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DataSphere Technologies Reviews

Updated September 18, 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)

    "Senior Account Executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Award ceremonies each month, catered lunches, and very simple work day

    Cons

    It seems that the company like it when you're just under goal. That way you don't bonus and they keep the money,


  2. "Love it here!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I love all the people

    Cons

    There are no cons at Datasphere

  3. "EXCELLENT Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DataSphere Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic work environment! Management takes extreme efforts to make their employees a success. Their trainers are amazing and they give everyone an opportunity to be successful.

    Cons

    The Seattle Office has presidence over the Tempe office

    Advice to Management

    Realize the amazing talent that exist in your company.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Fun place poor training"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance, coming from retail I had a great Christmas break and even took about 5 paid days off after the first of the year. Being able to control your paycheck was nice too. Very relaxed dress code

    Cons

    Stressful, lack of well trained management. Got switched on a team after 4 months with a manager that had 1 month experience, and was very unorganized. There was one senior account Executive on our team. And we would lose 2 people a month to either another company or they where let go.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time with people struggling, instead of standing behind the person 200% over goal cheering them on. Organize yourself. Give better feed back and explain what to change. Be patient.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, lackluster product"

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    • 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

    I worked at DataSphere Technologies full-time

    Pros

    DS is a place that appreciates and believes strongly in a nice work/life balance. The people there are fantastic to work with, and really care about building good-quality products. Salaries and benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    This is a company that never decided what it wanted to be when it grew up. They have mistaken chaos for agility, refuse to set and communicate a company-wide product vision, and jump around from idea to idea, and constantly disrupt forward momentum on everything they build. It used to be a technology company that did marketing. It turned into a marketing company with a dev team.


  6. "Good first job to gain experience"

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    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Advertising Sales"

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

    I worked at DataSphere Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Generally the workers were pretty nice. You do learn about digital advertising. This job is Ok for a band-aid job or if it's your first sales job.

    Cons

    This job is an absolute grind.. Leads are not provided, you have to randomly look all over Facebook, Google and other social platforms to cold call selling an intangible product, online advertising. There's no good coaching where someone works with you one-on-one. A good amount of the people that were signed up were not pleased with the results so it was hard to believe in the product/service. The overall environment was a little grimy and the sales floor was a revolving door of new employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be more selective with hiring, focus on coaching to help the employee succeed, get quality lead lists, don't micro-manage and select more qualified sales managers.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great place for fun and a first job."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great place to socialize and network. great first phone job for sales or customer support. lots of parties and social gatherings, and for the most part a pretty positive working environment.

    Cons

    too social of an environment for the most part. distractions are everywhere from music blaring over 6 different teams speakers to overly social coworkers.

    Advice to Management

    manage your employees. obviously continue to celebrate success, but instead of simply trimming fat, identify hard working employees and train them up instead of out. find a good fit for them within the company instead of the revolving door that it seems to be.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Solid company, poor product"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere and fantastic work environment

    Cons

    Selling a fairly worthless product


  10. "DataSphere is a great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DataSphere Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and great company to work for! Had a lot of fun and made good $$!!

    Cons

    Market is saturated product harder to sell


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