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Palo Alto, CA (US)
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 ... Read more

Mission: ��Mission ��
Double the productivity of every salesperson in an SMB.

��Values ��
* Good is the enemy of great.
* Embrace the ... Read more

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    "One of the best remote cultures of any business I've worked with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Close full-time

    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 people from all over the world, and twice a year we all get together in the same place. Everyone cares about the product and the business, and are truly some of the best at what they do. The hiring process is rigorous but it has to be to enable the company culture and ensure people can work together well. They would rather accept the "right" person for the company than the "best" person in the field. Everyone is a little bit mad :)

    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 working later and later.

    The benefits offered are great but only if you live in the US. There is no healthcare, dental or 401k otherwise.

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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Close.

    Interview

    Terrible interview experience. Aggressive interviewer and odd flexing throughout.

    I met with HR via video. Third question in, she asked for salary information which is illegal to ask. I politely replied by stating I would like to learn more about the role to see if I was a fit before discussing salary (which was code for: I am not disclosing my personal data in an initial screen). She became oddly annoyed with my response and replied, “Well what don’t you understand about our role?!” in an aggressively condescending tone. She completely missed my subtly in dismissing her illegal question.

    Also, throughout the interview, she flexed her gatekeeper status by repeatedly saying she is ‘very protective and particular’ of who she allows into the company. And spent little time telling me about the company, the role or why I should join. I was unimpressed considering they are a 40-person startup.

    Advice to their leaders, be more selective about who you allow representing your employer brand. The interview process is a two-way street. Interviews are not just for an employer to evaluate a candidate, but for candidates to determine whether or not the company is a good fit. Great candidates have their choice of top-tiered companies to work for which means smaller and less known companies need to do a better job highlighting their company and role. I ended the interview early and would not consider working there.

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