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- Senior Management
I worked at Silverpop (More than 5 years)Doesn't RecommendNegative OutlookApproves of CEODoesn't RecommendNegative OutlookApproves of CEO
Prior to being bought by IBM the company was a very positive place to work. Startup, casual, friendly, free snacks and .25 sodas, every cube area seemingly had a beer fridge, very family-friendly and latitude given for work life-balance. CEO took many ethical stands that were both surprising and very cool. Except for a few outliers (Finance), most middle management was very good, friendly and promoted a great environment for employees.
There wasn't much thought given to career development. Now that they've been bought by IBM, I'm afraid the culture will completely die, as they are absorbed into a very bloated and bureaucratic dinosaur of a company.
Advice to Management
It's a shame the board forced Silverpop leadership into the IBM deal. Wherever you go next, I hope you'll recreate the good you did at the 'Pop. It bought/earned a lot of loyalty, imo.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 days – interviewed at Silverpop in September 2014.
I applied for the position via LinkedIn and a few days later I received an email requesting times that would be good for a phone interview. The next week I had the phone interview. The guy I spoke to was very pleasant. It was more so him telling me about the position and asking me about my current job. At the end of the conversation, it was my understanding that either by the end of the week or the next week he or someone else would reach out to me with in person interview information. That Friday, I received an email letting me know that after completing other interviews they would be considering other candidates. I was shocked because of how my phone interview ended. I even double checked the notes that I took during my phone interview (which I always do), just to make sure that I wasn't mistaken about him mentioning scheduling an in person interview, but that's exactly what my notes said. And based on a previous review on here, it seems like I'm not the first person to think that they'd be getting an in person interview. So, I replied to his email, thanking him for reaching out and letting him know that I guess I misunderstood our phone conversation regarding an in person interview. I actually sent a second email after that just because I was curious about what I can improve on or what made them decide to go with other candidates. He replied to neither of those emails, which was a bit frustrating, even a short and to the point reply would have sufficed. Silverpop seems like a great company to work for, but I guess this just wasn't the right place for me.
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Silverpop Systems specializes in planning, executing, and managing permission-based e-mail marketing campaigns. The company blends strategic services that include policy development, campaign strategy creation, and list development services with software, analytics, and creative services to produce efficient targeted e-mail campaigns. Clients have included Fossil, Overstock.com, and Plantronics. The company increased its international presence when it acquired UK-based interactive ad agency Digital Oxygen. Silverpop was founded in 1999. Investors include venture capital ...