MemoryBlue Reviews

Updated February 13, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Great Introduction to the Tech Sales World

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX

    I worked at MemoryBlue

    Pros

    - Excellent culture in the office, although it is smaller than the Headquarters based in Washington D.C
    - The position is catered towards recent college graduates, but good for someone who's already in the professional environment
    - A lot of valuable hands-on training; acts as a stepping stone into greater opportunities with much higher salaries
    - Great networking opportunities both within the company and with clients

    Cons

    - As an employee, you need to stay extremely diligent when looking at your commissions earned and other HR-related aspects of the position.
    - No 401K plan, medical benefits don't begin immediately

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Implement an automated system for receiving commission
    - More training directly with a manager, especially within the first few weeks. An employee shouldn't have to rely on his/her peers for 80% of training purposes.

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

    The best decision I ever made.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC

    I worked at MemoryBlue

    Pros

    Awesome training.
    Huge huge opportunity, if you work hard and do your job!!
    Get hired out by your client!
    Consultative selling
    Co-workers
    Company Culture
    Intramural Sports
    Incentives
    Base + Bonus
    401K plan
    Client facing interaction
    Ability to move up within the company
    Base pay is above average for people coming right out of college
    Company is experiencing rapid growth
    Great health benefits after 90 days

    Cons

    People who have left the company on bad terms, and then posted reviews on Glassdoor.
    Most of the time these people couldn't cut in sales or didn't realize that you actually had to put forth some effort to be successful.

    Inside Hi-tech Sales is a grind, and you have to put in the work before you can move up. It's the real world now, things won't be given to you anymore. There is a reason why it is called WORK!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. I hear that things are really moving for them. Keep growing and developing as professional. You guys are on the right track.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to begin your sales career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MemoryBlue

    Pros

    -Mentorship program
    -Weekly training
    -Company culture

    Cons

    -Better structure during the first two weeks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. great company, great culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Vienna, VA

    I have been working at MemoryBlue

    Pros

    management is fully invested in staffs success

    Cons

    no catered lunch, day to day needs a little more structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more competitive compensation plan

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Where I started my career.

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

    I worked at MemoryBlue (more than a year)

    Pros

    you have the control of how much money you make
    culture
    weekly training
    hard work is demanded
    jump start your career

    Cons

    your first qtr can be long (10-12 hr days) but it helps you develop as a sales person
    if you get stuck with an account that is tough you will have a big issue making money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    spend more time with AE's

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. Great experience, wonderful training! I can't wait to see where i can go with this company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC

    I have been working at MemoryBlue full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Sales Goal Rewards, Sales skills, networking

    Cons

    none, there are no downfall to working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. "Endless opportunities but you get out of it what you put in"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX

    I worked at MemoryBlue full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    At memoryBlue you are exposed to big time tech giants as your clients. They give great training on the products/services you end up producing leads for. Most work with multiple clients thus giving you exposure to different types of technologies. They prepare you by having you give presentations on audio sales books from Guru Ganesh and John Costigan. Access to your manager and the co-founders really helps as well. All the other mangers are eager to help as well. I was with this company for 6 months and got hired by my client who is a huge Network Security company in California. My experience here has been amazing and I am grateful for everything memoryBlue has done for me. They also have awesome happy hours!

    Cons

    Some cons of working at memoryBlue is the time between learning a product/service and calling for the client can be short thus making you feel unprepared to be calling. Another con is when working with a client sometimes they have issues outside of our solution and it doesn't work out making it difficult to see them leave. One last con is they believe in their employees so much that sometimes they keep people that needed to go a long time ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    First off, you guys rock! Only advice I would give is always listen to what your executives are telling you on getting better and needing help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great Company for New Sales Employees

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

    I worked at MemoryBlue full-time

    Pros

    - Creates plenty of opportunity for a well paying job
    - Great training program
    - Decent benefits
    - Fun and young environment
    - Fast-paced
    - Company trips
    - Grow quickly with the company
    - Always opportunities for Bonuses

    Cons

    - Cold calling is difficult but will set you up well for your next sales job
    - Could get stuck with a difficult client making it tough to reach bonuses

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. If you are not looking to excel specifically in the high tech sales industry, do not seek employment here.

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

    I have been working at MemoryBlue

    Pros

    -Great Culture
    -Good pay for a fresh out of college student
    -You learn a lot about different high tech technologies and company's

    Cons

    -Interview process Is misleading
    -If you decide that this place isn't for you, you have to pay a 5k fee to break your contract and move on
    -The campaigns do not surpass cold calling
    -You don't get paid enough to live lone in the area
    -Most of the work can be done from home

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Have a more transparent recruitment process
    -Be honest about the job while interviewing
    -Pay employees enough to live in the area without multiple roommates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    MemoryBlue Response

    Nov 21, 2014Marketing Manager

    Thank you very much for providing us with this insightful feedback. As a result of your review, we have made an improvement on the internal level to our interview process. We now have a checklist of ... More

  11. Perfect entry level job

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

    I have been working at MemoryBlue full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - perfect job for anyone around college age. The environment is extremely active, fun, and competitive.

    - get to develop the crucial skills needs to advance in sales, like how to motivate yourself and focus on production conducive activity.

    - working with clients is a phenomenal experience. Get to learn the ins and outs of the high tech sales industry in a first hand view.

    - very energetic, positive culture.

    - everyone picks you up when calling. In sales you'll have tough moments, but your coworkers are always 100% supportive and give you the courage you need for success.

    - we know how to have fun. Game room with ps3 and n64, dart board and a kegerator to enjoy a beer with your coworkers on a Friday afternoon to end a good week.

    Cons

    - the training was overhyped. You will learn to motivate and teach yourself the crucial skills needed for success. Quite frankly, mB's training is a joke.

    - be willing to work your butt off. (Should go without saying)

    - be prepared to study ALOT on technical jargon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a more streamlined new hire process. Perhaps prepare a formal new hire introduction packet or more consistent face to face trainings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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