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Flashbay Sales Account Manager Reviews

Updated January 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Fantastic work / life balance here that you won (in 4 reviews)

  • Product is very easy to sell on each market (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • You'll be forced to make phantom phone calls to hit pointless kpis and generally you'll be made to feel absolutely worthless (in 3 reviews)

  • management and overall ambiance could be better, better integration of new people to reduce turnover (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Good Entry Sales Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Flashbay (More than a year)

    Pros

    Simple Job, Laid Back, Easy

    Cons

    No Future for Career Advancement


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Great starting job, don't expect much else."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Flashbay full-time

    Pros

    Good co-workers and atmosphere, great work life balance, good coffee machine

    Cons

    Immediate managers act like children, bonus structure is convoluted and often favors the senior sales reps. Upper management has limited-to-no interaction with the US team making all decisions appear wild and punishing to those who follow the rules already.
    Steer clear of managers when they are upset, it will get you on a list.
    The office reeks of favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your sales people like adults, they may surprise you.
    Stop enforcing rules for only some of the employees, this just weakens morale.
    Oh, and stop posting fake reviews on Glassdoor, it's just petty when you respond to any non-5 star review with a canned response..


  3. "LOVING LIFE"

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    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great training programme and fabulous working environment. I love each and every day I go in to work :)

    Cons

    I personally don't feel like there are any cons long may it continue that way

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


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  5. Helpful (12)

    "Career starting point...nothing more"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    Easy work.
    Decent pay
    Good hours
    2 weeks off in December!

    Cons

    Employees have no say (All decisions made by owner)
    Owner changes mind too many times (gives contradicting instructions)
    Micromanage

    Advice to Management

    Go back to General Patton's quote: "Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company - nice team"

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    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been with Flashbay for almost 2 years and can't complain at all. Base salary is good, young team, nice people.

    Cons

    I need to write something here but there is nothing to tell.


  7. "Great Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Swedish Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Swedish Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great dynamic company to work for - no problems so far. Application was fast and the procedure transparent at every time.

    Cons

    None at all that I could think of.


  8. "Incredible team - very good salary"

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    Former Employee - Spanish Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Spanish Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a great experience to work for Flashbay. After my relocation to the UK I was looking for a job and applied for a sales account manager position at Flashbay. The HR team contacted me fairly fast and helped me to go through the interview process. This was incredibly fast and I had my job offer 2 weeks after the initial contact. The salary is very good and fair - as well as the commission rules.

    Cons

    None that I could share. Probably the con is that I left the company to pursue further education.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on going! You are a great team and I am sure that you will keep doing great!


  9. "Incredible Incentives"

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    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You earn 6% commission on new business profit and 3% commission on repeat business profit which adds up to a handsome amount each month if you put a bit of effort in. You can also earn extras from Trustpilot reviews and monthly sales hero competitions. There's plenty of money up for grabs. No overtime required and the office is in a good location.

    Cons

    As with every job there is an element of monotony to the work some times but it's easily overcome by having great colleagues around and lots of money to earn.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you very much. It gives me great satisfaction working for your company and I hope the good times will continue.


  10. "A"

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    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Since you speak in your native language, you don´t need to have a great level of English.
    -The quality of the product is great.
    -It´s fairly paid.
    -Great if you are money driven.

    Cons

    -Lack of promotions as the structure is very flat.
    -They encourage their employees to be competitive (which it´s good for me but not for everyone)

    Advice to Management

    Trust more your employees and keep up the good work. One of the best companies I have worked for.


  11. "employed for several years and no intention of leaving"

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    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    After reading several angry comments left by former employees I decided to write about my own work experience working at Flashbay. I have been with the company for several years now and like any other work environments this one has its ups and downs. First of all it is very diverse place with people from all over the world coming from different backgrounds and cultures. So as you can imagine with over 100 people working together there are bound to be conflicts, misunderstandings and yes not everybody will like everybody else. But there is also a lot of laughter and a positive, polite atmosphere. This is the thing I like most about my job – people. I think if you are not lazy and have good work ethic you will find working here rewarding. I would recommend working at Flashbay to those who are thinking about a career in sales management, are driven and have good people skills but if you are looking for easy money and doing nothing maybe other professions are more suitable.

    Cons

    Don’t get me wrong my manager is not an angel and he does get on my nerves sometimes but by the end of the day we are there to do the job, get paid and go home.

    Advice to Management

    In regards to my manager and how the job is structured I need to admit I am more than satisfied with his skills and the way he handles his responsibilities.