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The most amazing educational technology company on earth

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Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager  in  Oakland, CA
Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Oakland, CA

I have been working at iParadigms full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

No boiler room sales style environment. I feel a sense of pride, accomplishment and excitement about selling Turnitin and iThenticate. Great work-life balance and great benefits.
Excited about the company future growth.

Cons

There are always challenges in any work environment especially in a quota driven Inside Sales Account Manager position.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep exploring about adding new products to the iParadigms offerings in the future.I am proud to see the evolution of Turnitin over the years.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Mediocre Management

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Oakland, CA

    I worked at iParadigms full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Soda, candy, fruit snacks. Dress how you want. Good medical and dental (and vision). Unlimited sick time. Friendly support and marketing staff.

    Cons

    I left the sales department because it was too stressful. People were put on action plans for asking for help or asking questions about strategy of inexperienced managers. You leave with the same skills you brought with you. The managers are inexperienced and dont develp you. There is a lot of gossip and managers undermine each other. They have secret meetings all the time and you dont know who will be fired next. They even talk about other departments disrespectfully. The sales team is treated like kids and expect to be insulted. If you have ideas they dont care. If you have a bad territory they dont care. When there is a problem the managers will act surprised because they arent paying attention to when the people complain and ask for help. Human Resources doesnt care much either. They make promises about growth and promotions but never keep them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new management. The managers now control and intimidate. They are too close to each other and are relaxed and dont try. New faces will lessen the fear and stress and help people grow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    poor sales department

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at iParadigms full-time

    Pros

    no dress code, no sick policy, great health benefits, no internet monitoring, loaner computers, massage once per month, non-competitive sales environment

    Cons

    Chaos of startup moving to corporate culture. Many employees leaving sales in 2014. Lot of office gossip and politics, emotional and autocratic management style, no structure, no training and development, cussing and offensive language is normal, less perks than before, very insecure and unhappy workforce. Feedback isnt appreciated, bad-mouthing other departments is normal, lots of infighting. Outside departments are territorial. HR department is combative and inexperienced. Better working conditions are 15 minutes away in San Francisco

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create training and structure. Require internal (employee survey) and external (internal customers) evaluations of managers. Hire experienced outside managers to break politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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