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Give Something Back Overview

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Oakland, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Business Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Give Something Back certainly wasn't fooling around when it came up with and backs up its company name. The organization was built around the idea of selling discounted office supplies (such products as paper clips and pens) directly to businesses through ... Read more

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Sean Marx
14 Ratings
  • "Getting Back to our vision by evolving."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive
    Current Employee - Sales Executive
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Give Something Back full-time


    Flexibility to work your accounts and get new ones without being forced into a canned selling method.
    Great website and solutons for an independent dealer.
    Giving process being reworked for the better.
    Reorganized leadership for more nimble decision making.
    Commissions from the 1st dollar sold.
    Managers care and do listen to employee concerns.


    Support staff has been cut down to cut costs. In some ways this is good, in others, not so good.
    Workload from current customers hinders new business development.
    Tough industry. Increasingly have to find inroads in categories other than office supplies.

    Advice to Management

    Keep supporting growth in furniture category.
    Get better with deadlines on website and other IT related changes.
    More designate support for accounts.

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Give Something Back Photos

Give Something Back photo of: Co Founders Mike Hannigan and Sean Marx
Give Something Back photo of: GSB employees delivering a donation check to a nonprofit
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Give Something Back Interviews

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Give Something Back.


    Most jobs require a 3 step process depending on department. You will meet with the hiring boss, maybe another manager, HR Manager, and even the COO.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic questions if your skill set are within what they are looking for in a hew hire. Has to be a culture fit, no exceptions with that or it won't work..   Answer Question


    None, I might have gotten a bigger base if I pressed it, but I rolled with it.

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Give Something Back Awards & Accolades

  • Acterra Award for Sustainability, Acterra Business Environmental Awards, 2012

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