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    "Productivity + Effort = Performance"

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    Current Employee - Director of Sales in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Director of Sales in Stamford, CT

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    Pros

    - $ (base salary, commission, bonus) making $100,000+ is standard of reps who have been in role for 18+ months and consistently hit quotas (66%+ of sales org)
    - Long-Term Incentive Plan (LTIP)
    - 401k Match
    - Jan 15th, April 15th, July 15th, Oct 15th
    - Weekly Monday Morning Training
    - Dale Carnegie Training
    - Management/National Account Training to all reps
    - Selling a product that works
    - Office Happy Hours
    - Office Sports Teams
    - Company contests
    - Summer Picnics
    - Holiday Parties
    - Halloween
    - Referral incentives ($ and prizes: GoPro, iPad, etc)
    - Things that do not exist today, will exist tomorrow. Aka: Promotions, new offices, new products, etc.

    The list could go on.

    Reach out to any SVP, VP, Senior Director, Director, Team Lead, Senior AE via LinkedIn/Facebook/etc for more information about the roles we have available at Indeed if you are interested in applying.

    If you are: Competitive, Determined, Ethical, and Fun - we want you on our team.

    Cons

    Unfortunately Sales (or just working in general) is not the right fit for everyone. If you often make excuses for your failures, do not enjoy making more money than your friends and family, and have a hard time keeping your nose down and working - this will not be the right fit for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting internally - it is exciting being around such competitive and determined people.

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Indeed.

    Interview

    I submitted my application for this entry-level role in January. It took several weeks until HR contacted me to set up a date and time for a written pre-screening test, which consisted of 4 questions for which I was given 1 hour to complete. Since I did some research on Glassdoor regarding this test, I was able to finish within the given time frame but I can see, how people might have difficulties doing this test. I personally think that to give qualified answers for each and every single question is very hard because the time is just not sufficient. One task was to translate a text from English into the target language. Another task was to answer a question in the target language and the remaining two questions were specifically about Indeed. I thought I did well and then had to wait until HR finally got back to me to schedule a phone interview which eventually took place mid-March!
    The phone interview went well and I was told at the end that they would like me to come in for an in-person interview. The phone interview was easy and standard questions were asked. What do you know about Indeed, how do we make money, what are your strengths and weaknesses, why do you want to work for Indeed etc. At the end she asked me 3 percentage math problems which were easy (you're only allowed to use pen and paper). However, that already made me suspicious.
    The in-person interview took place six days later. The person interviewing me was hard to read and didn't really give me an idea whether she liked my answers or not. She took notes on her laptop the whole time (which made me feel like I'm giving a testimony of some sort). She asked very specific questions about the role, which I believe can only be answered once you really know how the whole Indeed system for your specific role works. And then I had to answer 3 advanced math problems (I only got 1,5 right). That totally threw me off, since the job description did not mention at all that you have to be good at math (because then I wouldn't have bothered to submit an application). I thought that the target language was the most important aspect of the role. And to be honest with you, if you're super nervous and someone just reads the math problems to you and you have to solve it with just a pen and paper, I believe most people would screw up. This interview took about 45 minutes and I was told that HR would get back to me by the end of that week. Moreover, this experience left me with a sour taste in my mouth.
    Well, I was not contacted by HR that week, so I wrote a follow-up email one week later and eventually received a response that I made it to the next round. A Skype interview was scheduled for the end of March (just keep in mind, I originally applied in January!!). That Skype interview was a joke! I was asked the same questions that the previous two people asked me (don't they talk to each other?) and again I was given a math problem which I blew. Other than that I thought it went well and I was promised that HR would contact me regarding the next steps. Seriously? More steps??? HR didn't contact me and I had to write TWO follow-up emails until they finally sent me a generic decline email mid-April.
    Overall, this was the worst, longest and most nerve-wrecking interview process ever and I really feel that I wasted my time and nerves on this. If you're looking for people with (advanced) math skills PLEASE write it into your job description so jobseekers are informed and prepared!! Furthermore, I don't understand why they're making such a big deal out of an ENTRY-LEVEL position. It felt more like I'm interviewing for a Director role (written test, a phone interview, in-person interview, Skype interview) and I assume if I had made it to the next round there would have been more surprises. Indeed seems to look for little Einsteins, so unless you're super super smart, don't even bother!

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Website www.indeed.com
Headquarters Austin, TX
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2004
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
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