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  • www.close.com
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • 1 to 50 Employees
  • 2013
  • Company - Private
  • Internet
  • Unknown / Non-Applicable

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In 2012, we started a “Sales-as-a-Service” business called ElasticSales. Our vision was to build the sales infrastructure necessary to empower companies around the world to scale their sales efforts. We opened an office, hired top sales talent, and signed up clients within the ...
Mission: Double the productivity of every salesperson in an SMB. 🚀 Our culture is rooted in our values and guides every decision in our business large or small. We care deeply about our customers and each other. We strive to live out our values daily through our actions and are ...

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Pros

Remote working is the future and it's great to find a company that embraces it so fully. Schedules are flexible and as long as the work gets done, nobody really minds when you work. I've met

Cons

If you've never worked remotely before it would be a challenge to adapt. It's also difficult to structure your day around certain meetings due to the differences in timezones. I've found myself
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Diversity & Inclusion at Close

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Close Interviews

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  1. Customer Success Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Close (United States)

    Interview

    Wow does this company really put you through the ringer. It started out great with my first interview. The person I interviewed with was great and we vibed well. But then it became frustrating fast.

    There are 5 steps to the whole interview process. An initial for about 30, maybe an hour I cant remember. Then you have an assignment to create a 3 part email sequence, record a video onboarding a client to a feature and a Zap with the close/zapier integration that literally takes a full workday to do for the whole assignment (took me 8 hours). You then go through a mock call and HR interview for about an hour each (2 more hours total). The last step is an interview with the CEO.

    The big catch is that they really aren't paying that much in comparison to a lot of other tech companies and after this 5 step process, you are then put through a TRIAL TO HIRE for a month while working your other job. I learned about this in my 3rd/4th interview and was basically told, "yeah you will have to work early morning, during lunches and late evenings for a full month" should you make it past the CEO. So at the end of the interview process if you go onto the trial you could technically not even officially have the job a moonth later. I went through all the interviews so quickly that I became burnt out so fast.

    One of the few upsides to the process is that they were really on top of it, communicative and not messing around about finding a candidate. The people were great too. Seems like they also have great culture even being remote. No feedback given in the rejection email but I also already know where I messed up.
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    Application interview questions Initial interview w/ hiring manager - get to know you, behavioral/situational q's Assignment - create email sequences, onboarding video, zap to trigger email sequences for leads Mock call - onboarding a client HR call - behavioral/situational questions, how you like to be managed, etc, HR related questions CEO - final culture/all encompassing

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