Coming from a job with no sales experience, I had AMAZING training at Signpost. I learned so much from the management team and the other employees were extremely helpful as well.
You meet your best friends here at Signpost... I was recently married and one of the girls in my hiring class was a bridesmaid in my wedding, that's how close we have become.
The hardest part of the job, is that in sales it's all about confidence in yourself, so if you're feeling down it can affect your performance. It's really important to stay positive and not let outside life affect your how you perform.
The best part about Signpost is definitely the culture and the paychecks $$$$ and the fact that if you work hard and do well, the promotion path is laid out very clearly and you automatically get that promotion.
Manager (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – November 7, 2016
I've been at Signpost over 2 years, and I'm a very good example of "you get out of it what you put into it" like you'll see in so many other reviews. If you work hard and perform well, you will be rewarded. The culture is fun, and the fast-paced environment keeps everything exciting and anything but mundane. Management has been a pleasure to work with. It's rare to find a company that shares it's goals, victories, and struggles in the way that the exec team at Signpost does. It's refreshing to know that they are on our side, and aren't afraid to tackle challenges head on.
Manager (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – November 30, 2016
I have been with Signpost for almost 3 years. When I started I had no sales experience. The support and training I received during my time as a sales rep was truly unbelievable. What I have learned at Signpost will help me no matter where my career takes me.
Now that I am in a management position, I am able to bring that same support that I received to new employees. This is why the job is great! Every person in Denver wants to see you succeed. But, that doesn't mean it is a cake walk.
Selling at Signpost is HARD! The grind is real! But the rewards are great! Every success is celebrated by your colleagues. Get ready for more high fives than you can handle.
Office culture. Management support. Team environment. Transparency
Constant change (but hey it is a Startup). The GRIND!
Awesome culture and great product made the sale more fluid
National Sales Executive (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – May 2, 2016
The reason I left Signpost was I wanted to focus on more consultative selling. The process at Signpost is rather transactional, and while many people enjoy it, it simply didn't suit my career goals of working on professional level relationship building.
Sales Development Representative (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – November 30, 2016
First of all the SignPost product is awesome! The entire Austin office has about 65 people but we all know each other on a first name basis whether if you're in sales or finance. Working here is definitely not everyone if you cannot handle objections or if are not willing to set high goals and work to achieve those goals. The culture is extremely supportive and well-balanced, I love working at SignPost and would recommend a job to anyone who is optimistic and willing to grind.
Free beer keg, central location, standing/sitting desks
N/A (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – October 19, 2016
Signpost offers a great product that every small local business owner needs. If you're having a bad day, management is there to support and guide you. Everyone loves everyone here! Hardest part of the job is staying consistent. If you're money hungry and want to sell a product that actually works and helps business owners this is a great place to make some money!
Sales Development Representative (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – October 24, 2016
It was like going into high school each day with a back pack hanger and ping pong table to play games while working. No one focused on their jobs inside the team I was assigned to and the company culture was racist.
Sales Manager (Current Employee) – New York, NY – March 26, 2014
Was hired as a Sales Rep in early 2012. After months of success as a Sales Exec, I was promoted to Sales Manager in the NY office, where I manage a team of 10 sales reps. This epitomizes the career growth opportunities Signpost has.
If you work at Signpost, you will be a big fish in a small pond, making a significant impact everyday. I have learned vital sales, recruitment and management skills throughout my tenure, in a relatively quick fashion. Benefits of working at start-up - expedite your career growth!
Plus the fun/vibrant atmosphere makes coming to work a pleasure.
Snacks and beer keg. Happy hours. Uncapped commission. Young, start-up culture. Clear promotional path. Great training, mentoring and career opportunity.
Lower base salaries than bigger companies (make it up with commission).
Sales Manager (Current Employee) – New York, NY – February 11, 2014
The NYC office is a young and energetic place to work. The sales team and management are all young and like to have fun. There is music playing throughout the office and a kegerator that everyone typically grabs a beer from around 6:00pm.
The base salary might not be as high as other places, but it's a sales job - you can make up for that on your commission check each month. Sales targets are reasonable and managers are great about giving feedback and helping out to close a deal. If you want to learn sales, have an opportunity to close your own deals, and learn what it takes to succeed in a high energy, fast-paced work environment this is the spot for you.
Business Development Training (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – January 29, 2016
They advocate a work hard play hard environment when in reality it's more like a work boot camp. Be prepared to make 150+ calls a day with managers hovering over you giving encouragement, but then talking about firing you behind your back. The only saving grace was the friends I made there.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – New York, NY – November 20, 2015
Working for Signpost is a typical cold calling job- expectations are 150 dials a day or 3 hours of talk time, whichever can be achieved with a strong desire for 3 hours of talk time, regardless of the amount of calls made. Like any cold calling job for a severely mediocre product it is hard to get merchants to listen and to hit the 3 hours of talk time they want let alone the quotas they have in place.
It's sales... whatever pros come with that
Extremely structured- told when you can have breaks and can't leave unless it is a scheduled break, poor management, bad SaaS product
Sales Manager (Current Employee) – New York, NY – March 26, 2014
Signpost is a perfect place to shape your professional career. The people around the office are always willing to lend a hand in any situation. Since joining Signpost I have expanded my knowledge of sales, company growth, team building, account management, and many other areas that will help me for the rest of my life. The skills that you can learn here are invaluable.
I would recommend Signpost to any hard working individual trying to climb the ranks of a growing company.
Culture, Executive team, Growth Opportunity
Competitive environment, which is to be expected in a sales job
Sales Development Representative (Former Employee) – New York, NY – November 3, 2015
Some of the best people i've ever had the opportunity to work with before, and a great product which is made to be affordable & effective for its audience.
-Gained significant sales experience in a short period of time due to the high expectations of the job
-The worst part of the job is dealing with the local/small business merchants. While the vast majority of them could greatly benefit from the product, they are incredibly difficult to show the demonstration to, and are incredibly stubborn to separate from their past marketing efforts, despite the quality of the product.
These are often owners & DMs who do not understand marketing, or the value of modern word of mouth/online presence.
The high sales expectations are stressful, especially due to the targeted businesses unwillingness to take a chance on a new brand, despite the quality shown to them. Many of them have their heads stuck in the sand, and their wallets attached to inferior services for higher rates.
Great people, good product, fun environment
Low starting pay, high learning curve, difficult working with small/local businesses