Lyris

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Past Lyris Sales Team Member

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Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Menlo Park, CA
Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Menlo Park, CA

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

Pros

Excellent Benefits
Average Base and Comp Package for Sales
Support Team is terrific
Engineering team is very responsive and helpful to Sales
Team work is a manditory requirement
Feature set is rich and offers all the bells and whistles that Marketeers need and require

Cons

Sales Quota is monthly not quarterly, although you might be the top sales person responsible for highes percentages of revenues per annum, if you miss your number one month, or two months, chances are you will need to start looking for another job. doesn't seem right but that's the facts.

Beware of new manangement coming on board and bringing their own team, Upper Management lets this happen at the expense of employees who had seniority. Lead generation is through Salesforce and expect to make a lot of cold calls. If you bring on a client that is not a right fit for the company, chances are they will try and cancel their contract (1 year) and you will suffer a clawback, so no spammers!!!

Lyris is five companies that merged together to offer a complete Portal Marketing solution, email marketing, web analytics, ppc, variable marketing reports, content and creation, open source API available for clients, and much more. Many customers only want to buy 1/3 of what they offer and really do not need or want the rest.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look at the revenues that each Sales person is contributing per year especially since your quota is monthly.

Make sure that new upper Management in Sales, the VP or Director, are not giving preferential treatment to their hires and the sales people that they are bringing with them from a past company. Past company hires in bulk should be a red flag!

Familiarize yourself with the top contributors of the team. If you are asking a sales person to assist with Collections, they are helping the company and that time they have taken out of their time for new business generation needs to be recognized as a positive not a negative. Afterall this is helping the company overall.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Feels like a startup but it's already public

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    Current Employee - Manager, Support Enablement Tools in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Manager, Support Enablement Tools in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at Lyris full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Most non-political environment I've been around. Every attitude is about helping you do your job. Everytime someone gets hired it's an upgrade. Management team has a great pulse on the business. Operational control.

    Cons

    Location in Emeryville. Not exactly easy to get to or in the heart of Silicon valley. Moving-fast is good but increasing communication would be a big plus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep making great decisions. Give employees more incentive to stay by increasing equity - ESOP

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Abandon hope, ye who enter here ...

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Emeryville, CA

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

    Pros

    At this point, few to none. A port in a storm, if you can't find anything else. Free parking, soft drinks and coffee, and fruit.

    Cons

    Long hours, no rewards for rowing a galley with no rudder or compass. Lack of product vision, direction, and fewer and fewer competent resources to achieve even keeping the boat afloat, much less moving forward. Customer churn is significant. Stability is much more of a fantasy than a dream.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus less on Glassdoor reviews, and more on your next 'opportunity', stat!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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