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I have been working at XPRIZE full-time
I've been at Xprize for a few years now and finally I see real changes in the right direction. Everyone is excited about the work we are doing.
The new CEO has the right background to drive us. He doesn't dictate, he coaches and asks for opinion. I've had a lot of leaders throughout my career. The CEO has higher standards much needed for XPRIZE to scale the business.
There are some individuals who are there for the wrong reasons (egos,etc..) and can't/refuse to embrace the changes and higher pace of things. They are toxic to the work environment, and should find a more suitable career path for their abilities and attitude. The majority of us are enthusiastic about the direction we are headed, and also recognize some people are not cut out for the challenge. In other words, most of us see the challenges as an opportunity and not a threat.
Advice to Management
XPRIZE is a very fruitful environment. Get rid of the rotten apples in the bunch and don't let them discourage you.
Keep doing what you are doing. The changes and the pivot are exactly what we must do to move forward and be successful.
Continue to build a strong management team. They are crucial to the core of the organization, and I'm excited to see exceptional talent help us to continue to build our vision!
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at XPRIZE (Culver City, CA).
Applied, Phone Interview, then 35 minute On-Site Interview with CEO while we sat bean bags. CEO asked next to nothing about my career experience or achievements. Made a point to share his background in mktg from Kellogg and his past career experience at Deloitte and frankly discuss the recent challenges of recent, multiple past CMOs as well as the existing mktg team. CEO has already created a (new) organization marketing positioning and strategy and is highly involved in day to day of marketing including hiring of external agencies and said he is not interested in branding until the mktg dept operation and processes are in place which could take one year. CEO made a point of stating CMO would not be public brand face of the company.
NET NET: ego, know it all, micro manager CEO? Looks like CEO (as long as he lasts) is going to drive all the mktg effort and really just seeks a Mktg Operations person to focus on process, charts, project mgmt. and staff mgmt. Thus this is not a true CMO role.
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