Outsell (California)

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Good until it went bad...

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Virtual environment
Ownership of role/position
Incredible co-workers that strive to be the best
Strong work/life balance

Cons

Good until everything goes bad
High turnover - all the "good" people leaving or being forced out
Management quick to point fingers and lay blame
High employee burnout

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop taking your staff for granted - company is a shell of what it used to be.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Outsell (California)

  1.  

    Revolving door with fundamental problems

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Get to work with some of the best analysts in the business. The coworkers and most clients are awesome. Virtual offices. Unlimited time off, if you can ever use it.

    Cons

    Management says great things during recruitment, about all the new directions the firm is taking. The reality is they will try to bolt big ideas onto something rotten. They overpromise clients and recruits, and then berate employees into doing the work, without ever investing in the tools to deliver.

    They usually just fire good people when the disfunction becomes too obvious, and bring in someone new who will soon be fired in turn. Ideas are good, the people are very smart, but the leadership does not appreciate what it takes to execute. At this point the smartest analysts in the world can not save them from poor business practices.

    Doesn't help that the senior leadership are also mean people. They frequently belittle and verbally abuse each other and their employees. Overall not the best place to advance a career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pretty hopeless as long as this management is still the management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Like playing game where the rules change along with the goal without notice.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company is 90% virtual with only the co-founders and back-office located at the HQ in CA. All of the analysts are very intelligent and at the top of their game as analysis goes. The company is also highly respected by the company's clients.

    Cons

    The CEO and her husband are the co-founders and are also micro-managers that will come up with a plan, start down a road, and then without notice, change direction. They then won't explain why they're going that way and it would be unwise to ask. Analysts are expected to be part of the sales process, though this is not clearly explained when you're interviewing or in the first few months so if you're looking for an analyst only position, this is definitely not the place for you. The bottom line is the bottom line here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You may want to take a look at why there is such a high turnover rate. When a twenty year old company has only a handful of long term - more than two years - employees, you have to start to consider that the management is the problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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