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Seismic Overview

San Diego, CA
501 to 1000 employees
2010
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Seismic is the recognized leader in sales and marketing enablement, equipping global sales teams with the knowledge, messaging, and automatically personalized content proven to be the most effective for any buyer interaction. Powerful content intelligence and analytics enable ... Read more

Company Updates

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Seismic – Why Work With Us?


Yes, we offer the leading sales enablement solution, but that's not really what we're about.

We're about revolutionizing how companies think about the power of sales and marketing, and how sellers and marketers can transform what they do on a daily basis to positively impact their business in ways they previously thought unimaginable.

We're about proving that yes, sales and marketing can work together...so that marketers can pinpoint exactly how they influenced the sales cycles, and so that sellers can exclusively focus on building relationships.

We're about showing that new technologies can provide marketers and sales teams with valuable time back in their day, time they can spend not on rote, boring, and manual tasks that do little to move the needle, but creative and fulfilling activities that really make a difference.

Most importantly, we're about the success of our customers and the success of our employees, because they are so closely intertwined and form the overall success of our company.

So, when Seismic is named one of the fastest-growing companies in North America in the Deloitte Fast 500 two years in a row, and the only sales enablement vendor ever named to the Forbes Cloud 100, we understand that is due to the fact that our customers invest in us because they are seeing truly remarkable returns.

And when Seismic is named the highest-rated enterprise sales enablement solution on G2 Crowd and a Leader in pretty much every major analyst report, we know it's because of how much work our employees put in to ensuring that customers are using the product to the best of its abilities.

And when we are consistently recognized as one of the best company cultures in the country, we appreciate that it's because employees here are truly driven to make a difference for customers.

See? It sounds pretty simple but it's actually incredibly hard to pull off. That's why we work hard, and why we celebrate our successes, and why we want the best of the best to join us on this mission.

Care to join us?

https://seismic.com/company/careers/

About Us

Seismic's winning culture comes from a never-ending focus on highlighting the achievements of individual employees, the company as a whole, and how the two are inexorably linked. For example, during his company-wide monthly status meetings, co-founder and CEO Doug Winter takes time to celebrate the accomplishments of individual employees over the past month, showing exactly how their work has contributed to the success of the company. 

Co-founder and president Ed Calnan also highlights the achievements he has seen from individual employees in his "Friday Night Lights" email, sent out at the end of each week to inspire employees to come back into work excited to hit the ground running on Monday morning.

In return, all employees celebrate in the company's overall success. Quarterly bonuses are granted to all full-time employees based on the company's achieving its quarterly goals, and every August, the company hosts an employee-wide meet-up called Seismic Activity, bringing together all employees from across the globe for a week of team building and celebration.

Seismic has been named a Best Place to Work by both the San Diego Business Journal and the Boston Business Journal each of the past three years. In 2017, we were also named the 18th Top Company Culture in the country by Entrepreneur Magazine and a Top 50 Best Place to Work by Inc. Magazine.

Read more about Seismic's award-winning culture in Inc. Magazine here.


Doug Winter

CEO

Doug Winter is the co-founder and CEO of Seismic. A veteran entrepreneur, Doug is also a co-founder of Objectiva Software Solutions. Doug served as COO and general manager at EMC Document Sciences until founding Seismic in 2010.






Marc Romano

CTO

Marc is the co-founder and CTO at Seismic. Prior to Seismic, Marc served as senior director of software engineering at EMC and director at Document Sciences, which was acquired by EMC in 2008. Marc was named a San Diego Top Tech Exec by the San Diego Business Journal in 2016.







Ed Calnan

President

Ed is the co-founder and president of Seismic, where he leads the company’s go-to-market efforts. Ed bring 20 years of sales leadership experience from ADP, Thomson Financial, S&P and EMC to Seismic. In 2016, he was named a Top Boston Startup Founders Over 40 by Tech.co.






John Raguin

CMO

John is the CMO at Seismic, leading the company’s global marketing strategy. Prior to Seismic, John was a partner with venture capital firm F-Prime Capital. John also served as CEO and founder of Guidewire Software (NYSE: GWRE) which he led from inception to $150+M in revenue, as well as management roles at Ariba (acquired by SAP) and MRO Software (acquired by IBM).






