Auralog

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2.0 12 reviews

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11% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Small office

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    Prosgood people, good solution. that's it.

    Consbad pay, no rises, deficient management.

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

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    Head for the hills unless you like micro-management!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood people to work with and a great way to learn about the K-16 market. Decent product at best.

    ConsExtremely narrow minded people at the top running the show. You have zero voice. Typical European leadership where you have to ask multiple times before any consideration is given to you ideas or project. Leadership has old sales methodologies that can not be put into common daily practice now or they have zero actual sales experience. For the aspects of their product that do not work they refuse to take ownership and responsibility of it and blame sales or the customer for the issues. Never consistent... make up your own prices!

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis will go no where since neither has the company in the last few years... get a clue... get rid of the management there and focus on your sales people, the true professionals that the relationships are built with.

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

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    Poor treatment of employees

    Business Developer (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsThe only good things I can say about this company are that they offer a competitive base salary for their sales people ($40K/year) and that the health benefits are good.

    ConsThe base salary is good, but it is almost impossible to earn commission. Although TellMeMore (their product) is a good program it does not meet the needs of the target customers. Management consistently ignores input from the sales staff to improve the product. Next, you are treated like a recent college grad no matter what you experience level. They have a sales system that doesn't work (ie. minimum amount of calls etc). The only ones that succeed are the ones that have found a way to make it look like they are following the system when they are not. Managment is unbearable. I have never been treated so poorly in all my 16+ years of doing technology sales. They watch your every move and consistently belittle you. There is constant turnover due to the poor treatment of employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the input from your sales people. They are the ones that have direct interaction with your customers. Treat your employees with the respect that they deserve.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great learning experience

    Business Developer (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsFor a small private company compensation is very good!

    ConsStrictly vertical and KGBesque communications from management

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake some time to listen to feedback from your employees

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    OK company, as long as you can make a difference

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsGood Benefits with regular working hours.
    Flexible PTO time off.
    Interesting market and feeling to build business.
    To Participate to Language Learning Education

    ConsToo metrics driven, Sometmes too many directives
    Some folks are negative and pull others down.
    Don't be afraid voicing your opinion, just say things politely and you will be listen to.

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    Waste of time

    Account Manager (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsVery strong product. Leaps ahead of nearest competitor
    CEO is easily accessible and is absolutely dedicated to the company and the product

    ConsVery little training. When there was training it was usually performed by someone with very little experience or one of the senior sales reps who took pity on you or worse wanted a cut of your deals . The theme there was get on the phones and sell. Worry about the product knowledge later. It is a sales position and the metrics are set right off the bat but if you cannot empower your sales force with the proper knowledge, training, and know how you are set for failure from the start and unfortunately this is happening in waves.
    3 out of the 4 managers there have almost zero knowledge of what the product is and how to sell it. Even worse their people skills create an atmosphere of fear, questionable ethics, and false metrics.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou have an outstanding product, a CEO with a very solid vision. Your asking educators to take a leap of faith on this product and please send us a PO, please, please, please...
    Stop and educate your workforce. 20% of your employees actually get how to sell this product. Maybe another 20% will never get it and that is always the battle for middle management but your 60% in the middle have the potential to take you to the next level, they just simply don't have the tools. TRAIN THEM. They are begging for it. Too much do as I say and not enough do as I do.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Pass this one up if you are a sales professional...you won't be treated with respect

    Account Manager (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsTime off is time off...never is it not approved. Benefits are good.

    ConsTreated like a child. Seasoned sales professionals are monitored as if it were a call center. Incompetent Senior Management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's time to take the chains off and see what your sales people can really do

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Disappointing overall and the opportunity wasn't what was presented in the interview.

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsOverall, co-workers are very likable.

    ConsOverall business management understanding and sales strategy is clearly not understood by C-Level & VP decision makers. Extremely poor people skills by upper management.

    Extremely high turnover due to oppressive upper management tactics. It's a very untrusting environment to be in everday and is very draining. Very innefficient work flow environment. Demotivating sales model and comp plan.

    I would not recommend this employer at all.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake some courage and look in the mirror. Accept the reason for your lack of success which isn't your employees fault and the consistently "high turnover" proves it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I do not recommend working at Auralog unless iff you are desperate.

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsThe company has great potential, their product "Tell Me More" is an outstanding program that is decades ahead of any competing program.
    Employee Benefits are above the norm, and there are some good people working there.

    ConsThat said Management is less than stellar, there is a culture in management of bending the client to suit our sales model. If you think "the customer is not always right" at Auralog in fact the customer is almost always wrong! Management has ZERO sales acumen and the hardest part of the sales cycle is convincing management, not the client. Client support is horrible and the internal atmosphere at the company is putrid! Negativity and employee dissatisfaction is unbelievable, contagious, and permeating all levels of the company and every department. For Sales; support, marketing and IT support are non existent.
    Middle management has no decision making abilities, they are only a relay for upper management to issue commands. If any middle manager shows a glimmer of autonomy, leadership or initiative; they are quickly replaced by an endless stream of fully qualified YES Men!
    It is quite a shame that a company with arguably the best product in the marketplace cant get their act together and make things happen. I worked there for quite some time and could not believe some of the things that happened there!
    Turnover is EXTREMELY HIGH for the newbies, and successful people quit over frustration. No-one in sales lasts more than 2-3 years!

    Advice to Senior ManagementOPEN YOUR MIND READ A GOOD MANAGEMENT BOOK, GET A REAL SALES DIRECTOR NOT AN ACCOUNTANT BEAN COUNTER TO RUN YOUR SALES OFFICE!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    marketing B2B experience

    Marketing (Current Employee) Montigny-le-Bretonneux (France)

    ProsI enjoyed working with a well experienced and joyfull team of 6 persons from different cultures and i learned a lot of things.

    Consi have no bad things to say about auralog company i enjoyed every moment of this internship that lasted 3 mouths during summer of 2013

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep going

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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