DataSphere Technologies

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Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Bellevue, WA
Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Bellevue, WA

I worked at DataSphere Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Decent co workers, good location.

Cons

Entire company is an illusion designed to line the pockets of the few.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Quit.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Cold calling, high pressure telemarketing sales

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    - work/life balance
    - casual dress code
    - fun co-workers
    -free lunch once a month (either pizza or sandwiches)

    Cons

    - Product is very weak; there's a reason the ad packages are cheap; videos and ads are sloppily put together and placed on the news stations website; ads are hard to finds since people must go through several steps in order to see the spot; prices are just created randomly and have nothing to do with the amount of potential outreach;product does not sell itself; there's a reason customer churn is so high
    - Potential customers are misled, many salespeople have no hesitation giving information that's not entirely true (geo-targeting, launch, exclusivity, SEO benefits, etc.), just to get the sale; management turns a blind eye
    -"Don't let them get off the phone until you have their credit card digits and they sign the contract. If they don't want to sign, tell them you have someone one else waiting to buy it." -- That's the mentality at DataSphere
    - Only about 20-25 percent of people receive a commission check (if you hit 100 percent of quota); the rest make $15.62 per hour (before taxes) and pretty much wait to get fired or find another job (it's really hourly, even though they claim it's a salaried position, so keep that in mind)
    - Workplace is extremely loud; at any given time you'll hear at least four different songs blasting through the radio and people yelling. It's fun at first, but gets old very quickly
    - A lot of the managers are not trained to be managers; only job I've ever had where my manager just walks around, talks it up with other managers, surfs the web, and once in a while barge in on a call to supposedly help you (without even listening to the call from the beginning)
    - Advancement is limited (if you make quota); promotion to the next level consists of business cards, a slight bump in pay and new chair
    - Extremely high employee turn over; if managers like you, they'll try to keep you even if you don't hit quota, but that only buys you an extra month or two. If they don't like you very much and you don't hit quota, you'll be done in a few months
    -Benefits are a joke

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Hire managers with management and leadership qualities
    - HR needs to be identify candidates who have the opportunity to in this field succeed. Stop going with the "see if it sticks method"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Love coworkers - lacking love with executive and managers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    Lots of great people. Relaxed environment. 40 hour work week. No nights, no weekends. No dress code. Sales is sales. Make dials, make money. Not easy, but if you put in the effort you can make goal, about 50% of sales make money. 10 to 20%, make more than 60k. 15 vacation days

    Cons

    Execs/managers don't care about anyone but there favorites. No respect or reward for hard work. Benefits are the worst. Very few long tenured employees with the company. Not impressed with base pay, but everyone is very underpaid. Best place to work is not true.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect people and stop being cheap.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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