Bear Data Solutions

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    Sales Admin at Bear Data Solutions

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    Former Employee - Sales Administrative  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Administrative in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bear Data Solutions

    Pros

    Great People
    Great Team Environment
    Excellent Work/ Life balance
    Beautiful Office near the Embarcadero in SF
    Leadership is always pushing to better the company and always striving to set/hit higher goals.

    Cons

    nothing but positive things to say about this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you enjoy working for bull whipping, degrading, and deplorable organization, then go work for BEAR!

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bear Data Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Sales people can make significant dollars, If you're a great swimmer, you can be a big fish in a good size pond.

    Cons

    The direction of the organization changes quarterly, the support is minimal, the leadership at the top is recycled by CEO on an annual basis. Very dis-organized sales strategies that put customers at risk, due to selling outside of are area of expertise. Expectations change month-to month based on the deal size or agenda of the latest and greatest sales manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share a vision, focus on what you do best, and allow some ramp up time to allow good talent to flourish.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    This is a trainwreck!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bear Data Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The vision sounds compelling, there are some good people trying to succeed and they have some high profile customers and partners. The offices are in a great location in downtown SF.

    Cons

    Where to begin. This is one of the worst run companies in the tech sector and Bay Area. The CEO is a classic entrepreneur who has no business running a company or managing people. Unethical behavior, outrageious temper tantrums and a strategy that changes day to day and even hour to hour are the norm. He is a disaster as a leader. Execution is sporadic at best, and the culture is based on fear and intimidation. Even partners and vendors hold the CEO in disdain. Do your yourself a favor and skip this stop...your career and life will be better for it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a business here. Bring in a true leader and professional CEO who will operate with integrity, create a culture that enables people to flourish and develp a realistic strategy that is executable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    UNPROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bear Data Solutions

    Pros

    None that I witnessed while employed. Most people have only their interest in mind and you can't trust them because they will talk behind your back and back stabb you.

    Cons

    Where to start...... such a long list.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why bother. They don't listen and don't care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    I have fully enjoyed the 6+ years I've been an employee at Bear Data Solutions

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Bear Data Solutions full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Ability to manage/run own business within the business
    Empowered to make key customer affecting decisions
    Great deal of Freedom and Flexibility in my job
    Strong support from management Team
    Above market compensation
    Ability to create my own destiny
    Collaboration with very sharp, smart and motivated people
    Nimble company able to make decisions and move in new directions quickly
    You get out what you put in

    Cons

    Explosive growth has caused some resource challenges
    Market trends have caused some disruption - happens to everyone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Frankly I feel the Bear Data Executive team is doing the best they can in the volatile environment of SI/VAR Sales and are doing a great job. The only advice I would give them is to be more selective in terms of who is hired for open sales positions as not everyone is a good fit for the fast paced, high pressure, results oriented environment that is Bear Data.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    My experience with BEAR Data has been nothing but positive.

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    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Bear Data Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They have a strong management team that really work together, and my colleagues are really helpful , friendly and professional. The company invests a lot in its engineers and the training of its people and they do everything they possibly can to support its customers. Customers always come first--BEAR Data has the right priorities and is a fun place to work.

    Cons

    You have to have an entrepreneurial spirit and team player mentality to work at BEAR Data.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just keep it up. Focus, communication, teamwork and persistence will take BEAR Data to the next level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Be careful...be very, very careful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Bear Data Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Solid business with strong partnerships and some good customers; talented people who want to be led and be successful.

    Cons

    CEO cannot be trusted and is not an effective leader; some other senior level people try but have no ability to impact things because of the CEO's micromanagement, irrational behavior and frequent shifts in direction; CEO is prone to outbursts and temper tantrums creating a culture of fear; there is no clear vision or strategy; they have yet to figure out how to sell solutions versus products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO should not be involved in the daily management or operation of the business. He should step aside and let others do what they know how to and were hired to do...create a strategy, build a culture and empower the team to perform.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    CEO

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Bear Data Solutions full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company has been a great employer for me since i was hired by the Board of Driectors 8 years ago. They have consistently paid above market as they have grown and expanded throughout the globe.

    Cons

    Possible too focused on growth and the future. have had a great 8 year run and expect management to be able to continue this well into the future. New SF headquarters is very impressive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reach out and listen to employees a bit more often and consistently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very Bad Loyalty Program

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    Current Employee - Security Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Security Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Bear Data Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some of the management are very smart and educated about the market and how to get the job done

    Cons

    Management are far away from the employee, will get of anyone with less than 6 months. No plans or vision they are following the old school of sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and don't listen to one or two from the management who will never care about anything rather than their salaries.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not focused on the employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bear Data Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great deals for your clients. Able to access various resources to deliver to the client. There are some great people working here.

    Cons

    Changed directions too much. Poor communications with the employees. Over promised never delivered. The great people are not leading the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what you say you are going to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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