B2B Sales - Marketing through News Station Website
Senior Account Executive (Current Employee), Tempe, AZ – July 15, 2015
Contact business owners to negotiate marketing packages through popular local news stations website. Cold calling environment. Source my own leads and sell over the phone packages to help business owners grow online. SEO and news partnerships.
Account Manager / Outside Sales (Former Employee), Bellevue, WA – June 22, 2015
There is not much to say about Datasphere. A typical day involved making about 100 calls (or dials) for the majority of the day. The other part of my day was spent managing my accounts by way of making – more... sure they were happy with out product. I also created metric templates to show my accounts how there ad was doing. These templates included click-thru data, heat maps, omniture coding and opens. I learned a lot of valuable sales techniques from Datasphere. The hardest part of my job was accepting and getting use to the word, "no." The most enjoyable part of my job was closing large deals and receiving the recognition at the weekly sales pep rallies. – less
From the CEO down to the account executives, this place is amazing. It's easy to make a ton of money if you have good conversation skills and a fun attitude. The atmosphere is unbeatable and so much fun. – more... I have never worked at a company that offers it's employees so much benefit for the work. We get lunches paid for, random BBQs, a lot of PTO, and so much more. Fabulous work environment, fabulous work life balance. The actual job can be a grind but with the amount of money you make it really doesn't matter. Easy job, amazing pay. I made $4,000 take home my first month and had never done something like this before. – less
Great opportunity for entry level inside sales experience
Account Executive (Current Employee), Bellevue, WA – May 6, 2015
DataSphere is an awesome place to learn the ins and outs of a start up business culture. High outbound call volume with the expectation to hit your goals each month. Strong management team to help you learn along the way.
AR / Chargeback Specialist (Current Employee), Bellevue, WA – April 22, 2015
Pros: Free company lunch during monthly meetings. Team events and company parties
Cons: Deductible is high for health care
I enjoy working at Datasphere. I learned a lot since I started working for the company. Everyday you learn something new and take on new projects. The atmosphere is very laid back and they are also flexible with your hours.
Account Executive (Current Employee), Tempe, AZ – August 20, 2014
Pros: great commission structure
Cons: if you don't hit goal the average pay is not the best
7 a.m- 4 p.m I learned how to research and prospect. The management is amazing. Each manager has a huge Personality and an even bigger heart. they do care if you do Succeed and will do what they need to – more... do to ensure you do so. The hardest part of the job is getting discouraged. It is a sales job. Not everyone is going to believe in the product. you will hear a lot of no's before you get one yes. Have to have a positive attitude. the most enjoying part is the environment. There is something always interesting going on in the office. I've definitely met some pretty incredible people while working here. – less
ACC (Former Employee), Bellevue, WA – July 19, 2014
Pros: good coworkers, occasional free lunches/parties
Cons: low pay, below average benefits, tedious work
This is a good place to learn some solid basic skills in Photoshop, and to work on your visual aesthetic, eye for design, communication, and problem-solving skills. The people you work with are generally – more... really nice, but the work does become tedious after a while, and your skills will top out somewhere below where the rest of the industry will expect you to be -- you need to push yourself to make up that difference (assuming you want a career in the field). Compensation is low, and benefits are present, but not great. A good place to start, but not somewhere you want to stay for too long. – less
Account Executive (Former Employee), Bellevue WA – June 25, 2014
Pros: great work life balance, decent benefits and the salary was nice + commission
Cons: a tough product to sell sometimes, compliance with insurance, need to hit quota to get paid commission
- Daily cold calling medium to small business selling banner advertising subscriptions across the united States. - I learned exceptional phone skills and closing technique - My managers were extremely – more... helpful and motivational - Co workers and I all had a good time, it was a light playful experience as long as you made sales and worked hard. - I made lots of long time friends - Making big sales and reaping the rewards that come with it – less
Acct mgr (Former Employee), Bellevue, WA – June 16, 2014
Cons: read above
Anyone who is manager or a lead, has been solely promoted because they've been here long enough or sucked up. The people who are in these positions have ZERO people management skills, and most of the time – more... don't know what they're doing (successful way to build a company) - the pay is a JOKE. any other real company pays at least $10,000 or more for the same position - again the team leads or managers like to re-assign work to other people because they themselves do not want to deal with clients - there is absolutely zero professional growth here, you will not learn much after a month or so - The benefits are a joke, you're better off not having insurance because it's basically catastrophic insurance -The turnover is so horrible, every month there's a contest with an incentive if you refer people who get hired, pathetic. maybe invest that money into your people's salaries so you won't have this high of a turnover. - The products are sold to people who don't know any better, it's a bad product and everyone knows it.
Advice to Senior Management – Stop promoting people just because they've been here long enough. The people who are managing have zero skills. maybe do some m – less
Account Executive (Former Employee), Bellevue, WA – June 5, 2014
If you enjoy sitting staring at a computer all day calling businesses who don't want to talk to you and being encouraged to lie in order to sell a product which does nothing for a company but steal their money than DataSphere is for you!