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DataSphere Technologies Reviews

Updated December 4, 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)

  • The sales floor has no communication with the "Creative" department, so our hard-earned sale can become a charge back for something you didn't do (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 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.


  2. 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.

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

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    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


  4. 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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good and Bad"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good B2B sales experience.
    Fun, laid-back atmosphere
    Base salary + commissions makes a decent paycheck
    Seemed to be decent opportunity for advancement into sales management after a couple years

    Cons

    Cold calling small businesses
    It is a sink or swim job with sales quotas and metrics that need to be met, or you will be asked to leave
    Not meant for everybody, sales can be high stress... or fun
    The effectiveness of the marketing program you are selling is very hard to measure, and I was never 100% sure if I was helping or hurting certain businesses. Some are good fits some inevitably aren't which can cause some doubts and moral concerns

    Advice to Management

    Some of lower level managers seemed like they would have benefited from a little bit more training


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Director of Sales"

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    Current Employee - Director of Sales in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Director of Sales in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DataSphere Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great launch pad for a sales career, over six years ago I started as a sales rep and was given the opportunity to greatly increase both my pay and career development. From account executive to a site director of the Tempe Office I can't be grateful enough of what DataSphere has helped me achieve.

    Cons

    It's a sales job, that requires a lot of cold calling. This is not for everybody, but if your willing to master your skill set, have the ability to self motivate you can do really well here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing your thing!


  7. "Nice folks, learned a lot working there."

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    Former Employee - Software Design Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Software Design Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DataSphere Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really nice people, lots of great opportunities to learn and improve your skill set.
    Interesting projects and real solid leadership.

    Cons

    None.

  8. "review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great pay and commission structure

    Cons

    Closing May 29th. Far commute

    DataSphere Technologies Response

    Apr 7, 2016 – HR Team

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. To clarify, Datasphere is not closing all together but we plan to close our Tempe location and move that headcount to our Bellevue location and grow... More


  9. "Great Company To Work For."

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    • 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.


  10. "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 work environment, great people

    Cons

    No real cons at all. Great place.


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