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DataSphere Technologies Reviews

Updated April 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance - team events, parties, etc (in 17 reviews)

  • Came from a very corporate work environment, so as you can imagine, the change was a complete 180 for me (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management lie about how much you can make to get new people through the door (in 10 reviews)

  • You cold call, but thats not the worst part (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "What an Awesome place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Very seasoned and knowledgeable Senior Leadership
    - Overall very high IQ among employees
    - Energetic and youthful culture
    - Company moves fast, grows fast and makes intelligent decisions fast
    - I love coming to work!
    - There is plenty of opportunity for quick promotion
    - Living and breathing modern startup turned medium sized company…you can feel it being alive in the air
    – People want to be here!

    Cons

    - It’s grown pretty quickly, on the job training could be better
    - Benefits need improvement (my understanding they are working on this)
    - Internal resources need some improving (pretty typical for a startup type company)

    Advice to Management

    Leadership has been great, but as the companies grows and steers towards profitability I would like to see an increase employee salary. Other than that, keep doing what you are doing.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "If you like sales and believe in advertising, this is your job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the compensation plan is awesome. If you like sales and believe in advertising, then this is hands down the job for you. especially if you like your personal life as well.

    Cons

    if you don't believe in advertising or like cold calling. this is not the job for you. nobody really likes cold calling but this job makes it very easy because the product truly is awesome. So i guess the only con is if you don't believe in advertising then don't take the job.

    Advice to Management

    spend a little more time with the new reps to make sure they truly understand the product as well as the value of it. i understand now but it took me a bit. I would have sold more faster if I believed in the product right off the bat.


  3. Helpful (7)

    "Anonymous"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DataSphere Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Voted best places to worked. Great culture, people & products. Always looking to improve customer's value and experience. Unlimited commission for sales and a base salary. Stop looking if you are looking for a great sales position. Quarterly parties or events and monthly company provided lunches.

    Cons

    Compensation needs to be more competitive. More transparency needed

    Advice to Management

    Allow more input from different levels and departments. Consult with managers and supporting departments before finalizing and rolling out changes for best overall results


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Loved it"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Atmosphere, culture, speed of sales.

    Cons

    No felxability in quota and the management skills are not taught until some people are affected.

    Advice to Management

    Better turn around rate on getting the correct skills to te new-hire managers.


  6. Helpful (9)

    "Great job!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The environment is one that you can make a lot of money- if you want to work. I work very hard everyday & earned my spots on new market launches. I am read a few complaints on this site about how only a few people get all the launches but those are probably from people who didn't sell or didn't work hard. It is sales and you have to have goals to work towards.

    My managers have supported me and leave me alone to do my job.

    Lots of people get promoted into management....it's an option to grow other positions too

    My schedule is 7:00-4:00 Monday- Friday. It's awesome to have my evenings and weekends for myself.

    Benefits are ok. 401k match is really good

    Lots of free lunches, contests, etc

    Good commission plan and easy targets to hit

    Cons

    Workplace is a little too relax & distracting at times. Fellow employees that don't work hard can be a distraction and noisy.

    Training doesn't seem to be there after your first week.

    Advice to Management

    Make people do their jobs or get rid of them. Lots of dead weight in sales.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Great Opportunity for those who want it...and WORK for it."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DataSphere Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Rapidly changing. Always growing. Young and flexible. Filled with go getters.

    Cons

    Lots of people make snap judgements. This is an inside sales 100% based on cold calling. You dont make dials = you dont make money. Lots of people are quick to point the finger and hesitate when it comes time to take a long hard look in the mirror.

    Advice to Management

    Invest a bit more in training. Maybe a bit more in the salary area to attract better talent.


  8. Helpful (8)

    "Love it!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, awesome training program,uncapped commission, positive and fun work environment,holidays off, really nice co workers

    Cons

    Really the only thing I can think of is during training they teach you a specific way of doing things and then you go out on the floor and you hear people who are really successful making sales doing the opposite of what they taught you in training. Slightly inconsistent.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good vibes and positve attitudes.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Good place with great people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DataSphere Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I recently hit my one year with Datasphere & got another week of PTO.
    I enjoy my team & co-workers. Not all of the managers are great but mine is amazing.
    The environment is fun & we are happy for each other when we make sales.
    There were big changes to our benefits that really helped.
    Lots of opportunities to become a manager, if you want.

    Cons

    Not a lot that comes to mind. Maybe some better marketing materials to help w/selling to customers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing. This place is great!

    DataSphere Technologies Response

    Jun 15, 2015 – HR team

    Thank you for your input. We're happy to hear that you have seen value in the changes to the 2015 benefits. Enjoy your extra week of paid time off to celebrate your first anniversary with us.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great environment to start a career in sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DataSphere Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome environment. Great buzz in the office made it a fun place to be everyday. Ability to write your own 100k+ paycheck with the uncapped commission plan. VERY sellable product. Continuously saw company leaders improve processes, value in the product and investment in its employees. Great opportunity for someone with little to no sales experience come in and grow their skill set. Or for someone with good experience to come in and make great money right away. I started as an AE, was promoted 4x total during my tenure and was able to parlay that into my next career step at another company. Management promotions come from within. Great work-life balance - team events, parties, etc... Great training program and training managers in place.

    Cons

    If your goal is to stay as an individual contributor in sales, there isn't much upward mobility, other than to continuously increase your production/paycheck. While the commission plan is very lucrative, the base is so low that it can turn away solid incoming candidates from even applying. Poor incoming talent = higher attrition.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to prioritize fixing online reviews. Be flexible if it's needed to keep good leaders in place. Saw too many great people at different levels of management leave while I was there. Increase transparency from all levels of leadership.

    DataSphere Technologies Response

    Mar 10, 2015 – HR Team

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the company culture, the opportunities to progress and the overall positive experience you had with ... More


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends

    I have been working at DataSphere Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to earn, earn, earn, and gain a lot of sales knowledge!

    Cons

    Can't say too much about bad things really.

    Advice to Management

    Open up untapped markets to expand sales ability to earn more.

    DataSphere Technologies Response

    Jun 16, 2015 – HR team

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your insights.



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