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  1. Nuttig (1)

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

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    Huidige werknemer - Consulting Solutions Director in San Francisco, CA (Verenigde Staten)
    Huidige werknemer - Consulting Solutions Director in San Francisco, CA (Verenigde Staten)
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    Ik heb een voltijdbaan bij Persado (Langer dan 3 jaar)

    Pluspunten

    * 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

    Minpunten

    * 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

    Advies aan 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 & technology stacks)


  2. Nuttig (2)

    "Great experience so far"

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    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer in New York, NY (Verenigde Staten)
    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer in New York, NY (Verenigde Staten)
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    Ik heb een voltijdbaan bij Persado (Langer dan een jaar)

    Pluspunten

    -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.

    Minpunten

    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.

    Advies aan management

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

  3. "Software Engineering in Greek Office"

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    Ik heb een voltijdbaan bij Persado (Langer dan 3 jaar)

    Pluspunten

    Great environment to work in
    Great people working for a common purpose
    Exciting technologies used
    Trying to be Agile
    Working 8 hours tops
    Team spirit

    Minpunten

    Engineering is split into two teams but no more cons

    Advies aan management

    keep trying for the best


  4. Nuttig (6)

    "Kind people, terrible leadership, constant layoffs"

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    Ik heb een voltijdbaan bij Persado (Korter dan een jaar)

    Pluspunten

    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.

    Minpunten

    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.

    Advies aan management

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


  5. Nuttig (5)

    "Worst execs ever"

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    Ik heb een voltijdbaan gehad bij Persado

    Pluspunten

    Nice and smart coworkers, afterworks, nice location

    Minpunten

    Work/life balance.
    The execs have no idea what they're doing. No plan and no clear direction to the team. At the same time, no trust of employees, high degree of micromanagement.
    They don't get the value of employee satisfaction and the cost of a high turnover. They mentioned a few times (incl. once at a all hands) that whoever is not happy with the lack of transparence and the company culture is free to go. HR has no power to really help.
    The product itself isn't attractive.

    Advies aan management

    Figure how to run a company and manage a team


  6. Nuttig (11)

    "Immature company & leadership"

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    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer in San Francisco, CA (Verenigde Staten)
    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer in San Francisco, CA (Verenigde Staten)
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    Ik heb een voltijdbaan bij Persado (Korter dan een jaar)

    Pluspunten

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

    Minpunten

    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.

    Advies aan 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.


  7. Nuttig (8)

    "If you’re not happy you should leave"

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    Ik heb een voltijdbaan gehad bij Persado

    Pluspunten

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

    Minpunten

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

    Advies aan 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

    Reactie van Persado

    11 sep. 2018 – COO

    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

  8. Nuttig (1)

    "Excellent Company, Excellent Product"

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    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer in New York, NY (Verenigde Staten)
    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer in New York, NY (Verenigde Staten)
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    Waardeert Directeur

    Ik heb een voltijdbaan bij Persado

    Pluspunten

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

    Minpunten

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

    Reactie van Persado

    23 aug. 2018 – Human 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... Meer


  9. Nuttig (5)

    "Rewarding work but disappointing culture"

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    Ik heb een voltijdbaan bij Persado (Langer dan een jaar)

    Pluspunten

    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 with coworkers whom I don't work with directly. Even though the budget cuts are understandable (and even expected for a company at our stage) there was no replacement for how organic and fun it was to connect with other employees on the other side of the world.

    The product is also cool and a conversation starter. Working at an AI company makes you more marketable. We have a reputation with Fortune 500 companies. It is great to be working so closely with huge brands.

    Minpunten

    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 their attitudes and leadership is too stubborn to take employee concerns seriously. No one is willing to meet in the middle or see the big picture. There needs to be better internal communication and I feel like this is an HR/management awareness initiative. The "us versus them" mentality is not conducive at all.

    Part of this is we haven't had a very consistent HR department. I feel like HR is are trying to revive the culture of a small startup, but we're not that anymore. That died a long time ago...Some initiatives feel awkward and forced because the enthusiasm is missing. You can feel that even though some cultural things are getting "addressed", nothing is really changing. They seem to be making an effort but only on the surface level.

    Advies aan 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.

    Reactie van Persado

    19 jul. 2018 – Human 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... Meer


  10. Nuttig (11)

    "Poor management, badly run commercial org"

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    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer
    Huidige werknemer - Anonieme werknemer
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    Ik heb een voltijdbaan bij Persado

    Pluspunten

    non-sales and commercial teams are ok
    product has good results for clients

    Minpunten

    it is incredible how very few of the original leaders and employees of the commercial teams - sales and customer success and c-suite are at the company anymore. while some turnover is expected, this level is unbelievable. the cause - horribly poor management starting from the top. no trust in employees, high degree of micromanagement and lack of autonomy are hallmarks of the current leadership in new york specifically. people who don't meet unattainable quotas are kicked out unless you do a good job of sucking up to the leaders, in which case you get a promotion and take over accounts. despite years of reviews and feedback about the toxic culture, management does not give a damn. focus is on targets, not employees or even customers. culture is diminishing - no alcohol policy recently instituted and hence no team happy hours and celebrations.

    Reactie van Persado

    19 jul. 2018 – Human Capital Management

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback and we’re sorry that you’re experience isn’t as positive as we want it to be for all our employees. We’re aware of the... Meer