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 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 – more... 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 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 – more... 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 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 – more... 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 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 – more... 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!
Not Sales (Former Employee), Bellevue – February 20, 2014
Pros: there are a lot of good people... depending on what department you're in. also it is pretty relaxed.
Cons: i don't have time to write them all.
Considering the number of reviews on here have gone up considerably in the last week, I'm guessing there was some sort of incentive program to go on indeed.com and post good reviews, probably HR's idea.
As for the company, outside of the sales department (which makes up the majority of the company and has quite the revolving door on it by the way), – more... you're not going to find many people "living the dream" here. Management is questionable to say the least and compensation is insulting. The product is not very good and morale is low. The expectations are unfair and many lower level people end up paying for their superiors' mistakes. It's trickle down in all the wrong ways. Don't be fooled by the happy face sticker they slap on everything, this is a sad company. I am incredibly relieved that I got out when I did. – less
Senior Account Executive (Former Employee), Bellevue WA – February 15, 2014
Pros: free lunches
Cons: health benefits
Datasphere taught me a lot about sales and how to work with one another. Very fun company to work for and they treated their employees with respect which I firmly believe that if you treat your employees well they will work harder in return.
Great culture among the employees. Fun environment to work.
Senior Account Executive (Former Employee), Bellevue, WA – February 13, 2014
This is a great place to start a career in advertising or digital media sales. They have a great training program and a product that businesses seem to really like. The environment is competitive and fun.
Employee (not sales) (Current Employee), Bellevue – February 12, 2014
Pros: free lunches occasionally. benefits are adequate. work/life balance is encouraged.
Cons: nobody really wants to work there. employees are under-appreciated.
Not much emphasis on employee well-being. Compensation is not competitive. Recognition for going above and beyond is minimal and insincere (or misdirected) so there's not much to help motivate. It's a machine, expect to feel like a cog. On the upside it is pretty relaxed, with good people in the lower ranks (a few in the upper). It's a good place to – more... find direction, or to find what you do/don't want in your next job. – less
A fun work environment but ultimately no more than a stepping stone for most
Not Sales (Current Employee), Bellevue, WA – October 2, 2013
Pros: fun atmosphere and employees, fast paced work environment, opportunities for advancement
Cons: average-at best pay, strict schedules and workflows leads to propensity for micromanagement
DataSphere for the most part has the "fun, hip" work environment aspect down. Casual attire, and a mostly young, energetic workforce comprise almost all of the various departments within. There's enough wiggle room given with most positions for some flexibility and for individual employees to "express" themselves in a manner (both in simply how they – more... present themselves to management and coworkers alike, and in how they actually perform their job duties) where one's creativity won't be as stifled as it may in a more formal, conservative atmosphere. In essence, it's fairly easy there to blow off some steam and even while at work to actually "get away" from some of the normal everyday stresses of one's job.
Most of the positions (particularly in Sales and other customer-facing/servicing departments) however are, if not outright entry-level in terms of job demands and salary, are often treated and seen as such, so there is an overall rigidity to the workflows and processes for several positions which can be a turnoff and get old very quickly for those who desire freedom and despise micromanagement. If you can put up with it, there are opportunities for advancement but said opportunities depending on the department and/or your own skill set could be limited. Many of the best "promotions" I've seen involved a person changing departments entirely, while many otherwise talented individuals who wanted to develop w/in a specific field didn't hang around for too long. – less
Excellent training, high energy, fun and exciting with great compensation
Senior Acct Exec (Former Employee), Bellevue, WA – May 12, 2013
Pros: fun, great training, amazing co-workers, exciting atmosphere
Cons: making 100+ phone calls per day, selling the same product that lost value to me as an employee.
Started the job with excellent sales training that I am extremely grateful for! Joined exciting sales teams to create a fast paced, high energy atmosphere and make a lot of money while doing it. We did our best to break up the monotony of the job of cold calling small businesses day in and day out with over the top fun and games. The hardest part was – more... not only the monotony but to keep believing in the product after almost 2 years with the company. – less