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  1. "Junior Sales Executive"

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    Former Employee - Junior Sales Executive
    Former Employee - Junior Sales Executive
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bear Data Solutions (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great sales experience! Learned a lot and got a ton of hands on work

    Cons

    A lot of down time and not a ton of tasks to fill it

    Advice to Management

    A more directed internship program


  2. "How do they do business"

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    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

  3. "Sales Admin at Bear Data Solutions"

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    • 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!


  4. Helpful (1)

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

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    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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "This is a trainwreck!"

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    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "UNPROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT"

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    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.


  7. "BEAR Data Solutions was one the Best companies I have ever worked for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Environment, Friendly Staff, Helpful Management, Organized, Fun, Great mix of work hard/play hard, Understanding, Great if you want to have a balanced life, Small enough to have a personal feel like you really make a difference

    Cons

    Spread out environment, having few people in each office and doing work with people over the phone made it hard to develop personal relationships with my co-workers

    Advice to Management

    Management was great! Would be nice to have plans a little more organized and not try to take on so much. Would be great if they could hire more staff

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

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    • 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.


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

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    • 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.


  10. "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.


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