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Patrick Nichols
2 Ratings
Pros
  • "Additionally, ClearSlide employees great people(in 10 reviews)

  • "HQ office in San Francisco is a cool space(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Unless you count the inept, hard to work with and inexperienced "sales enablement" which no one does(in 7 reviews)

  • "The fact is, there are tons of sw sales jobs in the bay area(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great team, awesome industry"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ClearSlide full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic team. You will be around smart, passionate, and fun people. Exciting industry. The space is growing fast and ClearSlide is one of the leaders. The parent company is investing into the product and the team after the acquisition. While the product is still very much relevant, it is on the trajectory to recapture the leadership in the space. The office is in a good location next to the Ferry Building.

    Cons

    The company had to go through some growth issues as a startup and through an acquisition last year, so that might have made things a bit chaotic in the past.

    ClearSlide2018-09-26
  2. "Disappointing all around"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ClearSlide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice office in the heart of San Francisco with great views

    Cons

    In-experienced founders didn't know how to best utilize seasoned and experienced professionals that they hired. And then once they brought on a new leader that didn't have the best interest of the company at heart, the rest was history.

    ClearSlide2019-04-05
  3. "Good Intention , need to be more competitive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ClearSlide full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Its a great compsny to work with m approachable team and management

    Cons

    Perks not at bay area level clear vision and mission needed

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employee sentiments .

    ClearSlide2019-02-15
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Dying company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ClearSlide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There is only one - it’s the location.

    Cons

    What used to be a leader in the space has become a dying company with incompetent management, dysfunctional Sales and Marketing leaders and product that doesn’t work. Consequently, frustrated customers are churning on daily basis. On top of that they are very unprofessional in dealing with customers&employees. Would not recommend to anyone!

    Advice to Management

    Advice? What advice? They don’t listen...

    ClearSlide2018-10-08
  5. Helpful (6)

    "Acquisition makes for cloudy future"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ClearSlide full-time

    Pros

    - Now part of a larger organization - Opportunities for junior team members, especially in management roles - Sales engagement is a growing space - Reasonably good benefits package, including flex PTO

    Cons

    - Unwillingness of new owners to invest in the company - Extreme recent talent drain - Challenges with customer retention - Very under-staffed following layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Focusing on customer success is critical, but you'll need to make sure you have sufficient headcount to do that. Without it, customers will continue to leave.

    ClearSlide2018-03-14
  6. Helpful (8)

    "Clearslide is on the Wrong Side in a Competitive Market"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ClearSlide full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Views from the New York and San Francisco Office are stunning. SF Location overlooks the Bay Bridge with beautiful sunrises over Oakland. New York location is next to the Empire State Building with an accessible outdoor balcony. Seattle office was your typical, startup sales office located downtown. Unlimited PTO and strong base salary make Clearslide bearable.

    Cons

    Once upon a time, there was great culture. That was shot down through the acquisition at the end of 2017. A majority of the staff was laid off and the remainder of the staff was transitioned to a position to beg clients to stay with Clearslide. No guidance on what the company was looking to achieve. There was no transparency into how the company was doing or where we were headed. Clearslide had a decent product, but...

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    Advice to Management

    Management?

    ClearSlide2018-03-01
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Inefficient Management"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ClearSlide full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Location, location and location ! - Downtown view.

    Cons

    - Absence of executive leaders and leadership. - Inconsistent recognition and promotions leading to inefficient middle management.

    ClearSlide2018-03-14
  8. Helpful (12)

    "Millennials, Beware of the over-promises and misleading potential"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ClearSlide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Unlimited PTO - Snacks & beverages located in the office - Somewhat interesting product, but there are more companies/choices coming available that far surpass it. - HQ office in San Francisco is a cool space - People are generally pleasant to your face.

    Cons

    - Unbelievably poor management. Promoting young sales reps to management with zero experience and training and confused when reps want to leave because of it... you really can't be that naive. - Zero transparency into how the company is doing - Constantly feel like you're being lied to about company/team performace - No appreciation or acknowledgement from upper-management - Although their is unlimited PTO, they...

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    Advice to Management

    To make it simple for you, management is the reason your best talent is leaving. Specifically for remote offices, choices of management has driven tons of people to leave the company.

    ClearSlide2018-01-02
  9. Helpful (14)

    "will be no innovation.."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ClearSlide full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Only thing this company has to offer is the greatest view from the sales section. If you come early in the office, you see the sun rise over the bay bridge. You can't hardly get this kind of view. During the day, you have view of Bay with ships and boats and etc. Make you want to get out of office and do something. This view is only available from sales. You engineers don't have this view.

    Cons

    clearslide was acquired by corel. Corel will use the product to sell corel products to existing customers. So, you will hardly see any innovation. The product itself is very complicated and old. There hasn't been much of innovation for years, except look of the site. People are looking for chances to get out. If you are looking into joining, good luck with already dying company.

    Advice to Management

    It's too late for any advice.. You guys ignored many signs, and dumped the company for real cheap price. Shame on you!!!

    ClearSlide2018-01-29
  10. Helpful (7)

    "Poor overall experience with little to zero guidance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ClearSlide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great downtown SF location - Company finally acquired

    Cons

    Where to start? - Previous management had very little experience in similar roles - Zero transparency - No clear career path - Competitive landscape is filled with better tech - Overall terrible experience - except that I was promoted multiple times

    Advice to Management

    Good luck in your new jobs

    ClearSlide2018-01-22
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