected their mental health. They have a policy, "Brain Days", whereby employees can take a sick day off work when they feel they're being affected by stress without having to give any more explanation other than telling their manager they need a brain day. 
My Team
My Team
Managers have weekly and monthly check-ins with members of their team, weekly check ins focus on the individual, their welfare and short-term goals, and monthly ones focus on goal-setting and performance discussions. 

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 40% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 26 days annual leave to all employees after one year

  • Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

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    50% / 50%

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