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Hoover's President-North America Emanuele A. Conti
Emanuele A. Conti
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  • mediocre opportunity for starting sales position

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent starting salary (for someone without a college degree) and uncapped commissions based on monthly sales quota. Casual business environment was nice.

    Cons

    Odd hours (some shifts were 7:30 -4:30 and the next day you were working 10:00 - 7:00). Management was too aggressive. They expected you to lie in order to sell the products that were offered. Also, the management did not want you to offer discounts on the products below a certain amount; however, the NJ division would do it all day long - zero consistency across branches.

    Advice to Management

    Have fun and try not to take your jobs so seriously. Monitoring every single detail of a person's phone call with a potential sales opportunity is NOT the way to ensure that your employees are going to make you money.


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Hoover's (Austin, TX) in June 2010.

    Interview

    Let me start off by saying that I am a lead developer in my current position. Being a lead developer, I am responsible for all aspects of the software that is being developed. This includes backend, frontend, and everything in between. Because of the many hats that I have had to wear, I do not have (and have never had) the entire technical manual of a particular software language memorized. With that being said, my face to face interview went a little something like this. - I was told that I would be meeting with about 4 or 5 people and that the interview process would last for half a day. - The person that came to interview me did not know my name and actually called me by someone else's name. - During the interview, I was asked various technical questions. Questions that I did not have the complete answer to (reference lead developer statement), I explained my complete thought process out loud and by drawing on the board. - Person interviewing me never gave me a chance to ask ANY questions about the company. - Person interviewing me seemed very uninterested. - After the interview, the interviewer went to get the next person. When he came back, he said that the interview was over and escorted me out. I had prepared myself for half a day of interviews and the process was over in 30 min. In reading the other comments about the company, I think I dodged a bullet. The interview process was confusing to say the least. I do not believe that the interview process that I received allowed me to show who I really was. I was not able to really ask questions about the company projects that I would be working on. The only thing it appears that they are looking for from their Software Engineers is a code monkey that has the entire language specs memorized. They are not looking for someone that can actually think on their toes or solve real world problems. That is unfortunate.

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Website www.hoovers.com
Headquarters Austin, TX
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2003
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Competitors Dow Jones, ZoomInfo

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