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Persado Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2019

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Persado CEO Alex Vratskides
Alex Vratskides
48 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work-life balance and flexibility(in 10 reviews)

  • "fun office happy hours and coworkers generally enjoy bonding or grabbing a drink after work(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Working with team members across different time zones can get challenging, but not a major downside really(in 3 reviews)

  • "somewhat distant upper management(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (4)

    "A lot of smart people building a world changing product"

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    Current Employee - Consulting Solutions Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Persado full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    * A ton of expertise in language and data science * Sales team that rises up to the challenge, building a category from scratch in many cases * Highly consultative and partnership-oriented engagements leveraging very cool tech * Brilliant, collaborative and positive people * See something, say/do something attitude for all ranks within the company

    Cons

    * New technology that needs to be explained and frequently has custom executions * Integrations and user-facing platforms are new, technology is not fully polished * Range of technology involved is extensive and challenging to master * Globally dispersed teams make collaboration difficult

    Advice to Management

    * Continue investments in automation and integrations * Encourage further collaboration and expertise development, especially within operations and deployment groups * Create opportunities for hands-on experience for things outside an individual's role * Leverage internal expertise to educate marketing community overall on topics Persado members have deep knowledge on (marketing language, AI, data science, platforms...

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    Persado2019-02-21

    Persado Response

    March 20, 2019HR

    Thanks for leaving such a thoughtful review. The Persado revolution depends on all of us to collaborate, have the courage to speak up, and the hunger to make Persado the status quo. And we think our team is brilliant too! Thank you! Keep having the courage the speak up and share ...

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  2. Helpful (3)

    "Solid company with great momentum"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Persado full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Exciting product that works - each time you explain what the company does to someone hearing it for the first time, you can tell it’s the most interesting thing they’ve heard that day. Smart teams and leadership that has become focused on listening to employees and making changes where needed.

    Cons

    Company is growing faster than it is hiring, so some teams are stretched - hopefully this is a temporary issue as there is a lot of active recruiting.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to employee feedback & communicating that you are doing so. Hire with urgency for key open roles.

    Persado2019-03-20

    Persado Response

    March 22, 2019HR

    Thanks for your review! You’re right that the company is growing fast and to support this growth and ensure success for each Persadoan we are recruiting for a variety of positions this year across all teams and offices. If you think anyone in your network would be a good fit, you ...

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  3. Helpful (3)

    "Smart people, powerful product, great place for career growth"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Persado full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The one's that produce well are often promoted since the company is still growing. Great opportunity for growth with a company that is revolutionizing Digital Marketing.

    Cons

    It's a growing company that comes with the pains associated with growing companies. Company infrastructure and processes can be a bit frustrating at times.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to the people's feedback and work on building processes that make working at the company a bit smoother.

    Persado2019-03-14

    Persado Response

    March 15, 2019Human Capital Management

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! Recognizing and rewarding the contribution of our employees is a top priority for us and we’re glad that you can see those efforts in action. This year, our focus is on fighting bureaucracy and breaking down silos so please share any ...

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "Persado is disrupting marketing and giving each employee the opportunity to be an agent of change."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Persado full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    First, Persado's leaders are dedicated to improvement. Last year, Persado ran a culture survey which had a very high participation rate across the company and has already resulted in several improvements and culture-related initiatives. Since I started working here, they have additionally invested significant resources into L&D. Our onboarding and training programs are exceptional, thanks to Persado's dedication to...

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    Cons

    While there have been improvements to culture and communication, sometimes the internal politics can be demotivating. There are also some growing pains to start-up life -- but this is to be expected. Personally, I'd prefer the dynamism and entrepreneurship of our company over a more corporate atmosphere, but this is not for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Great culture starts with its leaders. In order to continue improvements in culture, the C-suite and managers need to fully embody the values of the company, set an example for everyone else, and hold the few individuals who don't embody our values accountable.

    Persado2019-03-14

    Persado Response

    March 21, 2019HR

    Thanks for taking the time to leave such a comprehensive review and for highlighting many of the positive things happening around the company that we’re immensely proud of. You also highlight, quite rightly, that our leaders set the tone in terms of culture. This year we’re planning ...

