BBS Technologies

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    Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Houston, TX

    I worked at BBS Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Idera is a great company to work for! You will not find a more relaxed working environment with any other company. Not only that, but the commission structure for sales is amazing!

    Cons

    Like any growing company there are changes that are taking place that people are not happy with. That is the growing pains of a software company now and days. If you do not want change this is not the industry to be in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do whatever you can do to keep the top reps happy and producing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    An Austin feel to a Houston company

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    Former Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Houston, TX

    I worked at BBS Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Extremely casual working environment regarding dress code and company culture
    - Very good benefits for insurance, 401k matching, etc.
    - Products are fairly easy to learn and sales process can be less than 60 days on average

    Cons

    - OTEs are difficult to attain
    - Management is mostly metrics driven around calls/demos
    - Not focused on the channel.
    - Leads come from low budget trade shows. Anything in excess takes a lot of approvals.
    - Product version releases are done in order to catch up to competition, instead of pass competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on the channel and introducing a competitive channel price list to entice partners to resell. Individuals cold calling on accounts is like fishing with a pole. Consider the channel a tuna net in a small pond!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Fair Base salary but not much else is good about it.

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BBS Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Idera/ BBS - they pay a fair base salary and the new office is in a nice location.

    Cons

    90% of sales managers have no management experience and have no business being a manager. Marketing department works against the sales department instead of supporting their number one customer( sales brings in reveunue). Territories are not evenly distributed and you have to know the right person or be lucky to get a decent territory. It is micro- managed, they keep track of the numbe of calls, to every other single thing including calls minutes. Most of the sales reps. are lazy and the one that get by either kiss up to HR or someone in management to get a good territory. Market is saturated and product is overpriced. New VP of Sales is trying to turn idera into a mini- BMC!! and Director of Sales does absolutely nothing, just as 90% of the sales managers there. HR Director gossips about employees and goes to Happy Hour with a couple of sales managers. Would Not Recommed it. Oh , now they have hired college graduates with no sales experience to work on the same level as experienced account managers. Also , they are trying to sell the company and there was never any room for growth there, esp now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about why you have been promoted into a sales management position becuase I have not seen one sales manager at Idera that I have learned from or aspired to be like. They are all in the management position because they landed a good territory. Think about how to actually add value to your Sales Reps.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Could be better

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at BBS Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice offices. Work used to be fun. There was a lot of autonomy in work. Decent wages and benefits.

    Cons

    Company does not value technical expertise. Everything is done by an inner circle of people who have floated from company to company. Consequently there are some bad ideas and bad execution of good ideas. There is no path for advancement for most tech employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your assets

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Decent place to make money, if you have the right territory...

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    Former Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Houston, TX

    I worked at BBS Technologies

    Pros

    very casual work place
    not micro-managed
    decent comp package (commission)

    Cons

    sr. sales management can be a bit erratic
    no sophisticated sales/marketing strategies, always a numbers game (cold calls)
    not much room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest in your sales force
    make the work more interesting (right now its just brute force)
    do not micro manage

    Recommends
  7.  

    working experience on J2EE, spring, hibernate, jquery, ajax,mysql.

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at BBS Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's a growing company and a fresher can learn lot of things.

    Cons

    salary is not good.
    Management is not good.

    Doesn't Recommend

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