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"Great Product and Market Opportunity...Poor Leadership and Execution"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at ClearSlide full-time

Pros

Great product that solves a historical issue in the sales marketplace. Market opportunity is significant and with effective execution the potential is remarkable. Positive energy at team meetings were great.

Cons

Company culture is dwindling and is in constant flux. Over the course of my time I never felt a solidified definition of what it meant to be a "Slider". Company momentum led to teams feeling a lot of pressure month to month to keep up with trends and short leash for those that could not execute.

Advice to Management

Set more realistic expectations as far as company trajectory to give way towards solidifying ways to get there. Pace is so fast that the business is in a ready-fire-aim mode that is simply not working. Sentiment with a number of employees was fear and that is not what it should be at this exciting stage of the company.

Other Employee Reviews for ClearSlide

  1. Helpful (8)

    "20+ in-house recruiters have come and gone in 2 years!"

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice office. Nice coffee. Nice Macs.

    Cons

    Before going to ClearSlide, just do a search on LinkedIn and search under "ClearSlide" and "Recruiter". There's a reason why they have gone through 20+ recruiters in the last 2 years. Sales cofounder blames poor sales on poor sales reps and poor recruiters.

    Who implements a "Wall Street Weds" in San Francisco start-ups where you get to dress up and wear suspenders?

    No women in executive sales mgmt. Lawsuits are worse than EMC.

    Advice to Management

    Since Mgmt doesn't listen, here's some advice to the Board: Are you guys reading the reviews before cutting the checks?

    Send Benton to Tahoe permanently.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Landslide for the last 1+ year"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Nice computers (mostly Macs)
    -Standing desks if you want one
    -Great views from the top floor of the building
    -Peet's coffee (for some reason everyone buys their own anyway)
    -There are a few leaders there that genuinely care about their people and want them to succeed beyond personal motives
    -Hours aren't too bad, usually in by 7:30-8 out by 5:30 (corporate sales)
    -Quite a few people make friends/socialize outside of the office
    -Very young group so it's high energy and everyone is learning a lot

    Cons

    -Berating environment and management is unprofessional. Very limited leadership capability (they promote the "Yes!" men instead of the best people for the job) - also not a single female manager/director/VP in a sales team of 100+.
    -Watch Glengarry Glenross and then live it, yep, you got ClearSlide (suspenders/suits and ties on Wednesdays - you'll be a minority if you weren't in a frat or sorority)
    -Product is nice, but never necessary - the sell here=art of persuasion
    -Downhill slide=both junior and senior employees are getting fired and/or quitting every week by the handful
    -Head of sales=rules with fear, very two faced. The type of person that smiles in your face and stabs you in the back.
    -Always fearful of losing your job. Have seen multiple employees coming back from the bathrooms teary eyed or on the verge of breaking down when speaking to their friends over the past 6+ months.

    Advice to Management

    There's not a lot of advice to give the leadership team because they don't bother to listen to the feedback given from all of the past and current employees (you even brought in an external party to improve culture then didn't listen to the feedback!). It's time to stop talking about values, culture, and leadership in every meeting to mask the lack of actual culture or leadership.

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