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Flashbay Sales Account Manager Reviews

Updated October 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Fantastic work / life balance here that you won (in 5 reviews)

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

Cons
  • No career advancement as Management don't listen (in 3 reviews)

  • 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)

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  1. "Good Entry Sales Job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (7)

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

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    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. Helpful (1)

    "LOVING LIFE"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  4. 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."


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to learn and grow"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Pros

    Quite some nice and social people.
    Easy getting-started guide.
    Comprehensive system to help with daily sales work.
    Flat management & direct communication.

    Cons

    Maybe number of KPIs is a bit excessive.

    Advice to Management

    Less emphasis on KPIs that don't contribute as much as others.


  6. "Good place to start and learn"

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    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Flashbay full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You don´t need any experience.
    Friendly colleagues
    Good money depending to the market

    Cons

    No opportunities to grow.
    Not the best management.
    Lack of internal comunication


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fine job, Good Package & Zero overtime"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I wouldn't usually bother with spending time to write reviews, I honestly have better things to do. But I have read these reviews below and they are - simply put - totally unfair to Flashbay, its management and all my guys in the team. I have been here for 16 months and they have been treating me and my colleagues extremely well - financially and professionally. They have a highly capable HR Manager with a full team here - I dont know what these negative reviews are on about. I start at 9:00AM and can finish at 18:00PM on the dot - which allows me to see my baby boy and my wife every evening. In my previous job I got home at 20:00 to 20:15 very often and got over 10k GBP less. From what I can see Sales figures are growing by around 25% year on year and they have put dozens of new products into the line up for which they are currently paying a 10% commission - which is time limited for trial. I won over 4.5k in sales prizes this year in addition to commission, bonuses for positive customer feedback, no cold calling etc. I have even put forward a former colleague of mine to work here but they decided not to hire her. All in all a really good deal and a solid working environment.

    Cons

    I think some of us would benefit from more training on negotiation skills, would be great to have free parking.....come on guys

    Advice to Management

    We need bigger offices since its getting a bit packed around where I am sitting, keep the course on these new products, we are really feeling the growth here.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid"

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    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is no pros, I have to write something

    Cons

    Avoid it, it's the worst company to work for in the UK
    Owners are bullies
    Team Leaders are pathetic
    No HR

    Advice to Management

    Grow up


  9. "Philippine Branch Unstable"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Sales Account Manager in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    uncapped commissions, fixed hours, weekends off.

    Cons

    if the boss don't like you, you're out. no warning. nothing.

    Advice to Management

    give out warnings. don't just terminate people. give them due process. that is the professional way.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good company - nice team"

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    • Senior Management
    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.