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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. "Dont waste your talent"

    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
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    can be a fun environment but changed more towards corporate crunch......if ur really good and consistent u will make 60k good benefits...

    Cons

    sales manager are ex callers who were average.. so ur being lead by people who couldn't close the bathroom door. HR department is a big cover up crew to protect unprofessional behavior.. they have lost sight of what originally made it a great place....and the product that you are selling does not work.......

    Advice to Management

    nothing becasue you are not open to advice thats why its a sinking ship and probablty why your other location closed, in tempe AZ


  2. "Great Company To Work For."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule
    Very laid back environment
    Awesome people
    Uncapped Commission
    1 call drops
    Fast easy money

    Cons

    The ad creative team and customer success team need to be revamped completely. To many lost deals due to other departments in the company. You sign someone up then you never talk to them again.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your tenured employees with respect, and stop picking favorites.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Account Executive"

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to make great money at a young age.

    Cons

    The product was not strong, and often had to deal with unhappy customers.

    Advice to Management

    It was great first job, and it taught me a lot. Product issues were tough to handle.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunities for the ambitious"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to be part of a growing business, get your feet wet with a wide range of products, learn what you want to do, and get a feel for big company politics inside a mid-size company.

    Cons

    Big company politics, lots of ideas but no strategic goal, employee happiness varies greatly from team to team

    Advice to Management

    Fewer executives could help solidify a corporate strategy


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance, very flexible with schedule. If you want to make a couple grand a month and have weekends off, maybe this is the place for you.

    Cons

    This is by far the worse company I have worked for, terrible management skills, they dont care to invest in employees who are struggling, but put there "sr" agents on a pedastool. Sr AEs often lie to get sales and management picks and chooses who they want to go after as far as sales ethics. Everyday is the same thing, you huddle about the same thing, there is no growth, or opportunity for being better unless you "get it" Benefits are extremely terrible as well.

    Advice to Management

    This is a company that wont grow or expand because of the egotistical personalities within the company. None of the immediate managers, or spoonfed Sr AEs, would ever survive working within a large corporate enviroment.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Meh"

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

    I have been working at DataSphere Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good entry-level 'creative' work, Good for people new to Seattle area & starting out. Good co-workers. Good busy work.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for advancement, no routine bonus or salary increases and its arbitrary at best. At-will employment, at-will accolades. What you're hired on to do initially might not be consistent throughout employment.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the un-paid lunch hour and only subject us to 8 physical hours of attendance. We're adults. This would be a great morale booster.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Move entire desk every month!"

    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
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great for young adults who don't have an idea what a real sales job is.

    Cons

    Saturated market, negative atmosphere and micro management. Written up for sending an email to a Client! Who does that!!!!???

    Advice to Management

    It's possible because I was , but stepped down soon after.

    DataSphere Technologies Response

    Mar 17, 2016 – HR team

    As a former manager at DataSphere, you understand that it's important to use standardized emails to our prospective customer and present our products in clear and accurate manner. We do thank you ... More


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DataSphere Technologies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are great. The parties are fun. Great way to start a sales career. Basically, i've seen worse...

    Cons

    You cold call, but thats not the worst part. The worst part is the fact that the real "money makers" are killing all the fresh leads by telling them the opportunity is brand new, and is about to end today, when it's not new at all. Yes, it's creating urgency, but it's also screwing up the pipeline. In order to meet your daily mets, you have to dial pretty much any biz you find, and most have been pillaged with calls. The company is not the "official technology partner" of the stations.. They simply buy the ad space in bulk, and dull it out to companies that don't know anything about real marketing. You're pretty much selling people 7 clicks a month, for about $20 a click.. but it's all disguised as "actions" so one click can technically create "7 actions". You'll know what I mean when you start working there. If you have made good money in sales before, than move on. If you want to get a taste of sales, make decent money then go ahead and give it a shot. I'm convinced that the only people who sell, and the only people who buy, are people who don't know ANYTHING about marketing online. It's the Deaf selling the Blind.

    Advice to Management

    Change the team name thats associated with movie about a Pimp/Drug Dealer to something more respectable. Also, start rewarding the people who do it right, and stop turning a blind eye to the people who are making a mockery of everything you have built. You are going to have to do more than just talk about it, you will have to actually DO it.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "GREAT!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent place to grow phone sales experience an make great money!!! If you make the most of your time everyday it is difficult to not be successful! Great work/life balance

    Cons

    I don't have any cons


  11. Helpful (2)

    "It's okay"

    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
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The folks at DataSphere are great to work with. I made great friends and was always offered help when I needed it. There is good money to be made for those who really love telesales. Back in their early days folks could make $10,000 or more a month. Now you're doing great if you can make $3,000. Still good money on top of the base salary, which was just increased by $5,000/year. But take this with a grain of salt as you read my Cons.

    Cons

    If you are being recruited to be an Account Executive, keep in mind that the job title is in no way representative of the actual job. It is 100% telesales. You will never ever be expected to perform the traditional duties of a real Account Executive. The sales cycle is very short, you will be expected to make a sale in 1 or 2 customer contacts, and to do so requires being a little flexible with the truth to create false urgency. Flat out lies will get you fired, but bring your used car salesman skills to be successful here. You will be fired if you fail to make your minimum goal 2 months in a row. Also, the commission structure was recently reduced and the TV stations that DataSphere places ads with have started pushing back a little. DataSphere relies on their relationship with the TV stations to get a foot in the door. But recently DataSphere lost a bit of that advantage when they were advised that reps could no longer use the station's logos on emails, and the sales script intros are changing to reflect the station's discontent with DataSphere calling "on their behalf". As of now reps can still say they are calling on behalf of...XYZ station, but in some markets that has changed to "in arrangement with...XYZ". It just seems like the stations are content to sell ad space to DataSphere, but they are becoming more and more unhappy letting DataSphere continue to give the impression that they are working as part of the station's advertising team, which they truly are not.

    Advice to Management

    Calling the position Account Executive is a bit deceitful. The recruiting process is just as hard a sale as the selling of DataSphere advertising products is, making it seem pretty concrete that being flexible with the truth is very much a part of the DataSphere culture. Just fix that.


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