DataSphere Technologies

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Terrible Management, Poor Pay, Stay Away!

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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 an year)

Pros

-Young staff (20's-30's) which makes for a more fun, youthful environment
-Great music playing, keeps you motivated in a mundane, repetitive job
-Cool, relaxed environment

Cons

There are quite a few of them.....where to begin?
-Managers are not managers...they are salespeople who were promoted based on having high sales. Just because you can sell a product well doesn't mean you can effectively manage people.
-There is a LOT of different radios and music playing and cheering can get incessant. It was fun at first, but it gets extremely obnoxious when you're trying to focus on a call.
-Hung up on CONSTANTLY...lowers morale very quickly.
-Expected to put in at least 100 calls a day, or 6 hours of "talk time"
-The product is really crappy...it's advertising on the customers' local news station's website...down the page quite a bit, rotating with quite a few other businesses
-Pay is VERY low...they tell you it's a salaried position, but it's not. You get paid about $14/hour after taxes, which in Seattle's cost of living is more like $9/hour. Most of my coworkers, even in their thirties, are living with roommates because they cannot afford to live based on the lack of salary.
-You only receive commission if you hit your quota. You can be $1 away and not get a commission check!

My personal story: I quit Datasphere because my husband was transferred jobs across the country. I was never paid my commission check (of about $1200) because I moved before working there 90 days. Supposedly it was spelled out in my employee handbook, but I could never see where it stated that. I would have hired a lawyer, but $1200 isn't worth it after considering legal fees! Very unfair...especially since it wasn't my decision to quit; my husband was getting transferred! There was really no choice on my part. I would have quit eventually though!) Also, my manager cussed at me and made me feel threatened quite often. The only time anything was ever done about it was when I went to HR. Even then it always felt awkward. I was glad to get out of there!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you're going to promote successful salespeople as managers, make sure that you train them on how to be effective managers. Just because you can sell doesn't mean you can manage others and train them well.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    I've had worse jobs

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    Current Employee - Customer Success Advisor in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Customer Success Advisor in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at DataSphere Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Monday-Friday work schedule, casual dress code, fun people, fun parties, easy to get hired on, good location, no taking work home with you.

    Cons

    Low pay in an expensive part of town. Terrible benefits. High turnover. Focus is definitely not on those in non sales positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on compensation for non sales positions.

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

    Young adult babysitting

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    Easy product to sell since management pushes for misrepresentation. Decent for a first job.

    Cons

    Horrible product that doesn't work for any clients. Poor customer retention. Totally unprofessional work environment. Extremely low base salary with decent commission structure as comparable to the salary. Micro managing to the point where it's almost like a young adult daycare. Clueless upper management on tech side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the "targeting" on your product and deliver something close to what your sales force pushes. It's a good idea with no follow through.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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