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Career starting point...nothing more

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Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Flashbay

Pros

Easy work.
Decent pay
Good hours
2 weeks off in December!

Cons

Employees have no say (All decisions made by owner)
Owner changes mind too many times (gives contradicting instructions)
Micromanage

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Go back to General Patton's quote: "Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."

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    Good start of your career in sales and business development

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    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    +Great bunch of young and energetic people;
    +good sales and product training;
    +team nights out were always fun

    Cons

    - control freaks (everything had to be under control of the CEO)
    - low chance to grow within the structure as it's very flat
    - big rotation of sales people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - be more relaxed on time keeping and cigarette breaks as people will still make your GP
    - don't let the best people go only because you personally don't like them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Don't work for Flashbay, and read the other reviews

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Flashbay full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice tables, clean environment, some lovely people.

    Cons

    If you want a job where your input is heard, valued and taken on board then this is clearly not the place for you. No matter what you level you come into – whether it’s low, mid or senior management, you will always be undermined by the founders who believe they know your role better than you.

    In my time at Flashbay I was constantly shocked at how most people worked subserviently in fear of losing their job. I even saw the reviews on this site and chose to ignore them, feeling I would be immune to this, assuming that the negative comments were made by negative people, but really, after being in this company, I can now vouch for them.

    The founders were lucky with their idea at the time of launch, and having made their money they now feel they can control everyone, this really is big brother. The fact that they care more about the colour of their plant pots (yes, really) than staff morale should be a huge indicator that you should steer well away from this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work for another company for a few weeks and then you'll understand how to treat others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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