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"A fun and at times equally frustrating place to work"

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Former Employee - Non-sales in Bellevue, WA
Former Employee - Non-sales in Bellevue, WA
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at DataSphere Technologies full-time

Pros

-Young, energetic workforce helps promote a fun atmosphere
-Casual attire
-Provided you can perform your job/hit your metrics/meet any set expectations, you can get away with a lot
-Fairly easy to transfer to a different department and possibly change the course of your own career
-Honestly met some of the most interesting, funny people here in my life.

Cons

-Working with a lot of other 20-somethings also means "often loud and downright obnoxious workspaces"
-Most of the customer-facing/servicing positions are basically entry-level in terms of qualifications, work detail and pay, so you can get bored and demotivated quickly if you're truly skilled.
-Micromanagement is rampant; most departments require their employees to adhere to strict schedules
-Opportunities for advancement w/in specific departments is a bit limited. Most people "advance" by outright transferring to another department; otherwise, if you're interested in developing your career w/in a specific field or skill set, it might not happen there.

Advice to Management

Loosen the reins and treat everyone like adults. I've seen many talented employees stifled while less-deserving ones skate by for too long because the babysitting that masquerades as "managing" in some circles only serves to unnecessarily level the playing field.

Free lunches and the occasional party is cool and all, but I'd trade most if not all of that for more flex scheduling, less micromanagement, and other examples of trust being placed in us which can help mitigate any dissatisfaction in pay and instill more loyalty among the employees.

Other Employee Reviews for DataSphere Technologies

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Love coworkers - lacking love with executive and managers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of great people. Relaxed environment. 40 hour work week. No nights, no weekends. No dress code. Sales is sales. Make dials, make money. Not easy, but if you put in the effort you can make goal, about 50% of sales make money. 10 to 20%, make more than 60k. 15 vacation days

    Cons

    Execs/managers don't care about anyone but there favorites. No respect or reward for hard work. Benefits are the worst. Very few long tenured employees with the company. Not impressed with base pay, but everyone is very underpaid. Best place to work is not true.

    Advice to Management

    Respect people and stop being cheap.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Good first time inside sales experience with very little risk and a lot of income potential"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    you start out needing very little to be successful, especially if you are a good looking girl. Yes that's right! The whole company is run by men. So if you've got the looks, you've got the job (although no one will ever be able to prove it because the managers only talk about it behind closed doors). If you're a guy, you'll have to either present yourself as a hotshot sales person, or a lame frat boy type that is willing to kiss but all the time and be a mangers little play thing. Once you get passed all that, the job is cake. Sit in a cubicle all day and make 100+ phone calls. Nobody is real uptight, people have waterguns and arcade game that they play around with, and until your second or third month, you really don't have someone watching over you. If you are good and you can sell you will make friends there and have a lot of support. If you don't then you won't, and you will be back on this website again, looking at reviews.

    Cons

    Sitting in a cubicle all day rotting your brains out in front of a stupid computer while you try to track people down on the other end of the phone.Typical inside sales position. If you can handle that you can handle the job.

    Advice to Management

    You guys are phony liars and biggots that look down on other people just because you think you are hotshot sales people. Screw you.

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