Fred Xie

VP Engineering

Fred is the co-founder and VP of development at Seismic. Fred has more than 15 years of technical leadership experience at Objectiva Software and EMC, where he has managed large engineering teams in China and the US.






Dave Myron

VP of Product Management

With nearly 20 years’ experience in product management and marketing, Dave leads the direction of Seismic’s enterprise-grade platform. Dave is a veteran of high technology product companies, with operation strategy expertise at Intel and Xilinx.






Nicole McGuire

VP of People's Operations

Nicole is the vice president of People Operations at Seismic, leading the company’s human resources team and program, including talent acquisition, employee retention, and benefits. A veteran of the high tech industry, Nicole has held senior HR leadership positions at Qualcomm, Forcepoint, and Connexity.





Andy Bergen

VP of Customer Success

Andy is the vice president of Customer Success at Seismic, where he leads post-sale customer functions including customer success management, support and community operations. With more than 20 years’ experience in enterprise software, Andy has held customer success leadership positions with SAP, Sybase, Symphony Talent and LiveOps.





Craig Dunham

VP and GM of Financial Services

Craig Dunham is the VP & general manager of financial services at Seismic, where he is responsible for the creation and execution of Seismic’s go-to-market strategy within the financial services market vertical. Prior to Seismic, Craig held product management and analyst positions at S&P Capital IQ, Lehman Brothers, and Citigroup.



Our San Diego office

As one of the fastest growing software companies, Seismic's global footprint continues to expand. Today we have offices in the following locations, with more to come:

  • San Diego (headquarters)

  • Boston

  • New York City

  • Chicago

  • San Francisco

  • London

  • Sydney, Australia

Seismic Reviews

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    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Seismic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing culture! High growth company with lots of opportunities to advance your career. I feel valued for my contribution — everyday! It’s exciting to be at Seismic!

    Cons

    Not really a con, but definitely continue to invest in benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for your transparency and continuous communication. Seismic is an amazing company!

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Seismic Photos

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Seismic Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Seismic (San Diego, CA) in January 2019.

    Interview

    Did not apply, but had a recruiter reach out to me re: the position. Upon learning more about the company, I became much more interested working with Seismic and would have applied for the role myself had I known it was available.

    The interview process consisted of a phone screen with the recruiter, then a couple of days later, I spoke with my would-be boss on the phone, too. The call seemed to go well because the recruiter called me back and asked to schedule an in-person meeting. This time, the meeting would consist of three onsite 1-on-1 interviews.

    The three people I met and spoke with were great. They were all passionate and informative about the company––it definitely bolstered my interest in Seismic even more tenfold.

    Once I finished my onsite interview, they informed me that it would take 1-2 weeks until I hear back from them. I appreciated receiving this timeline considering the worst part is waiting and the unknown lingering.

    A week after my final onsite interview, I receive a call from the recruiter who gave me the news that they decided to go with someone who had a little more experience than I had. They were kind about the rejection, and encouraged for me to check out other positions at Seismic that may be better aligned with my resume.

    After the rejection call, I accepted my fate of not being Seismic material. In less than 10 minutes, I noticed I had 3 missed calls on my phone. It was the recruiter. This time, they left a voicemail. They told me that they had made a mistake and that I was NOT out of the game, and had essentially misunderstood the results. In the end, I was still being considered for the position. Unfortunately, they weren't able to give me an answer for another 2-3 weeks since they were still interviewing other candidates. The recruiter was nice enough to let me know (after I asked) that they had 5 final candidates in mind (myself included).

    Flash forward to present time, they called to let me know that they decided to go in another direction. The process was a bit confusing because of the mixed messages, and in a way it felt as though I were being strung along (especially after they already told me that they were not going to choose me, only to have them rescind that initial decision shortly after and put me back in the running, just to have me taken out one last time, haha).

    All in all, it took about 4 weeks.

    Interview Questions

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Seismic Awards & Accolades

  • The San Diego Union-Tribune Top Workplaces, San Diego Union Tribune, 2019
  • San Diego Business Journal Best Places to Work, San Diego Business Journal, 2019
  • Boston Business Journal Best Places to Work, Boston Business Journal, 2019
  • Forbes Cloud 100 List, Forbes, 2019
  • San Diego's Most Admired CEO, San Diego Business Journal, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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