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DataSphere Technologies Reviews

Updated May 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 (2)

    "Great opportunity for the unemployed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Easy to get hired. The interview to offer process took about one week. The training is only one week long and you get paid a decent base salary during that time.

    Cons

    No job security. No benefits for 90 days and no 401K for one year. There is also very little room for advancement for AE's. No flexible hours. I wouldn't give up a good job at a stable company for this job.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more flexable hours. Offer 401K savings from the beginning, even if you don't match for one year. Also, it would be great to offer telecommuting options to AE's in good standing.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "An Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I had quite an interesting experience working for this company. I learned a lot and am able to take some new learned skills and apply them elsewhere, so I am thankful for that.

    Cons

    Very clickish especially regarding upper management. They say they want their employees to be happy however, actions hold much more weight than words and their actions very much so often spoke otherwise. They are more geared to ensuring upper management is consistently happy and receives their bonuses and treats the other employees as if they are disposable regardless of if that employee has showed an immense level of commitment to the company. There is soooo much more I can say however I believe that is enough

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees the way you would like to be treated if the roles were switched. Also your motives and what you plot behind doors is much more transparent to your employees than you think. In addition try to work on not being so underhanded and sneaky. One last thing don't blatantly lie to your employees that doesn't foster a good work environment nor does it add to the morale of the company.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fun work environment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Loved the work environment and commission scale. The work was tough at times, and reaching quotas was stressful, but that's just sales.

    Cons

    The healthcare benefits weren't too great.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Don't waste your time"

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

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

    Pros

    Good hours flexible schedule free coffee/tea. Flexible dress code and occasional bbqs and company picnics for everyone. Management lets you do anything as long as you sell.

    Cons

    The whole product is a scam it doesn't work. If the customer looks up the company on ANY search engine expect an IMMEDIATE chargeback. (I've sold over 300+ packages). The trainers and managers here are unqualified and set unrealistic income expectations. The entire job is fishing in a saturated market finding uneducated small business owners and hoping they forget about what they purchased. Do not waste your sales talent selling a lie.

    Advice to Management

    Set real expectations to the employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be great, needs a lot of improvement!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Success Advisor in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Customer Success Advisor in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    What's left of the staff is very friendly! The Company plans parties, monthly lunches and a yearly summer picnic. Free parking, coffee and tea are provided. The CEO has an open door policy and is willing to take suggestions for changes and improvements to our products.

    Cons

    Company has done 2 massive lay-offs in 3 years, the last one was 3 months ago and they wiped out 95% of their Customer Service Department along with all of the Managers. They moved Managers from other departments who aren't qualified to run a call center and the quality of service to our customers is failing miserably. They don't care about the handful of employees left behind to pick up the pieces, they just pile more and more work on everyone! No communication and no compensation!

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people in Custoner Support, NOT SALES, give your current employees increases and the time and tools to provide excellent customer service! Hire experienced Managers to run Customer Service, not Marketing Managers!


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Worst company to work for."

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

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

    Pros

    You can wear whatever you want. Free water and tea. Fun activities during breaks throughout the day. Good hours and weekends off.

    Cons

    Product is a complete joke, and doesn't work at all. You can't even let people google datasphere without your deal being ruined. Upper management lie about how much you can make to get new people through the door. The sales training is the worst I've ever seen. Don't waste your time or talent with this terrible company. The market is saturated, and there's really no vision for this company we all.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lie to new employees about how much they can make.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Don't waste your time"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed Environment for the most part. Wear what you want.

    Cons

    Unprofessional floor management
    Saturated Market
    Outdated Infrastructure
    Obsolete product for most savvy business owners
    Shrinking company

    Advice to Management

    Better training for floor managers


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Product is just terrrrrrrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, if you are single it is super easy to get laid, free generic coffee and free post-it notes.

    Cons

    Product is super easy to sell but once the customer is in they realize it DOES NOT perform. Like I mean no clicks or calls. Just embarrassing. I sold many businesses there (over 500 sales there) and I cannot remember ONE business say "I am glad I signed up." You honestly just pray they don't notice and forget or else it is an automatic chargeback. Lots of haters there too that act like Datasphere is more about the social aspects. Management is a bunch of mediocre old sales reps who couldn't cut it but maybe had a few kids and older so hey..."throw them into management." Sad! Lose major contracts with news stations do to unprofessional liability sales reps.

    Advice to Management

    Try to sell to investors. Oh wait...no investor is stupid enough to get caught holding that flaming bag of poop


  10. Helpful (4)

    "It's a grind"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere and prizes for motivation

    Cons

    Tons of calls market seems saturated. They keep changing commission structure on you


  11. "Good first job to gain experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive & Ad Creative Coordinator in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Account Executive & Ad Creative Coordinator in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Gain sales experience
    -receive quality sales training experience
    -potential to earn a lot via commission
    -opportunity to shift into other roles or interview internally for open positions.

    Cons

    -Horrible communication between departments. It seemed like clients were lied to just so a rep could make a sale.
    -Very quantity oriented and not quality.
    -High metrics
    -At times, borderline unprofessional work environment due to a floor of 200+ sales people.
    -Low morale of creative team due to management who only ever criticized the team for not meeting unrealistic production goals. They awarded a high producing member only to find out that person had been going around the system to boost their production #s. Maybe things have since changed.

    Advice to Management

    Sit in with people at the bottom level of production and sales or have some one-on-one interviews with them to hear their side of the issues they face daily to improve communication between departments and from management downward. Valid concerns and questions seemed to fall on deaf ears with no response on a regular basis.


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