DataSphere Technologies

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DataSphere Technologies Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
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3.0 76 reviews

78% Approve of the CEO

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Satbir Khanuja

(58 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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 person found this helpful  

    Love making $$$$!!!

    Senior Account Executive (Current Employee) Bellevue, WA

    ProsThis is my first sales job and I love every minute of it. It was great to leave the long, weekend hours of my retail job and join DataSphere. Working Monday-Friday from 7-4 is nice. Don't get me wrong.... somedays it's a hard job but the money makes it worth it to me.

    The commissions structure is pretty good too. The sales are made in one month & immediately paid the next month by mid-month. It's very easy to earn good money much faster than other companies. Also, the majority of people hit goal & earn good commissions checks. As top sales person, I get a lot of stuff, more flexibility, and a chance to sell the new products that we are launching. Also, if you get a cancellation, you get to keep 40% of your commissions.

    Cities and types of Customers aren't limited for you by management. It's great to find your own niche. I am great at selling to Doctors & Lawyers so I get an extra 10% for those customers too.

    Super relaxed and fun environment w/ lots of great prizes to win. President's Club is a trip to Hawaii this year!!!

    ConsSome managers aren't doing their job.... Not helping their new employees learn to sell. Manager roles seem pretty slack here.

    Some co-workers don't want to work and all they do is complain about what they aren't getting. It can get annoying.

    Benefits could improve.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook at the improving the medical benefits for employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Great environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone! Best managers I have ever had

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    DataSphere Technologies HR responded to this review

    Jul 2, 2014

    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.
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    5 people found this helpful  

    This IS a great place to learn!

    Senior Account Executive (Current Employee) Bellevue, WA

    ProsI 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    6 people found this helpful  

    Love it!!!

    Account Executive (Current Employee) Bellevue, WA

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

    ConsReally 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 Senior ManagementKeep up the good vibes and positve attitudes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    7 people found this helpful  

    great job to start a career in sales

    Account Executive (Current Employee) Bellevue, WA

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

    Consstale 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 Senior Managementqualify 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    6 people found this helpful  

    Growing Company

    Account Executive (Current Employee) Tempe, AZ

    ProsCasual, 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Love my job

    Account Executive (Current Employee) Bellevue, WA

    ProsWork-life balance
    Great coworkers
    Plenty of paid time off
    High Commission potential

    ConsVery low base salary
    Communication disconnect between departments, sales/ad creation department. I've lost a few sales due to their focus on how quickly they can finish a customers order instead of taking the time to work with the customer to make it right the first time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe base pay is the lowest in the industry. It would be awesome if it was raised after your 1 year anniversary.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Boiler Room with prizes

    Sales (Current Employee) Tempe, AZ

    ProsFun environment. Fast paced and there are always sales dropping. Should meet some good people. The management from Washington had bright and intelligent sales minds. Easy one call sales so a shorter sales process. Good if you are in between jobs. Easy ramp up period for new hires.

    ConsHired unqualified leadership. Those who didn't perform were ignored. You could go a day without a sale and you were looked down upon. Pay is low compared to the Washington location. Be ready for tons of change constantly. Very entry level sales. Tons of pressure that mounts up quickly. Do not call sales are abundant. Lots of cancels ...

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't allow your potential stars to roam unattended. They will find work elsewhere.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    DataSphere Technologies HR responded to this review

    Jul 2, 2014

    Thank you for your feedback. We are proud to offer a base salary plus an uncapped commission plan that rewards our Account Executives who meet or exceed their monthly sales quota. The majority of ... More
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    ON MY WAY OUT!

    Account Executive (Current Employee) Bellevue, WA

    ProsThe hours are 7am -4pm or 6am -3pm get up early do your job and go home. The team is environment is the best. The sales is easy and not very stressful if you are experienced but if you are not you will struggle. When you make commission at least in my product I sold it was the best. If you manages to stay six months and have high talk time and hit quota another company will head hunt you right out of there with better pay and benefits.

    ConsInconsistent policies making Senior AE is a joke. They keep changing the qualifications so lesser people make it. The pay is the lowest in the media & advertising industry and no one stays. There is an inexperienced operations person and most people in the position never worked the position in other companies to give a good outlook. The benefits are the worst and the company meetings are useless.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsistency, quality and experience in everything you do will make a huge difference in your culture and longevity. Wonder why you have not been on best places to work? Walk around the sales floor and ask!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Run...don't walk away from this company!!

    Senior Account Executive (Current Employee) Tempe, AZ

    Pros-Casual dress code
    -Young and fun environment
    -Uncapped commission
    -Paid time off & Paid holidays
    -Lots of freedom as long as you're selling
    -You can receive a $2 base pay increase as long as you are 140% to goal in 5 consecutive months.

    Cons-Low pay ($12/hr with no overtime)
    -One-time pay out of commission. No Residual
    -Product DOES NOT work
    -Sales associates have to (not want to) lie in order to sell the product bc it is so bad
    -Customers cancel within the first 90 days of a 12 month contract bc the product does not work
    -Local news stations are trying to cancel their agreements with Datasphere bc it is untrustworthy
    -No repeat customers (need I say why?)
    -Sales associates call customers "dumb" for signing up.
    -High turnover. 2-10 people leave every month.
    -Management is a joke. Most have drug problems and turn a blind eye to sales associates lying to get deals bc their commission checks depend on our sales.
    -HR doesn't exist here
    -Benefits are expensive and a joke
    -The company finds a way to avoid paying out commissions.
    -20-30% of sales associates actually make goal
    -The company does not care about their employees, only lining their pockets.
    -No growth opportunities

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour business model is so poor, you'd be better off firing everyone and starting from scratch or closing your doors entirely.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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