Sesame Communications

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Sesame Communications Reviews

Updated January 10, 2015
Updated January 10, 2015
30 Reviews
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    Web Developer II

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    Current Employee - Web Developer II in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Web Developer II in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Sesame Communications full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to gain experience. Fun group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Pay rate could be higher.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you like stress and very catty people this is the place to be.

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Sesame Communications full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Orca pass employee paid benefits great location

    Cons

    Management does not seem to know how to manage people well. There are folks who work hard for their money and others don't. The ones who don't seem to be the ones who excel. You would think it would be the other way around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit promoting people who do not deserve to be promoted. Promote those who do deserve to be promoted. Be fair. Not so shady.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive changes happening at Sesame

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Sesame Communications full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people and culture are what set Sesame apart. The COO I report up to is moving the needle to take the company to the next level both from a cultural stand point and with the products we provide to our customers.

    There are groups within the company who have GREAT ideas and the company supports making those ideas a reality.

    If you want to come to a place where your ideas are given an opportunity to flourish, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    There are pockets of groups within the company who are challenged to meet the expectations of their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to make difficult decisions when it comes to under performing areas. Change can be a good thing sometimes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Don't believe the hype

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sesame Communications full-time

    Pros

    The location is pretty solid. Sluggers serves cheap beer.

    Cons

    The pay is a joke. When I asked HR or my supervisor about the lackluster pay I heard the word "culture" 7-10 times. Culture doesn't pay the bills, also there is no culture at Sesame.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The economy isn't in a down cycle anymore, there's no reason to think that people will be cool with horrible wages and long hours.

  6.  

    Chaotic, but also good memories

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Sesame Communications full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of fun young eager people on board here ready to start their careers. Cool concept of a product.

    Cons

    I left in 2011, which was shortly after the company moved to Seattle and struggled with some C-Level changes and layoffs. But that was quite a while ago....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    I Love My Job!

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    I've only been with Sesame for 6 months, in the last 3 months I've been Top AM twice! great base, attainable goals, Fun work enviroment, there is some traveling to dental and orthodontist seminars paid for by by Sesame, work parties, transportation paid for- orca/bus card, Health, Dental and Vision Insurance is paid for by the company, directly across the street from Seahawk's Stadium

    Cons

    some days I work 9 hours then come home and work some more. This is probably why I've been so successful in a short amount of time. I love my job so I don't mind but I but I can see how this wouldn't be a fit for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I feel that the company is moving in the right direction so whatever you are doing keep at it!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    "I don't know about the others from prior years, i enjoy myself here"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Sesame Communications full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working with friends, watching my wallet grow, selling a product that delivers! Departments are solid now and good employees are in the right place.

    Cons

    Change, Although necessary can be hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to streamline the process, hire the right talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Just had my 1 year anniversary!

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Sesame Communications full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    AMBITION IS THE PATH TO SUCCESS! You make your own goals. Sesame provides tools for your success. If you need something, speak up and its implemented. You have a voice. This is not an assembly line type of job. If you are lazy, and have your hand out, this is not the job for you. Nor is any post on this site. Go get a 8-5 job that already has the cookie cutter path. . NOW is the time to come on with a company like Sesame. Why? Because we hands down have to best products and services in our industry. I've been in sales for 12 years, it feels good to be able to say that.

    Cons

    It's taken a while to weed out the less motivated and dead weights. You're reading this. You know the type. I could have dealt without them. It made my day harder. They are gone now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Internal communication can be frustrating. There is a still a divide between departments. I think with growth of the sales department, we will have a louder voice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    This company is awesome!

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    I've only been here a short couple months and so far love it. The people are great and we are actually supported by management which is so refreshing. The products and services along with the partnerships are stellar and make it easy to make recommendations. Plus I've already made some good money and plan to get some even larger paychecks in the near future.

    Cons

    There are definitely some extra hours being worked here, but it has been paying off with dollars back in my pocket.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good spiffs - we love them. $$$$$

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 7 people found this helpful  

    They will hire anyone.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sesame Communications full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    My free bus pass. Easy access to bars in Pioneer Square during lunch. Working with others who share the affinity of how horrible our lives getting with each passing minute.

    Cons

    Poor leadership from sales all the way up to the CEO. Someone had posted a review on March 21, 2014: "The CEO and the rest of the executive team...everyone tap dances around a CEO that is out of touch and fake..." WELL PUT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The members of the Board should consider new leadership for sales and a new CEO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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