OutboundEngine FAQ

Have questions about working at OutboundEngine? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at OutboundEngine.

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10 April 2019

What is health insurance like at OutboundEngine?

Pros

Great culture, great PTO, Chistmas Vacation - 2 week, good medical insurance, free parking

Cons

I do not see any yet

2 week, good medical insurance, free parking

10 April 2019

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9 October 2018

Does OutboundEngine pay for a gym membership?

Pros

- Fantastic managing team for sales - Great training program (even experienced sales people can learn a lot) - Wonderful CEO (you always chat with him, and he does participate in karaoke work hh) - The company does care about you when you are going through a hard time and support you fully - Friendly and helpful colleagues - Great culture - Snacks, breakfast and all sort of drinks - Lots of company events - Parking dt that you can use whenever - Good benefits and gym across the street

Cons

- For a more experienced Sales professional the base is a bit low. - During the whole training it seemed they are still trying to sell you on the job and the company. (We already signed the offer letter y'all) - Management always encourages you to work on a weekend, seems the work life balance is a bit off. Sales reps that have been there a while will encourage you to do so as well.

Advice to Management

Keep inspiring your teams, you all are wonderful people. Maybe just ease up on the weekends, it was very frustrating to receive multiple emails on a Saturday when you are with family "hey we are open and no one is here".

Good benefits and gym across the street

9 October 2018

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14 October 2019

How are senior leaders perceived at OutboundEngine?

Pros

Free gummy bears and soda (water)

Cons

75% of the sales floor is high as a kite on cocaine or Xanax or both. They motivate you by running up and down the halls and screaming at you, the product is trash, the leadership is trash and the Current CEO seems like he is living out a protracted mid-life crisis and offers no real leadership. The reps turn over every 3 months and you read from a script (not kidding) all day every day. You have to set and hold your own demos as well as cold calling all day long. Any type of warm lead or inbound is ONLY give to the top sales team NO one else. The music they play all day is the worst type of misogynistic gangster rap which actually fits in line with the fact that the managers and team leads often have relationships with their employees. The training why good is not realistic to the job, hard closing every prospect is a must and if they don't by you are told to insult and belittle them for being "poor", and you are calling on literally the most over saturated demographic in the United States (Realtors). They threaten to "write you up" for anything even getting the lunch they bring in before 12:00 (nope not kidding). Unless you are a resisted sex offender, a multiple felon, or a drug addict/dealer look else ware.

Advice to Management

Do the planet a favor and go file articles of dissolution, maybe they can put a paycheck loan firm in the space which would add more value then this place.

They motivate you by running up and down the halls and screaming at you, the product is trash, the leadership is trash and the Current CEO seems like he is living out a protracted mid

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30 December 2019

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at OutboundEngine?

Pros

Are you in sales? Congrats you are a number (not a person) in a spreadsheet to help power this cold-calling machine. Despite every other SaaS business scaling its growth through online acquisition, OBE relies fully on cold-calling outbound sales. A "lead" is a phone number, better dial and be happy. If you work 60+ hours a week you can earn promotions (aka higher quotas without a very large pay base increase) and there is truth that if you work there for 2+ years you could be making $100K+ selling social media and email solutions to real estate agents who now get those tools for free from their brokerages. Are you not in sales? Please for the love of God, don't work here. Your soul will be crushed by unfulfilled promises, constant strategy shifts, unclear expectations, and uninspiring leadership. I saw a lot of smart, hardworking people get burned out from this. Pro: Every competent leader and manager left...so I guess there are promotion opportunities. Pro: You'll make fast friends with your co-workers because you all hate your jobs and you need an outlet to rant too.

Cons

The core product hasn't evolved much in years and now most of the features are offered for *free* through other businesses. The new CEO is a fraud and it's entirely evident he wants to become the ultimate "startup dude bro" he just hasn't found his tech vest yet.

Advice to Management

Fix the culture. I hope there is an expose coming out similar to the Hubspot or Zenefits ones a few years ago for you to really get it. Multiple employees are high on drugs, the culture encourages day-drinking and it's the ultimate incestuous hook-up pool. Also, being a "diverse company" is not just about skin color.

Your soul will be crushed by unfulfilled promises, constant strategy shifts, unclear expectations, and uninspiring leadership.

30 December 2019

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6 November 2019

How are the career development opportunities at OutboundEngine?

Pros

Fast-paced work environment focused on growing the company and improving its product(s). A fun, vibrant culture where coworkers are actually friends. Good opportunity for promotion and career growth, including changing roles and/or departments. Company likes to hire/promote internally.

Cons

As with most startups evolving to the next stage of maturity, there are some growing pains.

Advice to Management

Continue working on improving the company’s viability long-term and hiring top talent.

Good opportunity for promotion and career growth, including changing roles and/or departments.

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