ClearSlide

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There are a lot of great startups to work for right now, this definitely isn't one of them

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Former Employee - Corporate Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Corporate Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

I worked at ClearSlide full-time (less than a year)

Pros

There are a lot of smart, ambitious and talented people in the CSS and AE positions. Free yogurt and coffee.

Cons

Senior level sales leadership is a abysmal. Employees are purely human resources to be expended without care or concern. Looking on the reviews posted here before, it's obvious they have a track record for what i'm complaining about. I brought this up with my recruiter and I gave her the benefit of the doubt when she said that they "completely overhauled the problems that led to so many people leaving, or being fired." After a few weeks here I could see that was all lip service. Their reputation for causing damage in people's professional lives is well deserved. Would only recommend CS if you have no other options on the table.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get somebody new in the senior level sales management

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    All you need to know about ClearSlide is the nicknames...ClearingHouse, ChopShop, Churn&Burn

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

    I worked at ClearSlide full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice view, Nice laptops, Good coffee, pretty people

    Cons

    5% of sales reps are making money at ClearSlide.

    Do your hwk and ask your friends before getting sold. A lot of horror stories out there. You have been warned.

    Your coworker you thought went on vacation was fired. Nobody will update you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    End the 3 day weekends at Tahoe and work on weekends and late at night like most start-ups. Culture is soft.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Working towards something great requires growing pains

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

    I have been working at ClearSlide full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Great culture with monthly company meetings, frequent (but not too frequent) happy hours, and company outings when the sales team hits their goals.
    - Pretty typical hours for sales - not too overworked (7-6 work day maximum)
    - Excellent views from the 28th/37th floor
    - Free catered lunch on the last day of every month
    - "Lunch Program" where they encourage you to meet people from other parts of the company, while coming up with ways to better the company
    - Promote from within
    - Many product requests and initiative requests for the company are taken seriously and implemented
    - Just got "google busses" for any commuters traveling up the bay.
    - Prizes for the sales team for hitting goals, some recognition for hard work: including iPad minis, gift cards, and "excellence club" trophies and trips for rop performers.
    - Great team, management always finds time for you, CEO has office hours where you can come talk to him about anything.
    - Great insurance benefits, 401K, dental, vision, and health insurance - no monthly copay for the lowest plan
    -Fitness programs including Boot Camp two days a week, Pilates once a week, and Yoga twice a week
    - Casual Fridays
    - Choice between Mac or PC
    - Desktop computers for most of the workforce = no taking work home

    Cons

    - The hiring process is backwards. Took way too long to hire more engineers, the Sales Operations manager, and the CMO so everything is 10 steps behind.

    - The sales model is interesting which is why quotas are hard to achieve. They actually call and train every single one of the users, and continually call them to keep them updated on product information (rather than sending a simple marketing email). This makes you take the deal very personally if they decide not to go with the platform after you have spent so much time calling individual users to ensure their happiness and adoption is where you want it.

    - Micromanaged, but without proper sales training, you can make 10000 connected calls/day and send 50000 emails and see no results from the volume.

    - Use a CRM that was created by the CEO so that they use their own internal systems. Very clunky to use which requires a lot of clicking and digging to get the information you need, plus it requires a lot of work to log your emails and calls - WHY doesn't this integrate with our product? or at least our email system? Plus the only "reporting" that it does are grid system like dashboards which are very hard to read and interpret. Most of the day is spent just trying to navigate the CRM and find the information you need.

    -Could be more transparency when team members leave the company.

    - Slow-moving - new features that are rolled out are mostly only seen internally on our CRM, and the customer-facing features that are rolled out month-over-month are usually the ones that aren't highly requested. The highly requested features are constantly "on the roadmap" making it very hard for us to promise any real updates to our customers. Need a larger engineer team to assist.

    - Only 10 days vacation for the year

    - Not enough conference rooms to use - sometimes it would be great to hold calls in a quieter area than the sales floor, and it's very hard to find an empty conference room.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help to support the rockstars you have by streamlining your internal systems and hiring more support roles.

    Seems like many things are definitely being changed for the better, keep accepting feedback from your team to continue the progress

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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