I worked at Skyrocket Ventures full-time (More than 5 years)
Skyrocket Ventures is a great company with even better people. I worked here for five years and can’t find enough good things to say about this place. Excellent training from my very first day, and continued development up until my last. That’s one thing I really liked about this job – yes, there is plenty of attention on your training in the beginning, but not so much where you feel like it’s the only thing you do all day. You have the ability to start earning good money right out of the gate.
Skyrocket also has a really great company culture and team-oriented environment. Super friendly bunch of people who work very hard, but at the same time have a good sense of humor. We often hang out outside of work and have lots of company functions. Movie nights are pretty common, company lunches/dinners. We celebrate birthdays, holidays, work anniversaries, all that stuff. I’ve created and maintained some very good friendships here, so if company culture is important, this is the place for you.
The earning potential is also a very big pro. Hitting six figures is absolutely possible. It goes without saying, but it requires hard work, patience, and occasionally spending extra time in the office. Not everyone is going to make that much money, but if you can learn to work with a sense of urgency, and make a conscious effort to improve and hone your skills, the sky is the limit. But even if that’s not your style, there are opportunities to work here and get paid by the hour, so either way, I would recommend working here!
Great skillset acquired by working here. You learn to have excellent communication skills by talking to people from literally all over the world. You will learn how to be a more persuasive person, and how to manage your time effectively. Those are skills you use on a daily basis here and those can/will transfer over to most other jobs in the future.
Other pros: laid back work environment. The boss is very accommodating with your schedule as long as you’re not a lazy person. In general, the employees live a pretty healthy lifestyle, so if you’re interested in learning how to maintain a healthier diet, you will no doubt get schooled on that here!
No cons that I can think of. I guess I could mention the fact that this job isn’t for everyone. If you’re looking to clock in and out somewhere and just collect a paycheck, this probably won’t work out. That’s most likely the case for the people that have left negative comments on here. I can understand how this job can be frustrating if you’re not a very motivated person, or give up easily.
You will be successful here if: you are motivated, are not an idiot, you can deal with ambiguity, work quickly, have thick skin and can overcome rejection, have a positive attitude and can take responsibility for yourself.
I applied online. I interviewed at Skyrocket Ventures (San Francisco, CA) in November 2016.
1 email exchange then 1 phone call with recruiter who had really no job in mind to offer although they published juicy ones. Just wasting my time gathering my information for free :((
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