DataSphere Technologies

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DataSphere Technologies Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
86 Reviews
2.9
86 Reviews
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Satbir Khanuja
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Pros
  • Great training program, excellent work life balance, encouraging team work environment, etc (in 7 reviews)

  • Great way to make money and the work environment makes you want to succeed (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • don't expect anything but base salary (which isnt huge (in 6 reviews)

  • Felt more like a pet project to fill the pockets of upper management than an actual business (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company and great experience

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

    I have been working at DataSphere Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Work life balance is great. Sounds like our PTO balances just increased too.:)
    -I enjoy the relaxed environment where people actually like each other and work well together.
    -The executive team is very approachable and involved with all employees. It's not some set of figureheads off in a corner somewhere. They get involved.
    -Development opportunities exist -- if you are interested. You can take on new projects or assignments that increase your skills.

    Cons

    Company moves really fast and sometimes our interdepartment communication can be impacted negatively. One department will find out too late when changes happen & we might have had valuable input. I do think that happens in most startup environment though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what we are doing. Keep the level of politics low and the productivity high. Great company to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Try to take the pressure of High Pressure Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at DataSphere Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Team environment. Everyone works together and plays together. Help is offered when needed, from everyone. Beer-Thirty, friendly competition, they feed you all the time. Regular company wide events, such as trivia, golfing. Managers don't micromanage. Site manager is always available too, and has done the lowest part of the job so he knows what it's like.

    Cons

    Cold Calling Sales, need to do your own lead generation using what ever websites on Google or Google itself. Can run into issues with companies being called by other reps, some are very "picked over" and is difficult to find ones that haven't been called 10+ times in the last year or the "HOLY GRAIL" of companies that has never been called.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great people and good company.

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

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

    Pros

    I have enjoyed my time here. During the past 2 years, I have had the opportunity to do a number of new things & stay challenged the entire time.

    No shortage on creative ideas. The company is always thinking of way to improve ourselves. I like that things are never stale.

    It's a high energy & down to earth environment.

    Great work life balance. I have maybe worked more than 40 hours per week once or twice in 3 years.

    Cons

    Inexperienced managers in a number of positions. I am all for promoting from within but some of the managers don't behave or operate like role models.

    At times, there are too many changes happening and at times- not thought through. It causes a number of problems on the ground.

    Not always comfortable with the sales efforts. If I read the reviews from customers, I feel like we don't hold people accountable enough for honesty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of sales people and sales leadership that aren't following the rules.

    Review benefits offerings. While the PTO is competitive, the medical benefits are not.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    DataSphere Technologies Response

    Sep 4, 2014HR

    Thank you for your feedback. It is great to hear you have had the opportunity to develop during your time at DataSphere. We are also glad that you appreciate the work life balance that we offer ... More

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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Love my job!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at DataSphere Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Job is tough but rewarding on the commissions side. Also- we can earn extra bonuses, prizes & President's Club trips. Cool in my book.

    Great place to get solid sales experience. Loving selling the new mobile stuff.

    Culture is great & we have a lot of fun.

    I know lots of companies say that you can build your career there but it's really true here. All of the sales managers were once reps. Where does that happen?!

    The leaders in Tempe really care about doing the right thing for their employees.

    Cons

    Some of my co-workers are sleazy, shady sales types.
    It's sales so it can be tough at time.
    Benefits aren't great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider improving your benefits a bit.
    Stop hiring some of those shady sales types or get them out of here.
    Keep having the parties and free lunches.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    DataSphere Technologies Response

    Aug 15, 2014HR

    Thank you for the review! We are glad to hear about the things you like about the company. We are especially excited that you love selling mobile. We want to make sure that all concerns are being ... More

  6.  

    Money is good, job not so much

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DataSphere Technologies

    Pros

    The money. People are also nice here.

    Cons

    Completely directionless and out of touch. Shady business practices.

    DataSphere Technologies Response

    Aug 29, 2014HR team

    Thank you for your review and we value your input. Since you are a current employee with us, we would love the opportunity to speak with you directly to understand your comments better. At ... More

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great environment

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

    I have been working at DataSphere Technologies

    Pros

    Loved everything about it. Great way to make money and the work environment makes you want to succeed

    Cons

    There should be more room for growth and it should be given to people who have shown they can succeed i the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None! Best managers I have ever had

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    DataSphere Technologies Response

    Jul 2, 2014HR

    Thank you for your positive review! Please feel free to discuss opportunities for growth and development with your manager. If you ever have any other concerns feel free to talk to HR.

  8. 7 people found this helpful  

    This IS a great place to learn!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    I enjoy my job and I have learned how to sell (no real experience in selling to businesses before here). Just got a promotion to senior AE AND salary increase!!

    Love my team & co-workers.... although some people don't seem to understand that sales= cold calls & hitting targets. It is a sales job so there are moments when it's stressful and I have to hit sales targets. I expect that OR I wouldn't be in sales (I would go do something more cushy). The good ones work hard and make money-- while others just complain. It's probably because lots of people aren't great hires.

    I have learned a lot from my sales manager and he even helps me close deals at times. While I don't plan to stay forever, I will learn all I can & use my experience to get a great position outside of DataSphere.

    Lots of people get promoted into management or other jobs- if they want it.

    Cons

    There are a lot of people hired here that just aren't cut out to be in sales. It wastes the managers' time and energy. By hiring more talented people with better work habits, managers could be spend on the employees that can sell.

    Benefits aren't great!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your hiring managers to spot talent better. It would reduce the turnover and probably some complaining too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 7 people found this helpful  

    Love it!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at DataSphere Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work life balance, awesome training program,uncapped commission, positive and fun work environment,holidays off, really nice co workers

    Cons

    Really the only thing I can think of is during training they teach you a specific way of doing things and then you go out on the floor and you hear people who are really successful making sales doing the opposite of what they taught you in training. Slightly inconsistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good vibes and positve attitudes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 8 people found this helpful  

    great job to start a career in sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    uncapped commission. friendly environment full of great people to work with.

    Cons

    stale markets. management feels that hiring a massive amount of unqualified people is a good idea. they run through markets and bleed potentially great leads dry. as of 5/14 management has been telling sales floor one thing and going in a completely different direction. plenty of opportunity to move laterally in the company but rarely move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    qualify the people you hire. the sales managers are overwhelmed with so many new people that they lack the ability to help everyone who needs it including the vets who are the engines.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    Growing Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at DataSphere Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Casual, fun environment, good earning potential, time off benefits, work hard play hard mentality, good training program, and there is potential to have a raise within the first 5 months of employment. They promote within the company.

    Cons

    Can be high stress, if you don't meet goal.. don't expect anything but base salary (which isnt huge... and you are actually considered hourly.) Product itself still needs some work, but they are making improvements slowly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your managers a little better, and give them more support in order for their teams to succeed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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