I worked at Webtrends full-time (More than a year)
Webtrends had a on-boarding experience which quickly enabled you to get in front of customers quickly.
every 6 months they fired the sales team and then when they saw no revenue growth. Then to save money they shed the entire sales engineering team to have the sales team cover both positions. Keeping only two people to mentor them.
Advice to Management
Give your sales team and sales engineering team enough time to build customer relationships and trust. Pivoting every 6 months is disruptive and customers sense the lack of continuity when they are contacted by a new rep every 6 months.
All in all the interviews were pretty standard. No questions were too challenging.
The thing that I found most odd about the process was that my first interview was on the phone, and I had the opportunity to describe my ideal work environment, coworkers and so on.
The answer I gave was something about how I am seeking a company that embraces their culture and invests in their employees happiness at work, that I am most productive in a creative office space, with an open-desk atmosphere. I was told that what I described "sounded a lot like Webtrends"
To my surprise, when I went in for my in person interview, this was not the case. The office was rather dated with cubicles, fluorescent lights, some candy and business casual outfits.
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