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  1. "Sales Admin at Bear Data Solutions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Administrative in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Administrative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great People
    Great Team Environment
    Excellent Work/ Life balance
    Beautiful Office near the Embarcadero in SF
    Leadership is always pushing to better the company and always striving to set/hit higher goals.

    Cons

    nothing but positive things to say about this company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "If you enjoy working for bull whipping, degrading, and deplorable organization, then go work for BEAR!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bear Data Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sales people can make significant dollars, If you're a great swimmer, you can be a big fish in a good size pond.

    Cons

    The direction of the organization changes quarterly, the support is minimal, the leadership at the top is recycled by CEO on an annual basis. Very dis-organized sales strategies that put customers at risk, due to selling outside of are area of expertise. Expectations change month-to month based on the deal size or agenda of the latest and greatest sales manager.

    Advice to Management

    Share a vision, focus on what you do best, and allow some ramp up time to allow good talent to flourish.


  3. "I have fully enjoyed the 6+ years I've been an employee at Bear Data Solutions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bear Data Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ability to manage/run own business within the business
    Empowered to make key customer affecting decisions
    Great deal of Freedom and Flexibility in my job
    Strong support from management Team
    Above market compensation
    Ability to create my own destiny
    Collaboration with very sharp, smart and motivated people
    Nimble company able to make decisions and move in new directions quickly
    You get out what you put in

    Cons

    Explosive growth has caused some resource challenges
    Market trends have caused some disruption - happens to everyone

    Advice to Management

    Frankly I feel the Bear Data Executive team is doing the best they can in the volatile environment of SI/VAR Sales and are doing a great job. The only advice I would give them is to be more selective in terms of who is hired for open sales positions as not everyone is a good fit for the fast paced, high pressure, results oriented environment that is Bear Data.


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  5. "My experience with BEAR Data has been nothing but positive."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bear Data Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They have a strong management team that really work together, and my colleagues are really helpful , friendly and professional. The company invests a lot in its engineers and the training of its people and they do everything they possibly can to support its customers. Customers always come first--BEAR Data has the right priorities and is a fun place to work.

    Cons

    You have to have an entrepreneurial spirit and team player mentality to work at BEAR Data.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep it up. Focus, communication, teamwork and persistence will take BEAR Data to the next level.


  6. "CEO"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bear Data Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company has been a great employer for me since i was hired by the Board of Driectors 8 years ago. They have consistently paid above market as they have grown and expanded throughout the globe.

    Cons

    Possible too focused on growth and the future. have had a great 8 year run and expect management to be able to continue this well into the future. New SF headquarters is very impressive.

    Advice to Management

    Reach out and listen to employees a bit more often and consistently.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Be careful...be very, very careful"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Bear Data Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Solid business with strong partnerships and some good customers; talented people who want to be led and be successful.

    Cons

    CEO cannot be trusted and is not an effective leader; some other senior level people try but have no ability to impact things because of the CEO's micromanagement, irrational behavior and frequent shifts in direction; CEO is prone to outbursts and temper tantrums creating a culture of fear; there is no clear vision or strategy; they have yet to figure out how to sell solutions versus products.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO should not be involved in the daily management or operation of the business. He should step aside and let others do what they know how to and were hired to do...create a strategy, build a culture and empower the team to perform.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Very Bad Loyalty Program"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Security Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Bear Data Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the management are very smart and educated about the market and how to get the job done

    Cons

    Management are far away from the employee, will get of anyone with less than 6 months. No plans or vision they are following the old school of sales.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and don't listen to one or two from the management who will never care about anything rather than their salaries.


  9. "How do they do business"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solution Architect
    Current Employee - Solution Architect
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bear Data Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    nothing to comment around this topic

    Cons

    management was not very clear

    Advice to Management

    you were bought by another company to survive


  10. Helpful (1)

    "This is a trainwreck!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bear Data Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The vision sounds compelling, there are some good people trying to succeed and they have some high profile customers and partners. The offices are in a great location in downtown SF.

    Cons

    Where to begin. This is one of the worst run companies in the tech sector and Bay Area. The CEO is a classic entrepreneur who has no business running a company or managing people. Unethical behavior, outrageious temper tantrums and a strategy that changes day to day and even hour to hour are the norm. He is a disaster as a leader. Execution is sporadic at best, and the culture is based on fear and intimidation. Even partners and vendors hold the CEO in disdain. Do your yourself a favor and skip this stop...your career and life will be better for it!

    Advice to Management

    There is a business here. Bring in a true leader and professional CEO who will operate with integrity, create a culture that enables people to flourish and develp a realistic strategy that is executable.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "UNPROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None that I witnessed while employed. Most people have only their interest in mind and you can't trust them because they will talk behind your back and back stabb you.

    Cons

    Where to start...... such a long list.

    Advice to Management

    Why bother. They don't listen and don't care.


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