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DataSphere Technologies Reviews

Updated September 21, 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
  • Very clickish especially regarding upper management (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DataSphere Technologies full-time

    Pros

    great management who always seek to help you improve

    Cons

    some days are a grind


  2. "Account Executive"

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    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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice competitive environment. Good managers, good atmosphere.

    Cons

    like any outbound sales position, you get out what you put in. high activity leads to good sales. be prepared to make over 100 calls a day.

    Advice to Management

    while i was there i never felt like i had resources available for potential clients with the "turn and burn" element of our sales process. not everyone was ready to purchase on a one call drop.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Stay way"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at DataSphere Technologies full-time

    Pros

    The people you work with are generally pretty nice

    Cons

    Where to begin, little to no hourly pay, if you are new in the commission only atmosphere, be prepared to regret this decision. Turnover left & right, no real training or leads, you are told to "Be creative", so you must use yelp, FB, google, etc to find leads, then you look them up in the system to see 100 previous employees have called them over a 7 year period and they were hung up on every time, but you are told to keep on keepin' on. Only the 1% there actually make it work because they've mastered the art of lying to people or only telling half truths.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people better, train them more effectively


  4. "Tough Sales Position"

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

    I worked at DataSphere Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Health Benefits, sometimes free lunch.

    Cons

    Micro managed on number of calls. No support on how to get new clients.

    Advice to Management

    Build a better marketing model so your sales department has more to do than 100 cold calls per day.


  5. "AE"

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    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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    work life balance is great

    Cons

    hard to sell the product


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Shady Company"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Make money if you have the drive

    Cons

    product is garbage and you have to trick people into buying it, horrible reviews on yelp and the BBB

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    DataSphere Technologies Response

    Apr 11, 2017 – HR Coordinator

    We're sorry to hear you had a difficult time understanding how to sell our services. DataSphere prides itself in providing valuable marketing solutions to small businesses and we currently have over... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fun to work at, get burnt out making cold calls after 6 months"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at DataSphere Technologies full-time

    Pros

    A lot of young people to meet and network with. Probably the most fun place I've ever worked at. Great st piping stone into sales career for recents college grads

    Cons

    Sales cycle is short, you learn everything you can in 6 months, good to move on after a year if you can hang that long. Start applying for other jobs after 6 months.

    Advice to Management

    Less micro managing

    DataSphere Technologies Response

    Feb 15, 2017 – HR Coordinator

    We’re glad you were able to meet such great people here at DataSphere and were able to have fun! But we’re disappointed that you felt micro-managed while working here. Not only does everyone have... More

  8. "Account Executive/ Sr. Account Executive"

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

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

    Pros

    I had zero inside sales experience prior to working at DataSphere. I had an understanding of sales but never held a role that was focused on the sales cycle.

    The biggest benefit to this role is you have all of the training, tools, and resources provided to be successful in this role, no matter your background. I was able to be promoted after 6 months to the Senior Level and I picked up the role quickly. The main things that attributed to that were my dedication and drive to be successful, clear financial goals, and continuously learning from the successful members of my team. Anyone can be successful in this role if you put in the work.

    I missed quota by less than 1 deal, one month. That's it. Hitting quota every month is achievable if you put in the work.

    I love that this job is easy to see where you are succeeding and where you need to improve. It's important to ask yourself everyday "Did I do everything I could today to be successful?"

    Last but not least, the product is cutting edge and truly does work. As an employee you have to keep things in perspective. The charge back rates are low and the amount of unhappy customers are far less than the amount of active happy customers. Those are the facts. I loved the product and different ways you can help small businesses.

    Cons

    It's a grind. You must be internally motivated and driven to succeed every day. That works for some people and for others it doesn't.

    But it that's the worst part about the job, it's really not that bad. =)

    Advice to Management

    Leadership skills go further than being a friend. Overall, the sales managers, senior managers, and executives are great. I appreciate that they are willing to grow and continually be developed. I do believe they try their best and give it their all, as much as possible.

    DataSphere Technologies Response

    Feb 15, 2017 – HR Coordinator

    Thank you so much for your input! We take pride in putting together a great team and we’re happy it’s not going unnoticed. We’re glad you were able to find success while working with us-we understand... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great Training, Decent Benefits, Fun Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DataSphere Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Just like the title says plus you learn interesting side of the advertising business working with small to medium-size businesses. Challenging but can also be rewarding.

    Cons

    Sometimes the fun culture is a little overboard when you're trying to work. When time is money and you're counting on other teams to fulfill their responsibilities, and they don't because they're short staffed, management needs to do a better job of staffing resources for appropriate work follow through.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to be open to feedback and focused on solving process issues so the company doesn't fall sort on customer expectations in an end-to-end process of serving those clients. This has been an issue especially when the company moved forward on expanding capabilities without perfecting business process that was already present.

    DataSphere Technologies Response

    Feb 15, 2017 – HR Coordinator

    Thank you for your input! We are always open to feedback, so feel free to voice your concerns. For example, you mention we should stay focused on solving process issues-per our open door policy, we... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work!"

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    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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, team focused, and lots of room for growth and advancement. I have been been here for nearly 4 years and enjoy my team, my hours, and benefits which include a great work/life balance which is a huge bonus. I have seen this company and the services evolve as technology is every changing which is very promising. Overall great company and great opportunities here.

    Cons

    I don't really have anything that stands out that is a concern regarding the company or my position. Overall very pleased with my experience here.

    Advice to Management

    I have enjoyed the leadership and knowledge that management displays. Lots of opportunity to grow and develop skills thanks to management.

    DataSphere Technologies Response

    Feb 15, 2017 – HR Coordinator

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! We’re really glad you’ve enjoyed your time here and have appreciated the benefits and work-life balance we strive for!
    -DataSphere Team


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