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Signpost Reviews

Updated November 15, 2017
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  • This is inside sales, and you will be cold-calling small business owners (in 9 reviews)

  • Base salary is completely ridiculous for NYC and the quota goals are unrealistic (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Great Place to Learn"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you're looking to develop tangible, transferable skills in sales, then Signpost is an excellent entry opportunity into that world. As long as you're willing to work hard with good ethics, you'll be given opportunities to expand your skill set, learn valuable communication, presentation and persuasion skills that you'll use throughout your career, whether you continue in sales or not. One awesome aspect is that the executives always had an open door - if you wanted to walk in, talk to them about how to advance your career or be successful, for mentorship and advice in their field or share ideas for the company, their door was always open for mentorship and guidance - even if you weren't a part of their department! *This of course goes with the disclaimer that by "walk in" I mean you communicate / schedule some time with them, obviously they're very busy running their departments / the company*

    Cons

    Signpost is a start up. What that means isn't the "Hollywood" version where it's all cavalier, fun-loving situations and glory growing up in the tech industry and taking on the world (and I sincerely doubt any start-up is like what hollywood shows depict them as). What that means is that there is a global vision for the company's direction and a common culture to get there. There will be pivots, changes in the 'details' of operations, organization and work-flow to best suit the best need of the company with the times and evolution as the company grows. It means there's a lot of grit and grind and change. If that doesn't suit your personality, then save yourself the time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep evolving the strong core culture!


  2. "Senior Sales Executive"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing sales training. Constantly learning new things---great managers who really care about your success. Great rewards for top performers and also plenty of opportunity to grow with a great career path. Super fun place to work--company happy hours and activities. The sales team feels like family.

    Cons

    Very high pressure short cycle sales.. you really have to hustle and focus to succeed and at times it can be stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for making signpost a fantastic place to work! It's nice to be a part of the team.

  3. "Franchise Sales Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Signpost full-time

    Pros

    Great manager
    Team first mentality
    Upbeat atmosphere
    Lots of learning

    Cons

    Change is constant and if you’re not willing to adjust you will struggle. The work is a grind but if you want to succeed anywhere you must be ready to work

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more of a voice in terms of what can make their jobs more enjoyable.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Account Executive Sales Position (Full Time)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Signpost full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work in. Good positive upbeat place to work.

    Cons

    No real leadership to speak of. Constantly changing things on the fly.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to a plan and go with it.


  5. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The on boarding and training is fantastic!

    Cons

    None so far company knows what it is doing!


  6. "Very energetic and very informative"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of food, company happy hour, energetic team always willing to help

    Cons

    high turn over rate. easy to get fired

    Advice to Management

    give the employees a little more time


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Development Representative - Not for me"

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    Former Employee - Sales Development Reprasentative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Development Reprasentative in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of Snacks, keg in office, decent benefits, and lots of company outings/parties

    Cons

    High metric expectations, bad leads, one size fits all product that doesn't cater to individual businesses. Base pay/commission does not compensate well for the amount of work that you do. I was more successful than most of my colleagues and just got burnt out on the daily metrics of cold calling over 100 businesses and having 150+ minutes of talk time. Also I hated the high energy sales office with loud music and noisy conversations/arguments happening all the time around me. Not worth it to me.

    Advice to Management

    Get better leads//pay employees more

  8. "BEST PLACE TO WORK"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Best office culture, great management, really looking to develop talent

    Cons

    Work load can sometimes be a little overwhelming.

    Advice to Management

    KEEP IT UP!


  9. "National Sales Executive"

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    Current Employee - National Sales Executive in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - National Sales Executive in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There have been a lot of great changes. It is a start-up and I've gone through a lot of changes in my time here, but they've led to being a very happy employee. My manager/team lead is amazing and has true New York hustle that has helped me accomplish my sales and personal development goals.

    Cons

    It's a grind. When you start, expect to cold call. But hard work pays off and being a top performer will get you to your goals.

    Advice to Management

    The Senior VPs always have our best interest at hearts. I think they do an excellent job of showing that they care about the reps in the company. The national managers are great and the most supportive people on the floor. Keep doing what your doing.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Typical Entry Level Startup Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A good place to figure out if sales is right for you. Good coworkers that are always willing to provide advice and guidance. Good happy hours included in "work hard play hard" mentality. Pretty decent product as well.

    Cons

    Sub par training. As mentioned above the product is decent, however the vast majority of the people you're trying to sell to do not need it. Some of the employees have a terrible attitude about their potential customers.
    Some particularly bad managers as well who bounce from marketing startup to marketing startup, bringing all of their bad habits into their new environment.
    They tell you from the jump that they don't expect you to be there long.

    Advice to Management

    To one particular manager: treat your employees with respect.

    To allother managers: adapt to the learning styles of your new employees to try to set them up for more success.

    Try to encourage retention.


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