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great experience so far"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Persado full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Feels like a more grown-up tech company. People take their work seriously yet know how to have fun. A lot of employees have been here 3+ years. -Strong product with a strong future. -Great Madison Square Park office location.

    Cons

    Not necessarily a con, but something thousands of companies experience and it's not for everyone, but also offers a lot of opportunity. You must be comfortable with a changing work environment. Persado is navigating this change well, but still requires flexibility and agility from its employees.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent, continue to invest in culture, and focus on manager development and training.

    Persado2019-01-09

    Persado Response

    March 20, 2019HR

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a thoughtful review. We’re glad you enjoy being a part of the team. This is an exciting time for us and it’s important that we’re agile to be able to make the most of opportunities as they arise. We invite you to continue to be a part of the process ...

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  6. Helpful (10)

    "Kind people, terrible leadership, constant layoffs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Persado full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, supportive coworkers, decent industry pay. Lots of opportunity for growth if you don't get fired because churn rate is so high they will promote quickly.

    Cons

    Company changes direction every couple of months. Every direction change comes with a new wave of layoffs. New C-suite execs come and go every few months as well. Entire sales team didn't get a commission paycheck for a year.

    Advice to Management

    Hire proven top leadership with the correct experience instead of simply old friends.

    Persado2019-01-16
  7. Helpful (15)

    "Immature company & leadership"

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

    I have been working at Persado full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I think it's important to have balance in these reviews, but honestly, I can't think of much that's positive.

    Cons

    Extremely toxic culture. Executive leadership lashes out and yells at people and no one talks to each other but everyone talks behind each other's back. Product is immature, CEO can't make decisions, HR doesn't know how to HR. I've never seen such a poorly run company. Additionally, I work in the San Francisco office which is known to have the best culture. I can't imagine how much worse it is elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Try to get acquired by a PE firm so they can replace all of executive management. In the meantime, invest in your culture and hire adults to manage.

    Persado2019-01-04
  8. Helpful (10)

    "If you’re not happy you should leave"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Persado full-time

    Pros

    Most of your coworkers are amazing Awesome location Flexible work schedule (depending on your manager)

    Cons

    COO Upper management is not making decisions to show that they value their employees and that they want to keep them Culture is dead

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees and make decisions that actually make your employees feel valued Don’t tell your employees if they aren’t happy they should leave, you should be concerned and want to keep your talent

    Persado2018-09-06

    Persado Response

    September 11, 2018COO

    Thank you for sharing the review. I'm sorry that Persado was not a good fit for you, and wish you the best in your next adventure. - Aaron

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent Company, Excellent Product"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Persado full-time

    Pros

    - Amazing products that truly revolutionize the industry - Cool, diverse people to work with - Great work/life balance

    Cons

    - Persado has offices in multiple locations which is great business wise but can also be challenging as well.

    Persado2018-08-07

    Persado Response

    August 23, 2018Human Capital Management

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We’re proud of our diverse team of talented individuals and glad you are too. We are always looking for ways to improve communication across time zones and would love to hear your ideas!

  10. Helpful (7)

    "Rewarding work but disappointing culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Persado full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Persado is a great place to work despite the rough growing pains. My coworkers come from diverse backgrounds and they are smart, driven and produce results! I feel like I work at a truly global company even though throughout the years it has been harder and harder to connect with my coworkers at other offices. For budget reasons the yearly global offsite was discontinued, making it impossible to connect and share knowledge...

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    Cons

    Internal communication is scary. As part of the operations arm I witness a lot of backfighting. There is a lot of suffocating bureaucratic processes with HR and business operations. It can be refreshing to hear employees speak up about how they truly feel but at some point it turns into whining for unnecessary or ridiculous requests in the name of "culture". Both sides are at fault -- lower-levle employees aren't considering...

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    Advice to Management

    Realize how new initiatives are perceived by the employees. What is acceptable to a small group of "deciders", isn't what the majority of coworkers want.

    Persado2018-06-29

    Persado Response

    July 19, 2018Human Capital Management

    Thanks for taking the time to write a thoughtful review. We’re glad that you are starting to see that changes are being made and enjoy working at a global and diverse company - something we are incredibly proud of. Thank you also for seeing we’re trying to address the issues you raised. ...

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